<h1>Parc-nature de<br>la Pointe-aux-Prairies</h1>

Parc-nature de
la Pointe-aux-Prairies


Parc-nature de la Pointe-aux-Prairies offers a huge area for ornithologists and nature lovers to explore. Divided into four, this park is so vast that it takes in a large proportion of the easternmost part of the Island of Montréal, even connecting the Rivière des Prairies to the St. Lawrence River.

Nature lovers have all the space they need to set off on a trip of discovery in all seasons. Interpretation trails lead through several ecosystems. This park is home to 184 species of birds and several white-tailed deer.

A visitor centre, in the Heritage section, serves as the gateway to the mature forest, while the Marais visitor centre opens up onto a chain of marshes.

summer activities

  • 15 km of hiking trails
  • 14 km of bike paths
  • Nature interpretation
  • Birdwatching
  • Fitness activities ($)


  • Picnic areas
  • Observatories
  • Parking ($)
  • Headphones (self-guided tour)

featured activities!

No activity available for this park.

by car

Take Autoroute 40 and get off at exit 87, Sherbrooke eastbound, or get off at exit 89, Sherbrooke westbound. Follow the blue road signs until you reach the entrance to the park.

by public transit

From the Honoré-Beaugrand metro station, take the 186 bus and get off at Yves-Thériault. Walk to Jovette-Bernier, and enter the park via the pedestrian entrance.

Cap Saint Jacques
Cap Saint Jacques


access to nature parks is free

Parking fees

$9 per day and $7 for two hours. Places are limited. Annual permit available ($60 for residents, $80 for non-residents)


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. Bring your picnic


Visitors may bring their own barbecues. However, their use is limited to clearly marked areas, and coals must be disposed of in designated containers.

Alcohol consumption on-site

Alcohol consumption is tolerated when it accompanies a picnic.

Cash and credit card

All reception chalets accept credit cards.
However, only cash is accepted at the sugar shack in parc-nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques.

Universal access

All the reception chalets are wheelchair accessible.