Cap St. Jacques Nature Park

A Montreal Parks Profile

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••• View of Cap St. Jacques farmland, in Montreal. Photo by Flickr user Abdallahh

Cap St. Jacques: A Montreal Parks Profile

Perhaps best known as the other beach in Montreal, Cap St. Jacques is Montreal's largest park, a whopping 302 hectares (746 acres) of beachfront, silver birch and maple woods, fields and farmland. Visitors can spend the day cross-country skiing 32 km worth of trails as well as tour the Cap St. Jacques organic farm, operated by D-Trois-Pierres, who offer the option to sign up for organic food baskets, available 20 weeks of each year, in the summer and fall.

Non-committal types can alternately purchase produce from the general store. An animal farm is also on location, with horses, sheep, goats and other usual suspects, open to the public free of charge. The farm also operates a sugar shack from late February through April.

 

Cap St. Jacques Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • snowshoeing
  • forest treks
  • sleigh rides ($3)
  • sugaring off
  • swimming/sunbathing on beach (in 2016, the season runs June 11 to August 28 and September 3 through September 5, 2016 (weather-permitting) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day; $4.75 admission, $3.25 seniors ages 60+ and kids ages 6-17, free ages 5 and under; pedalo/canoe/kayak rentals vary by boat, up to $35 for 2 hours)
  • picnicking
  • walking
  • cycling
  • farm visits
  • pony rides
  • canoeing
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • birdwatching

Location: 20099 Gouin West, corner of Chemin du Cap St. Jacques
Neighborhood: Pierrefonds-Roxboro
Get There: Côte-Vertu Metro, Bus 64, Bus 68
Parking: $9 per day ($50 to $70 annual permit)
More INFO: (514) 280-6871, (514) 280-6784 or for the farm: (514) 280-6743
Parc-nature du Cap St. Jacques Website
D-Trois-Pierres: Cap St. Jacques' Farm Website