Parc-Nature-du-Bois-de-l'ile-Bizard, Montreal

4.6
#19 of 37 in Parks in Montreal
Bois-de-l'Île-Bizard Nature Park is a large park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located on the island of Île Bizard in the borough of L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève.This nature park is located in the east-central part of Île Bizard. Almost all of the area is located in the interior of the island, linking the Lake of Two Mountains and the Rivière des Prairies. Pointe-aux-Carrières is the largest of the three coastal locations. It is also at this point it is built the welcome centre of the regional park.HistoryIn 1678, Jacques Bizard received the right to Île Bizard which at the time was named after Bonaventure. The seigneury of Bizard remained the property of this family until the British Conquest. It was then held by Montreal merchant Pierre Foretier and his heirs. Île Bizard began to be populated in the second half of the eighteenth century.The area of the Bois-de-l'Île-Bizard Nature Park was probably not been subject to residential development because of its marshy soil and the presence of quarries nearby.The Bois-de-l'Île-Bizard Nature Park is an area of historical interest. The site was used for a harbour, quarries and beaches. The park is visible to navigators on the Lake of Two Mountains, and served as a stopover for many boats. The bay of Pointe-aux-Carrières offered a place where wooden cages could be detached prior to descending the Lalement rapids at the entrance of the Rivière des Prairies.
Put Parc-Nature-du-Bois-de-l'ile-Bizard at the forefront of your travel plans using our Montreal travel route planner.
Source
Create an itinerary including Parc-Nature-du-Bois-de-l'ile-Bizard
map
Parc-Nature-du-Bois-de-l'ile-Bizard Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
30 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • This is a walking trail that has 18 km of forests and bike trails. In the winter there is cross country skiing. They are redoing the small bridges that go over the swamps where the ducks-turtles- and ...  more »
  • Within moments of walking in this blissful park, all stress falls away and you are one with nature! Good for strolling, biking or running. Take advantage if you can!  more »
  • I run in this park fairly regularly. There are a lot of walkers, bird watchers and some cyclists. I feel safe and feel a bit of the country living not too far from the city.  more »
Google
  • Overall great, but have to pay for parking. Fun in winter and summer. Small beach there, very shallow water. Nice when it's hot. Wooden bridge is closed due to spring flood of 2017. What a shame. Will probably take ages to re-build. Great biking area in the summer too.
  • Beautiful, well groomed trails for walking, skiing, snowshoeing, biking in a quiet forest setting accessible from multiple entrances. Lots of birds and wildlife. Saw a brown barn owl out during the afternoon today while snowshoeing with the kids!
  • Visited here to snowshoe last Sunday, and never knew we had yet another beautiful park in the west island. Definitely recommend for hiking, snowshoeing etc...
  • Best birding spot in Montreal. Great for marsh birds such as least bitterns. Currently (2017) the boardwalk is closed. Park is free but parking is $5.
  • I love the place. But this year maybe because of the flood the bridge was missing and the experiance was not complete. But stll very beautiful place.
Places to stay near Parc-Nature-du-Bois-de-l'ile-Bizard

Plan your trip to Montreal

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Parc-Nature-du-Bois-de-l'ile-Bizard by other users

41 days in Montreal BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Montreal BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Montreal BY A USER FROM CANADA May, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 45 days in Montreal BY A USER FROM VIETNAM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Montreal BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 31 days in Montreal BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Montreal BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Montreal BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Montreal BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Montreal BY A USER FROM ALGERIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 53 days in Montreal & Managua BY A USER FROM NICARAGUA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Montreal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans