Montreal Hiking Trails Professional Review and Guide
"More than three and a half centuries of continuous urban growth separate the oldest buildings in Old Montréal from the glass skyscrapers downtown. The splendour of the countless churches, the neoclassical facades of the banks on Rue Saint-Jacques, the small, flat-roofed houses in the working-class neighbourhoods and the sumptuous residences of the “Golden Square Mile,” all bear witness, like so much else here, to the city’s recent and not-so-recent past. Furthermore, Montréal is surrounded by a number of highly diverse regions, whose beauty and wide open spaces attract crowds of urban dwellers yearning for the great outdoors.
Montréal is full of places that are easily accessible by bus or metro where you can take lovely walks in settings that often let you forget all about the city. Unspoiled nature, tranquillity and little birds can often be found just minutes from the hustle and bustle; all you have to do is get out there and enjoy! This trail guide includes hiking trails at Jardin Botanique de Montreal, Morgan Arboretum and Ecomuseum, Parc du Mont-Royal, Parc Jean-Drapeau, and Lachine Canal National Historic Site of Canada."