Old Port of Québec City: Promenade de la Pointe à Carcy, Bassin Louise

After visiting the lower town of Old Québec, I went on a short walk along the Saint-Lawrence River, in the Old Port (Vieux Port) towards Pointe à Carcy. It started to rain quite hard so I returned to the upper town along Bassin Louise.

Above, Château Frontenac.

Above, ferry from Lévis, on the other side of the Saint-Lawrence.

Above, Citadelle in the background.

Above, looking towards the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence.

Above, Place des Canotiers.

Above, passenger ferry terminal.

Above, old customs house of the Port of Québec.

Above, seats of Agora du Vieux Port.

Above, Monument à la mémoire des marins de la marine marchande canadienne de la province de Québec perdus en mer durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

Above, rain is coming.

Above, in Pointe à Carcy.

Above, lock between Bassin Louise and the Saint-Lawrence.

Above, Bassin Louise and silos.

Above, the upper town of Old Québec.


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.

Above, arriving at Parc de la Merci.

Above, bicycle path.

Above, flock of geese on Rivière des Prairies.

Above, Ile Perry.

Above, power transmission towers.

Above, in Parc des Bateliers.

Above, train tracks to Laval.

Above, on the bridge to Ile Perry

Above, concrete sculpture on Ile Perry.

Above, Rivière des Prairies.

Above, squirrel.

Above, on the way to Laval.

Parc de Dieppe (Parc de la Cité du Havre)

Parc de Dieppe is a park located at the northern tip of the Cité du Havre in Montreal. It is surrounded by the Saint-Lawrence river and offers a great view on the Old Port and the Ile Sainte-Hélène. When I visited in 2016, it was called Parc de la Cité du Havre: In August 2017, the city changed its name to Parc de Dieppe, in honour of the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe raid during WW2.

Above, walk to the Parc along the Pont de la Concorde.

Above, one of the many people fishing that day.

Above, Quai Jacques Cartier in the Old Port.

Above, Quai de l’Horloge and Clock Tower.

Above, Pont Jacques Cartier.

Above, Parc Jean Drapeau on Ile Sainte-Hélène.

Above, Biosphère.

Above, building of the Old Port ice skating rink, with the dome of Marché Bonsecours and City Hall in the background.

Above, view of the park from Pont de la Concorde.

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.

Above, Bassins Peel.

Above, silo near the Bassins.

Above, in Cité du Havre.

Above, Habitat 67, built for the Expo.

Above, Old Port.

Above, in Parc de Dieppe, passing under the Pont de la Concorde.

Above, Biosphère and Tour Levis in Parc Jean Drapeau.

Above, view of Tour de l’Horloge and Pont Jacques Cartier from the tip of the peninsula.

Above, squirrel.

Above, on Pont de la Concorde.

Above, Parc de Dieppe from the bridge.

Above, Saint-Lawrence river.

Above, on Ile Saint-Hélène.

Above, Ile Notre-Dame.

Above, on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, a F1 racing circuit.

Above, crossing the footbridge from Ile Notre-Dame to Ile Sainte-Hélène.

Above, the footbridge (Passerelle du Cosmos).

Above, Montreal Biosphere. It was the pavilion of the United States for Expo 67. The dome was designed by Buckminster Fuller.

Walk in Parc Nature du Bois-de-Liesse

The Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park is a large park in the northwestern part of the island of Montreal, near the Rivière des Prairies.  It has a number of walking trails to choose from (see the map). In winter, the trails are used for cross-country skiing (see the winter map).

Above, reception center (Maison Pitfield).

Above, Japanese-style footbridge.

Above, Sentier des Erables Noirs (Black Maple Trail).


Above, Secteur des Bois-Francs.

Above, squirrel.

Above, Sentier des Asters.

Above, under the bridge on the other side of the brook, towards Rivière des Prairies.

Above, in the Secteur de la Péninsule.

Above, transmission towers across the Rivière des Prairies.

Above, Pont Louis Bisson.

Above, Ile aux Chats (Cats Island).

Above, Maison du Ruisseau.

Above, nice autumn colors near the bus stop.