A monster storm walloped Montreal this weekend – I happened to be stuck in it. Rather than trying to avoid the huge mounts of snow, I decided to take my snowshoes up to Mount Royal. It turned out I was not the only one with the idea. The mountain was full of people enjoying the foot of fresh powder. Snowshoeing, skiing, sledding, or just walking, it was refreshing to see so many Montrealers out enjoying the snow. A few were even snowboarding on a small hill. All this in the middle of the city, within sight of downtown. The mountain is highly recommended for a brisk winter ski or snowshoe.
It goes to show that all major Canadian cities are unique, in that they have natural areas on their doorstep.