Hochelaga Archipelago (Photo by ALM par Avion)

Hochelaga Archipelago (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.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and its partners have protected more than  20 km2 (2,000 hectares) of natural areas  along the St. Lawrence River.

Its islands and islets, which number in the hundreds, and its riverbanks, which span more than 1,000 kilometres, are inhabited by often unsuspected varieties of flora and fauna. Did you know that the Lac Saint-Pierre Archipelago alone, near Sorel-Tracy, comprises over 100 islands and the Hochelaga Archipelago (Montreal) is made up of over 300?

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. From the vibrant Island of Montreal to the peaceful Magdalen Islands, this unique network of ecosystems, some of which are threatened, creates valuable habitat for many plants and animals. 

Each protected property is a victory for NCC and for those who donate to its efforts. Discover victories that feed into our major conservation project featuring the St. Lawrence’s natural areas:

Thanks to our partners:

Canada   Gouvernement du Québec     Age of Union

 Energir logo    Earth Rangers logo              fondation de la faune logo


Fondation environnement logo U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service     NAWCA


Helios UAV logo     Immophoto logo             Bota logo

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