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Parc-nature du Bois-de-l'Île-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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  • 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 »
  • Beautiful nature park. Bring your snack s, lunch stroll through trees and water to see nature at its best, Do not go in may, mosquito s are att their best you will be their lunch, bring a lot of bug s...  more »
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  • Relatively small but understandable given its close proximity to the city. Nice place to bring your dog or just relax.
  • One of my favorite nature Parks. Great place to go for a bikeride
  • Excellent place to bike, cross country ski, watch birds, turtles, or just take a walk with your dog. If you want quietness, this is the place. The parking is paid, around $7 for 2 hours or $9 for the day. But there are other entrances, you may find your way around and park for free. Cross country skis are available for rent in the main entrance.
  • Very nice spot. Nature park. Enough parking.
  • Can't wait for the construction to be finished, then I'll revise my review to 5 stars.