Terra-Cotta Natural Park
This ecologically valuable urban woodland was made into a park by the City of Pointe-Claire to preserve its diversity and make it accessible to the public. Nature lovers and outdoors enthusiasts are delighted by the variety and abundance of its plant and animal and life.
100 Terra-Cotta Avenue
Terra-Cotta Natural Park is:
- A woodland covering almost 40 hectares;
- Six kilometres of hiking trails;
- A wide range of ecosystems and plant species;
- A natural habitat for many birds, reptiles and mammals;
- A favourite place for nature lovers and birdwatchers.
- Stay on the marked trails.
- Do not remove any natural feature (animals, plants, wood, stones or rocks, etc.).
- Do not feed the animals.
- Leave waste in bins at park entrances.
- Keep dogs on a leash at all times.
- Put dog excrement in a sealed bag and drop it into one of the bins at park entrances.
Major clay deposits discovered in the early twentieth century were exploited on the site by the Montreal Terra Cotta and Lumber Company from 1912 to 1962. The clay was mixed with sawdust to produce tiles used on walls and floors.
Since 1971, a citizens’ association, the Terra-Cotta Conservation Area Project (Pointe-Claire) Inc., has greatly contributed to the preservation of this natural site.
For more information about the Terra-Cotta Nature Park, contact the Public Works Department at 514-630-1230 or firstname.lastname@example.org