<h1>Parc-nature du<br>Cap-Saint-Jacques</h1>

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COVID-19 ALERT: Due to the coronavirus situation, here is what you need to know about the park.

The park is open during its usual hours.
The welcome centre is closed.
You can still use washrooms.
No shuttle service is offered this season.

Certain conditions apply for reserving individual sporting equipment
Informations : 514 280-6833 or reservations@guepe.qc.ca
To know how to rent your equipment online,click here (french only).

The sugar shack is open only for take-out of drinks and snacks. However, the small dining room is closed.

Château Gohier is closed and you cannot use indoor rest areas. However, visitors can purchase drinks and snacks bar at the Château Gohier (weekends, to take out).

The maison du Meunier café is closed until February 5. Starting on February 6, the café will offer snacks and light meals for take-out.

Visits to the ecological farm are allowed. However, due to the pandemic, you cannot approach the animals. The barn of the ecological farm is closed.

The open-air centre is closed temporarily.

Rental of rooms and exterior sites is not available this winter. You cannot obtain an annual parking permit on site. It can only be purchased online or by telephone. To do so, click here, or call 514-280-6766.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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.

winter activities

  • Hiking trails: 7 km
  • Cross-country skiing trails: 14 km
  • Snowshoeing trails: 5 km
  • Fatbike trails: 6.5 km
  • Sledding mound
  • Nature interpretation
  • Birdwatching


  • Visitor centre (closed)
  • Rustic sugar shack
  • Cross-country skiing trails
  • Outdoor activity base (closed)
  • Equipment rental ($): Cross-country skis, snowshoes, sleds, flying carpets
  • Room and outdoor site rental (not available this season)
  • Washrooms
  • Parking areas ($)
  • Vending machines at the welcome centre
  • Drinks and snacks bar at the Château Gohier (weekends, to take out)
  • Drinks and snacks at the sugar shack (weekends, to take out)

featured activities!

No activity available for this park.

Snow conditions

Snow conditions

French only

by car

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).

Cap Saint Jacques
Cap Saint Jacques


access to nature parks is free

Parking fees

$9.50 per day and $7.50 for two hours. Places are limited. Annual permit available ($62 for residents, $83 for non-residents)


Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.

Food services

(COVID-19) Snacks and light meals are available for take-out at Cap-Saint-Jacques and île-de-la-Visitation.

Alcohol consumption on-site

Alcohol consumption is tolerated when it accompanies a picnic.

Universal access

(COVID-19) Welcome centres are closed. Equipment rental and parking permit purchases can be done online.

Trail plotting

Trails are maintained from December 12, 2020 to March 7, 2021, For information about ski, snowshoe and walking trail conditions, click here.

Outdoor equipment rental

You can rent cross-country skis, snowshoes and magic carpets in certain parks.

Reservations are mandatory and certain conditions apply.

Space and outdoor site rentals

(COVID-19) Rental of rooms and sites is not available this winter.