St. Lawrence River (Photo by Immophoto-Patrice-Bériault)

St. Lawrence River (Photo by Immophoto-Patrice-Bériault)

St. Lawrence River

  • Île Bouchard, Lanaudière, Qc (photo by alm Par avion)
    The Majestic St. Lawrence River

    Historical waterway, place of contemplation, source of inspiration... the St. Lawrence River plays a central role in Quebec’s geography and history. Its islands and islets, which number in the hundreds, and its riverbanks, which span more than a thousand kilometres, are inhabited by often unsuspected varieties of flora and fauna.
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  • Silver maple stands, Grondines (Photo by NCC)
    The Grondines Swamp

    The Grondines Swamp, which extends along seven kilometres of shoreline in the St. Lawrence’s freshwater estuary, is one of the last large-area treed swamps on the river.
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  • Least bittern (Photo by Steve Arena - USFWS)
    Île de Grâce: Wetland protection is for the birds — and the plants too

    On the occasion of World Wetlands Day on February 2, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) announced the increased protection of a conservation area in the heart of Quebec’s Île de Grâce. Located between Sorel and Trois-Rivières in the Lac Saint-Pierre archipelago, this island serves as habitat for many species, including several populations of waterfowl.
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  • Short-eared owl (Photo by Gregory Johnston)
    Hochelaga Archipelago

    The Hochelaga Archipelago includes over 300 islands and islets, from the Ottawa River (Lac des Deux-Montagnes) to the eastern tip of the Island of Montreal (St. Lawrence River). The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) protects several of these islands.
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