Located along the Rivière des Prairies, of which it offers spectacular views, the Parc-Nature de l’Île-de-la-Visitation includes such relics of the past as the ruins of the des Moulins site, the Maison du Pressoir and the Maison du Meunier. A lookout offers a view of the waterways and the hydroelectric plant.
A true historical gem! Located along the rivière des Prairies, at the very heart of the history of Sault-au-Récollet, this park abounds in historical elements, such as the site des Moulins ruins, the maison du Pressoir and the maison du Meunier. While picnicking, hiking or bike riding, discover the overflow dam waterfall of the Rivière-des-Prairies electric power station. Above all, don’t forget your binoculars which you can use to observe the shore birds, among others. Fishing buffs can enjoy their favourite sport in the specially designated areas. In winter, make the most of the toboggan hill and the marked hiking or cross-country ski trails.
Located within the Montreal borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, the island is the site of a 34-hectare nature park, as well as the remaining buildings of the historic Sault-au-Récollet district.
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Categories: Winter activities, Attractions, Sports and outdoor activities, Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, Theme parks, Hunting and fishing, Wildlife observation, Adventure courses, Park and wildlife reserve, Hiking, Winter Family
Card created: 03/2012
GPS coordinates: 45°34'29.31"N, 73°39'39.14"W
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