To satisfy your skateboarding needs in this rather hot summer, there’s nothing better than hitting the road. Not only will you have access to new spots and parks, it's the perfect way to spend some quality time with your friends.
You don’t need much to go on a small improvised skateboard trip. A little motivation, a couple of friends and you’re good to go. Never hesitate to hit the road, go visit one of the following three skate destinations and enjoy the rest of the summer!
The hometown of skate legends Spencer Hamilton and Wade Desarmo, Ottawa is a real gold mine of skate spots. With street spots in larges quantities and skateparks on both sides of the city, a few visits are required to get a good idea of what Ottawa has to offer. No big deal, it’s not even a 2 hours drive from Montreal!
To start your trip, we advise you to hit the Charlie Bowins Skatepark first. Smooth and fun, this is the perfect place for you to warm up and ask local skaters about street spots in the area. If you prefer transition skating, there’s the legendary Legacy Skatepark on the other side of town. A little older than Charlie Bowins, Legacy is one of the first concrete parks we've seen around Montreal.
When you roll up to Ottawa, you have two options: hit the downtown part and skate the iconic spots or ask the locals for spots that are a little further like the skateable rock, for example.
You can also follow @ottawaskatespots for a detailed list of spots that are as perfect as each other.
BURLINGTON - VERMONT
If you thought Burlington was just a snowboard town, you're wrong. With brilliantly designed skateboarding accommodations everywhere in the city, this little town is well worth a visit. Especially for its skatepark! Relatively new, the A-Dog Skatepark is one of the most beautiful parks in the area according to us. And it's only 1h30 from here!
If, once you’re all warmed up, you have a street skating craving, ask local skaters for information at the skatepark. Burlington is known for being a very friendly city, and local riders will certainly help you out.
For street spots, lurk in the city center and at the University of Vermont in Burlington. You’ll stumble upon a bunch of spots like rails, gaps, ledges and more for you to throw your carcass down.
If you have time to drive a little further, the city of Toronty is a destination of choice for skateboarding for sure. About 5 hours from Montreal, the downtown center of Toronto is packed with street spots and the outskirst are filled with spots that are for the most part new and perfect. The city of Toronto also has a couple awesome skateparks.
Make sure you know someone who can tell you where spots are when you hit Toronto as the city is huge and super spread out. You won’t have trouble finding spots downtown, but most of the gold is actually around the metropolitan area.
You can also download the SKATE SAVANT app for photos and pins of most skate spots in Toronto.