Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare

I hope that the residents of Saint-Lazare would not hate me for writing about this winter heaven, so close to Montreal. This family-friendly park is offering well-organized facilities such as tubing, an ice rink, outdoor playgrounds and 20km of cross country & 4km of snowshoeing trails.

Address: 2800, chemin Lotbinière, Saint Lazare, J7T 3H9, QC

Region: Monteregie

Drive south-west for about 45 minutes  from downtown Montreal

Facilities: tubing, ice skating, outdoor playground x 2, snowshoes trails and cross country trails (classic and skating)

Opening time:

  • During winter (2019), the following activities (clubhouse, ice skating, cross country and snowshoeing) are open on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: 9am to 4pm, Wednesday and Friday, 9am to 9pm.
  • Tubing slopes are open Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4:30pm.
  • Gear rental (snowshoes, walking sticks, cross country ski) is available Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm.

Entry fee: for Saint-Lazare residents, entry is free (proof of residency is required), for non-residents: free for kids up to 5 years old, 6 to 17 years old $8, adult $10, family $25.

Picnic tables are available inside the clubhouse, no cafeteria

Suitable for a baby stroller

Information – winter 

Ville Saint Lazare

Entry to the park:

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The tubing is offering two simple slopes with a very simple climb uphill:

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A great outdoor park, parkour style where kids can enjoy also during the winter (the omega was closed).

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The trails for the snowshoeing and the cross-country have separate entries, the access for the snowshoeing trails is nearby the tubing hill. The kids and I drove to Saint Lazare city center for a quick lunch when my husband enjoyed an 8km cross country trail.

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The cross-country ski trail access is nearby the clubhouse and the ice rink:

The trail is inside the forest:

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The ice rink is circulating an outdoor playground, it looks brand new and the kids loved it. The changing room is located on the left of the ice rink.

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The clubhouse is offering a place to warm up, picnic tables, toilets and a hot chocolate/coffee dispenser.

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For the summer there is also a swimming pool.

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