Parc-nature du Bois-de-L'Île-Bizard

Last updated October 12, 2022
Address
2115 chemin du Bord-du-Lac
Montréal, QC H9C 1P3
514-280-6778

Parc-nature du Bois de l’Île-Bizard is located on the northwestern tip of Île Bizard, near Montréal’s western region. At this exceptional green space bordering the shores of Lac Des Deux Montagnes and Rivière Des Prairies, you can observe a wide variety of fauna and flora in its swamps and wetlands.

Description

Parc-nature du Bois-de-L’Île-Bizard includes a rich variety of ecosystems and several hiking (7km) and cycling trails where you can birdwatch or admire other flora and fauna. Gaze across the marshes or check out the migratory geese along the lakeshore. During the summer season, a small beach located on a Lake of Two Mountains bay welcomes families with young children. In the winter, strap on your cross-country skis (7km) or snowshoes (12km) and discover the beauty of snow-white open spaces. While the park chalet is closed this winter, it does offer washroom facilities on a daily basis.

Map of trails and paths (in French)

Reconstruction of the Grand Boardwalk and the Least Bittern Lookout

Both structures will be completely rebuilt. The large boardwalk has been redesigned as a floating walkway, rather than resting on driven piles. The work operations began in the fall of 2021. Supply chain issues for materials have served to delay the installation of railings on the structures. We will notify you when the walkway becomes accessible.

In order to transport the floating components of the Grand walkway, a helicopter was used. This reduced the impact on the natural environment, was faster than via the trails (two-to-three weeks) and reduced the chance of damaging trees during the action. An uncommon operation, but very successful.

Rules to follow

Dogs must be kept on leash.

Good habits to adopt in large parks

Facilities

Amenities

  • Boat launching ramp
  • Parking ($)
  • Picnic area
  • Washroom

Services

Directions

Parc-nature du Bois-de-L'Île-Bizard
2115 chemin du Bord-du-Lac
Montréal, QC H9C 1P3