Best Plane-Spotting Montreal Places


Looking for something different to do with your significant other or even with the family? Why not find the best plane-spotting Montreal places.

Watching the planes land and take off from the Montreal Trudeau Airport is a great way to spend an afternoon or an evening.

The 2 best places for plane-spotting in Montreal are of course, near the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (formerly Dorval Airport).

Best spots to see planes land and get ready for takeoff in Montreal:

  • Jacques-de-Lesseps Park
  • Pitfield Roundabout

Jacques-de-Lesseps Park

It is the first such park in all of Canada giving you a front row seat to watch planes from all over the world touch down in Montreal.

The park is equipped with benches and bleachers, as well as a hill to provide even better views!

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It’s recommended to watch the stunning takeoff in the evenings, where aviation enthusiasts enjoy planes with the beautiful sunset in the background. As such, this is an ideal place for photographing airplanes.

Parc Jacques-de-Lesseps, opened in 2012, and was named after the French aviator who disappeared in 1927, just off the coast of Gaspe. It is located just off the Côte de Liesse Expressway.

Pitfield Roundabout (aka Pitfield Circle)

If you’re like others taking the exit ramp off Highway 13 heading to Highway 40, then you’ve likely seen airplane enthusiasts lined up against the fence watching planes.

The Pitfield Circle is at the dead end or cul-de-sac of Pitfield Street. Just look to the east. Enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the planes coming in for a landing at Trudeau Airport.

They come down so low, you almost feel as though you can touch the belly of the plane.

Don’t forget to bring your camera because these two best plane-spotting places in Montreal are well worth it!

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