Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Riding parc Les Iles de Boucherville

We visit nearby Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville.

Sepaq describes it as

A necklace of islands in the heart of the St-Laurence

Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville is a haven of nature and pleasure located right in the middle of the St. Lawrence just a few kilometres from downtown Montréal. For walkers, canoeists, and cyclists in the mood for fresh air, it offers green spaces, channels teeming with life, and trails by the water. There's no better antidote to the noise and worries of the city. Several guided discovery activities unveil the secrets of the plant and wildlife treasures on these five St. Lawrence islands. (Area 8.14 km²)

Kayaks waiting for you to reconnect with the water part of the "Montreal is an island in a river" geographical fact.

They rent canots too, summer is great.

Fire started from two stones and some tree-growing mushroom spore dust, which then lit the bulrush, which is now on fire.

The archeological corner. That is a tree-bark covered building.

We did a relaxed summer afternoon ride around the parc les iles des Boucherville. It's a provincial park on the boucherville islands, across from Montreal near the Tunnel. this park is the closest real nature to us urban dwellers. There are are bike paths around the islands, canoe and kayak (and bike) rentals, and lots of picnic tables everywhere so you can have a picnic lunch. This was our plan. It was a good plan, and the ensuing reality was excellent.

Assorted tomatoes from our weekly CSA farm basket

Why are we showing these tomatoes? Because we brought them along on our picnic.

Get thee to the Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville.


At 11:49 AM, Anonymous said...

hi! great blog. love the focus. love the destinations and tips. thanks. where do we get the csa farm baskets? also, do you know if we are allowed to bike on the victoria bridge?

At 2:59 PM, Blogger Cycle Fun Montreal said...

csa farm baskets are available through equiterre, they maintain a list of csa farms with delivery in every area (local delivery is the crucial detail)

victoria bridge no bikes, but cross the river via pont de cite de havre, pont de la concord, parc drapeau/ile notre dame, st-lambert locks, and you will cross roughly this axis. Pont Jacques Cartier is another option.


Post a Comment

<< Home