Exploring Montreal: St-Louis Square/ Carré St-Louis

June 14, 2016 , In: Montreal Kid Activity , With: No Comments

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Alex and I recently visited St-Louis Square in the Plateau area of Montreal.

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This is one of Montreal’s iconic squares and there were a few tourists there when we visited.  It’s where you’ll find a pretty little café, colourful houses and a nice little fountain.

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It does have a bit of an urban vibe and there are a few homeless people permanently camped out there.  Also, if you are planning to stay I think your best bet is maybe to run and explore around a bit with the kids and then have a drink at the cafe.  This is really a square – not a park – and there is no playground equipment.  As well, at the time of writing (end of May 2016) the grass was all cordoned off so a picnic or play on the grass isn’t so great.
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Parking was easy and on a 9:30am on a Friday I had plenty of paid parking choice.  It’s also near a metro.  It would be great if you were exploring the Plateau or nearby St-Denis and wanted to visit an iconic Montreal area as part of your explorations but I wouldn’t really say it’s a day out option with the kids.

Regardless, I was glad to have visited with Alex on a Friday morning when we didn’t really have much planned and seeing the beauty in the square and the surrounding area reminded me why Montreal is just such a great place.

Other day out options can be found here.


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Michelle Little

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Originally from the prairies and now in Montreal, I love exploring new places, eating great food and modern design. I'm mom of two wild things and paper and cake make me happy. Photographing your cutie family would make me very happy.

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