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

    For over half a century, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and our many partners have been working together to protect the many natural areas found on the St. Lawrence’s islands and in its riparian environments.

  • Île aux Cerfeuils, Hochelaga Archipelago (Photo by Martin Beaulieu)
    Hochelaga Archipelago - East of Montreal

    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 (Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel) -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)
    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.

  • The team at île du Moine, Quebec (Photo by NCC)
    Nesting boxes: Encouraging the return of a threatened species

    Return to the pasture at île du Moine, on the St. Lawrence River, is a project that aims to manage certain areas on the island. It also aims to promote sustainable agricultural practices to support the return of rural birds, such as barn swallow.

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