Fall 2014Health tips

Is your fitness routine boring? Then go exploring!

For some people, getting motivated to exercise is a snap. They take a walk, go for a swim or head over to the gym—and their fitness needs are met. But for others, finding the right fit isn’t so simple; their gym may be too far away, or they get bored by yet another stroll around the block or more laps in the pool.

So if you’re trying to stay motivated, or just looking to vary your routine, why not shake things up this fall by heading out to one of these havens in and around Montreal:

  • Mount Royal: Whether you walk around the summit or climb the Peel Street stairs to the chalet, the beautiful views will keep you stimulated, and the slope will keep your heart rate up. Find out more here.
  • The Lachine Canal: Stretching from the Old Port to the island’s western tip, this scenic wonder allows cyclists—novices and professionals alike—to be serenaded by the sound of the waves as they travel from borough to borough. Not a cyclist? Not a problem: a separate lane is reserved for walkers. To learn more, visit this site.
  • Cap-Saint-Jacques: Head west, out of the city, and you’ll discover a secluded oasis that offers kayaking, canoeing and paddleboating. Once you’ve enjoyed your time on the water, sit back and relax on the sandy beach or take a dip in Lake of Two Mountains.
  • National Park of the Islands of Boucherville: Just south of Montreal is a small cluster of five islands that comprise the Islands of Boucherville. Here you can enjoy a leisurely walk, run or bike ride. If you can’t get there during the milder months, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails are available in winter. For more info, visit this site.

General information about attractions in and around Montreal can be found here.

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