Walk along Rivière des Prairies (part 1) in Montreal: Parc de la Merci, Parc des Bateliers, Ile Perry

On my last day in Montreal, I went for a walk near Rivière des Prairies, on the northwestern part of the island of Montreal. There, I walked in Parc de la Merci, Parc des Bateliers and Ile Perry, a small island in the river. I then crossed the Rivière des Prairies to Laval.

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Parc Jean Drapeau

Parc Jean Drapeau is a large park in Montreal located on Ile Saint-Hélène and Ile Notre-Dame, in the Saint-Lawrence river. It is named after Jean Drapeau, who served as mayor of Montreal for many years. The islands were the site of Expo 67 and the best-known and most visible feature of the park, the Montreal Biosphere, is a remnant of that event: It was the pavilion of the United States during the Expo.

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Walk from Cité du Havre to Ile Notre-Dame

Starting from the Bassins Peel, I walked in the Cité du Havre neighbourhood, passing by the brutalist Habitat 67, until I reached the Parc de la Cité du Havre (recently renamed Parc de Dieppe), at the tip of the peninsula. There was a great view on the Old Port, Pont Jacques Cartier and Parc Jean Drapeau from the park. I then crossed the Saint-Lawrence river on Pont de la Concorde until Ile Notre-Dame. At that point, it was getting dark so I walked to Ile Saint-Hélène and Parc Jean Drapeau to take the subway back to the city. I stopped at the Biosphère on the way.

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