Sainte-Marguerite island during the day and evening

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You know the island of Sainte-Marguerite ? This is the one to the east of the bridge-tunnel Louis-Hippolyte-LaFontaine, and the Charron island, at the entrance to the parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville. Several trails are there for the winter walk and the same for the bike on snow.

This island is the only one open in the winter in the park. The distances are not great and the environment is not equipped slopes, the trails really are to everyone.

There was even a mound of slide, which allows you to give a break to children who have already walked or cross-country skiing. Carpet of snow, sled and equipment of winter sports are provided free of charge.

Winter trails

One of the walking trails
in winter on packed snow.

For walking, three trails rustic on packed snow through fields and woodlands. Length : 1.5 to 4 kilometers.

A riverfront trail is intended solely for the racket. The ride provides a beautiful window to the river.

A track making the tour of the island was developed, in part, for the cross-country skiing classic and in part to the bike on snow. Distance : 7 kilometers. On two wheels, the tour is done in less than an hour. It is therefore a good place to start a bike with oversize tires (VPS).

Under the torches

During the evenings, a
is on-site.

Some Saturday nights, the trails are illuminated in the torchlight. A food truck is on site. This is not always the same. On the evening of 2 February, for example, the truck, The Buccaneers on the run will be used, among other things, putin shredded smoked pork.

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The evenings that start early are complemented with the exterior lights, a heated terrace and a meeting with a park ranger naturalist. Hot chocolate and marshmallows for the children. Reservations required.

In short

  • Rental equipment : crampons, walking, snowshoeing, VPS, scooter des neiges
  • Evenings with truck-restaurant : 9, and February 23, and march 2,
  • Entry fee : $ 8.60 per adult, free for children
  • 450 928-5088 |

Other ideas for the weekend

In VPS to Bromont

The national Centre of cycling Bromont rent a bicycle with oversize tires (VPS). You can drive on the premises or at mount Oak. Block of four hours : $45 per person.


Cottage warm in Rawdon

Built with the wood of an old barn, the chalet Le Sous-Bois like it for its character. Nearby : snowshoeing, tobogganing and skating. From $ 160 per night.


In the North with his dog

North of Montreal, dogs on a leash are allowed in the regional park Val-David–Val-Morin. It uses the paths in crampons or snowshoes.