Make the most of winter in the city’s nature parks with can’t-miss activities

Last updated December 13, 2021
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Nature parks are the ideal destination for enjoying winter to the fullest. Original programming awaits you, from yoga on snow to fat biking and traction kiting.

In addition to the usual activities (cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, walking and sliding), the following suggestions are sure to give residents new ways to appreciate winter.

Snow Yoga Sessions

What better way to take a break from our hectic lives than to venture into nature, with only the sound of the wind and bird songs to keep you company. Once a month, the Parc-nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques and the Parc nature de l’île-de-la-Visitation offer yoga on snow sessions free of charge, led by a certified teacher.

Introduction to fatbike riding and snow kiting

Want to push back your personal limits? Attend a demonstration or try a fatbike (bike with extra large wheels) and kitesurfing free of charge.

Training in the snow

Cardio Plein Air offers several types of training, which are a unique way to get into shape while making new friends.

Cross-country skiing lessons

The Jack Rabbit program introduces young skiers ages 5 to 13 to cross-country skiing or lets them perfect their technique (levels 1, 2 and 3).

People ages 14 and over can take advantage of à la carte courses, including an introduction to cross-country skiing, endurance training, ongoing training, and slope management.

Adapted skiing (new)

People with physical limitations can get introduced free of charge to adapted cross-country skiing at the Parc-nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques. This activity is offered by the Centre d’intégration à la vie active (CIVA).

Visit to the ecological farm

Did you know that Montréal is home to a farm where residents can observe animals, even in winter? What could be more fun for your little ones than petting a horse, a donkey or rabbits!

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