A city of a hundred nations
Around Montreal there is plenty of opportunity to canoe and kayak. One of the best locations to canoe is the Parc de la Riviere-des-Mille-Iles, just off the shores of Laval. There are lots of islands to explore with good bird watching chances. The Parc Iles-de-Boucherville on the St. Lawrence River is another good place to canoe and kayak in Montreal. The Lachine Canal which is now open to boaters can take you all the way from downtown Montreal to Lake Saint Louise. Stop off and enjoy a picnic along the way. Canoers should note that currents can often be strong.