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.

  • Île aux Cerfeuils, Hochelaga Archipelago (Photo by Martin Beaulieu)
    Hochelaga Archipelago

    The Hochelaga Archipelago includes over 300 islands and islets, stretching from the Ottawa River (Lac des Deux-Montagnes) to the eastern tip of the Island of Montreal (St. Lawrence River). Four of the islands protected by NCC, at the eastern end of Montreal, are now open to the public: Île Bonfoin (the Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles borough on the island of Montreal), Île à l'Aigle, Île aux Cerfeuils (Repentigny) and Île Beauregard (Verchères).

  • Least bittern (Photo by Steve Arena - USFWS)
    Île de Grâce: Wetland protection is for the birds — and the plants too

    Protecting wetlands in Quebec is a top priority for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). NCC protects natural habitats on Île de Grâce, north-east of Sorel-Tracy in the Lac Saint-Pierre archipelago.

  • Silver maple stands, Grondines (Photo by NCC)
    The Grondines and Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade Swamp

    The Grondines and Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade 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.

  • Joël Bonin and Dax Dasilva (Photo by NCC)
    Age of Union: A new and crucial partner for the St. Lawrence River

    Nature has a way of showing us what is important. In September 2020, tech leader and founder of Age of Union, Dax Dasilva, and I found ourselves on an odyssey down the St. Lawrence River, journeying through ecosystems as unique as you and me.

  • Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola, QC (Photo by PJCCI)
    Compensation project in Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola: 30,000 shrubs and herbaceous plants and 300 trees planted in one month

    In September 2022, a major milestone was reached in the Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola fish habitat and wetland compensation project. These plantings will create new habitats while helping to protect the region’s biodiversity.

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