Parc-nature du

This nature park is unique for its intriguing blend of natural and cultural elements. A witness to several key moments in Montréal’s history, its unique landscape reveals a succession of land uses: an ancient riparian forest, the clearing of woodland for farming and the development of forested estates by upper middle-class English-speaking families, including the McEachrans, Ogilvies, Gaults, Patons, MacDougalls, Refords and Molsons).

In the wintertime, the 1.8-km hiking trail offers nature lovers an especially peaceful setting.

Please note: The city will fell emerald ash borer-infested ash trees and destroy buckthorn (an invasive exotic plant) in the park this winter. This work will take place from Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The park will be closed to the public while work is going on, but will remain accessible on evenings and weekends.

Learn more

French only

winter activities

  • 1.8 km of hiking trails
  • Nature interpretation
  • Birdwatching


  • No visitor centre in this park
  • Parking available on neighbouring streets

featured activities!

No activity available for this park.

getting there

Boul. Gouin Ouest The entrance is at the corner of Avenues Joseph-Saucier and Jean-Bourdon

by car

From Autoroute 40 east or west, take exit 60 toward Autoroute 13 north, then exit 8 toward Boul. Henri-Bourassa, continue on Boul. Pitfield and turn right onto Boul. Gouin Ouest.

by public transit

At Côte-Vertu metro station, take the 468 bus westbound


access to nature parks is free

Parking fees

$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.

Food services

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.

Universal access

All the reception chalets are wheelchair accessible.

Trail plotting

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.