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Parc des Rapides, Montreal
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Des Rapides Park is an urban park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Located adjacent to the Lachine Rapids in the borough of LaSalle, Des Rapides Park is part of the City of Montreal's Network of Large Parks.The park is large. It has been a migratory bird sanctuary since 1937, and is home to over 225 species of bird, among these is the great blue heron, a protected species.HistoryThe site was subject to an archaeological excavation in 1984. The excavation uncovered various artifacts which proved the presence of the First Nations on Heron Island, Goat Island and the Boquet presque isle dating back over 2,000 years. It is believed that the area was used as a staging area for Iroquois fishermen.The park contains the foundations of the old Lachine hydroelectric generating station, built in 1897 and demolished in 1948 as well as the ruins of a few water mills built between 1712 and 1869.AmenitiesDes Rapides Park contains bicycle paths, hiking trails as well as cross-country skiing trails in winter.
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  • What lovely ride we made in Park Rapids. "Spring" exceptional fall day... of the benches that invite you to relax... a white, a good book, and time flows slowly... the beauty of the place does not want to leave...
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  • Wonderful feeling in strolls through this small park some distance from the Centre. If you take half the day you arrive in Angrignon metro station and back again on foot. From this piece of land you can admire the current really impetuous passing into the river. A Lakeside walk in autumn colors. Place worth visiting if it's nice weather.
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  • Absolutely beautiful. A must see in lasalle. Free for everyone. Nice to walk in peace. Family Friendly.