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Parc des Rapides, Montreal

4.7
#10 of 39 in Parks in Montreal
Des Rapides Park is an urban park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Located adjacent to the Lachine Rapids in the borough of LaSalle, Des Rapides Park is part of the City of Montreal's Network of Large Parks.
The park is large. It has been a migratory bird sanctuary since 1937, and is home to over 225 species of bird, among these is the great blue heron, a protected species.
The site was subject to an archaeological excavation in 1984. The excavation uncovered various artifacts which proved the presence of the First Nations on Heron Island, Goat Island and the Boquet presque isle dating back over 2,000 years. It is believed that the area was used as a staging area for Iroquois fishermen.
The park contains the foundations of the old Lachine hydroelectric generating station, built in 1897 and demolished in 1948 as well as the ruins of a few water mills built between 1712 and 1869.
Des Rapides Park contains bicycle paths, hiking trails as well as cross-country skiing trails in winter.
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  • Take a picnic, shoot a Frisbee with friends or family. This place is perfect to take a bit of sunshine and  more »
  • Beautiful part of Montreal worth a visit. Perfect for families and many great spots to sit down, play, take walks and visit some wildlife.  more »
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  • Good variety, I seldom go there. You can find stuff that you cannot find in some other places. Good quality stuff! I would go there every time in the future. You should look at what they offer and choose what is best for you! Very nice place and I will go there again in the future, I like that is not far from where I live and it’s not very busy in the week-ends. I’m sure you’ll find it pleasant easy accessible and comforting.
  • A great place to get lost in nature, have a picnic with family and/or observe some pretty spectacular birds and waterfowl. Easily accessible by public transportation as well!

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