Fauna Flora Photography

Parc Bernard-Landry, Laval

A lovely park with a small pond and a creek located near the river Prairies which separates the Island of Montreal from the Island of Laval. Can be easily accessed by metro.

How to Get Here

Take the metro line orange till station Cartier. Walk 15 minutes South. Starting in April, the park is easily accessible by bike from Montreal and Laval.

Google Map

Map Location of Parc Bernard-Landry

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Photography Tips

Every year in May and June, we head to this park to record frogs. The pond allows you to get close to the water surface and take photos of amphibians very close. We shot some spectacular photos of amphibians here.

This park is renown for Wood Duck (Aix sponsa). Because they are nesting in this park, you will be able to take photos of ducklings in spring.

Carry with you a long lens for opportunities to take photos of birds of prey: Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus), Coopers Hawk (Accipiter striatus) and Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio). Particularly late winter, very early spring.

What to See Here

Primary destination in May and June to observe and record American Bullfrog (Rana Catesbeiana), Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans) and Wood Duck (Aix sponsa). Occasionally, you may spot birds of prey and foxes. It’s a large park with different good spots for birdwatching.

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) x - x -
American Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) x - - -
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) - - x -
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) - x - -
Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) - - x -
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) x - x -
Common Blue Wood Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium) - - x -
Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) x - - -
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) x - - -
Common Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) - - x -
Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) x - - -
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) x - - -
Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) x - x -
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) x - - -
Field Sowthistle (Sonchus arvensis) - - x -
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) x - - -
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) x - - -
Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans) x - - -
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) - - x -
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) x x x -
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) - - x -
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) x - x -
Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) x - x -
Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) - x - -
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) x - - -
Redosier Dogwood (Cornus sericea) x - - -
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) x - - -
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) - - x -
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) x x - -
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) x - x -
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) x x x -
Woolly Blue Violet (Viola sororia) x - - -

When specific species have been observed, identified, and recorded in this park.

Videos Recorded in Parc Bernard-Landry

Photos of Parc Bernard-Landry

Parc Bernard-Landry - Parc Bernard-Landry - 2022-09-22
Parc Bernard-Landry - Parc Bernard-Landry - 2019-05-11

Last updated on 2024-03-14. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.