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Saint-Bernard Island

Date of the hike:    Sunday 16 August 2015

Location:                Île Saint-Bernard

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crédit photo: ilesaintbernard.com

Leader: Carole Lalonde

Level: Easy (see Levels of difficulty for hikes)

Distance: 8 km 

Fees: $ 4.15 (with the boat cruise: $14.25 + tax)

Recommended: Insect repellent, water, sunscreen

Ascent: flat grounds

On Sunday, August 16, join the Ramblers on a hike on Saint-Bernard Island, located in Châteauguay, where you will see exceptional treasures!

Discover the Marguerite-D’Youville wildlife refuge as you explore eight kilometres (five miles) of hiking trails and admire the biodiversity on this island. You may also opt to take a pontoon boat cruise.

http://www.heritagestbernard.qc.ca/territoires.htm

Carpooling: Rendezvous at 8:00 a.m. in the municipal parking lot on Raoul Blais (between the KIA dealership and the Vaudreuil Dorion Medical Clinic  600 Boul. Harwood) 

Departure will be at 8:10 a.m.

Destination is at 480 Boulevard d'Youville, Châteauguay, QC J6J 5T9 http://g.co/maps/wjczk.

Directions: Take Highway 30 to René-Lévesque Blvd and continue to the end. After the railway, turn right on chemin Saint-Bernard and follow directions for the refuge faunique Marguerite-D’Youville.

The hike will start at 9:00 a.m. It is about 8 km long and we will stop at each of the lookouts. 

 

Trail map

11:15: We should be back at the pavilion.  If you wish, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant  Café de l'île or awaken your taste buds at the  Bistro de la Traite by tasting local terroir products and beer from Quebec microbreweries.

After lunch, you may choose to enjoy a lively pontoon cruise on the bateau-ponton Le Héron bleu (Blue Heron Pontoon Boat) and discover the many natural treasures around Saint-Bernard Island. The captain will be your guide during this one hour tour. 

There is one departure at 1:00 p.m. and another at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $14.25 plus tax (which includes the fare for the trails).

Reservations are suggested. Everyone must make their own tour reservation by calling: 450 698-3133

 

REPORT

On this sunny Sunday morning, a group of 22 people including one guest met on Ile Saint-Bernard in Chateauguay.

Carole negociated a 10% discount.

Blue sky and hot temperature. No incident to report.

We walked the 8km in about 2 hours, with many stops to look at the animals and birds and take some time for photographs.

After the hike 13 people stayed for a picnic.

We did offer a facultative observatory tour on the pontoon boat le Héron Bleu on the Chateauguay river.  6 people took advantage of the short cruise and enjoyed the tour.

PHOTOS Marc 

PHOTOS Michel

 

Please note that pets are not allowed on hikes.

Members should have their card at each hike. The membership fees may be paid by cheque or with Paypal.

N.B. Guests are welcome and members are encouraged to invite interested individuals who can participate in our sanctioned activities once for free. Guests must register at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. After one free event, returning guests will be invited to join the Ramblers Association and pay the annual membership fee. Those people who, after using their free pass want to participate but not join will be obliged to pay $10 per outing.

All persons who participate in a Ramblers Club activity acknowledge having read, understood and accepted the Club’s policies and waiver and the participant guidelines, as posted on the website at www.lesrara.ca, and agree to abide by them.

NOTICE: Ramblers Association hikes are held rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the case of extreme weather conditions, such as an ice storm or thunderstorms. If a hike is cancelled for these reasons an email will be sent to all members and other people on our mailing list one (1) hour before the event is due to start. This cancellation notice will also appear on our website.

 

sign no animals  Please take note that pets are not allowed on hikes.

Members should have their card at each hike. The membership fees have to be paid by Interac.

N.B. Guests are welcome and members are encouraged to invite interested individuals who can participate in our sanctioned activities once for free. Guests must register at invite-guest@lesrara.ca. After one free event, returning guests will be invited to join the Ramblers Association and pay the annual membership fee. 

All persons who participate in a Ramblers Club activity acknowledge having read, understood and accepted the Club’s policies and waiver, as posted on the website at www.lesrara.ca, and agree to abide by them.

NOTICE: Ramblers Association hikes are held rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the case of extreme weather conditions, such as an ice storm or thunderstorms. If a hike is cancelled for these reasons an email will be sent to all members and other people on our mailing list one (1) hour before the event is due to start. This cancellation notice will also appear on our website.

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