Located northeast of Montréal, this 3-km linear park follows the large waterway, transforming at certain spots into waterfalls thanks to its limestone bed. This well-preserved natural site is home to many species of animals.
The park also includes four small islands, near the shoreline of the Rivière des Prairies, which are breeding spots for muskrats, large herons, ducks and fish. Work is under way to make some of these islands accessible to the public.
In the wintertime, the 3-km snowshoeing trail is a must after a big snowfall!
- Snowshoeing trail: 3 km
- Nature observation
- No visitor centre on-site
- Parking available on neighbouring streets
No activity available for this park.
West of Boul Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine, between Boulevards Gouin and Henri-Bourassa.514-280-6691
Access via Boulevards Henri-Bourassa, Maurice-Duplessis, Perras or Gouin at the corner of Boul. Ozias-Leduc. The path is approximately 300 metres west of Boul. Louis-H.-Lafontaine.
by public transit
At Henri-Bourassa metro station, take the 69 bus eastbound to the Maurice-Duplessis stop. The park entrance is a few feet away.
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.