is a lively city with irresistible charm. It has many exceptional
attractions, only 25 minutes from downtown Montreal. Whether you
visit on your own, with your family or with your sweetheart, you can
explore this area on the tip of the West Island in many ways: by
going out on Lake Saint-Louis, by discovering the history of the
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal, by soaking up the unique
character of Sainte-Anne Street or by learning about the wildlife of
Quebec and the world of aviation!
Ecomuseum Zoo, the only outdoor zoo on the island of Montreal,
will bring you face to face with black bears, river otter, Canada
lynx and birds of prey. Open year-round, the Ecomuseum Zoo is much
more than a zoo, as it takes care of animals that are injured,
orphaned or unable to return to the wild. Discover all about
Quebec's wildlife in a magnificent environment!
Right next to the Ecomuseum Zoo, the Morgan
Arboretum is home to a forest reserve that is as splendid as
it is impressive. Nature is on display there no matter the season,
but especially in the fall when the trees are vibrant with colour.
Don't forget your picnic!
The famous Boardwalk
along the canal continues to be a must-see in the area. At the
same time, you can stroll down Sainte-Anne
Street to discover the many stores and restaurants, or visit
the renowned Sainte-Anne
Market, open on Saturdays, to find delicious local products.
Speaking of the canal, plan a stop at the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
Canal National Historic Site, where the lock is still in
operation. Discover its dominant role in the development of
commercial operations and tourism in Canada during the second half
of the 19th century. The many grassy areas make it a perfect site to
enjoy the view of the Saint-Louis and Deux-Montagnes lakes.
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is also a great
destination for boating. At Paddle
Mac, located on Macdonald Campus of McGill University, you can
rent a kayak, paddleboard or canoe to paddle the waters of the
majestic Lake Saint Louis. Paddlers of all levels are welcome!
Also located on Macdonald Campus, the le Montreal
Aviation Museum is dedicated to showcasing the history of
aviation with a special focus on Quebec's contributions. Civil and
military aviation are represented by aircrafts, artifacts and
remarkable paintings by renowned Canadian artists.