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

Jan 3 2020, 8:31 am

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

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 shuttle services from downtown Montreal for five Saturday 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.

 

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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 guests can enjoy locally produced maple syrup.

Winter activities include:

  • 7 km of hiking trails
  • 5 km of snowshoeing trails
  • Sledding
  • Bird watching
  • Carriage rides
  • 14 km of cross-country ski trails
  • 3.8 km of fat bike trails
  • Strolls by starlight
  • Tours of the ecological farm and general store

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

 

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

Happy trails!

When: January 11, 25, February 8, 22, and March 7
Pick-up: Square Dorchester
Departure time: 9:30 am
Return time: 4:30 pm

Fees:
13 years old and over : $8
Children between 3 and 12 years old: $4
Children 2 years old or younger: free