TThis nature park is unique for its intriguing blend of natural and cultural elements. A witness to several key moments in Montréal’s history, its unique landscape reveals a succession of land uses: an ancient riparian forest, the clearing of woodland for farming and the development of forested estates by the horsey set (upper middle-class English families including the McEachrans, Ogilvies, Gaults, Patons, MacDougalls, Refords and Molsons).
In the wintertime, the 1.8-km hiking trail offers nature lovers an especially peaceful setting.
- 1.8 km of hiking trails
- Nature interpretation
- No visitor centre in this park
- Parking available on neighbouring streets
Saturday September 8, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Free guided activity
Boul. Gouin Ouest The entrance is at the corner of Avenues Joseph-Saucier and Jean-Bourdon
From Autoroute 40 east or west, take exit 60 toward Autoroute 13 north, then exit 8 toward Boul. Henri-Bourassa, continue on Boul. Pitfield and turn right onto Boul. Gouin Ouest.
by public transit
At Côte-Vertu metro station, take the 468 bus westbound
access to nature parks is free
$9 per day and $7 for two hours. Places are limited. Annual permit available ($60 for residents, $80 for non-residents)
Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
The nature parks do not offer restaurant services, but some reception chalets have food vending machines. Bring your picnic
Visitors may bring their own barbecues. However, their use is limited to clearly marked areas, and coals must be disposed of in designated containers.
Alcohol consumption on-site
Alcohol consumption is tolerated when it accompanies a picnic.
Cash and credit card
All reception chalets accept credit cards.
However, only cash is accepted at the sugar shack in parc-nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques.
All the reception chalets are wheelchair accessible.