Situated only 10 km (6.2 miles) from downtown Montréal, Parc René Lévesque (named after Québec’s premier from 1976 to 1985) was built on a peninsula that prolongs from the western end of Lachine Canal out into Lac St-Louis.
The park is not only a natural retreat from city life, it is also one of Canada’s largest open-air museum. Several large sculptures, by artists such as André Fournelle, Bill Vazan, Michel Goulet, and many others, grace its path. For more information about the sculptures and the artists, please visit Montréal’s directory of public arts.
Spend the whole day; bring your bicycle, roller blades, Frisbee, a picnic and even your fishing rod! Expand your cultural horizons while spending the day outdoor in this green urban oasis. In my books, René Lévesque Park is the perfect place to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.