There is plenty of space for a picnic, a bike ride or kayaking excursion, not to mention camping on an island. Though the parc is situated near the the city, with partial views of the Olympic stadium, deer can also be seen.
Want an outdoor adventure but don't have the gear? There is everything you need at the rental centre: bikes, kayaks, paddle boards and more. Also for rent: fully equipped, comfortable tents.
The bike path stretches for about twenty kilometers. Departing from the island of Sainte-Marguerite, there is a path leading to three islands not accessible to cars.
Pedal on country roads, between fields and woods, along the St. Lawrence. Don't miss a stopover at the archaeological site to view an incredible reconstruction of an Iroquoian longhouse. Along the way, stop for a break at picnic tables are set up by the water.
There are many calm water channels to go paddleboarding or kayaking, which are much more peaceful away from the motorized boats in the Grande rivière.
There is so much wildlife to be seen from your boat, from ducks and herons to beaver huts. Explore the islands for an hour or two with a four-kilometre marked route.
By bike or on foot, deer are often seen in the clearings on the edge of the woods, along the main road. At times, it's like Anticosti Island, famous for the abundance of these animals.
Their numbers compare to Anticosti, about 15 deer per square kilometer. They are most visible at dusk, as the deer go out into the fields to feed.
Accessible only by bicycle, the campground is located on Grosbois Island. Borrow a trolley at the rental center, three kilometers away, to transport equipment and luggage.
Although it is a rustic campsite (without amenities), there is access to a toilet block and drinking water. Recently open to campers, the land is still wild with much to be discovered unlike the others located in the parks managed by Sépaq, which is more populated and well-known. No complaints here.
Good to know
Hiking and bicycle Trails: 21 km
Dogs: allowed on leash in certain areas
River shuttles (with bikes): from Montréal (Promenade Bellerive) to Île Charron, from Boucherville (municipal wharf) to Île Grosbois
Daily access rights (online booking required): $9.25 per adult (taxes included), free for ages 17 and under
Camping: individual tents, equipped tents for rent and RV area
Splash park, playgrounds, picnic area