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.
From the winding footbridge spanning the great marsh, visitors can see frogs, turtles, ducks, muskrats and, if they’re lucky, beavers.
*Note that the large and medium footbridges are closed during current renovation work.
- 9.5 km of hiking trails
- 10 km of bike paths
- Supervised swimming in shallow water (small beach)
- Self-guided nautical activities: canoing, kayaking, SUP
- Nature interpretation
- Picnic areas
- Launch ramp
- Ferry between Île-Bizard and Laval-sur-le-Lac
- Parking ($)
No activity available for this park.
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.
access to nature parks is free
$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.
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.
All the reception chalets are wheelchair accessible.