Last Friday we Bixied and biked on the Rachel bike path (which is still full of construction but you can get through) to the Parc Maisonneuve. It turned out the Botanical Garden was open and free! Perhaps it is free on weekdays? We jumped on the opportunity. We went through the Chinese and Japanese gardens, the Alpine and Rose Gardens, and up to the Arboretum. In terms of wildlife, we saw giant carp in shallow water and a sneaky groundhog. Then had some icecream from Bilboquet and braved the heat again while we biked back to the Plateau.