In Laval’s central north lush perimeter, there’s a conservative-conscious eco-nature park offering a unique oasis of leisurely pleasures within a matrix of 101 verdant islands. Only a half hour drive from Montreal, this special place is called Parc de la Rivière-des- Mille-Îles. Here, birds, fauna and frogs come together to sing praises of their heavenly habitat. For humans, it is a haven for respite and relaxation; a cornucopia of natural surprises continuously delight the senses. Birdsong, bullfrogs and whispering breezes beckon us, weaving their magic in this bastion of visual beauty.
Mille-Îles Park has a day camp for kids that take perfect advantage of all the indoor facilities and outdoor activities, including fishing.
There are canoes, kayaks and pedalos galore here for them, and of course, families rent them too. Rentals for groups also include large Rabaska canoes.
On July 9th and 23rd, you can leave in one of these to listen to the concert of author, composer and interpreter, Sylvain Lemy and his guitarist. Now how sweet is that!
The website is www.parc-mile-iles.qc.ca. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at (450) 622-1020, ext. 227.