Friday 4.30 pm, the end of the workweek. I had been restless all day and really needed to get out of the house. I had recently moved to Pointe-Saint-Charles (PSC), a calm neighbourhood in the South-West of Montreal and still had much to discover. The best part of PSC is that it’s located close to Canal Lachine, the perfect location for long bike rides. And that’s exactly what I did.
I decided to bike to René Lévesque Park. I had heard a lot about it but had never been before. If you look up the park on Google Maps, it seems to be the endpoint of the world. And guess what, the end of the world is only a 36-minute bike ride away from my house!
The peninsula really took my breath away. It was a beautiful, sunny day. Safe for some families barbequing, there were not that many people. You are surrounded by water, a breeze and you are treated to some beautiful views.
Not only is it a relaxing green space, it is also an open art gallery. The park is home to a number of sculptures that were acquired during symposiums held in the 80s, and the Salon International de la Sculpture Extérieure de Montréal, held in the ’90s.
I’m constantly surprised how much beauty there is so close to the city.