Champ-de-Mars was once a military parade ground, and later served as a parking lot before becoming an epic stretch of green space in the heart of Old Montreal. Restoration projects in the '80s uncovered the original Montreal city walls and today, visitors will find replicas of these historic structures in this popular public park.
Travelers can relax and unwind on the lush grass of Champ-de-Mars, which offers a welcome respite of green in an otherwise urban center. It’s the perfect place for a casual stroll, a scenic picnic, or a quick outdoor nap, and the nearby metro stop makes it easily accessible from around the city. It’s possible to explore the park solo, but visitors who want to gain more insight into the history of the place will find options like walking tours and guided bus tours better suited to their interest.
Champ-de-Mars is located in the Old Montreal quarter of the city, near City Hall and the courthouses. It is accessible via the Champ-de-Mars metro station.