Montreal: Hiking - Walking
A city of a hundred nations
Montreal's unique location means it has some very good hiking and walking trails and one of the best ways to get around Montreal (from a sight-seeing point of view) except of course in winter. Bring a street/subway map to plan your itinerary or simply wander around the downtown area and Old Montreal. If you plan to hike some of the nature trails, Mount Royal is a must. The landmark on Montreal, the mountain park is great for hiking.
Other areas worth hiking in Montreal are the Nature Parks of Cap-St-Jacques, Bois-de-Liesse and Pointe-aux-Prairie. Just outside the city you will also find some very good Provincial Parks such as Iles-de-Boucherville. Montreal is fastly becoming a city dedicated to its green and historic pathways. Be sure to wear good walking shoes, bring sunscreen and a hat, water bottles and insect repellent.