This summer, the City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, in partnership with the Ecomuseum Zoo, the City of Montreal and Tourisme Montréal, is launching the shuttle pilot project “Discovering Montreal’s West Island”. Navette Nature offers a unique service: public transportation at a mini-price between the downtown and the West Island of Montreal.
From the end of June to the end of August, the shuttle will be in service on Wednesday and Saturday, and from the beginning of September until the 12th of October, they will be in service every Saturday.
Again this year, visitors can count on the pillars of the City’s tourism offer. Every Saturday,
dozens of local merchants gather on the waterfront for Marché Sainte-Anne. In addition to
offering fresh and artisanal products, the Market organizes themed events throughout the
summer, such as the Garlic Festival and Ecology Day, bringing together producers,
processors and consumers in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is also a nature lover’s paradise. A 245-hectare forest reserve, the Morgan Arboretum, offers nature discovery activities on top of breathtaking scenic trails.
Water sports enthusiasts have been spoiled since the arrival of Paddle Mac which allows
everyone to enjoy Lac St. Louis by renting kayaks and canoes and offering yoga classes on
paddleboards. The famous Ecomuseum Zoo – the only outdoor zoo on the island of Montreal – offers visitors of all ages a special experience with animals of the region.
Discovery enthusiasts are fascinated by the Montreal Aviation Museum’s collection of aircraft and they can expand their knowledge of the history of Canadian civil and military aviation in an interactive environment with dedicated and passionate specialists.
For the third year in a row, Navark cruises on Lac St. Louis offer visitors an original way to relax with an awe-inspiring view of the Canal Boardwalk and the heritage village of Sainte Anne. Back on solid ground, visitors can stroll along Sainte-Anne Street and the Canal Boardwalk, watch the boats go by, stop at a terrace, shop at a boutique and enjoy the pleasures of life in the summer. In addition to the magnificent views of the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal – a national historic site – visitors can easily find entertainment on the boardwalk at any time: salsa lessons, concerts and line dancing are among the events offered for free throughout the beautiful season.