Stretching summer in Pointe-Nord
The beautiful season in Montreal often stretches until October… Many warm days are still ahead of us and for many reasons, Pointe-Nord is one of the best places to enjoy the most of it.
Spending time by a body of water, whether to practice a sport or simply to relax, can do wonders for the mind and the body. And the view is pretty great, too!
This is only one of the reasons why Pointe-Nord is one of the most wonderful places to spend the summer. Waterfront activities, bike paths, nature spots galore… it’s basically summertime heaven! If you’re looking for fun ways to make the most of the area’s waterfront, here are the 7 best summertime activities to do in Pointe-Nord.
1 – Reading a Good Book on the Belvedere
We all have a never-ending list of books to read. Well, now is your chance to get to it! Pick a light, fun summer book and read it in one of the belvedere’s cozy lounging chairs.
2 – Kayaking with Espace NAVI
Kayaking is a challenging and rewarding sport that everyone should try at least once. Furthermore, if you live right by the waterfront, there are no excuses not to get out on the water and take advantage of it! Espace NAVI, conveniently placed right next to the Pointe-Nord dock, makes it easy by renting out all of the necessary equipment. If kayaking isn’t your thing, they also rent out SUP and wake surf equipment.
3 – Biking to the Atwater market
One of the many advantages of living in Pointe-Nord is its proximity to the city. One of the area’s easiest and fastest trails leads to the Atwater market, where you can pick up some flowers and a few groceries, or simply bring a picnic to eat by the canal.
4 – Having a drink on the terrace of Les Enfants Terribles
Les Enfants Terribles is a great spot for socializing, but it’s also the perfect place to have a drink or a bite to eat on your own. Sit out on their beautiful patio, order a glass of wine, turn off your electronics and enjoy the moment. The view and the ambiance are simply captivating!
5 – Jogging or biking on the bike paths
If you’re a sports lover, Pointe-Nord has got you covered. With the many beautiful bike paths that lead around almost the entire shoreline of Nun’s Island, cyclists and joggers of all experience levels will love practicing their sport in the neighbourhood. Entirely surrounded by trees and nature, these waterfront paths are some of the gems that make Pointe-Nord the perfect summertime spot. You can even follow the path that leads to the Nun’s Island preserved forest and take a walk in the gorgeous trails.
6 – Getting a Quick Park Workout in at the Belvedere and the Esplanade
Working out is great, but doing it outside is even better! Pointe-Nord has everything you need to work out – bike paths, benches, an amazing park and, most of all, the opportunity to take advantage of the beautiful sunshine!
7 – Taking a Nighttime Walk and Checking out the Breathtaking View of the City
The island’s hidden gem, which most won’t see on their first visit, is its northeastern-most point. The view of downtown Montreal is absolutely breathtaking, especially at night, when the city is completely lit up. It’s definitely worth the walk!
There you have it – this guide has everything you need to enjoy a perfect summer in Pointe-Nord. Get out there and take advantage of the sunshine and beautiful weather.
Let us know if you have any other activities you love to do in the neighbourhood!