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Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park, Montreal
(4.3/5 based on 40 reviews on the web)
Cap-Saint-Jacques is a regional park in Montreal, located in the West Island at the junction of the Lake of Two Mountains and the Rivière des Prairies. Situated on a peninsula, three quarters of the park are bordered by water. At 3.02km2, it is the largest park in Montreal.The land for the park was purchased on February 14, 1980 according to the North Shore News paper.The park features a natural sand beach and an organic farm, which raises animals and grows organic produce. Farm activities are offered by the Corporation-D-Trois-Pierres.The park’s bays are home to a variety of animals, including the map turtle. Environmental science activities are offered by the Groupe uni des éducateurs-naturalistes et professionnels en environnement (GUEPE). The park includes stands of silver birch and sugar maple, with a cabane à sucre where visitors can watch the production of maple syrup, in season. The park has 26km of hiking trails and over 30km of trails for cross country skiing.
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  • One of the best protected areas in Canada. How is nice and fresh, especially at the coast. Us again povezlots weather, sunny days stood and we decided first to explore the area. There were no specific plans. Just walked. Purely accidentally typed on the current farm. It was very interesting to wander around here. A lot of white goats, there are horses. Next away some visitors arranged picnics. We also sat down to eat. Here is very picturesque, fresh air. Love to visit such places.
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  • This park looks more like a camping ground. I lays directly at the lake and is huge. There is not a great fauna diversity though, but it is a nice place to go for fishing. Parking, however, is quire e...  more »
  • A very nice well kept park. Lots of natural beauty. Trees and trails and great spaces to relax and hang out. Clean with a decent clientele