The peak of summer has passed and fall is approaching with a pint of cider. Before she gets here, it’s time to make plans to fill those lovely cool days. Quebec’s national parks have the perfect opportunity on September 10, when admission is free.
Each park offers a set of different activities for the occasion, including the three national parks near the island of Montreal. Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville invites you to discover the biodiversity of the park and the conservation projects put in place to maintain it. The event takes place at the La Tanière kiosk at 10 a.m. and continues until 3:30 p.m.
Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno also offers a showcase of biodiversity, starting at the Le Terrier kiosk at 1 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m. The park also offers an educational session on raptor migration in the park, including the opportunity to learn to tell hawks and hawks apart by flight and silhouette.
Bring this new bird expertise to Parc national d’Oka, which offers seven (!) different activities to enjoy during National Parks Day. From an ultimate frisbee tournament (meet at the main beach at 9 a.m.) to educational sessions on marshes and birds of prey, the free options are endless. It is also possible to go kayaking and to ride a one-wheeled bike and fat bike by registering in advance with VoilOka.
Although many events are free, there is a limit to the number of participants for each, so it is advisable to get your day pass online as soon as possible.
Before you go, check out our Guide to Responsible Travel to be informed, be safe, be smart, and most importantly, be respectful on your trip.