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Welcome to our Guide to Parc Bernard-Landry

Last modified on 2023-05-09. This page is dedicated to nature lovers and wildlife photographers who are looking to plan their visit to Parc Bernard-Landry. Our aim is to provide you with comprehensive information about the park's wildlife and help you make the most out of your trip.

A lovely park with a small pond and a creek located near the river Prairies which separates the Island of Montreal from the Island of Laval. Can be easily accessed by metro.

How to Get Here

Take the metro line orange till station Cartier. Walk 15 minutes South. Starting in April, the park is easily accessible by bike from Montreal and Laval.

Map Location of Parc Bernard-Landry

Based on © OpenStreetMap

Photography Tips

Every year in May and June, we head to this park to record frogs. The pond allows you to get close to the water surface and take photos of amphibians very close. We shot some spectacular photos of amphibians here.

This park is renown for Wood Duck (Aix sponsa). Because they are nesting in this park, you will be able to take photos of ducklings in spring.

Carry with you a long lens for opportunities to take photos of birds of prey: Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus), Coopers Hawk (Accipiter striatus) and Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio). Particularly late winter, very early spring.

What to See Here

Primary destination in May and June to observe and record American Bullfrog (Rana Catesbeiana), Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans) and Wood Duck (Aix sponsa). Occasionally, you may spot birds of prey and foxes. It’s a large park with different good spots for birdwatching.

Recent Photos of Species

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)
Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Male
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
Cub Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Woolly Blue Violet (Viola sororia)
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Species and Seasonality

American Bullfrog (Rana Catesbeiana) 1 1 0 0
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 2 0 1 0
American Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 1 0 0 0
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 0 0 1 0
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 0 1 0 0
Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) 0 0 1 0
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 2 0 1 0
Common Blue Wood Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium) 0 0 1 0
Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) 3 0 0 0
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 2 0 0 0
Common Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) 0 0 1 0
Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) 2 0 0 0
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1 0 0 0
Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) 2 0 3 0
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 1 0 0 0
Field Sowthistle (Sonchus arvensis) 0 0 1 0
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1 0 0 0
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1 0 0 0
Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans) 3 0 0 0
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 0 0 1 0
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 1 1 2 0
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) 0 0 2 0
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2 0 1 0
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1 0 0 0
Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) 2 0 1 0
Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) 0 1 0 0
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) 1 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1 0 0 0
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 3 0 0 0
Redosier Dogwood (Cornus sericea) 1 0 0 0
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 2 0 0 0
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 0 0 1 0
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) 1 0 0 0
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1 1 0 0
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2 0 1 0
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 4 1 3 0
Woolly Blue Violet (Viola sororia) 3 0 0 0

Number of times a species has been observed, identified and recorded while visiting this park. A species is reported only once per visit to a park. Visit the page Park Visit Journals and learn how we record observations in the field.

Videos Recorded in Parc Bernard-Landry

Videos are hosted on Muuuh's YouTube Channel.

Landscape Photos Taken in Parc Bernard-Landry

Central Pond Parc Bernard-Landry

Early autumn at the central pond in Parc Bernard-Landry with some Mallards and Wood Ducks in the distance


NIKON Z6; NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8; Focal Length 24mm; Exposure 1/200; Aperture f22; Iso 1100;

Spring day at Park des Prairies


NIKON D500; AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G; Focal Length 50mm; Exposure 1/100; Aperture f13.0; Iso 200;

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Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to Parc Bernard-Landry.

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