Welcome to our Guide to Parc Île-de-la-Visitation
Last modified on 2023-04-14. This page is dedicated to nature lovers and wildlife photographers who are looking to plan their visit to Parc Île-de-la-Visitation. Our aim is to provide you with comprehensive information about the park's wildlife and help you make the most out of your trip.
An urban park located along Prairies River which flows between Island of Montreal and Island of Laval. It is a popular park.
Enjoy bird watching, the park is place of many bird species and bird feeders during the winter months. Nevertheless, the park isn't very popular for photography. Because of its location, you have the sun in front of you most of the time and approaching birds is difficult. We identified some spots of interest though.
Forest clearing and bridge: At the upper entrance north, the bridge allows you an overview of the area and watching birds flying by. The clearing shortly before the bridge provides opportunities for bird close up (bushes) and grazing geese.
Small Peninsula: Straight ahead from the entrance, you find a small peninsula where you can get to water surface level. We use this spot for waterfowl photography: Wood Duck (Aix sponsa), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)
Tip near lower entrance: Straight ahead of the lower entrance, once crossed the damn, there is a pond on the right (waterfowl) and a clearing.
West River Bank: Another place where you can get at water surface level providing opportunities to take photos from waterfowls: American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)
What to See Here
You have both, forest habitat and water habitat and with this variety an increased number of bird species to spot. Approaching animals for photography is challenging. The park is located conveniently and reachable by public transportation. Nevertheless, not our favorite park.
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 Île-de-la-Visitation.
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