Published on May 4, 2009 - While Montréal is renowned for its gorgeous summer climes, there will be days, alas, when the forecast won’t be pretty. Here are some great ideas on what to do when the rain starts to fall, or when you just want to get out and do something different.
Remember those dreams of flying as a kid? Skyventure Montréal now gives you the chance to relive them. Its amazing vertical wind tunnel lets you soar like a bird and practice your freefall stunts—or start working them out—in a highly secure environment. Thrills guaranteed!
If the kids have got you climbing the walls, then why not do it, literally? Horizon Roc Climbing Centre offers 27,000 sq. ft. of highly textured climbing space, recreational activities and courses for everyone, starting from five years of age. Plus, find out if Little Jimmy really intends to run away and join the circus by offering him trapeze lessons here first.
At 365 Volleyball, beach volleyball players never need to worry about iffy skies keeping them from digging balls fast and furious. The centre offers year-round indoor volleyball on gigantic sand courts (Olympic-calibre sand for the toes) as well as a mezzanine for watching matches. Best of all, it operates on a drop-in basis, so if you’re swing’s hot and your quads are strong, there’s always a game to be part of.
Spelunkers will love exploring the natural underground cave at the Site cavernicole de Saint-Léonard. Guided visits include a slide show and the chance to check out an authentic grotto that dates back 10 to 20,000 years. Bats not included.
Still hoping to relive the glory when you popped your first BMX wheelie while scoping out the neighbourhood? Show the kids how it’s done (maybe now they’ll teach you how) at TAZ, one of Canada’s biggest indoor multidisciplinary sports centres. Try inline, acrobatic and speed skating, skateboarding and other sorts of adrenaline-pumping action at the rollerdome or skatepark. Wristpads, kneepads and fearlessness all recommended.
Horizon Roc Climbing Centre
Site cavernicole de Saint-Léonard (cave site)