Montréal’s north end and Ahuntsic offers the best of both worlds: the essentials of urban living combined with beautiful green spaces.
Home to a multi-ethnic neighbourhood brimming with a unique community vibe and possibilities for outdoor adventure, Montréal’s north of the Island is a great place to veer off the beaten track and discover something new.
Here, all it takes is a quick metro ride to get back to nature at Parc-nature de l’Île-de-la-Visitation, a 34-hectare urban park offering a network of winding trails for all-season outdoor activities, a wide variety of birds and wildlife, and historic buildings and vestiges of an industrial past along the Rivière des Prairies.
The north corners of Montréal are also sprinkled with their share of art and history: in addition to a collection of heritage farmhouses scattered across the area, several buildings of historic interest, including churches and institutional buildings, add to the urban landscape.
While many restaurants in Montréal's north of the Island may be lesser-known, they are by no means lesser! A host of bistros, cafés and trendy restaurants dot Montréal’s northern culinary landscape, waiting to be discovered. Another good reason to come again!
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