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Ile-de-la-Visitation Nature Park, Montreal
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Île de la Visitation is a small island in the Rivière des Prairies, part of the Hochelaga Archipelago, and part of the city of Montreal in Quebec, Canada.Located within the boroughs of Ahuntsic-Cartierville and Montréal-Nord, the island is the site of a nature park, as well as the remaining buildings of the historic Sault-au-Récollet district.The island also includes the former hydraulic installations, l'île du Cheval-de-Terre, which is connected to Laval by the Rivière des Prairies generating station, as well as a wooded area left intact along the Rivière des Prairies.L'Île-de-la-Visitation Nature ParkThe nature park, located on Île de la Visitation, was established in 1984 during the renovation of the Rivière des Prairies generating station. It has an area of 34 hectares.The footpaths along the shore allow for walking and offer views of the Rivière des Prairies. The paths that once allowed biking now have 'no-biking' signs and warn of a $40 ticket. Biking is allowed on a small part of the western end of the island. Various historical monuments (Milling site, Maison du Pressoir, Maison du Meunier) and picnic tables are located along the trail.In winter, cross-country skiing trails are offered. There is also a small hill that is used for tobogganing by children.
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  • A great place for walks, there are beautiful views of the river. Very clean air. We were lucky with the weather, there was sunny and dry autumn. Very beautiful leaf. Walking a bit. MU arranged a small picnic on the grass. Held here about 3:00. Rested and mentally and physically.
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  • Parc-nature de l'Île-de-la-Visitation is a great place for a walk or a bike ride. Nature trails go through the woods and along the shore of the river. Many activities are organized for people of all a...  more »
  • This park is awesome so I'm surprised I didn't review them yet. Beautiful nature walks and different options, bike as well as walking trails and a chalet on one side so there are bathrooms. You can go...  more »