<h1>Parc-nature de<br>la Pointe-aux-Prairies</h1>

Parc-nature de
la Pointe-aux-Prairies

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.
No shuttle service is offered this season.

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 la Pointe-aux-Prairies 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.

In the wintertime, the park’s trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fatbiking and hiking feature a spectacular natural backdrop. The magical and lively landscape has wooded areas, fields and even swamps. If you pay attention, you may even see some white-tailed deer, who lead a peaceful existence in the park.

winter activities

  • Hiking trails: 13.9 km
  • Cross-country skiing trails: 12.4 km
  • Snowshoeing trails: 6.7 km
  • Fatbike trails: 4.2 km
  • Sledding mound
  • Birdwatching


  • Visitor centres
  • Observatories
  • Equipment rental ($): Cross-country skis, snowshoes, flying carpets
  • Room and outdoor site rental (not available this season)
  • Washrooms
  • Parking ($)

featured activities!

No activity available for this park.

Snow conditions

Snow conditions

French only

by car

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.

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.