<h1>Parc-nature <br> du Bois-de-l’Île-Bizard</h1>

Parc-nature
du Bois-de-l’Île-Bizard

This nature park is the ideal destination to observe fauna and flora in an urban environment.

The star-shaped lake extends its arms into diverse ecosystems waiting to be discovered. Marshes, wetlands, a lookout over Lake of Two Mountains and maple and cedar forests can all be explored during a single visit.

Enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in peace and quiet, away from the noise of the city.

* Please note that the large and medium footbridges are not accessible. A new lookout is also being built. It will replace the old Pointe-aux-Carrières lookout, which was removed due to major damages in the past.

The visitor centre is closed this winter. Washrooms are accessible from Friday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn more

See the schedule of events
French only

winter activities

  • Hiking trails: 7 km
  • Cross-country skiing trails: 7 km
  • Snowshoeing trails: 12 km
  • Birdwatching
  • Nature interpretation

services

  • Classes ($): Fitness
  • Lookouts (2)
  • Toilettes
  • Parking ($)

featured activities!

No activity available for this park.

Snow conditions

Snow conditions


French only

by car

Take Autoroute 40 westbound and get off at exit 52, Boulevard Saint-Jean Nord. Turn left on Boulevard Pierrefonds, then right on Boulevard Jacques-Bizard. After the bridge, follow the indications on the blue road signs.

Spring and Summer only.
April to november

This nature park is also accessible by ferry via the L’Île-Bizard/Sainte-Dorothée crossing.

* Please note that the large and medium footbridges are not accessible.

A new lookout is also being built. It will replace the old Pointe-aux-Carrières lookout, which was removed due to major damages in the past.

The visitor centre is closed this winter. Washrooms are accessible from Friday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cap Saint Jacques
Cap Saint Jacques

informations

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

Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.

Food services

The nature parks do not offer restaurant services, but some reception chalets have food vending machines.

Alcohol consumption on-site

Alcohol consumption is tolerated when it accompanies a picnic.

Universal access

All the reception chalets are wheelchair accessible.

Trail plotting

Trails are maintained from December 14, 2019 to March 8, 2020 (extended until Sunday, March 15).

Outdoor equipment rental

You can rent cross-country skis and snowshoes in certain parks. Some of them also offer sleds, magic carpets, sleighs for children and spikes for safe walking.

Space and outdoor site rentals

Most nature parks rent spaces and outdoor sites at very advantageous prices for your outdoor events.