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Hike in Bois de l' Île-Bizard Nature Park

Date of the hike:    Sunday 27 March 2016

Location:                Île-Bizard

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Hike in the Parc-Nature-du-Bois-de-L'ile-Bizard    
 
Leader:  Hélène Tétrault
 
Sweeper:  Anne
 
Distance: Approx. 7 Km  
 
Duration: 2.5 hours including stops
 
 
Welcome to Spring! To celebrate Easter Sunday, join us in Parc-Nature-du-Bois-de-L'ile-Bizard. 
 
We will meet at 9:00 am in the parking lot at 2115 Chemin Bord-du-Lac in Ile-Bizard. Our walk will begin at 9:10am.
 
$$$$There is a parking fee of $9; carpooling may be helpful.
 
Carpool:  Rendezvous at  the Hudson Shopping Centre at 8:20 a.m. for a departure at 8:30 a.m.
 
If you are planning to hike with us on Sunday, please register on this LIST to give us an idea of the number of hikers. Register even if you don't carpool.

 

Directions: From Autoroute 40, exit at St-Jean Boulevard; take St-Jean north to Pierrefonds Boulevard, turn left and continue to Jacques-Bizard Boulevard, turn right and cross the bridge.   Turn left on Cherrier, right on de l’Église, until you reach chemin Bord-du-Lac.  Turn right, and continue until you come to the Park entrance at 2115.  

 
This 216 hectare park offers pleasant wooded walking paths, a footbridge over a marsh where we may view turtles, ducks, herons and other birds. On our journey we will stop to view wildlife at the observation points of Le grand Heron and  Le bihoreau.. As we pass through the park and head over to the Laval Rapids section, we will have a short walk. We will then retrace our steps and head to the observation area Le petit butor. We will then head towards the beach and the Chalet d'accueil. 
 
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Twenty people assembled at 9am in the parking lot of the Ile Bizard Nature Park. The temperature was a bit fresh early in the morning but the sun was shining in an intense blue sky. At the start, we were « hit with » a closed trail sign, which we decided to ignore because it was felt the closure was only because of a number of fallen branches. We crossed over a footbridge and were treated to the sight of several pairs of Canada geese who were parading on the frozen lake. Many members took photos at this place.

The trails were still snow covered, and the snow compacted which meant we needed our crampons for the entire hike. Several parts of the trails were free of snow, but muddy. The footbridge and other wooden bridges were free of snow and although damp, they were not slippery.

We hiked 9 km in 2 hrs and 20 minutes including several stops at observation points (and for photos). During a break by the Laval Rapids, Anne offered chocolate eggs to participants who came out for this Easter hike.

No incidents to report.

There are outhouses available.

 

Please take 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 atwww.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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