Plaisance, the name evokes the pleasantness of a landscape broken by bays, ponds, and marshes. Cyclists and pedestrians can explore this landscape to their heart’s content, thanks to a shuttle bus that runs from one headland to the other. In spring, Plaisance puts on a performance with thousands of Canada Geese. Come summer, it’s a paradise for ducks, herons, ospreys, and dozens of other species. It’s also the Ottawa River’s soft breeze that makes the tall grasses bend and toss in a wave-like roll across the Petite Presqu’île, not far from the campground. Discover summer at Parc national de Plaisance.
The Zizanie-des-Marais trail runs for 1 km and has a floating boardwalk and a lookout tower. The marsh edge bustles day and night with the life of birds, fishes, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. From the Discovery and Visitors Centre, you can also walk along 3 hiking trails that will show you other habitats.
For cyclists or hikers who wish to discover the park at their own pace, a pontoon boat, the Weskarini, also provides a shuttle service between the park’s two sectors.
1001, Chemin des Presqu’îles, Plaisance
How to get there: Google Maps
Categories: Aquatic activities, Attractions, Sports and outdoor activities, Canoeing, Kayaking, Boat tours and cruises, Theme parks, Hunting and fishing, Wildlife observation, Park and wildlife reserve, Hiking, Cycling, Scenic Lookouts, SEPAQ
Card created: 04/2013 (last modified: 06/2015)
GPS coordinates: 45°35'56.38"N, 75°6'32.37"W
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