If attending the Rogers Cup has been on your travel to-do list, 2017 is the year to check it off. That’s because Montreal, host of the ATP tournament this week, is throwing a year-long party to celebrate its 375th anniversary. The summer will be jam-packed with excitement and special events to commemorate the occasion.

The historic architecture of Montréal is what makes it onto the postcards, but the city also has a huge amount of green space, and locals utilize it heavily. Join them for a hike, run, stroll, kayak or ride—the local bike-sharing program is called BIXI—to explore lush pockets of the city.

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Mount-Royal Park

This park dates back to 1876 and was brought to life by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed New York City’s Central Park. It’s built on a mountain, so climbing to vantage points that overlook downtown may involve some exertion on your part. Pack a picnic and build in time for respite on the lawn. (Stop by the Belvedere or Saint Joseph’s Oratory for great photo-opps of the city skyline.)

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Parc Jean-Drapeau


(Photo by Denis Labine)

If you can’t decide on an activity, try them all at this park, which spans two islands in the middle of the St.
Lawrence River. There are bike paths, hiking trails, public art, a beach, three pools and an amusement park—and even a museum and casino if you’ve had too much fresh air and sunshine.