Where the Rivers Meet
Confluence of rivers at the eastern point of Île Jésus, aerial video, property of the Centre d’archives de Laval, Drones Falcon Bleu, 2015.
“Laval is as much about the water that surrounds it as the land within its boundaries”. That is how our beautiful island is described by the city in its publication Our city, Laval, notre ville from November 1968. If you get a chance to see our region from the air, you will definitely agree! The Mille Îles River is a tributary of the Des Prairies River. That means that it flows into the Des Prairies. It also has a slower flow. The waters mixed together then join the St. Lawrence.
The video begins above the shores of the eastern portion of Île Jésus in summer. The trees and grass are dark green. The camera rises gradually above the trees. The Mille Îles River appears. The camera turns to focus on the area where the two rivers meet. In the distance, you can see the Charles De Gaulle Bridge in Repentigny and the St. Lawrence River. A boat is moving in the water and cars are travelling on the bridge.