The Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park with its 159 hectares (393 acres) of majestic hardwood forest and silver birch forest is a unique conservation park in northwest Montreal. Its ecosystem is home to a great number of plants and animals, including the American beaver, the map turtle and the flowering rush.
The park is circled by Bertrand brook’s stream. In summer, visitors can take a long stroll along 13-km of the trails, as well as use its 8 km of cycling path (you can use bicycle rentals at Pitfield information centre).
Pleasure and relaxation are guaranteed in this hardwood forest. In the fields, near the stream or in the woods, birds are abundant and varied. In the wintertime, visitors can observe many birds at any one of many feeding stations. Many people ski along the winding cross-country ski trails or toboggan down the hill.
To ensure a perfect close to the day, you can stop off at one of the park's two reception centres (the Pitfield and Des Champs chalets) and snuggle up by the fireside. You can also participate in environmental science activities offered by the Groupe uni des éducateurs-naturalistes et professionnels en environnement - GUEPE.
The Bois-de-Liesse Park is home to American beavers, turtles, woodpeckers and red foxes.