As you may know, I am not a big fan of flying. But I admire aircrafts as engineering marvels. There are many aviation fans worldwide, and many of them have quite an interesting hobby – plane spotting. I decided to see that is it like?
Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport has created a designated area for plane spotters. It is located at Parc Jacques-de-Lesseps, named after a pioneer of French aviation, who was the first man to fly over Montreal in 1910. The area is quite popular, there was several dozens of people, incuding families with kids. I think it is a great way to show your kids how airports work and let them to see planes much closer. The access is super easy by car, and the park is well equipped. Take your kids, drive there, and enjoy the show!
You can check airport timetable to check flight times, if you are interested in any particular flight. You can also check https://www.flightradar24.com/ to get better idea of flight paths.
If you want to take a great pictures, you’d better have a lens with good zoom.
Recommended time: 1.5-2 hours.