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

Categories: Nature & Parks
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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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  • Very nice Park in Laval West very near the town of Ste. Dorothée Pour ski background racket where simple market in beautiful trails.
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  • It was a great place to see bird in the park, a good place to go and not far from Montreal , You need to pass the street to go to the other side of the park 
  • I was lucky enough to have grown up nearby so I knew about this spot since I was very young. I'm now 27 and frequent this nature park pretty often as it's like a home away from home for me! Super rela...  read more »
  • Great Park, Close to Montreal, Close to the City. Reasons to go: 1. The Variety of Birds, Turtles and Wildlife 2. Nice Swamps, Nice Ponds Yet the park can take you less than 2:30 hours to do almost all the routes, also parts of the park are close to the main road, and you can hear cars a lot. Also parts of the park are not well maintained, the bridges where down and dangerous when I went there. But all in all worth a one time visit, I did it walking, yet biking seems to also be a fun option.
  • Nice pasarelle with some wild animals. You can see turtles, fishes, frogs. Nice hiking. Nit too many places for picnic.
  • Great place in the west island to go for a walk and get some fresh air! So close to the hustle and bustle of the city yet a tranquil oasis at the same time!
  • Came for a Guepe demonstration on frogs. The kids loved it and I saw enough of it to want to come back to explore the rest of the park.
  • Between the two passerelle the horse flies are bad after 6hr30pm
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