You can take a FREE shuttle bus to Montreal's largest natural park all winter

Jan 4 2019, 9:59 pm

The City of Montreal wants you to see more of this gorgeous province this winter by checking out the city’s biggest national park – for free.

So, pack a lunch, hop on a shuttle bus and spend the day in the great Canadian outdoors!

Parc-Nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques is offering free shuttle services from downtown Montreal for seven dates this winter.

With 330 hectares of land, the Parc-Nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques is the largest park in Montreal. It’s bordered by Lac des Deux Montagnes and the Rivière des Prairies, offering magnificent views of icy, snowy, land.

The park is a massive network of cross-country ski trails that offer river, field and forest landscapes.

The park is also boarded by ecological farms that include cows, goats, sheep, donkeys, rabbits, ponies and pigs as well as a rustic sugar shack where guest can enjoy locally produced maple syrup.

Rental equipment is also available for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sliding, and fatbikes.

The site also hosts carriage rides and birdwatching,

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Sunday: January 13, February 3 and March 3
Saturday: February 16 and March 9
Friday: March 8

Pick-up: Square Dorchester
Departure time: 9 am and 9:30 am
Return time: 3:45 pm and 4:15 pm

* A special outing will be organized on the evening of Saturday, February 23, 2019 (departure at 6 pm) as part of the Starlight Walks. For more details check out the Navette Nature website.


Park hopefuls can make their seat reservations online. Every bus will be staffed with a facilitator who will offer an outdoor safety guide.

The service is free, although Cap-Saint-Jacques will ask for a credit card in order to register. So don’t freight about packing loads of cash with your gloves and snowshoes.

Happy trails!

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