The areas managed by Héritage Saint-Bernard are perfect for hiking. Whether you are curious by nature, like to contemplate or are more fitness-oriented, the trails take you through a wonderful variety of ecosystems. In addition, these sites are at the doorstep of large urban areas!
Refuge faunique Marguerite-D'Youville
You will enjoy eight kilometres of trails at the Marguerite-D’Youville wildlife sanctuary on Île Saint-Bernard in Châteauguay. A variety of trails are available so you can go on short or longer hikes. You will also have benches, picnic tables, interpretation panels and bathrooms at your disposal. If you are a nature lover, birdwatcher or photographer on the lookout, you will highly appreciate the walkways, docks and other installations! A free way to enhance your experience is the audioguide (french only). There is also the wildlife sanctuary digital rally, which offers a fun way for the young and not so young to learn!
An admission fee is charged to access the wildlife sanctuary trails.
Access is through the Pavillon de l’île.
Centre écologique Fernand-Séguin
Belonging to Châteauguay’s network of city parks, this wooded area is one of the most visited parks in the region. In the spring, summer and fall, families can enjoy five kilometres of hiking trails. In the winter, two kilometres of trails are walkable, but there are also four kilometres of snowshoe trails and 20 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails!
Admission to the ecological centre is free year round. Access to the centre is by Brisebois Boulevard, close to the Anna-Laberge hospital.