Parc des Rapides
Parks, gardens, zoos and pop-up spaces
This pretty and peaceful spot is ideal for communing with nature, but the big draw is the flocks of feathered creatures.
© Pôle des Rapides
Daily, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The ideal spot for an up-close view of the spectacular Lachine Rapids that first fascinated Jacques Cartier in 1535. A landscaped lookout has explanatory panels telling the story of the rapids and the former hydroelectric station. The park is also known as a refuge for migrating birds, sheltering over 225 species, including the largest heron colony in Québec. The rapids live up to the wildest expectations of white-water rafters and kayakers.
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