Discover the hidden treasures of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

Discover the hidden treasures of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

Destinations to explore, August 17, 2020 2020-08-17
Activities in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

This season, explore the many attractions on the western tip of the Island of Montreal. Just 25 minutes from downtown, you will enjoy an unforgettable day of family fun in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, a dynamic city with irresistible charm where you can see Quebec’s wildlife up close in an enchanting setting, paddle on Lake Saint-Louis, go picnicking under the trees and discover the unique flair of Sainte-Anne Street.

Zoo Ecomuseum
Ecomuseum Zoo

Exceptional closeups with wildlife!

To start your day off right, visit the must-see Ecomuseum Zoo, the only outdoor zoo on the Island of Montreal. You’ll meet black bears, river otters, Canada lynx, woodland caribou, birds of prey and many other adorable residents with lots of stories to tell. The Ecomuseum Zoo is much more than a zoological institution, because it welcomes injured and orphaned animals or animals that cannot be returned into the wild. In a magnificent environment that reproduces the animals’ habitats as closely as possible, visitors make fascinating discoveries about Quebec’s fascinating fauna. Remember that for the 2020 season, visitors must buy their tickets online and book a specific time.

A place for relaxation and delicious food

Just a few minutes away from the Ecomuseum Zoo by car, the Morgan Arboretum is ideal for a picnic. This forest reserve is as splendid as it is impressive and invites you to admire nature all year round, though particularly in the fall when the trees don their bright colours!

Lunchtime also provides an opportunity to eat out on a lovely terrace on Sainte-Anne Street, get a delicious ice cream or visit the Sainte-Anne farmers’ market by the waterfront at Lalonde Park. Open on Saturday, this welcoming market sells mainly produce, but also crafts including jewelry and gift items.

The attraction of the majestic Lake Saint-Louis

Your day in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue would not be complete without a stop at Paddle Mac, located on the Macdonald Campus of McGill University. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, you’ll find all the equipment you need for a pleasant experience outdoors! You can rent a kayak, paddleboard or canoe and set out onto Lake Saint-Louis. If you have your own, you can use the access at the intersection of Sainte-Anne and Kent, next to Kelso Park.

Pagayez sur le lac Saint-Louis!
Paddle on Lake Saint-Louis!

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