This green promenade along the St. Lawrence River is a beautiful rich and diverse ecosystem. The house-museum projects alongside the river and the river shuttle with its multiple access points would give the river back to Quebec.
There are many remarkable woods punctuating the promenade: The Battlefields Park, Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge, St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Mount Hermon Cemetery, Benmore Estate, Domaine Cataraqui, Pères maristes, Boisé Tequenonday, Boisé de l’IRDPQ, Boisé de l’Aquarium, the Plage-Jacques-Cartier Park, Boisé Neilson, Boisé des Compagnons, Boisé Marly and the Cartier-Roberval Park. Some have yet to attain protected status.
The River and wooded areas attract over 200 species of birds, to the delight of birdwatchers, a very popular pastime practiced by one in five Quebecers.