The Ville de Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is pleased present its brand new summer activity program for residents and visitors.
Combining the delights of the great outdoors with festivities and the charming shops along the water’s edge, these activities will appeal to people of all ages. “Located on the Island of Montreal, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is the ideal destination for a getaway without going too far afield,” said Mayor Paola Hawa. The tourism plan, which was presented to city council in January 2016, will span three years. “In addition to generating major benefits for Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue’s economy, the new program will unite the City’s northern and southern sectors to create a unique, accessible and diversified whole,” explained Mayor Hawa.
Many new features this year
A new feature this year, the City is providing a free shuttle for visitors from June 25 to September 11, which will not only make it easier for them to get around, but will give them an overview of the diversity and originality of the top attractions in a single day.
Nature lovers definitely will get their fill: they can visit the Ecomuseum Zoo, the Island of Montreal’s only outdoor zoo, the Morgan Arboretum, which offers 25 kilometers of walking trail in an 245 hectares of forest reserve to discover, the Macdonald Campus farm, with educational guided tours, and the RASC observatory, whose location makes it one of the best spots for stargazing on the Island. For history buffs, there’s the Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre, the first of its kind in Quebec.
Those who prefer the lively pace of the village can shop at the Sainte-Anne Farmers Market, which offers local, organic and artisanal products from the region. And there are also the many boutiques that line the street along the canal. The partners offer a wide range of activities, with something for everyone!
Since the City wants to make it easier for visitors to organize their getaways, there will now be tourist guides on the boardwalk along the canal who can answer questions and provide suggestions. In addition, visitors can pick up a brochure describing all the events and activities in this unique city for the entire summer season.