3 Lockdown-Friendly Adventures near Montreal

Updated: Mar 7

Bored of sitting at home? Here are the best lockdown activities around Montreal.


The bars and museums may be closed, but there are still plenty of things to do in and around Montreal while respecting physical distancing and travel restrictions.


St. Laurent River Park

If you’re taking the metro, get off at de l’eglise and walk down to Lasalle Blvd. Past the Hospital / McDonalds is the best park in the city. There is plenty of open space for physical distancing, an open-air dog park, a bike path, views of the famous Lasalle rapids, and a dirt-path nature walking trail further down at the water.


For summer months, at one end there is a public beach and at the other end there are kayak and SUP rentals. There are even lots of spots to hide away and read a book on the banks or try your hand at hobby fishing.





Street Art Scavenger Hunt

Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montreal


The museums and galleries may be a no-go but that doesn't mean you can’t take in the amazing talent and colours of the city. Every borough of Montreal is home to at least a few incredible pieces of street art. A fun way to make this into a day activity is to walk around your neighbourhood and take pictures of every piece of art you see.



Frida by Elisa Rank in Ville-Emard

La Danse des Esprits Libre by Carlito Dalceggio (2015) — https://artpublicmontreal.ca/en/oeuvre/la-danse-des-esprits-libres/


Les Toits du Monde



Les Toits du Monde, Nominingue QC


Ready for a drive? A drive out of the city is always a great way to break a suffocating routine. Les Toits du Monde is located in Nominingue, Quebec and features some genius year-round tree-house / tiny house accommodations. Just don’t forget to bring your mask in case you need to stop for gas along the way.


Located in a currently Orange-Zone region, This pet-friendly glamping experience is 100% non-contact and physical distancing friendly. There’s also a beautiful walking trail (Sentier Rocher Capitaine) on the property with a perfect view. Be aware, some of the tiny houses are equipped with an indoor dry toilet while others have an outhouse. Hygiene and cleaning is kept up well by the owners!


Sentier Rocher Capitaine, Nominingue QC



Let me know in the comments if you’ve visited any of these spots and what your favourite thing to around Montreal has been while physical distancing and respecting Covid restrictions in the province.


Should I keep this series going with more lockdown friendly activities?


~ Lo

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