Things to do in Longueuil
Longueuil, the second-largest suburb in Greater Montreal, sits on the south shore of the St Lawrence River.
Historic, charming, and laid-back, this diversified city has something
to offer to everyone. Longueuil is an exciting city where 300 years of
history meet the vitality of a growing community. The city is mostly
appreciated for its green spaces, historic neighbourhoods, great
restaurants and bars, as well as its dynamic cultural life.
Sports and Outdoor Activities
With plenty of parks, tours, and hike trails available, Longueuil is one
of Canada’s most scenic places, and its splendid landscapes and famous
landmarks will definitely grab nature-lovers’ attention. The Parc régional de Longueuil,
a large natural conservatory and regional park, occupies a huge
territory where people can walk, bike, or try cross-country skiing,
sledding, and skating during the winter. For a breath of fresh air away
from the city, the Parc National des iles Bouchard is also a stunning alternative with its 21 kilometers of trails.
Whether you like hockey, baseball, soccer, rugby, or lacrosse, Longueuil
has what you need to practice a wide range of sporting activities.
Sports arenas, local fields, stadiums, and an impressive number of hockey
rinks and skating surfaces are easily accessible. The Parcours du Cerf golf course is a lush haven for both beginners and experienced golfers.
Longueuil‘s riverside setting makes it a great location for boating and water sports. During the summer, canoeing, kayaking, and paddling are very popular.
Longueuil’s proximity to Montreal is really appreciated by sports aficionados. Montreal is home to the Montreal Canadiens the
only major league hockey team to pre-date the founding of the NHL.
Montreal is also home to the Canadian Football League (CFL) team, the Montreal Alouettes. In addition, Montreal hosts the annual Formula One Canadian Grand Prix each year.
Historic Sites and Culture
The foundation of Longueuil dates back more than 300 years and the city
has numerous architecturally relevant buildings. There are several tours
featuring the many touristic attractions throughout the city.
Students fond of art are welcome to visit the PleinSud, a big art
gallery exhibiting contemporary works created by local and foreign
artists or enjoy some rare artistic masterpieces of early nineteenth century
at the Musee Marie-Rose Durocher.
Those looking to shop can check out the latest fashions at the Place Longueuil and the Place Desormeaux.
Both of these shopping centres offer several shops and services from
department stores and speciality boutiques to banks and grocery stores
In spite of its proximity of Montreal, Longueuil has some truly
high-quality dining. With almost any type of cuisine available, it would
be easy to find a way to treat yourself to a nice meal. There are also a
number of pubs and cafes for fun casual times or relaxing coffee
breaks. Longueuil is also a popular spot for concerts, shows, and
festivals with something going on almost every week.
Places to Volunteer in Longueuil
Volunteering is an excellent way to gain valuable work experience
while making a positive impact in your community. Here are a few
organizations in Longueuil that may need the help of volunteers.
- Centre de Santé et de Services Sociaux (CSSS) Pierre-Boucher
- Comité Action Populaire Lemoyne
- La Mosaïque, centre d'action bénévole et communautaire
- Le Repas du passant
- Alphabétisation IOTA
- Centre de Ressources Saint-Jean-Vianney
- Hébergement Maison de la Paix Inc
- Centre d'Entraide Téléphonique Rive-Sud - A.A.
- Maison de l'Amitié Omer
- Association Canadienne de la Santé Mentale
- Fondation Les vieux amis inc.
- Québec Pluriel
- Association des Goélands de Longueuil
- Centre de l'Epanouissement de l'Enfant Pinocchios
- Carrefour Le Moutier