Do you love hiking, camping, canoeing and all things nature-related? If so, here are Montreal’s top spots for the nature lover that are guaranteed to keep you busy all season long.
Nature Park of Île-de-la-Visitation
Enjoy over 8 km of hiking trails and 3 km of bike paths at this stunning park on the shores of the Rivière des Prairies. You’ll find scenic outlooks with plenty of breathtaking views. It’s the perfect place to picnic, fish, birdwatch, and take in the warm summer breeze. They even host outdoor concerts here throughout the summer, so keep your eyes peeled on their calendar of events!
Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park
If you’re looking for some quiet solitude, a visit to this park is a must. With over 12 km of walking trails and 8km of bike paths that wind through this old-growth forest, this park is the ideal place for nature lovers of all levels. You can even bring your own portable BBQ and enjoy a picnic in the marked off areas.
Parc-Nature Du Ruisseau-De Montigny
Just northeast of Montreal sits a small, breathtaking park that features limestone beds and waterfalls. Here you’ll find various animal species enjoying their natural habitat, including over 50 different bird species. Right in the heart of the park also lies four small unique islands nestled along the edge of the Rivière des Prairies, making this the perfect site to spend some time nature watching.
Montreal Botanical Gardens
The Jardin Botanique de Montreal spans over 190 acres and provides visitors with glorious views of thematic gardens and lush greenhouses. This city gem is a nature lover’s paradise. Year-round you can find a program of events and exhibitions that display its vast collection of gardens and plant species. There’s also the Insectarium which offers an enriching look at the world’s mesmerizing insects.
At Mont St.Hilaire, 25 km of mountain trails is all yours to explore. If you’re an avid hiker or biker, you’ll enjoy the Gault Nature Reserve that includes over a thousand hectares of primeval forest and is acknowledged as a First World Biosphere Reserve in Canada. This vast wilderness is home to over 150 bird species, mammals and amphibians. It’s also a great place to spend some time snowshoeing and skiing in the winter.
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