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 Nature Parks

 Filed under: Miscellaneous — webmaster @ Jun 22nd, 2007

There are a number of Nature Parks around the West Island area.

Montreal Nature Parks

Angrignon Park

7503 de la Verendrye

LaSalle, Quebec

514 872-3066

This park is easily accessible through the Montreal Metro System by heading to the Angrignon station. There is a small pond, picnic tables and playgrounds.

Website: Angrignon Park

Bois de L'Ile Bizard

2115 chemin du Bord-du-Lac

L'Ile Bizard, Quebec

514 280-8517

Located on Ile Bizard this nature park offers kilometres of cycling and hiking trails. The park occupies 200 hectares and provides interesting opportunities to see marshland plant and animal species. During the winter cross country ski trails are available.

Website: Bois de L'Ile Bizard

Bois de Liesse Park

9432 Gouin West

Pierrefonds, Quebec

514-280-6729

This 159 hectare park provides a wide range of activities all year long. There is a network of bike and walking paths as well as many kilometres of cross country ski trails. This is an excellent park for getting away from city life right on the island. Picnic facilities are available in the park as well as two chalets offering limited snacks etc.

Website: Bois de Liesse Park

Cap St. Jacques Park

20099 Gouin West

Pierrefonds, Quebec

514 280-681

Cap St. Jacques is the largest nature park in Montreal. At 288 hectares it offers a beach, kayak and canoe rentals, snack bar, as well as hiking and cycling rails. In winter cross country ski trails are available with a small sugar shack operated in the spring.

Website: Cap St. Jacques Park

Ile de La Visitation Park

2425 Gouin Blvd East

Montreal, Quebec

514-280-6733

Located on the northern shore of Montreal Island, the Ile de la Visitation Nature park is a 34 hectare (75 acre) area with numerous bird watching opportunities. It is an excellent site for observing aquatic birds and migratory fish. The park has numerous walking and cycling paths as well as a spectacular waterfall. Cross country skiing paths are available in the winter months.

Website: Ile de La Visitation Park

Jean Drapeau Park

Ile St. Helene / Ile Notre Dame

1 Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

Montreal, Quebec

514 872-6120

Jean Drapeau Park consists of Notre Dame island and Saint Helen’s island. The old site of Montreal’s Expo 67 World’s Fair it now includes a wide variety of activities that could easily occupy a complete day. At Jean Drapeau Park you will find a public beach, outdoor swimming pools, Stewart Museum, the Biosphere, as well as La Ronde Amusement Park (Six Flags). Montreal’s Casino is also located their.

Website: Jean Drapeau

L'Anse A L'Orme Park

514 280-6871

A great spot for windsurfing and picnicking on the west island.

Website: L'Anse A L'Orme Park

Lafontaine Park

1455 Sherbrooke East

Montreal, Quebec

514 872-2644

This 40 hectare park in the Plateau Montreal District is a popular neighborhood park, especially on weekends. There is a small pond which is available for skating in the winter. A snack bar is available in the park.

Website: Lafontaine Park

Maisonneuve Park

4601 Sherbrooke E.

Montreal, Quebec

514 872-6555

Adjacent to Montreal’s Botanical Gardens and Olympic Stadium, this park offers plenty of room for outdoor activities such as Frisbee or soccer and picnic areas. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails are available in winter.

Website: Maisonneuve Park

Morgan Arboretum

150 des Pins Road

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

514 398 7811

The Morgan Arboretum is a private nature reserve in Sainte Anne de Bellevue. McGill University manages this 245 hectare site which provides an extensive example of Quebec’s plants, trees and wildlife. Guided tours are available.

Website: Morgan Arboretum

Mount Royal Park

1260 Remembrance Road

Montreal, Quebec

514 843-8240

Popular with Montrealers and tourists alike, Mount Royal Park is located in the center of Montreal just north of downtown. There are miles of walking and cycling paths, several lookouts over the city as well as a few restaurants at the summit of the mountain.

Website: Mount Royal Park

Rene Levesque Park

Rue Saint Patrick Rue Canal

514 634 3471 ext 346

Located on the shores of lake St. Louis between Lachine and LaSalle, this long park offers picnic areas as well excellent opportunities for bird watching.

Website: Rene Levesque Park