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Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville

Park Experience

A Necklace of Islands in the Heart of the St. Lawrence

Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville is a haven of greenery and happiness in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, just a few kilometres from downtown Montreal. It offers green spaces, channels teeming with life, and waterside trails.  Walkers, cyclists and canoeists come here for a breath of fresh air and a break from city noise. Several supervised discovery activities help you learn more about the treasures of plant and animal life that live on these five islands in the St. Lawrence.

Click here to find out about the wide range of discovery activities available in the park!


Discover the Park Through Interpretation

Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville has the potential to inspire wonder! And the best way is to participate in our discovery activities (in French only). Through the interpretation of natural and cultural heritage, you’ll learn more about the park and the importance of protecting it.

Among the riches we hope to share are:

  • The marshes, environments teeming with life, where the vegetation shelters wide variety of wildlife.
  • The lifestyle and customs of the Iroquois of the St. Lawrence, who frequented the islands over 2,000 years ago.
  • The white-tailed deer, a mammal that doesn’t go unnoticed in the park’s many open areas.

To guide us in the development of our discovery activities, all the parks have an education plan.


Discovery and Visitors Centre

During your time at the park, don’t miss a visit to the Discovery and Visitors Centre. The exhibition here plunges you into the very essence of the park. From the formation of the islands during the last glaciation to the creation of the park, the islands will reveal their secrets. Animals, plants, history, scientific studies…discover all of it.

The centre also has reception and information services, a Boutique Nature store, a snack bar, a dairy bar, and washrooms.

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Discover the Mysteries of the Park in a Canoe or Kayak!

With the help of our brochure, head out to discover the channels and a magnificent marsh, home to a wide variety of birds, mammals and fish.

Kayak
Chenal du Courant, the bayou just a stone’s throw from Montréal!
Photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis

In a kayak or canoe, come have a sense-awakening experience in nature! Pick up the Discovery Brochure and enrich your knowledge about your surroundings. Explore an 8-km trail through the channels and discover an amazing marsh. You can rent a kayak, canoe or rowboat on the site, or bring your own. For fishing buffs, we offer a turnkey fishing package. Don't forget your picnic: you’ll find four picnic areas along the circuit.


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