When we visit a city for the first time we often focus on the cultural and historical must-see spots. We visit old churches, wander through historic streets and admire ancient ruins.
If we have a bit more time to spare we start to look around for more attractions and little less obvious attractions. Before I went to Montréal I didn’t even know there was a botanical garden in the city.
I am so happy that my friend suggested this place – Montréal Botanical Garden (Jardin Botanique de Montréal) is beautiful, huge and worth every minute of your precious time.
The Botanical Garden, together with the Insectarium, Biodôme, and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, is part of the Montréal Space for Life. 65 hectares await your exploration – wear comfortable shoes and don’t forget about snacks or even a full picnic basket!
Just a short ride by metro from the downtown you can enjoy the natural beauty and fresh air. This might not be a typical „must-see” but a must-see it is! Jardin Botanique de Montréal is a real jewel on the city’s map.