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Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville

Obstructions at the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Bridge-Tunnel Details

Park Experience

A Necklace of Islands in the Heart of the St. Lawrence

In the heart of the metropolitan region lies a precious emerald island. Shaped by the St. Lawrence River and its rich historical heritage, Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville offers a guaranteed change of scenery to all outdoor enthusiasts and wilderness lovers alike.

Discover the different landscapes of the island by hiking and biking its many trails and boating its vast network of waterways. In winter, renew the pleasure by strapping on snowshoes or cross-country skis.

For more information on outdoor activities, click here.

Discover the Park Through Interpretation

All national parks have an educational mission, and Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville is no exception! The natural and cultural riches of the park can be interpreted in two ways: autonomously, thanks to discovery panels, or in the company of our park wardens who are passionate about their territory.

Click here (in French only) to find out about our wide range of discovery activities.

Discovery and Visitors Centre

Recipient of ten architectural recognition awards, this magnificent building is a great place to start your day at the park. Whether you’ve come here to learn about the park's activities or to take advantage of its sunny terrace near the river, a visit to the Île Sainte-Marguerite Discovery and Visitors Centre is a must.

Services available: reception and information, Boutique Nature gift shop, washrooms, dairy bar, and fast food outlet (summer).

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Discover the Mysteries of the Park in a Canoe or Kayak!

With the help of our brochure, head out to discover the channels and a magnificent marsh, home to a wide variety of birds, mammals and fish.

Chenal du Courant, the bayou just a stone’s throw from Montréal!
Photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis

In a kayak or canoe, come have a sense-awakening experience in nature! Pick up the Discovery Brochure and enrich your knowledge about your surroundings. Explore an 8-km trail through the channels and discover an amazing marsh. You can rent a kayak or a canoe on the site, or bring your own. For fishing buffs, we offer a turnkey fishing package. Don't forget your picnic: you’ll find four picnic areas along the circuit.

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