People relax on the beach at Cap Saint Jacques nature park in Pierrefonds.

Montrealers have several options if they want to take a dip, catch some rays or ride the waves. Michelle Lalonde offers a guide to current swimming holes and ones that are in the works.

Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park 514 280-6871 Activities: Beach. Body of water. Cross-country skiing (32 km). Cycling (8 km). Day camps / Educational camps. Entertainment. Fishing. Hiking (16 km). Horse-drawn sleigh rides / horse-drawn wagon rides. Outdoor activities on premises. Self-guided tours. Shows. Site interpretation. Snowshoeing (5,5 km). Canoeing. Kayaking. Pedals boat. Wildlife observation. Other activities Take bus 68

At the western tip of Montréal island, you will find the largest park of the network where the lac des Deux-Montagnes and the rivière des Prairies converge.

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The Ecomuseum Zoo, a landfill turned wildlife park located on the island of Montreal, features over 115 animals indigenous to North America.

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