Locals and visitors alike can find a range of things to do in Dorval, Quebec. Although many people know Dorval as the island location of Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, it also offers a variety of restaurants, sporting events and other recreational opportunities. Some, such as using the bike path and visiting the museum, are free. With so many things to do, it's worth stopping to spend some time in Dorval when taking a flight or traveling through Quebec.
Dorval, Quebec provides several venues for outdoor recreational exercise. A lengthy bicycling path remains open mid-April through mid-November, according to the City of Dorval. The path route includes parks and lakeside areas, providing bicyclists with an interesting range of scenery. If ambitious, bicyclists can reach other nearby cities. The path was established in 2004. The city website also indicates that several pools offer swimming and swimming classes. They are on Parkfield Avenue, Dawson Avenue and Bouchard Boulevard. Some pools have water slides, among other amenities such as barbecue grills.
Sporting events in this part of Quebec primarily happen in the summer. Softball and soccer tournaments occur during July and August at various locations, according to the city website. Dorval has its annual "Skate Fest" skateboarding competition in the summer. The city has two skate parks, which skateboarders can find at the Surrey Aquatic & Community Centre and the Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre. The city website indicates that safety gear is required when skateboarding at either of these parks. Dorval also has a golf club.
Eating is one item on everyone's list of things to do; a wide range of restaurants in Dorval, Quebec offer local and foreign cuisine of many types, including Porte Orientale (Chinese), Tatami, Dagwoods Sandwiches et Salades and Red Grill Steak House, among others. Visitors can find many of the city's restaurants on Herron Road and Dorval Avenue. A few bars are on these streets as well.
Those interested in local history might visit the historical society and the Dorval Museum of Local History & Heritage. The city also features a number of houses built over 100 years ago.
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