The Parc-nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques, with an area of 330 hectares, is Montréal’s largest park. The park is bordered by the Lac des Deux Montagnes and the Rivière des Prairies and its trails offer commanding views of their icy surfaces.
The park has a network of cross-country ski trails that cross a number of field, river and forest landscapes.
The park has a countryside feel with its ecological farm, whose fields and buildings are home to cows, goats, sheep, donkeys, rabbits, a pony and pigs. Organic vegetables are grown here that visitors can buy in the summertime.
The park also has a rustic sugar shack where you can taste maple products that are made on site.
This winter, the park will feature a new fatbike trail.
* Please note that Maison Brunet is currently under renovation.
This winter, don’t miss:
A shuttle service between downtown Montréal and the Parc-nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques.
Sunday, January 13, February 3 and March 3 (full)
Saturday, February 16 and March 9 * (full)
Friday, March 8 (full)
New dates: Sundays, January 27 and February 24, 2019 (full)
Pick-up: Square Dorchester
Departure time: 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Return time: 3:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.
Reservations with Navette Nature are required, at: www.navettenature.com
Information : 1 866 857-6262 or email@example.com
* A special outing will be organized on the evening of Saturdays, February 2 and 23, 2019 (departure at 6 p.m. - full on February 23) as part of the Starlight Walks. For more details, visit: www.navettenature.com
- Hiking trails: 7 km
- Cross-country skiing trails: 14 km
- Snowshoeing trails: 5 km
- Fatbike trails: 3.8 km
- Sledding mound
- Nature interpretation
- Strolls by Starlight
- Carriage rides
- Tours of the ecological farm and general store
- Visitor centre
- Rustic sugar shack
- Cross-country skiing trails
- Outdoor activity base
- Classes ($): fitness, kite skiing and cross-country skiing
- Equipment rental ($): Cross-country skis, snowshoes, sleds, sleighs, flying carpets, ice cleats
- Room rentals
- Parking areas ($)
- Vending machines at the welcome centre
- Light meals and snacks at the sugar shack (weekends)
- Snack bar at the Maison Gohier (weekends)
Stroll by Starlight
Saturday, March 2, 6:45 to 9 p.m.
Surviving a Winter Night
Visitor centre: 20099, boul. Gouin Ouest, Pierrefonds
Beach: 21115, boul. Gouin Ouest, Pierrefonds
Take Autoroute 40 westbound, then take exit 49, Chemin Sainte-Marie.
Turn left onto Chemin Sainte-Marie, then right onto Chemin de l’Anse-à-l’Orme and right again onto Boulevard Gouin Ouest.
by public transit
From the Côte-Vertu metro station, take the 64 bus northbound to the Grenet/De Serres stop. From there, take the 68 bus westbound (at the corner of Grenet and Gouin).
From the Côte-Vertu metro station, take the 470 bus westbound to the Pierrefonds/Des Cageux stop. From there take the 68 bus westbound.
From the Henri-Bourassa metro station, take the 69 bus westbound to the Grenet/De Serres stop. From there, take the 68 bus westbound (at the corner of Grenet and Gouin).
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.
Alcohol consumption on-site
Alcohol consumption is tolerated when it accompanies a picnic.
Cash and credit cards
All welcome centres accept credit cards. However, only cash payments are accepted at the Parc-nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques sugar shack.
All the reception chalets are wheelchair accessible.
The trails are maintained from December 15 to March 10.
Outdoor equipment rental
You can rent cross-country skis and snowshoes in certain parks. Some of them also offer sleds, magic carpets, sleighs for children and spikes for safe walking.