The 30-hectare Parc des Rapides offers visitors a peaceful oasis. Attractions include the Lachine Rapids, a popular draw with surfers and anglers, and the park’s great blue heron population.
Register to take part in a full slate of seasonal activities, including walking, water sports, cross-country skiing or cycling.
Along the way, you’ll enjoy a view of the river and the Lachine Rapids and discover more than 225 bird species, including the largest heron colony in Québec.
In addition to attracting birdwatchers, photographers and anglers, the site offers historical and nature interpretation activities.
Rules to follow
Starting August 3, 2020:
- No stopping on the access trail
- This trail covers the area of the park that begins at the entrance and finishes at the end of the third little bridge.
- Bicycles are prohibited inside the park. Bike racks will be available at the entrance.
- Certain interior sections of the trails will be closed to traffic. The narrowness of these sections makes it impossible to maintain the required physical distancing.
- At all times, compliance with the physical distance of 2 metres between visitors and Héritage Laurentien staff.
- Photographers and ornithologists (bird watchers): use cameras WITHOUT tripods.
- Trail obstructions must be minimized and walkers must be allowed to move freely.
Picnics and street furniture
- Picnic areas and street furniture will be accessible. Parc des Rapides staff will provide weekly maintenance of the furniture, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own disinfectant wipes, as needed.
- Bike stand
- Drinking fountain
- Free parking
- Picnic area
- Accessible parking
- Wheel-chair accessible