Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Canada: Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montréal.

After spending most of the day in Vieux Montréal we dashed over to Parc Jean-Drapeau to spend a couple of hours there before the sun set at 4:00pm. One thing about being a tourist in winter is that the limited daylight doesn't give you a lot of room to do lots of things at a leisurely pace—but no matter, you make the most of what you've got.

We basically had Parc Jean-Drapeau to ourselves. The whole place was covered in mostly untouched snow, and the buildings and activities were closed for the season (again, something that somehow slipped our minds about the winter). The only other people in the park with us were a couple forklift operators and tradespeople, moving big chunks of snow around and preparing the park for the upcoming winter festival, which we were sadly going to miss.

Much like Parc du Mont-Royal, Parc Jean-Drapeau was massive, and even had an old wooden rollercoaster on it (also closed for the season). Unlike Parc du Mont-Royal, however, Parc Jean-Drapeau sits on a little island all to itself (called Île Notre-Dame), so you have to leave the Montréal city centre and cross a bridge to get there. It's definitely well worth the visit, but make sure you leave a whole day to explore the place as we missed out on so much by only being there a couple hours!

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