This century-old forest of black maples is home to a diversified ecosystem. Visitors can see several species of plants and animals. Wildflowers carpet the forest floor in spring, the Bertrand stream teems with a rich aquatic fauna and birds sing undisturbed.
This park is also the ideal place to meet naturalists, explore grass beds and observe the Rivière des Prairies.
Construction on the Réseau express métropolitain
A new railway bridge is being built to double the tracks in preparation for the new express train network, the Réseau express métropolitain.
June 21 to the end of July
Complete closure of the pedestrian and bike path (it will not be possible to travel between the north and south sides of the park).
July to November
Partial obstructions of the pedestrian and bike path in the area. Signage will indicate that for safety reasons, cyclists must walk with their bikes through the area.
- 13 km of hiking trails
- 8 km of bike paths
- Attractions trail
- Nature interpretation
- Nautical excursions
- Fitness activities ($)
- Visitor centre
- Picnic areas
- Parking ($)
- Headphones (self-guided tour)
- Room and outdoor site rental
Ward Chipman’s Treasure
Wednesday to Monday, noon to 3 p.m.
Des Champs visitor centre
Take Autoroute 40 westbound and get off at exit 60. Take Autoroute 13 southbound (Boulevard Alfred Nobel/Lachine) and then the service road northbound. Take Boulevard Henri-Bourassa and turn left on Rue Douglas-B-Floreani. The entrance to the Des Champs visitor centre will be on your right.
by public transit
On weekdays, from the Du Collège metro station, take the 175 bus westbound to l’Oréal and walk 161 metres.
On weekends, from the Côte-Vertu metro station, take the 215 bus westbound to Hymus/Douglas-B.-Floreani. Walk 1 km east on Hymus and then turn left on Douglas B.-Floreani.
Take Autoroute 40 eastbound or westbound and get off at exit 60 for Autoroute 13 north, then take exit 8 toward Boulevard Henri-Bourassa, continue onto Boulevard Pitfield and turn left onto Boulevard Gouin Ouest.
by public transit
On weekdays, from the Côte-Vertu metro station, take the 213 bus westbound and walk 68 metres east along Boulevard Gouin.
On weekends, from the Côte-Vertu metro station, take the 968 bus westbound and walk 68 metres east along Boulevard 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. 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.