Parc Jean-Drapeau

Fitness on the fly

Urban

Beginner-friendly

< 2 hours

With outdoor gyms popping up all over the city, Trekfit has become one of the top things to do in Montreal for if you’re into fitness. It’s a way to build muscle, cardio endurance and overall strength while you’re hanging out in a park. So what are you waiting for? Pull up and give us twenty.

Parc Jean-Drapeau

Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC, Canada

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See what’s possible with five exercise stations

Among the trees

At first, you might find it hard to spot the Trekfit circuit, but getting there is simple. There’s a large football-shaped section of Parc Jean-Drapeau that’s circled by a roadway called the Chemin du Tour de l’isle. The fitness station is in that section, toward the southwest side. Follow the path that leads to Plaine des jeux, and you’ll reach Trekfit.

In the air or on the ground

Choose any high bar when you’re ready to get into wide or closed grip pullups. After your pullups, the monkey bars are yours for the swinging (slow and controlled is the way to go). Work on that grip.

Next, you can take advantage of the multiple jump platforms and do some interval box jumps. Afterwards, if you want to fine-tune your focus, find a spot on the balance beam – along with balance, it’s a good spot for slow, controlled pistol squats.

More where that came from

Back in 1976, Parc Jean-Drapeau played host to some of Montreal’s Olympic events, and it remains a top spot for athletes. Stroll over the Cosmos Bridge to Île Notre-Dame. The Olympic Basin has a state-of-the-art Athlete’s Quarters onsite if you’re looking for more intensive training.

Cool down

If you’re looking different scenery as you cool down, wander over to the public art exhibits scattered throughout the park. Most will take a few minutes to get to walking north, like the Migration statue located across from the Aquatic Centre. Want to cool down more literally? Head south to Jean-Doré Beach and go for a swim in its calm, clear lake, or visit the Restaurant de Glace Pommery for a quick bite inside of an igloo.

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