May 30, 2012 ─ Looking to travel in an environmentally responsible manner? Montréal has what it takes to make this happen! As a city that has been committed to sustainable development for a number of years, Montréal offers infrastructure, activities, and innovative establishments that facilitate environmental protection. Whether you’re touring the city by bicycle, visiting the city’s nature museums, or purchasing fresh goods at the largest public open-air market in North America, everything revolves around green living.
Here are some itineraries that will guide you through Montréal in the greenest way possible:
DAY 1 – Old Montréal
DAY 2 – Parc Jean-Drapeau and Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)
DAY 3 – Mount Royal, Mile End, and the Plateau Mont-Royal
DAY 4 – North of the Island
The BIXI biking system is one of the best ways to visit Montréal landmarks inexpensively. The service allows you to borrow a bike from one station, travel to your destination, and return the bike to any other station across an extensive network, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from May to November.
As for public transportation, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) offers a three-day pass for $16 CAD, which includes access to the 747 Express Bus to and from Montréal-Trudeau Airport.