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.
- 1.8 km of hiking trails
- Nature interpretation
- No visitor centre in this park
- Parking available on neighbouring streets
No activity available for this park.
Boul. Gouin Ouest The entrance is at the corner of Avenues Joseph-Saucier and Jean-Bourdon
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
$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.
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.
All the reception chalets are wheelchair accessible.
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.