Oka National Park

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Oka National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Location Oka, Deux-Montagnes Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada

Oka National Park (Parc national d'Oka) is a small provincially administered park, located between the village of Oka and Pointe-Calumet on the north shore of Lac des Deux Montagnes in Quebec, Canada.[1] The Park is home to one of the largest heronries in Quebec and the historical site of Calvaire d'Oka (Calvary of Oka) shrine which dates from 1740.


The Park has an area of 23.7 square kilometres (9.2 sq mi). It shares territory with the municipalities of Oka, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac and Pointe-Calumet, which are all in the County of Deux-Montagnes regional municipality and the region of Laurentides. The Park includes beaches and marshes located north of Lac des Deux Montagnes, as well as the Calvaire d'Oka. The Park is traversed by Highway 344 and is also accessible by Quebec Autoroute 640.

L'Orée shelter in Oka National Park

The Oka Calvary trail[edit]

The priests of the Sulpician order built seven chapels on the low hills of Oka to mark some of the Stations of the Cross.

Chapel on the way up the Oka Calvary trail.
Two of the three chapels at the top of the Oka Calvary trail.
Inside view of one of the Oka Calvary chapels.
Painted relief wood panel in one of the Oka Calvary chapels.

See also[edit]


This article was initially translated from the French Wikipedia.
  1. ^ Registre des aires protégées du Québec Archived December 12, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs. (French)

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Coordinates: 45°28′05″N 74°01′50″W / 45.4681°N 74.0306°W / 45.4681; -74.0306