Anse of Boischatel Park

A direct access to the river

The Parc de l'Anse is the first riverside park to be developed on the Côte-de-Beaupré. It offers direct access to the river.

You can stop there for a family picnic or simply to relax by the water, enjoying the amenities and street furniture.

River navigation in the past

Sources: Centre de généalogie de Château-Richer

River and recreation

For a few years, the Anse de Boischatel park has been a hotspot for kayakers, windsurfers and kitesurfers who enjoy direct access to the river and the proximity of the Montmorency Falls.

Picture: A kitesurfer in front of the Parc de l’Anse (Manon Dumas. Coll. of Développement Côte-de-Beaupré).

Ice Bridge

In the winter, ice fishing enthusiasts also take advantage of this location to set up their fishing cabins on the frozen river.

People regularly crossed the river by sledge to Île d'Orléans in winter on what was called the Ice Bridge. This was before the current bridge was built, and even after.

Picture: Ice bridge crossing (Coll. of the Centre de généalogie, des archives et des biens culturels de Château-Richer).

To observe around

The soil in the area where we are is largely composed of clay deposits that can be used to make brick. Moreover, from the 17th century, the Drouin family of Château-Richer produced it in large quantities. It dominated the market at the time.

In 1912, the Brique Citadelle plant moved to Boischatel near the Montmorency Falls, to benefit from the hydroelectric power available nearby.

Brique Citadelle employed up to 150 workers before closing its doors in the early 1990s.

Typical brick house

The proximity of the old factory explains why there are many old brick-built houses in Boischatel.

Picture: Inventaire du patrimoine bâti de la MRC de La Côte-de-Beaupré, 2002.

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Experience Côte-de-Beaupré - A Heritage Adventure

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Presented by : Développement Côte-de-Beaupré

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