Fauna Flora Photography

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 accessed 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 roads within the park.

Google Map

Map Location of Parc Michel-Chartrand

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Photography Tips

Access to different areas in the park is though restricted which limits exploration. It isn't allowed to leave the roads and pathways. This rule protects the delicate balance of wildlife diversity in the park but significantly limits photography opportunities.

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. In particular, there is a nesting area for Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) near the ranch in the middle of the park. Further, near the Northern end of the park there is a nesting area for Coopers Hawk (Accipiter striatus).

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) x - - x
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) x - - x
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) x - - -
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) x - - -
American Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) x - - -
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) x - - -
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) x - - x
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) x - - -
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) x - - -
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) x - - x
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) x - - -
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) x - - -
Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) x - - -
Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) x - - -
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) x - - -
Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) x - - -
Coopers Hawk (Accipiter striatus) x - - x
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) x - - x
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) x - - x
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) x - - -
Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus) x - - x
Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) x - - x
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) x - - -
Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) x - - x
European Common Blue (Polyommattus icarus) x - - -
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) x - - -
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) x - - -
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) x - - -
Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans) x - - -
Groundhog (Marmota monax) x - - -
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) x - - x
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) x - - -
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) - - - x
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) x - - -
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) x - - x
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) x - - -
Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) x - - -
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) x - - x
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) x - - -
Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) x - - -
Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) x - - -
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) x - - -
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) x - - -
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) x - - x
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) x - - x
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) x - - -
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) x - - -
Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) x - - -
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) x - - -
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) x - - -
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) x - - x
White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) x - - x
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) x - - -
Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) x - - -

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

Videos Recorded in Parc Michel-Chartrand

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 2024-05-05. 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.