<h1>Parc-nature <br> du Bois-de-l’Île-Bizard</h1>

du Bois-de-l’Île-Bizard

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.

Thank you for your co-operation.

This nature park is the ideal destination to observe fauna and flora in an urban environment.

The star-shaped lake extends its arms into diverse ecosystems waiting to be discovered. Marshes, wetlands, a lookout over Lake of Two Mountains and maple and cedar forests can all be explored during a single visit.

Enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in peace and quiet, away from the noise of the city.

Visitors are invited to take advantage of the new facilities: the recently renovated medium walkway and Pointe-aux-Carrières lookout are now open. Work on the large walkway is scheduled to begin in 2021.

winter activities

  • Hiking trails: 7 km
  • Cross-country skiing trails: 7 km
  • Snowshoeing trails: 12 km
  • Birdwatching


  • Classes ($): Fitness
  • Lookouts (2)
  • Toilettes
  • Parking ($)

featured activities!

No activity available for this park.

Snow conditions

Snow conditions

French only

by car

Take Autoroute 40 westbound and get off at exit 52, Boulevard Saint-Jean Nord. Turn left on Boulevard Pierrefonds, then right on Boulevard Jacques-Bizard. After the bridge, follow the indications on the blue road signs.

Spring and Summer only.
April to november

This nature park is also accessible by ferry via the L’Île-Bizard/Sainte-Dorothée crossing.

* Please note that the large and medium footbridges are not accessible.

A new lookout is also being built. It will replace the old Pointe-aux-Carrières lookout, which was removed due to major damages in the past.

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.