At 1.9 million, the most famous one is the first answer that would come to mind for most people in response to this question. But it’s actually third, behind one at 2.61 million and another at 2.01 million, near each end of the city.
And with a project under way at 1.92 million, it’s about to drop to fourth.
What is the question? And what do these numbers signify?
UPDATE: Here’s a hint: The “most famous one” is at Mount Royal (The mountain? Avenue? Town? Metro station? Train station?).
UPDATE No. 2: BruB gets it right below. The question is “What is the largest park in Montreal?”
Mount Royal Park is an obvious candidate at 1.9 million square kilometres (192 hectares). But it’s beat by a bunch of parks on the periphery (it’s sixth, not third, according to figures from the city):
- Cap St. Jacques Nature Park, 288 hectares (2.9 million square metres)
- Jean-Drapeau Park, 268 hectares (2.68 million square metres)
- Pointe-aux-Prairies Nature Park, 261 hectares (2.6 million square metres)
- Bois-de-l’Ile-Bizard Nature Park, 201 hectares (2 million square metres)
- Anse à l’Orme Nature Park, 201 hectares (2 million square metres)
And the St. Michel Environmental Complex is being built into another huge park, which will measure about the same as Mount Royal Park in 15 years.