Few weeks ago we were looking for a place to do winter tubing (with a mechanical lift) and a walk in the forest. We found this nice park relatively close to Montreal. The park is offering many other activities like snowshoeing trails, cross country ski, outdoor skating and disc golf.
Address: 219, rang Saint-André, Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, J0J 1V0, QC
Car: drive south from Montreal for about 50 minutes, nearby the boarder with the US
Entry fees: please see photo below with the costs for each activity
Opening time: 10am to 10pm during winter season (when the tubing and skating rinks are open), 10am-5pm off season (spring, summer , autumn)
There is an indoor cafeteria nearby the entrance
Park at the designated parking area and walk to the wooden booth to pay the entry fees. We started the day nearby the entrance at the tubing. The slope is very mild but it was fun and the mechanical lift is always good to have. (My 5yo had to tube with us, she could not tube alone).
Nearby there is a very big playground and the kids were playing there when we stopped for a quick lunch.
We then decided to do the winter walk with the snowshoes as the conditions were just right. Keep in mind that the map is very difficult to read, too many letters and numbers. When we asked the staff at the entrance where to start the trail which circles the lake, they did not know.
There are two trail options: brown for the snowshoeing and blue for the cross country ski. We did not want to damage the cross country ski trail with the shoes and with our wooden sledge and we tried to walk only on the brown trail, without great success. The signs on the trees were not clear to follow and there were too many junctions with the same letters going to different directions.
We finally managed to circle the frozen lake (F,G,K on the map) and the walk was nice. There are many metal statues along the lake, and also some wooden tables to stop on the way. Unfortunately I am unable to give you guidance how and where to go exactly as part of the path we were also lost. We walked for under 2 hours, stopping on the way and my guess around 3km.