Parc-nature de l'Île-de-la-Visitation

Last updated January 24, 2024
2425 Boulevard Gouin Est
Montréal, QC H2B 1X7

Parc-nature de l’Île-de-la-Visitation is the most urban of the city’s nature parks. This linear park runs along the Rivière des Prairies and includes an island called Île de la Visitation.


Parc-nature de l’Île-de-la-Visitation combines nature and history, and is packed with activities for everyone. Visit the ruins of old mills and the historic Maison du Pressoir, and admire the Rivière des Prairies from the lookouts. Take to the trails on foot or by bike and observe hundreds of species of birds. In winter, strap on your cross-country skis and ski along the water’s edge, follow a course or glide downhill on your snow mats. 

An all-terrain wheelchair can assist you on trails with uneven slopes. Borrow a cross-country sit ski to go on low altitude trails in winter. Reservations are free of charge and must be made at least 24 hours in advance at 514-280-6778. 

Map of trails and paths (en français)

Trails conditions (en français)

Equipement rental

Work Info

Work to replace street lamps is planned in several areas of the nature park, with a winter break scheduled until March 2024.

Rules to follow

Dogs must be kept on a leash

Good habits to adopt in large parks



  • Bike repair station
  • Bike stand
  • Drinking fountain
  • Parking ($)
  • Picnic area
  • Snack-bar
  • Vehicle charging station
  • Washroom


  • Accessible washrooms
  • Stroller-friendly


Payment methods

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)



Parc-nature de l'Île-de-la-Visitation
2425 Boulevard Gouin Est
Montréal, QC H2B 1X7