The city of Westmount is known for being a slightly more affluent anglophone suburb of Montreal. It has a reputation of being somewhat ‘fancy’ with shops and restaurants that are more expensive than average. While there is some truth to that, I still enjoy walking along Greene avenue occasionally or eating in Westmount Square. But I mainly go to Westmount to relax in Westmount Park.
Westmount Park has been around in some shape or form since 1892 and sections have been added over the years. The layout that exists today, created in 1912, was meant to match the similar landscapes of Mont Royal Park in Montreal and Central Park in New York. The Park is huge, with three baseball diamonds a playground and clay and hard-surface tennis courts. There’s also a recreation center that has two underground ice rinks and a swimming pool. My favourite places in the park are the wading pool (which is kind of like a mini-lake) and the natural stream which flows near the willow trees.