Within Walking Distance of University B&B:
Tam-Tams: Mont Royal Park
Centering around the George Etienne Cartier Monument in beautiful Mont Royal Park,
the Tam-Tams is a free event that officially take place every Sunday from early
May to late September. From 1pm into the evening, thousands of drum players, dancers,
vendors and visitors congregate to enjoy the surroundings, people, and music.
Tip: Despite what Google Maps will tell you, it’s only a 10-15 minute walk from
our B&B—just walk two blocks up Lorne/Aylmer to Pine, cross the street, turn right
and keep walking until you hit the park.
Downtown: Plateau: Mont-Royal Metro
A Short Metro Ride Away
Cap St. Jacques
Complete with picturesque waterfront vistas, picnic areas, and majestic natural
surroundings, Cap St. Jacques is a scenic park at the western tip of the
Island of Montreal, and, in participation with the Cap St. Jacques Outdoor Centre, it boasts nearly any activity
you could want, offering everything from swimming, canoeing, and circus workshops
to ice skating, sledding, and outdoor survival workshops.
Pierrefonds: Cote Vertu Metro (map)
Jean Drapeau Park
Another gorgeous Montreal park, Jean
Drapeau is host to scenic waterfront vistas of downtown Montreal, as well
as a continuous stream of festivals and attractions happening within and close by,
including the Montreal Biosphere,
the Casino de Montreal, and La Ronde. Exciting festivals include Picnic Electronique,
an outdoor electronic music festival happening every Sunday in the summer (2pm-10pm),
where local and visiting DJ’s spin while thousands dance and others hide out in
one of the park’s charming nooks and crannies of waterfalls and ponds.
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve: Jean-Drapeau Metro