Bois-de-l'Île-Bizard Nature Park is a large park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located on the island of Île Bizard in the borough of L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève.Put Parc-Nature-du-Bois-de-l'ile-Bizard at the forefront of your travel plans using our Montreal travel route planner.
This nature park is located in the east-central part of Île Bizard. Almost all of the area is located in the interior of the island, linking the Lake of Two Mountains and the Rivière des Prairies. Pointe-aux-Carrières is the largest of the three coastal locations. It is also at this point it is built the welcome centre of the regional park.
In 1678, Jacques Bizard received the right to Île Bizard which at the time was named after Bonaventure. The seigneury of Bizard remained the property of this family until the British Conquest. It was then held by Montreal merchant Pierre Foretier and his heirs. Île Bizard began to be populated in the second half of the eighteenth century.
The area of the Bois-de-l'Île-Bizard Nature Park was probably not been subject to residential development because of its marshy soil and the presence of quarries nearby.
The Bois-de-l'Île-Bizard Nature Park is an area of historical interest. The site was used for a harbour, quarries and beaches. The park is visible to navigators on the Lake of Two Mountains, and served as a stopover for many boats. The bay of Pointe-aux-Carrières offered a place where wooden cages could be detached prior to descending the Lalement rapids at the entrance of the Rivière des Prairies.
Being an Ile Bizardian i am so happy to be across the street from one of the prettiest areas in Montreal.. From bicycling and beaches to nature walks this park has it all... It will also be part of..... more »
usually the walking pathways in summer are accessible with car parking, and pathways go across a marsh, very peaceful. In 2019 the flooding has blocked access to many parts of the park. Hopefully... more »
Do Yourself a favor and DON'T go there during the summer season 2019!!! The place is infested with flies !!! I got tons of Very bad bites!! Had to run to Dr and am taking cortisone pills and applying cortisone cream! It's a very pretty place. Maybe this infestation id caused by the flooding earlier this season? Sand bags still there in rabbit trail. Another thing, go in groups bec You can Get lost! Put a marking along Your path to know how to get out of the park. Don go this season if You don't want to end up at a Dr emergency.
This park is beautiful. There is a nice long boardwalk on the water that is a must see. Nice for a bike ride too. It also has recently gone through construction so it definitely is a lot nicer than what it used to be before. Great area to visit on a summer day.
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