Lands & Waterways in the Montreal & Laval Regions
 

Regional Parks

Regional Parks of Montreal - Regional Parks (Nature), Montreal, Quebec

Parks

 

Bois-de-Liesse - Regional Nature Park 9432 Gouin Blvd West 514-280-6729 514-280-PARC There are 12km of hiking trails, along with 8km of bike paths.

 
 
  You can launch a canoe of kayak on the back river from the park. In the winter there are almost 25km of cross country ski trails. Located in the heart of the west island the park can be accessed from St Regis Blvd, Sunnybrook or Gouin. The entrance on Gouin is just to the west of Hwy 13. The park reaches from the river almost to the Trans Canada Highway.

Bois-de-Liesse - Regional Park (Nature), Montreal, Quebec

 
Bois-de-l'lle-Bizard - Regional Nature Park 2115 Bord du Lac Ile Bizard, Quebec 514-280-8517 514-280--PARC The park is situated in the eastern sector of the island of Ile Bizard. Ille Bizard is a small island off the western north shore of the island. There is a bridge to the island. There are over 27km of cross country ski trails. In the summer there are 9.6km of hiking trails and bike trials. The park has a launch point for sea kayaks or canoes. To access the park take St Jean Blvd north to Pierrefond Blvd. Head west along Pierrefond and follow the signs to the bridge for Ile Bizard. Cross the island and head east on Bord du Lac to the parks entrance.

Bois-de-L'ile-Bizard - Regional Park (Nature), Montreal, Quebec

 
Cap-Saint-Jacques - Regional Nature Park 20099 Gouin Blvd West (Pierrefond)Montreal 514-280-PARC or 514-280-6871 Over 27km of hiking trails and 7km of bike paths. In the winter this adds up to almost 30km of cross country skiing. Located on Gouin Blvd on the north shore of Montreal the park is almost at the islands most it's westerly point.  
 
 

Cap-Saint-Jacques - Regional Park (Nature), Montreal, Quebec

 
I'lle-de-la Visitation - Regional Nature Park 2425 Gouin Blvd East Montreal 514-280-PARC or 514-280-6733 9km of hiking trails and 2.5km of bike trails. In the winter there are 8km of cross country ski trails. Located in Montreals' east central region on the north shore.
 
The park is layed out along the Riviere des Prairies, it represents a real break from the urban landscape. You can do some canoeing, sea kayaking, biking, birding and hiking within it's boundaries. Locate off Gouin Blvd East between Papineau and Saint Micheal. Take Henri Bourassa to Rue de Lille, then turn north to Gouin. At Gouin turn east and drive for a short distance to the park gates.

L'Ile-de-la-Visitation - Regional Park (Nature), Montreal, Quebec

 
 
Point-aux-Prairies - Regional Nature Park 12300 Gouin Blvd (Riviere-des-Prairies)Montreal Quebec 514-280-6691 514-280-6688 514-280-6772 There are 20km of cross country ski trails along with a designated snowshoe trail of 3km. The are 3km of hiking trails and 13.km of bike trails. The park is rather unique in that it streaches form one the norther shore to the southern shore of the island through corridors which connect the three main sections. The two parking areas in the north that can be reached from Gouin just off Saint Jean Baptiste.

City Parks

Mont-Royal (The Mountain) - Hiking 30km, Snowshoeing, XC Skiing 20km and you can also cycle the wooded road that winds to the top or take the public road across. Call 514-844-4928 An urban park it's never the less a large and beautiful green space in the center of the city. It's heavily wooded, has lots of trails and excellent viewpoints. It's a great place for a stroll on a warm summers day or a quick cross country ski before leaving for work in the winter. The park forms the crown of Mont Royal the cities central peak and landmark. It can be accessed from the downtown core in a number of places including Dr Pennfield. If your driving you can gain access from Cote-de-Neige in the west or Mont Royal/Parc Avenue in the east.

Other Montreal Parks

Parc Jean Drapeau - (Parc des Iles) - Hiking, Snowshoeing, Cycling, Cross Country Skiing
Iles Ste-Helene
1-800-797-4537
514-872-4537
Take the Jacques Cartier bridge and exit in the middle on Iles Ste-Helene.
Agrignon Park - Hiking 10km, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing 10km
3400 des Tinitaires Blvd
LaSalle
514-872-3816
Lafontaine Park
3819 Calixa-Lavallee - Walking 10km
514-872-2644
A large but very urban green space. 
Maisonneuve Park - Hiking 5km, Snowshoeing, XC Skiing 18km
4601 Sherbrooke St E
514-872-6555
Another urban park to the east of the downtown core.

Laval

  • Parc de la riviere des Mille-Iles
  • Take the Laurentien Autoroute, Hwy 15 north to the last exit in Laval at Saint Rose Blvd. Head east on Saint Rose, the park is just over a kilometer from the highway. Parc de la riviere des Mille-Iles - Hiking, Kayaking, Canoeing, 20km of Cross Country Skiing 345 Sainte Rose Blvd Laval 450-622-1020
  • Bois Durvernay - 30km of Cross Country Ski trails, Birding 2830 Saint Elzear Blvd East (Vimont) Laval 450-661-1766
  • Bois Papineau - 7km of Cross Country Trails, Snowshoeing, Birding 3235 Saint Martin Blvd East (Duvernay) Laval
  • Parc des Prairies - 5km of Cross Country Trails Blvd des Prairies (Laval des Rapides) Laval 450-662-4902
 
  Outdoor Centers

Morgan Arboretum - Hiking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Macdonald Campus of McGill University
150 chemin des Pins
P0 Box 500
Ste Anne-de-Bellevue
Quebec, H9X 3V9

 
At the west end of the Island just north of Ste Anne de Bellevue off of Hwy 40. A great place for a hike or walk, particulary in the Autumn given the wealth of different and unusual trees on the grounds. In the winter you can cross country ski through the forest. 514-398-7811

Botanical Garden of Montreal - Cross Country Skiing
4101 Sherbrooke E
514-872-1400
Too often take for granted and now overshadowed by it's neighbor the Olympic Stadium, the grounds of the botanical gardens extensive and incredibly beautiful.

Centre de la Nature - 5km of Cross Country Ski Trails
901 Avenue du Parc
(Saint Vincent-de-Paul) Laval

 
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Nature Parks - Montreal

Bois-de-Liesse - Regional Nature Park 9432 Gouin Blvd West 514-280-6729 514-280-PARC There are 12km of hiking trails, along with 8km of bike paths. You can launch a canoe of kayak on the back river from the park. In the winter there are almost 25km of cross country ski trails. Located in the heart of the west island the park can be accessed from St Regis Blvd, Sunnybrook or Gouin. The entrance on Gouin is just to the west of Hwy 13. The park reaches from the river almost to the Trans Canada.

Bois-de-l'lle-Bizard - Regional Nature Park 2115 Bord du Lac Ile Bizard, Quebec 514-280-8517 514-280--PARC The park is situated in the eastern sector of the island of Ile Bizard. Ille Bizard is a small island off the western north shore of the island. There is a bridge to the island. There are over 27km of cross country ski trails. In the summer there are 9.6km of hiking trails and bike trials. The park has a launch point for sea kayaks or canoes. To access the park take St Jean Blvd north to Pierrefond Blvd. Head west along Pierrefond and follow the signs to the bridge for Ile Bizard. Cross the island and head east on Bord du Lac to the parks entrance.

Cap-Saint-Jacques - Regional Nature Park 20099 Gouin Blvd West (Pierrefond)Montreal 514-280-PARC or 514-280-6871 Over 27km of hiking trails and 7km of bike paths. In the winter this adds up to almost 30km of cross country skiing. Located on Gouin Blvd on the north shore of Montreal the park is almost at the islands most it's westerly point.

I'lle-de-la Visitation - Regional Nature Park 2425 Gouin Blvd East Montreal 514-280-PARC or 514-280-6733 9km of hiking trails and 2.5km of bike trails. In the winter there are 8km of cross country ski trails. Located in Montreals' east central region on the north shore. The park is layed out along the Riviere des Prairies, it represents a real break from the urban landscape. You can do some canoeing, sea kayaking, biking, birding and hiking within it's boundaries. Locate off Gouin Blvd East between Papineau and Saint Micheal. Take Henri Bourassa to Rue de Lille, then turn north to Gouin. At Gouin turn east and drive for a short distance to the park gates.

Point-aux-Prairies - Regional Nature Park 12300 Gouin Blvd (Riviere-des-Prairies)Montreal Quebec 514-280-6691 514-280-6688 514-280-6772 There are 20km of cross country ski trails along with a designated snowshoe trail of 3km. The are 3km of hiking trails and 13.km of bike trails. The park is rather unique in that it streaches form one the norther shore to the southern shore of the island through corridors which connect the three main sections. The two parking areas in the north that can be reached from Gouin just off Saint Jean Baptiste.

Mont-Royal (The Mountain) - Hiking 30km, Snowshoeing, XC Skiing 20km 514-844-4928 An urban park it's never the less a large and beautiful green space in the center of the city. It's heavily wooded, has lots of trails and excellent viewpoints. It's a great place for a stroll on a warm summers day or a quick cross country ski before leaving for work in the winter. The park forms the crown of Mont Royal the cities central peak and landmark. It can be accessed from the downtown core in a number of places including Dr Pennfield. If your driving you can gain access from Cote-de-Neige in the west or Parc Avenue in the east.

Ile de Boucherville - Located in the St. Lawrence between the Island of Montreal and the South Shore the park has 20km of great cycling, sea kayaking and a circuit for canoes. There' also 15km of trails for hikers to take advantage.

Montreal Olympic Park - Montreal's landmark Olympic facility has lots of park land for hiking and taking in the sun on a summers day

Les Berges Cycle Path - Verdun to Lachine over 13 miles of paved, hiking, cycleing and inline skating paths.

Lachine Canal - You'll find miles of cycling, paddling, walking along this historic site

Poles des Rapids - Region encompasses Lachine, Verdun, Lasalle excellent cycling and inline skating

Nature Parks - Surrounding Regions

  • Rigaud - 1hr, Monteregie
  • Mont St Bruno - 45min - 1hr south Monteregie
  • Mont St Hilaire - 45min - 1hr south Monteregie
  • Mont Orford - 1.5hr southeast Eastern Townships
  • Oureau Forest - 1hr northeast Lanaudiere
  • Oka - 45minutes northwest, Laurentians
  • Domain Verte - 30min north, Laurentians
  • Petite Train du Nord - 45min north Lanaudiere
  • Mont Tremblant Provincial Park - 2hr - 2.5hrs north, Laurentiens & Lanaudiere
  • Mont Megantic - 2.5 - 3hr southeast, Eastern Townships The park has backcountry camping (backpack or cycle in with panniers). There are no front country campsites. Some of the trails accommodate mountain bikes. You'll find hiking trails, ranging from novice to expert, as well as an extended backpacking trail in the form of the Sentiers Frontaliers, an 82km trail to, and along the U.S. border. There are several huts for rent all year round, which can be reached by snowshoeing or cross country/backcountry skiing in the winter. There are also prospectors tents for rent in the winter. The mountain gets huge amounts of snow making for great snowshoeing and skiing. The park's Astrolab observatory crowns Mont Megantic and gives you an idea of the star gazing possibilities in the area.
  • Yamnuska - 30min south Lanaudiere

 

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