The nice weather has finally arrived and the picnic season has officially begun! This year, the trend is towards gourmet picnics "2023 style"! Gone are the little sandwiches with no crust and the banal setups! Spoil yourself with good food from one of Laval's restaurant owners and let your imagination run wild to create an original "Instagrammable" atmosphere. Use old cushions, colorful blankets, wicker accessories, vintage dishes, whatever you have on hand. Take advantage of it now at a park or riverfront near you and check out the list of restaurants that offer take-out.

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Transport yourself to the heart of an English-inspired garden

With its beautiful pond and lush vegetation, the Nature Center is the perfect place for a picnic. You'll feel like you're in the middle of a garden in England.

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A beach in Laval? Yes, yes, you are not dreaming!

At the Berge aux Quatre-Vents, it's a picnic with both feet in the sand that awaits you. Enjoy a good dinner with a breathtaking view of the Mille Îles River.

Enjoy a beautiful day on the water and choose the island where you want to stop for lunch. The Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles is home to several small islands, some of which have picnic tables to accommodate you. Boat rentals are scheduled to open on May 20.

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For a country setting, it's at the farm!

Visit one of Laval's farms for some excellent produce. They all offer fresh food that you can eat on site at your picnic. Stock up on delicious cheese at Fromagerie du Vieux-Saint-François or berries at Ferme Marineau and enjoy your picnic. Les Agneaux de Laval offers a warm and inviting picnic experience.

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30 hectares to relax

At Bernard-Landry Park, you will find a superb place to picnic. Near a pond, under an impressive weeping willow, on a small hill or under the sun, this park is a must to spend good moments enjoying the spring and summer joys.

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Have a good picnic!