Montréal urban BioKit
An Urban BioKit with a Montréal flavour!
Did you know that Montréal was once "melon capital"? Find out about this and more in the Montréal Urban BioKit! Explore the city’s unsuspected biodiversity, from the smallest alley to the biggest urban park.
And don't forget! You can reuse your BioKit as often as you like simply by printing out the appropriate diagnosis annex.
Ten major parks of the City of Montréal are also featured (circuits) in this BioKit. Their history, natural particularities, endangered and invasive species are highlighted. Geocaches hidden around some of these parks provide additional information. Equipment: GPS unit not provided (optional). Duration: about 90 minutes, depending on the itinerary chosen.
- The Saint-Michel Environmental Complex BioKit Circuit
- Promenade-Bellerive Park BioKit Circuit
- Des Rapides Park BioKit Circuit
- Mount Royal Park BioKit Circuit
- La Fontaine Park BioKit Circuit
- Pointe-aux-Prairies Nature Park BioKit Circuit
- Île-de-la-Visitation Nature Park BioKit Circuit
- Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park BioKit Circuit
- Bois-de-L'Île-Bizard Nature Park BioKit Circuit
- Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park BioKit Circuit
Using the BioKits couldn’t be easier!
- Choose your destination.
- Download the format of your choice.
- Print the BioKit.
- Take it outside, read the first page and get going!
How to print the letter format on two sides:
If you have access to a printer with the automatic two-sided option, you can simply print the entire document, following your printer’s instructions. Then staple the document.
If not, follow these steps:
- Print the odd-numbered pages of the PDF document.
- Print the even-numbered pages on the other side of the odd-numbered pages, according to your printer’s instructions.
- Staple the document.
How to print the logbook format:
As it is a two-sided document, you must have access to a printer with the automatic two-sided option!
- Under File choose Print.
- In the section Page Handling, select the Booklet Printing option in the Page Scaling scroll down menu.
- Print the entire document.
- Fold the document in half, making sure to put the cover page on top.
- Staple the document near the centre fold.
From the late 19th century until the Second World War, the city produced the “Montréal melon”. With its impressive size and lovely taste, this variety was highly sought after. In Boston and New York, a single slice of the delicious fruit at a restaurant cost as much as a steak! The melon’s popularity plummeted in the 1950s and then this fruit completely disappeared.
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