Éco-Nature plans a memorable summer season

Boat rentals, Propel Your Summer events, guided activities, day camps and more!


Laval, May 24, 2022 - Éco-Nature and Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles celebrate the arrival of the summer season on Saturday, June 4, with the weekend opening of the Berge du Garrot boat rental center and the Boisbriand ecomobility ERRE terminal facilities. The rental center and all ERRE terminals, including the reception and service buildings in Bois-des-Filion and Saint-Eustache, will then welcome visitors 7 days a week from June 24 to August 21, 2022, to the delight of the citizens of the riverside towns. This will be an opportunity to discover many new sites of interest, and to explore the shores and banks of the Rivière des Mille Îles from the comfort of a human-powered watercraft.

New this season: Propulse ton été launch events will be held at ERRE terminals in Boisbriand (June 18), Bois-des-Filion (July 3) and Saint-Eustache (July 9)! A 25% discount will be granted on boat rentals during these special days, plus additional discounts to be used on future visits. These launch activities are presented jointly by the municipalities, Décathlon and Desjardins.

The beginning of June will see the return of guided family fishing activities, Pêche en herbe, introductory kayak and SUP courses, and kayaking at dusk. Once again this year, these activities can be booked via the Sport Plus website. Please note that Pêche en herbe has been extended for 2022 to 8 to 14 year-olds, and that permits will now be distributed to 6 to 17 year-olds as part of the Guided Family Fishing program.

Finally, young explorers aged 6 to 14 can discover the marvellous environment of the Rivière des Mille Iles from June 27 onwards at the Aventuriers de nature immersive day camps! Wildlife observation, treasure hunts, an introduction to fishing, time travel and a host of other surprises await you.

Our entire team is looking forward to seeing the river terminals come alive this summer!

About Éco-Nature | Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles

Éco-Nature works to protect, conserve and enhance the Rivière des Mille Îles and its tributaries, with the support and for the benefit of the community. Éco-Nature, in partnership with the government authorities involved and in collaboration with the 9 municipalities bordering the river, has been piloting the large-scale wildlife refuge expansion project since 2009. With over 971 hectares under study, the Rivière-des-Mille-Îles wildlife refuge expansion project will ultimately be one of the largest urban wildlife refuges in the province.

Founded in 1987 and managed from the outset by Éco-Nature, Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles offers a superior ecotourism experience that respects the natural environment and benefits over 130,000 visitors annually. The Park has received several awards in recognition of its recent achievements, including Excellence tourisme, Excellence plein air (2019) and Dunamis (2020). In addition, the Park's co-founder, Mr. Jean Lauzon, was awarded the Quebec Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for Exceptional Merit in 2021 for his extensive community involvement.

Catherine Angehrn
Director of Communications and Marketing
Éco-Nature / Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
345, boul. Sainte-Rose, Laval (Qc), H7L 1M7
450 622-1020 ext. 236
[email protected]