Neighbourhood Sault-au-Récollet

Discovery

A picturesque neighbourhood on the banks of Rivière des Prairies

A “village” that is protected, cherished, and maintained by its residents, Sault-au-Récollet is, after Old Montreal and Pointe-aux-Trembles, the city sector with the greatest evidence of its long history - from New France to modern-day Quebec and passing through all the stages of agricultural and industrial development. At its heart, however, can still be found the traces of a peaceful rural village dating from the second half of the 18th century as well as reminders of the Amerindian presence.

On the banks of Rivière des Prairies, Sault-au-Récollet enjoys an enviable geographical location, with bicycle paths, the Île-de-la-Visitation Park, the winding and picturesque Gouin Boulevard, and historic buildings, including recognized and classified monuments. In 1992, the neighbourhood was designated a heritage site by the City of Montreal.

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Edge of water, L'Île-de-la-Visitation Nature Park

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