Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park, Montreal

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Cap-Saint-Jacques is a regional park in Montreal, located in the West Island at the junction of the Lake of Two Mountains and the Rivière des Prairies. Situated on a peninsula, three quarters of the park are bordered by water. At 3.02km2, it is the largest park in Montreal.The land for the park was purchased on February 14, 1980 according to the North Shore News paper.The park features a natural sand beach and an organic farm, which raises animals and grows organic produce. Farm activities are offered by the Corporation-D-Trois-Pierres.The park’s bays are home to a variety of animals, including the map turtle. Environmental science activities are offered by the Groupe uni des éducateurs-naturalistes et professionnels en environnement (GUEPE). The park includes stands of silver birch and sugar maple, with a cabane à sucre where visitors can watch the production of maple syrup, in season. The park has 26km of hiking trails and over 30km of trails for cross country skiing.
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  • Cap St. Jacques Park. Nice rural park, and getting much larger now with Montreal's mayor backing an enormous increase in the size of the west island park. Hiking trails, bicycle trails, a small...  more »
  • We decided to go there around supper time on a Saturday evening, in one of those gruesome 40+ degrees humidex days. The good: Even though it was 40+ degrees, there was a good breeze and it was super....  more »

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