- Partial access for persons with disabilities
- Family Activity
- Accompanying Leisure Card (CAL)
- Parking for Buses
- Boat tours
Become a coureur des bois thanks to this outdoor adventure company that offers guided tours of the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park, a beautiful archipelago in the middle of the St. Lawrence River just minutes from downtown Montréal.
By canoe and by foot, explore the channels and trails teeming with plants and wildlife. Learn about the park’s ecosystem, the history of Montréal and of New France, the first French settlers, fur traders and Indigenous peoples.
Now this isn’t just any canoe excursion: Les Tours Barberousse operate rabaska canoes, alike the large birchbark canoe first used by Indigenous peoples and the first European settlers in North America. Spacious and stable, rabaska canoes can sit up to 20 paddlers on board.
Tours meet up at the Radisson metro station (named after Pierre-Esprit Radisson, French explorer and fur trader in New France) before heading over to the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park (a quick 10-minute drive).
A half-day guided tour includes transportation, park access, visit of an Aboriginal archaeological site, picnic break (be sure to pack a lunch!) and approximately three hours on the water. The sunset tour lasts 60 minutes and offers breathtaking views of the cityscape at twilight.
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