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:


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


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


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.


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.


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


For the summer there is also a swimming pool.

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