Longueuil is a small suburbia town in Montreal. The commercial, industrial, and residential city didn’t fail to impress me. Its historical heritage dates back to the year 1657. Albeit, neglected by tourists and travelers, I must that this city houses several attractions. Whenever you are Montreal, visit Longueuil for it is worth exploring. Here are some of the best things that you can do when you are in this city.
- Go hiking or skiing
Irrespective of when you decide to visit, make sure that you check out Parc Michel-Chartrand. The popular park has 3 lakes, one playground, and a marsh. There is also a beautiful garden. However, what interested me the most was the skiing trail. You will also find an ice rink and sledding slope. In case you are visiting when the weather is nice, take a walk on the hiking trails.
- Stopover at wildlife reserve
At the north-east of Longueuil, you will find Boise du Tremblay. It is protected by the Natural Resource and Wildlife of Quebec Ministry. The biodiversity of this area is simply going to amaze you. It covers an area of 267 hectares. There are some interesting wildlife and an extensive range of plant species.
- Enjoy live music
Longueuil is famous for its International Percussion Festival. However, I only take place in July and is held for just 6 days. It has been an amazing experience listening to 500 musicians. It attracts a large number of people every year. Musicians from all over the country take part in it.
- Visit an island
A part of the archipelago of Îles de Boucherville is the Charron Island. At present this is a green space but once had been the property of Rene Gaultier, the French Governor. Spent here some quite within the greenery and the incredible beach. You can access the beach either by road or by ferry.