TAKE A VACATION ON YOUR ISLAND!
Our island is surrounded by water with plenty of spots to swim in.
At Bois-de-l’Île-Bizard nature park, there is a small natural sand beach nestled at the back of a bay in Lake of Two Mountains. Swimming is safe and lovely.
A little further, at the end of the island, Parc du Cap-Saint-Jacques offers swimming and tanning enthusiasts a beautiful sandy beach in a calm bay bordered by trees with a view of the peaks of the Laurentian hills in the horizon.
Rowing on the river
Are you ready for a real aquatic adventure? At the Bois-de-l’Île-Bizard nature park, you can get acquainted with sea kayaking or take courses in paddle boarding.
For information, contact Michel Bourgeois at 855 279-7171 or at 514 616-1403
La tête dans les étoiles
At Cap-Saint-Jacques, several activities are being offered to observe the great beyond and to better understand space.
June 27: There will be a talk on exoplanets titled, “Are we alone?” Is there life on other planets?
August 1: A presentation will be given on “Fleeting Phenomenons.” Eclipses, auroras, rainbows, and halos are meteorological, atmospherical, or astronomical phenomenons. What causes them?
August 11: A night of shooting stars (also called the Perseids). With your feet on the ground and your head in the stars, you are invited to come watch the shooting stars, the moon, Jupiter, Saturn and the constellations, either with the naked eye or with a telescope in the company of amateur astronomers.
August 21: There will be a partial solar eclipse, an astronomical phenomenon that you could watch with amateur astronomers.
Registration is a must: 514 280‑6871
The generosity of nature
How can we produce honey in the city?
On July 2, at Park de l’Île-de-la-Visitation, discover pollination, honey production and the basics of urban beekeeping.
Information: 514 280-6733
In nature, the relationships that unite living things are numerous and complex.
On July 1 and September 4 an educator-naturalist will provide an overview of the bio-diversity that exists in the swamps and the forest of the Pointe-aux-Prairies nature park.
Information: 514 280-6829, ext. 1
Programming for the nature parks of Montréal is rich in activities, discoveries, and learning sessions. Consult the city website to learn more!