Nature Park


Île-de-la-Visitation Nature Park is steeped in close to 300 years of history. Its location on the shores of the Rivière des Prairies was once home to Canada’s first industrial site dating back to the French regime. In developing the park, the vestiges of an old windmill and an apple press were restored, and each is now open to the public.

On bike or foot or in cross-country skis, outdoor enthusiasts can wend their way along the shore, stopping to behold the mighty river. This park is also popular among walkers, as it is home to several species of shore birds.

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General information Park info

summer activities

  • 8,8 KM of hiking trails
  • 3,6 KM of bike paths
  • 1,9 KM of in-line skating paths
  • Picnic areas
  • Pétanque (1 playing field)
  • Lookout
  • Heritage site and museum
  • Nature interpretation
  • Bird-watching
  • Fishing (in designated areas)

free show !


August 27 - 2 p.m.

Reception chalet

Activities will be held between
12 p.m. and 4 p.m.

In case of rain, the activity will be cancelled, but you are invited to take a part in the event scheduled for the following Saturday.

getting there

2425, boulevard Gouin Est, Montréal (Québec), H2B 1X7

514 280­-6733

by public transit

From the Henri-Bourassa metro station, take the 69 bus eastbound and get off at rue de Lille.

Walk to boulevard Gouin, turn right, and keep walking until you reach the entrance to the park.

by car

Take Autoroute 40 and get off at exit 73, rue Papineau eastbound, or take exit 75, boulevard Saint-Michel westbound, then drive north to boulevard Henri-Bourassa.

From Papineau, turn right and from boulevard Saint-Michel turn left and continue to rue de Lille, then north to boulevard Gouin.

Follow the indications on the blue road signs.