The park is located on the Montreal's north shore in the West Island. It stretches from the back river almost to the Trans-Canada Highway, and from Sunnybrook in the west, on passed Highway 13 to Avenue du Rousseau, in the east. The park has 12km of hiking trails, along with 8km of bike paths. This is one of our favourite parks for a day of cycling, not as crowded as some and nice rolling terrain. The paths are stone dust or hard pack and a hybrid is the best choice. You can launch a canoe of kayak on the river from the parks shores in the eastern sector but a portage is in order and the rivers currents are best suited to more experienced paddlers. In the winter there are almost 25km of cross country ski trails suitable for novices and beyond. The trail system moves through a mix of forest, field, wetlands and travels along a stretch of the rivers shoreline.  
 

Watch for black ducks, wood ducks and great blue herons and if your lucky, you just might see a muskrat.

The park can be accessed from St. Regis Blvd (the entrance is not posted but it can be found just across from the western most Matrox building, there is no parking at this entrance), Sunnybrook (no Parking), Rue Ceres (no parking), Rue Camille (no parking), Avenue du Rousseau (no parking), Gouin Blvd (parking) and on Douglas B. Floreani (parking). There are two park offices and information centres one on Gouin, the Accueil Pittfield and one on Douglas B. Floreani, the Accueil des Champs . The entrance on Gouin is just to the west of Hwy 13. From the 40 take the 13 north and immediately get on the the service road (exit 8) and follow it to its end. Keep right and follow the sign for Gouin Blvd. (if you take the left fork, you'll be back on the 13 and taking the bridge to Laval, have fun). Head west (left) on Gouin for a short distance and watch for the entrance on your left. To reach the Accueil des Champs entrance take the Henri-Borrassa exit on the Trans-Canada, just east of Sources and head west where you'll almost immediately see the sign for the park. Turn left on Douglas B. Floreani, which takes you straight into the park.

There are a number of buses which will get you to the park, consult our Resources section for the Montreal's Urban Transit Link. Maps are available at the park offices. There is a fee for parking.

 

 

   

Resources

Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park
20099 Gouin Blvd. West
(Pierrefond) Montreal
514-280-PARC
or 514-280-6784

Bois de Liesse - Official Site

STCUM - Montreal's Urban Transit

 

Other Parks

 

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