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

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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.
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  • For the nature lovers, here you will find not only of fresh air as a contagious calm. Walkways invite you to hike, bike or walk. For the pleasure of children of swamps with several types of fish, turtles and a variety of birds. In this park you can spend hours exploring without thinking that you are close to the city
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  • 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 »
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  • 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.
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