Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park, Montreal

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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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  • Very close to any place on the West Island, Montreal and good parking facilities, although a little expensive for a short visit. $ 7,00 for 3 hours or $ 9.00 all day. A visit to the farm is a must for...  more »
  • Travel to this park whenever I can. Love to jog through here. Great place to unwind and enjoy nature. Strong recommendation. Love to Snowshoe here in the winter.  more »
  • great all year long, beach in the summer, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, in the winter. Beautiful just for a leisurely walk - Romantic  more »

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