Île de la Visitation is a small island in the Rivière des Prairies, part of the Hochelaga Archipelago, and part of the city of Montreal in Quebec, Canada.Put Ile-de-la-Visitation Nature Park and other Montreal attractions into our Montreal travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Located within the boroughs of Ahuntsic-Cartierville and Montréal-Nord, the island is the site of a nature park, as well as the remaining buildings of the historic Sault-au-Récollet district.
The island also includes the former hydraulic installations, l'île du Cheval-de-Terre, which is connected to Laval by the Rivière des Prairies generating station, as well as a wooded area left intact along the Rivière des Prairies.
The nature park, located on Île de la Visitation, was established in 1984 during the renovation of the Rivière des Prairies generating station. It has an area of 34 hectares.
The footpaths along the shore allow for walking and offer views of the Rivière des Prairies. The paths that once allowed biking now have 'no-biking' signs and warn of a $40 ticket. Biking is allowed on a small part of the western end of the island. Various historical monuments (Milling site, Maison du Pressoir, Maison du Meunier) and picnic tables are located along the trail.
Ile-de-la-Visitation Nature Park Reviews
Beautiful piece of nature 45 min from downtown, we went for a walk and we could see some wild life. There was a little museum (maison pressoir) but the other one was closed. Bring your picnic and you.... more »
I have visited this park a few times recently. Twice for running and once for a nature walk.There are so many beautiful things to see. We saw all kinds of birds and even a little snake. Great spots... more »
I love it. The nature is the strongest point in this park. Used to go on bike for, walking .. chilling with friends .. Even for having fun with my RC Car it's nice, lots of free space. I usually see also people making exercise, why not ? In general it's one of the best parks I ever visited. 5 stars
I love this park. You can walk near by the River. In the wood as well. You have nice trail also. I recommend.
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