<h1>Parc-nature de<br>l’Île-de-la-Visitation</h1>

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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.

Certain conditions apply for reserving individual sporting equipment Informations : 514 280-6833 or reservations@guepe.qc.ca
To know how to rent your equipment online,click here (french only).

You cannot obtain an annual parking permit on site. It can only be purchased online or by telephone. To do so, click here, or call 514-280-6766.

Thank you for your co-operation.

The Parc-nature de l’Île-de-la-Visitation is steeped in close to 300 years of history. Its location on the shores of the Rivière des Prairies was once home to Canada’s first industrial site.

The most urban of Montréal’s nature parks is easily accessible via public transportation, and offers trails for cross-country skiing, hiking and snowshoeing. Trails that wind along the Rivière des Prairies and through the woods are sure to delight outdoor activity lovers. The schedule of wintertime activities is sure to arouse the interest of people who are curious about things to do during the frosty season.

winter activities

  • Hiking trails: 8.5 km
  • Cross-country skiing trails: 7.6 km
  • Snowshoeing trails: 11.3 km
  • Sledding mound
  • Birdwatching


  • Visitor centre
  • Lookouts (3)
  • Equipment rental ($): Cross-country skis, snowshoes, sleds, flying carpets
  • Room and outdoor site rental (not available this season)
  • Washrooms
  • Parking lots ($)

featured activities!

No activity available for this park.

Snow conditions

Snow conditions

French only

by car

Take Autoroute 40 and get off at exit 73, Rue Papineau eastbound, or take exit 75, Boulevard Saint-Michel westbound, then drive north to Boulevard Henri-Bourassa.

From Rue Papineau, turn right and from Boulevard Saint-Michel, turn left and continue to Rue de Lille, then north to Boulevard Gouin. Turn right onto Boulevard Gouin. The entrance to the parking lot is on the left.

by public transit

From the Henri-Bourassa metro station, take the 69 bus eastbound and get off at Rue de Lille. Walk to Boulevard Gouin, turn right, and keep walking until you reach the entrance to the park.

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.