Where to rent or borrow equipment this winter in Montréal

Last updated December 23, 2021
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Want to borrow cross-country skis, skates, snowshoes, sleds, snow scooters, inner tubes, walking sticks, ice cleats or kites? Here is what you need to know about reserving equipment at a large park, neighbourhood park or four libraries.

Nature Parks

You can rent cross-country skis, snowshoes, sleds, crazy carpets, children’s sleds and ice cleats at the following parks:

Reservations

You need to make a reservation seven days in advance by calling 514 710-6829, Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. You can also reserve equipment online.

Young people aged 17 and under living on the island of Montréal can borrow cross-country skis and snowshoes for free, upon presentation of a proof of residence.

Large parks

Parc du Mont-Royal

You can rent cross-country skis, snowshoes, skates, inner tubes and crazy carpets for sliding.

Young people aged 17 and under (accompanied by an adult) living on the island of Montréal can borrow equipment for free (cross-country skis and snowshoes), upon presentation of a proof of residence. 

No reservations. First come, first served.

Parc Frédéric-Back

Starting in January, you will be able to borrow cross-country skis, snowshoes and kites on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as during spring break.

Young people aged 17 and under living on the island of Montréal can borrow equipment for free, upon presentation of a proof of residence. 

Parc Jean-Drapeau

Snowshoes, skates, sleds, cross-country skis, and fatbikes are available for rent. 

Young people aged 17 and under living on the island of Montréal can borrow cross-country skis and snowshoes for free, upon presentation of a proof of residence. They must be accompanied by an adult when they do the activity.

Parc La Fontaine

Starting in mid-January, you can rent cross-country skis, snowshoes, skates, snow scooters, sleds, skating aids and helmets at the park chalet.

In neighbourhood parks

Neighbourhood parks lots of winter fun on the ice or the hills. You can borrow equipment from the following boroughs.

Ahuntsic-Cartierville

You can borrow snowshoes and fatbikes. Young people aged 17 and under living on the island of Montréal can borrow cross-country skis for free, upon presentation of a proof of residence.

Location et prêt d’équipement du pavillon du Parcours Gouin (In french)

Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie

You can borrow skates, sleds, helmets and snowshoes in five parks.

Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension

You can borrow skates, cross-country skis and snowshoes.

You can borrow skates, cross-country skis, snowshoes and , snow scooters for free.

In four libraries

You can borrow children’s sleds, adult and children’s snowshoes, snowshoe tails and adult walking poles from one of the following four libraries:

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