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The Best Places to Snowshoe in Montreal's West Island

Finished watching everything on Netflix? No worries!

Get outside and enjoy everything winter has to offer.


Here is a list of the best places to go snowshoeing on (or near) the West Island, picked by you!


Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park in Pierrefonds

This free nature park operated by the City of Montreal offers snowshoeing, hiking trails, sledding, and much more! It is Montreal's largest park with an area of 330 hectares. The park is bordered by the Lac des Deux Montagnes and the Rivière des Prairies and its trails offer commanding views of their icy surfaces. Reservations must be made for the rental of equipment at this park. For more information, visit the Cap-Saint-Jacques website.

Where: 20099 Boul Gouin O, Pierrefonds, QC H9K 1C6

When: The park is accessible from sunrise to sunset.

Contact: 514-280-6766


Bois-de-l'Île-Bizard Nature Park

This park located in Montreal's Île-Bizard is the perfect place to get up close to nature. It offers snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and is especially known for its magnificent bird watching. For more information, visit the Bois-de-l'Île-Bizard Nature Park website.

Where: 2115 Chemin du Bord-du-Lac, L'Île-Bizard, Quebec H9C 1P3

When: From 7:00 a.m. to sunset

Contact: 514-280-8517


Terra-Cotta Natural Park in Pointe-Claire

This park covers over 40 hectares of woodland, 4,4 kilometres of hiking trails and 12 interpr