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What to do on your Montreal Layover

Smart Choices for the Healthy Traveler

SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR YUL LAYOVER

We are creating a series of “things to do” at each airport.  This is to help you use your layover as wisely as possible.  We can’t always help that we are held up at an airport but if we can take advantage of the time we have there, then we hope you find the following suggestions useful:

Don’t forget how flexible your membership to the Sanctifly gym, swimming or spa is.  You can use it for an hour or more to suit the time you have available.  You can get single use membership or come onboard for full corporate membership for your business.

1 Hour

 
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READ SOME BOOKS

From inside the airport you are able to download digital books via the platform lirevoustransporte.com. Download to your smartphone, tablet or e-reader the first chapter of any books available in five categories: Novel, Youth, Thriller, Essay/Bio, and Guide. Complete instructions for downloading are posted in the airport's rest areas around the international area. After enjoying the preview chapter, you can read the rest either by borrowing the complete e-book from the BAnQ portal or by purchasing it from the leslibraires.ca site (in print or digital format).

VIEW SOME ART

There are art exhibitions throughout the airport. In the international arrivals baggage-claim area there are works by various artists. There are also showcases in the U.S. departures area, illuminated columns in the public areas, and photos in the passenger return and international arrivals corridors. In the passenger return and international arrivals corridors, there is an integrated light installation by Alex Morgenthaler. Throughout the terminal there is a permanent collection, comprising works by Molinari, Pellan, Wesselow, and more. The mission of the Aérogalerie art program is to help support Montréal’s artistic and cultural development.

WALK IN THE PARK

If you enjoy taking a moment to marvel at the wonders of flight and watch the complicated movements of aircraft traffic, visit Jacques-de-Lesseps Park. It was inaugurated in 2012, and provides aviation enthusiasts with one of the best possible vantage points for observing the runways at Montréal–Trudeau. The park is located facing runways 24-L and 06-R, at the intersection of Halpern Avenue and Jenkins street.

2-3 Hours

 
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FALL IN STYLE

If you need a bit of an adrenaline rush, but in safety, check out SkyVenture Montreal. It is the only recirculating indoor free-fall simulator in Canada. Experience the thrill of skydiving from the complete safety of an air tunnel guided by professionals.

GO SPEED RACING

As North America's premiere racing simulation centre, Vortex Racing brings the thrill and experience of racing to Montreal, a city immersed every summer in the excitement of the Canadian Grand Prix. There are eight professional-level simulators identical to those used by top Formula 1 teams to train their drivers. From first timers who want to know what it's like to be in a race car, to professional racers who want to practice in the most realistic setting possible, participants can sit in the driver's seat and feel the extraordinary rush of adrenaline unique to the sport.

STRETCH YOU LEGS

Stretch your legs and take a nature walk at René-Lévesque Park. It is an urban park located on a jetty between the Saint Lawrence River and the Lachine Canal. It features a sculpture garden with works from Quebec artists, and an arboretum.

HIKE THE LANDSCAPE

If you need even more exotic nature pay a visit to the Refuge faunique Marguerite-D'Youville located on the Île Saint-Bernard. It offers eight kilometers of trails, beautiful natural landscape, local wildlife spotting, and a guided pontoon tour.

TAKE A FITNESS CLASS

If you need to get your blood pumping and want to meet some locals check out Econofitness. They offer group fitness classes and are located only 9 minutes from the airport. They offer classes with titles like Dance Party, Combat, Flex, and Zen Yoga so there is sure to be something for whatever you are in the mood for.

4+ Hours

 
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GO ROCK CLIMBING

If you have time for a good work out and aren’t afraid of heights check out Clip ‘n Climb Laval and explore the adventure of rock climbing in a safe environment. There are more than 30 individually themed climbing walls that provide healthy, challenging fun. Automatic belay devices on every wall take in the slack as you climb and then lower you gently down to the ground. Not your average climbing gym, they offer bright, colorful, and unique climbing spaces.

HIT THE LINKS

Get out of the airport, stretch your legs, and get some fresh air with a round of golf at Golf Dorval. Be sure to check the schedule as they close during the winter months. There are five levels of difficulty are offered on their public course, and prices vary by season. There is also a practice field if you are interested in working on your swing or blowing off some steam hitting a few balls.


Thanks so much for reading and feel free to send any suggestions you may have to be added to this list.

Sanctifly is our number one recommendation at every airport. Become a full member now and enjoy the benefits today!

What to do on your Calgary Layover

Smart Choices for the Healthy Traveler

SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR YYC LAYOVER

We are creating a series of “things to do” at each airport.  This is to help you use your layover as wisely as possible.  We can’t always help that we are held up at an airport but if we can take advantage of the time we have there, then we hope you find the following suggestions useful:

Don’t forget how flexible your membership to the Sanctifly gym, swimming or spa is.  You can use it for an hour or more to suit the time you have available.  You can get single use membership or come onboard for full corporate membership for your business.

1 Hour

 
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INTERNATIONAL SPACEPORT

If you have an interest in space travel head over to the Calgary International SpacePort. They are located in the airport, and admission is free. They are an educational and entertainment facility focusing on space and aeronautics. There are hands-on exhibits and displays and they showcase the latest computer and communication technology.

2-3 Hours

 
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PATHWAY SYSTEM

Stretch your legs and get some fresh air by heading to the Calgary Pathway System for a stroll. Calgary communities, parks and natural areas are connected by an extensive network of multi-use pathways available for all to enjoy. There are approximately 850 km of regional pathways and 95 km of trails.

FLIGHT MUSEUM

If you want to learn more about flight and aeronautics check out the Hangar Flight Museum. It showcases the history of aviation in Western Canada. It’s a constantly growing museum whose mission is to foster the understanding and appreciation of the evolution of flight through stories told about airplanes, helicopters, and the men and women who designed and flew them. The collection holds rare and historically significant military and civilian aircraft.

4+ Hours

 
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LAZY DAY RAFTING

Take a lazy few hours and relax with Lazy Day Raft Rentals. Lazy Day Raft Rentals is a self guided tour down the Bow river in Calgary. They give you everything you need to float through parks and neighbourhoods on the lazy river. They are located opposite Princes Island Park, and you can choose from a 2 hour float to 4 hours. Bring a snack and sit back and enjoy.

ADULT PLAYGROUND

If you need something more active and want to blow off some steam check out Injanation, Calgary’s playground for kids and adults of all ages. Enjoy 55,000 square feet of high flying trampolines, ninja warrior courses, climbing, obstacles, and more. It is one of Calgary's largest trampoline parks with dodgeball courts, foam pits, and a high performance area. Test out our two ninja warrior courses and see if you've got what it takes to be on the next American Ninja Warrior.

ROCKIES TRAIL RIDE

If you enjoy horses or bonding with an animal on a trail ride, head to the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies. The Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies is an experienced non-profit registered society celebrating 95 years of taking people from all over the world into the backcountry of Canada's Rocky Mountains. Riding experience ranges from beginners to the experienced and they can accommodate everyone’s abilities.

ARCHERY

Test out your aim by visiting Calgary’s Archery Games. Archery Games is the very first indoor archery tag facility in Calgary Alberta. Teams of 3-10 battle it out in the indoor archery arena. This could be a fun way to spend time with your coworkers or meet new people.


Thanks so much for reading and feel free to send any suggestions you may have to be added to this list.

Sanctifly is our number one recommendation at every airport. Become a full member now and enjoy the benefits today!