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Parc Michel-Chartrand, Longueuil

Parc Michel-Chartrand is a sizable urban park boasting extensive forested areas and four small pools. Situated to the north of Longueuil near Boucherville, it serves as a popular destination year-round. Visitors flock here seeking serene strolls in nature, engaging in various sports activities, or indulging in birdwatching.

How to Get Here

The park can be easily by bus from Metro Station Longueuil. Direct bus lines connecting metro station with the park entrance are line 16, 71 and 74. The park can also be accessed by bike which is convenient as there are bike road within the park.

Google Map

Map Location of Parc Michel-Chartrand

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Photography Tips

We've identified three captivating viewpoints for photography enthusiasts within the park.

Near the entrance, there's a picturesque pond nestled amidst natural surroundings, bordered by lush vegetation and adjacent to the forest. Continuing towards the middle of the park to the right, you'll encounter a second viewpoint offering a panoramic vista of a spacious open area juxtaposed with the nearby forest. Finally, veering left from this spot towards the upper end of the park, you'll find a narrow path winding through the forest.

What to See Here

The park has urban area but also large forest area which are habituated by White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) among many other animals. Access to different areas is though restricted which limits exploration.

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) - - - x
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) - - - x
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) - - - x
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) - - - x
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) - - - x
Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) - - - x
Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) - - - x
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) - - - x
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) - - - x
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) - - - x
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) - - - x
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) - - - x
White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) - - - x

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

Photos of Parc Michel-Chartrand

Parc Michel-Chartrand - Parc Michel-Chartrand - 2024-02-04
Parc Michel-Chartrand - Parc Michel-Chartrand - 2014-08-24

Last updated on 2024-02-11. 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.