Île Hébert (Photo by NCC)

Île Hébert (Photo by NCC)


Forêt-de-Senneville Nature Reserve (West Island, Montreal)

A hundred-year-old forest just kilometres from the city of Montreal (trail)

Forêt-de-Senneville Nature Reserve, Quebec (Photo by NCC)

Forêt-de-Senneville Nature Reserve, Quebec (Photo by NCC)

Travel to the municipality of Senneville, west of the island of Montreal, to discover an exceptional, 100-year-old forest comprising sugar maples, American beech and Canadian hemlock. On the one-kilometre-long trail, you’ll spot remarkable fauna and flora that only flourishes in mature forest. This environment is an ideal nesting spot for red-shouldered hawk, an at-risk bird of prey. During your visit, make a stop at the Morgan Arboretum, property of McGill University, located adjacent to the forest. The site is open all year round for hiking, cross-county skiing and snowshoeing.

As the nature reserve is accessible only through the Morgan Arboretum, entrance fees are required to access it.

Click here to view the trail map

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