Where to rent or borrow equipment this winter in Montréal

Last updated December 15, 2022
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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 outdoor equipment at a large park, neighbourhood park or four libraries.

Nature Parks

You can rent cross-country skis, snowshoes, sleds, crazy carpets at the following parks:

Reservations are required, can only be made online and are open 14 days in advance.

Adapted equipment

It is possible to rent a sled adapted for cross-country skiing at the Pointe-aux-Prairies, Île-de-la-Visitation and Cap-Saint-Jacques nature parks.

Large parks

Parc du Mont-Royal

You can rent cross-country skis, snowshoes, skates and inner tubes 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.

Adapted equipment

Three all-terrain wheelchairs adapted for trail rides on hard-packed snow are available for free loan at Mount Royal Park. No reservations required. First come, first served.

Parc Frédéric-Back

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

Reservation is required.

Parc Jean-Drapeau

You can rent skates, cross-country skis, snowshoes, winter bikes, snow scooters and sleds.

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.

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.

Verdun

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

Ahuntsic-Cartierville

Parcours Gouin offers outdoor equipment. You can rent or 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.

Esplanade Tranquille’s ice rink

You can rent skates and skate racks (children).

Adapted equipment

A walker, an adapted tubular canoe chair and a lugiglace (designed to accommodate a wheelchair) are available for rent.

In four libraries

You can borrow children’s sleds, adult and children’s snowshoes, snowshoe tails, adult walking poles and ice cleats in four libraries.

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