How do you enjoy fall in Montréal?
Montréal is a beautiful city with many great activities and new things to discover throughout the year. It’s even more amazing to visit in the fall. Today, we’re suggesting a visit to the Botanical Garden, the Planetarium and the Biodome. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed!
Let yourself get carried away by the Montréal Botanical Garden’s splendour
We always need a touch of nature or a change of scenery when living in a big city, and the Montréal Botanical Garden is the ideal local getaway. Whether you’re bringing your family, going with friends, or alone, give yourself a break to discover the wonders of nature with plenty of surprises.
The Botanical Garden is located in the heart of Montréal, near the Olympic Park. The garden is one of the largest in the world and features many different activities, shows and exhibits throughout the year, for young and old alike to enjoy.
It has ten greenhouses, three cultural gardens, a tree pavilion, and more than fifteen themed gardens spread out over 75 hectares. You can spend a whole day following the trails and making your way throughout the entire park.
The Botanical Garden is ideal for a picnic on its vast green spaces, or on the benches, and you can listen to the chirps and sounds made by the little creatures by the ponds. There are frogs, turtles, birds and squirrels living in harmony, and if you really pay attention, you will notice them throughout the day!
You can go from the rose garden to the vegetable garden—full of diversity and discoveries—a Zen Garden or even a chunk of French mountainside. Everything is set for a day of learning, smells and eye candy. Relax by discovering or rediscovering natural species from all over the world.
Make sure to discover this beautiful place, where you will soon be able to enjoy the gorgeous fall colours!
Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
Go discover the stars and be amazed
Want to learn more about the planets and our solar system? Then head over to the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. The planetarium’s bold and original architecture will transport you to the centre of the sky and stars to learn more about our universe.
There’s a free exhibition hall where you learn how the solar system works and see pieces of meteorite. You will be in awe! There are explanation panels, interactive screens and information workshops to discover the secrets to our universe.
You can also get a ticket to watch one of the themed movies. Several movies are on the program to discover the universe in all its forms. It’s the ideal outing for the family or with your curious friends.
Discover a special place to see beautiful species
If you don’t know about the Biodome yet, it’s time to plan an outing that will certainly leave an impression. The Montréal Biodome is one of the rare places in the world that reproduces natural settings where you can see animal and plant species grow, while ensuring their protection.
You can visit four different regions at the Biodome, which are divided into different climates and their native animals. The regions are created to respect and protect the species. You can visit the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a Laurentian maple forest, a tropical rainforest and subantarctic regions. You will learn about the conditions these species live in.
Everyone will be enchanted by this visit, where you can see crocodiles, monkeys, penguins, and even racoons. Watch out, there’s a small animal wandering the Biodome structure. Just look up to the sky and keep an eye out for it!
Now that you have three outing ideas, you can experience fall in Montréal with all its splendours and surprises. Montréal has so many seasonal activities for everyone to enjoy. Let yourself be carried away by the smells and colours of this beautiful season!
The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Montréal International.