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Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park, Montreal

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 35+ 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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  • Spent the afternoon at the park with our dog. We visited the farm where they have the horses,donkeys,goats and sheep and our dog's 1st encounter with these other animals was hilarious! We took a 2 hou...  read more »
  • Beautiful park with activities and fun things to do all year around. From the beach to the cross country skiing, this park can be enjoyed year round. 
  • We start at the local farm which is free (parking fee only) and the animals are very friendly. It is easy to touch them. There are beautyfull places for pic-nik. Then we went to the beach, very clean,...  read more »
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