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Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park

Location of Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park in Montreal
Type Regional park
Location Pierrefonds-Roxboro / L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

45°27′54″N 73°55′52″W / 45.464977°N 73.930993°W / 45.464977; -73.930993Coordinates: 45°27′54″N 73°55′52″W / 45.464977°N 73.930993°W / 45.464977; -73.930993

Area 302 hectares (750 acres)

Cap-Saint-Jacques is a regional park in Montreal, located in the West Island at the junction of the Lake of Two Mountains and the Rivière des Prairies. Situated on a peninsula, three quarters of the park are bordered by water. At 3.02 km2 (1.17 sq mi), it is the largest park in Montreal.

The land for the park was purchased on February 14, 1980 according to the North Shore News paper.

The park features a natural sand beach and an organic farm, which raises animals and grows organic produce. Farm activities are offered by the Corporation-D-Trois-Pierres.

The park’s bays are home to a variety of animals, including the map turtle. Environmental science activities are offered by the Groupe uni des éducateurs-naturalistes et professionnels en environnement (GUEPE). The park includes stands of silver birch and sugar maple, with a cabane à sucre where visitors can watch the production of maple syrup, in season. The park has 26 km (16 mi) of hiking trails and over 30 km (19 mi) of trails for cross country skiing.

The name "Cap St. Jacques" was written on maps as Saint-Jacques Escarpment on the island of Montreal.

See also

  • Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park

External links

  • City of Montreal Web page
  • Montreal Seen:Cap Saint Jacques
  • D Trois Pierres Web page
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