Located northeast of Montréal, this 3-km linear park follows the large waterway, transforming at certain spots into waterfalls thanks to its limestone bed. This well-preserved natural site is home to many species of animals.
The park also includes four small islands, near the shoreline of the Rivière des Prairies, which are breeding spots for muskrats, large herons, ducks and fish. Work is under way to make some of these islands accessible to the public.
- 3 km of hiking trails
- 3 km of bike paths
- Nature interpretation
- No visitor centre on-site
- Picnic areas
- Parking available on neighbouring streets
Saturday August 24, noon–4 p.m.
Free guided activity
West of Boul Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine, between Boulevards Gouin and Henri-Bourassa.514-280-6691
Access via Boulevards Henri-Bourassa, Maurice-Duplessis, Perras or Gouin at the corner of Boul. Ozias-Leduc. The path is approximately 300 metres west of Boul. Louis-H.-Lafontaine.
by public transit
At Henri-Bourassa metro station, take the 69 bus eastbound to the Maurice-Duplessis stop. The park entrance is a few feet away.
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.