Neighbourhood - Public spaces

Île-de-la-Visitation Nature Park


Design

The island, accessible from two streets and a pedestrian walkway, is cut off on the extreme west by the Papineau-Leblanc Bridge. The park covers 330,000 m² of ponds, undulating terrain, natural banks with a view of Rivière-des-Prairies and undergrowth. An impressive number of activities take place in the park, which offers bike paths, walking trails, observation areas, fishing sites, picnic areas, a snack bar, cross-country ski trails, a slide and more. To limit the number of cars, fee-charging parking lots were built at the entrance to the island.

Notable buildings include several residences from the 19th century, such as the Maison du Pressoir and the Maison du Meunier, as well as the dikes and the Site des Moulins, which the Sulpicians began building in 1726.

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Aerial plan of Île-de-la-Visitation and Sault-au-Récollet
September 20 1982
100 cm x 69.5 cm
© Ville de Montréal, SDCQMVDE, Direction des grands parcs et de la nature en ville, © Héritage Montréal

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L'Île-de-la-Visitation Nature Park, field
July 30 1982
3.6 cm x 2.4 cm

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L'Île-de-la-Visitation Nature Park, field
July 30 1982
3.6 cm x 2.4 cm
© Ville de Montréal, SDCQMVDE, Direction des grands parcs et de la nature en ville, © Héritage Montréal

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L'Île-de-la-Visitation Nature Park bicycle path

© Ville de Montréal, Gestion de documents et archives (302(3) U-5828-62), © Héritage Montréal