Pointe-aux-Prairies Nature Park offers a huge area for ornithologists and nature lovers to explore. Divided into four, this park is so vast that it takes in a large proportion of the easternmost part of the Island of Montréal, even connecting the Rivière des Prairies to the St. Lawrence River.
Nature lovers have all the space they need to set off on a trip of discovery in all seasons. Interpretation trails lead through several ecosystems. This park is home to 184 species of birds and several white-tailed deer.
A visitor centre, in the Heritage section, serves as the gateway to the mature forest, while the Marais visitor centre opens up onto a chain of marshes.
- 15 km of hiking trails
- 14 km of bike paths
- Nature interpretation
- Fitness activities ($)
- Nautical excursions
- Visitor centre
- Picnic areas
- Parking ($)
- Headphones (self-guided tour)
- Room and outdoor site rental
Birds in Flight
Sunday July 14, noon–4 p.m.
Héritage welcome centre
14 905, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal (Québec), H1A 3X1514-280-6691
Take Autoroute 40 and get off at exit 87, Sherbrooke eastbound, or get off at exit 89, Sherbrooke westbound. Follow the blue road signs until you reach the entrance to the park.
by public transit
From the Honoré-Beaugrand metro station, take the 186 bus and get off at Yves-Thériault. Walk to Jovette-Bernier, and enter the park via the pedestrian entrance.
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.