The aim of the Pointe-du-Moulin photo rally is to help you discover the various attractions of our historic site in addition to allowing you to enjoy nature.
You can do this rally at your own pace. If you complete only part of the challenges on your first try, you will be able to resume the rally at a later date as long as you use the same device.
There are 17 challenges and 6 bonuses that you will find below in this page. The buttons let you control your progress.
The button “ Resume the rally” allows you to initialize the page to resume the last session saved on your device (your browser requires cookies).
The “Reset rally” button allows you to restart the rally from zero and delete any saved sessions.
Once you have completed your photo rally, if you wish, you can use the submission form at the bottom of the page to submit your photos to us. You can then get a score and who knows you could win one of our prizes!
|Michel J.||312 points|
|Stéphane J.||234 points|
|Chantal A.||161 points|
|Le Sieur Perrot||150 points|
|Mélanie S.||110 points|
Near the entrance and the parking lot you will find a large field in which wheat was cultivated.
Take a picture of the large field with a view of the pavilions.
The nautical center of the city of Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot is located at the water’s edge on the site of the Parc Historique de la Pointe-du-Moulin.
Once you find it, you can take the opportunity to rent a boat, but don’t forget your photo!
To the right of the nautical center you will find a wooden bridge that crosses over a small stream.
Stop for a moment to admire the view of the water’s edge and take a picture of it.
Near the long bridge and the pavilions is a large bird feeder.
This is the ideal place to observe the different species of birds that we have at Pointe-du-Moulin.
An information panel on the 18th century can be found on the edge of the trails.
Take the time to learn more about life in another era.
The terrace of the main pavilions will lead you to the long bridge to get to the historic area.
At the end of the bridge you can see the miller’s house.
A small marsh is hidden between the historic area and the pavilions.
A good place to observe several types of amphibians.
If you pass through the historic area of the park, you will be able to see the miller’s house, built in 1785.
If you are passing during our opening hours, take the opportunity to visit it!
Near the miller’s house is the Jardin de la Nouvelle-France.
It grows the same vegetables that were grown in the 18th century!
A second garden is located in the historic area. Vegetables are grown there using Native American techniques.
Do you know the three sisters? Perhaps a visit to this garden can enlighten you…
In the historic area, you will be able to see our three-hundred-year-old windmill!
You can also find an information panel explaining the different parts of the mill mechanism allowing the wind to be converted into mechanical movement which then turns grain into flour!
While in the historic area, take the time to admire the view of the waterfront.
If the weather permits you should be able to see downtown Montreal. Can you identify a point of interest?
Two large picnic areas are available to visitors. One to the north of the park as well as one to the south.
Have you visited both? Now is the perfect time to sit down to relax and grab a bite to eat before continuing your visit.
Somewhere in the waterfront trails is a small, hidden beach.
Will you be able to find and photograph it? We remind you, however, that for your safety it is forbidden to swim there!
You will find a large sign near the parking lot informing you of important dates on the site.
For example, do you know in what year the Pointe-du-Moulin Historical Park opened its doors?
We have a huge tree on the site that we nickname the wish tree.
If you find it, take a moment to admire it and make a wish there!
The Pointe-du-Moulin Historical Park in partnership with the Vaudreuil-Soulanges ornithology club have installed a few birdhouses on the site.
Are you able to find them? Perhaps you will see a swallow there!
An owl niche has been set up somewhere in the forest.
Try to find it and you may be lucky enough to spot an owl!
The Pointe-du-Moulin Historical Park is a real nature reserve for birds. According to the site eBird the Pointe-du-Moulin lists more than 200 different species of birds which testifies to the impressive ornithological diversity.
Become an ornithologist for a day and try to photograph as many species as possible!
You will find below some species to inspire you:
The Historical Park does not only welcome birds, we also have a great diversity of other animals that come to visit us!
Whether in the forest, in the marsh or by the river there is a ton of different species to discover!
The St. Lawrence River seaway passes in front of our mill at the end of the historic area. It is therefore common to see large ships passing by this place.
Stop for a moment to observe these boats which are sometimes of an impressive size!
The Pointe-du-Moulin Historical Park is located directly under the trajectory of runway # 6 at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport.
It is therefore common to see aircrafts in the sky. Try to photograph different types!
Once you have completed your rally, you can send us your photos. The Sieur Perrot will rate your submission and, who knows, your best photos could be shared on our Facebook and Instagram page!