Heading out towards the east of the Island opens up a world of possibilities for exploring nature, revelling in culture and discovering a different side of Montréal.
Off the beaten urban track, this part of Montréal island hides beautiful green spaces, New France heritage sites, two 18-hole championship golf courses and plenty of family fun options.
Covering 261 hectares, the Parc-nature de la Pointe-aux-Prairies offers a spectacular natural playground for a variety of activities. Explore wooded areas, fields and even marshes to spot birds and aquatic wildlife; walk, cycle, snowshoe or cross-country ski along 12 kilometres of trails; or simply picnic in the great outdoors.
History buffs will appreciate the Vieux-Moulin de Pointes-aux-Trembles built around 1720. The peaceful Sanctuaire du Sacré-Cœur et de Saint-Padre-Pio showcases the city’s rich religious heritage.
Of course, fewer tourists venture into the east of the Island, yet it's worth the detour!
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