Parc des Rapides

Leisure activites, nature and relaxation Leisure activities Nature, fauna and flora Outdoor Pôle des Rapides

This is 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 one of the largest heron colonies in Québec. The rapids live up to the wildest expectations of white-water rafters and kayakers.


  • Picnic area
  • Recreational canoeing
  • Winter sliding
  • Nature interpretation/observation
  • Recreational kayaking


  • Lookout
  • Free parking on site
  • Parking for buses and coaches
  • Walking path