At Parc-nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques, each day is Sunday in the park. An enchanting site surrounded by shoreline, this peninsula offers commanding views of the Rivière des Prairies and Lake of Two Mountains and features a natural sand beach popular with families.
After a refreshing swim and water sports, visitors are ready to discover everything the park has to offer. Located on what was once private agricultural land, the nature park houses an ecological farm that produces organic vegetables and where animals, such as cows, goats, sheep, donkeys and rabbits, are raised. * Please note that Maison Brunet is currently under renovation.
There is a fee to access the beach:
- 0 to 5 years: free
- 6 to 17 years: $3.50
- 18 to 59 years: $5
- 60 years and over: $3.50
A shuttle service from downtown Montréal (Square Dorchester) takes Montrealers to Parc-nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques every Wednesdays, from June 26 to August 28 and every Saturdays, from June 29 to October 12.
Please note that the bus will stop at the Ecomuseum Zoo and at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site.
13 years old and over: $8
Children between 3 and 12 years old: $4
Children 2 years old or younger
- Beach: supervised swimming ($)
- 16 km of hiking trails
- 8 km of bike paths
- History activities
- Astronomy-related activities
- Arts and culture activities
- Fitness activities ($)
- Nature interpretation
- Free water sports: canoeing, kayaking, sailing, kitesurf and paddle boarding
- Nautical excursions
- Visit to the farm and general store (organic produce available for purchase)
- Visitor centre
- Viewing area
- Picnic areas
- Launch ramp
- Parking ($)
- Nautical courses: paddle board, kayak ($)
- Boating equipment rental: kayak, pedal boat, paddle board ($)
- Headphones (self-guided tour)
- Room and outdoor site rental
Camping Under the Stars
Friday August 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Meet at the outdoor centre
Visitor centre: 20099, boul. Gouin Ouest, Pierrefonds
Beach: 21115, boul. Gouin Ouest, Pierrefonds
Take Autoroute 40 westbound, then take exit 49, Chemin Sainte-Marie.
Turn left onto Chemin Sainte-Marie, then right onto Chemin de l’Anse-à-l’Orme and right again onto Boulevard Gouin Ouest.
by public transit
From the Côte-Vertu metro station, take the 64 bus northbound to the Grenet/De Serres stop. From there, take the 68 bus westbound (at the corner of Grenet and Gouin).
From the Côte-Vertu metro station, take the 470 bus westbound to the Pierrefonds/Des Cageux stop. From there take the 68 bus westbound.
From the Henri-Bourassa metro station, take the 69 bus westbound to the Grenet/De Serres stop. From there, take the 68 bus westbound (at the corner of Grenet and 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.