Parc des Rapides
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|The Parc des Rapides is a 30-hectare waterside park, containing marsh, pools and walkways and stretching out into the St. Lawrence River.
Located in Lasalle, at the foot of 7th Avenue, the park gives unequalled views of the river rapids, with a view across to the Heron Island bird sanctuary. The park allows the walker to really get out on the river and observe the birds that are the main focus of the park: 225 species are said to have been observed here, and the flora is also diverse and interesting.
The Parc des Rapides is part of the Lachine Rapids ecoterritory, which extends over the park, Heron Island, and parts of Nuns' Island downstream.
If you want to see Great Blue Herons in the Montreal area, in an area accessible by public transit, this is one of the best places to go. It's the largest heron species in North America and the birds look especially magnificent when taking to flight.
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