PARC NATIONAL DU MONT-SAINT-BRUNO - Hiking

PARC NATIONAL DU MONT-SAINT-BRUNO


Quebec, Canada



Overview

Difficulty Easy
Distance 27 KM

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Mont-Saint-Bruno National Park (French: Parc National du Mont-Saint-Bruno) is a small national park of Quebec located near the municipality of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) to the east of Montréal on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence river. The park, with an area of 8.84 kilometres (5.49 mi), notably includes the Mount Saint-Bruno, one of the Monteregian Hills which peaks at 218 metres (715 ft). The mountain is shared with the Ski Mont Saint-Bruno ski resort, a quarry and a small Canadian Forces (5th GSS) training camp. Despite its relatively small size, the mountain is known for its rich fauna and flora. Situated at the heart of the old signory of Montarville , its many lakes have permitted the construction and exploitation of many water mills, contributing to the region's economical success. A building from one of those mills, the "Vieux Moulin" (Old Mill), still stands to this day and is used as a rest area for skiers and hikers in different seasons.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the mountain became a luxury resort and a sought-after area for the food needs of various religious communities. One of those communities, the Brothers of Christian Instruction of St Gabriel, went as far as building a school and an arboretum for the benefit of the neighboring population. In 1976, the Government of Quebec acquired part of the mountain. It established a park in 1985 that, since 1999, is managed by the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (SÉPAQ).
The park sees approximately 750,000 visitors yearly, where hiking, cross-country skiing and alpine skiing are amongst the most popular activities enjoyed.

Details

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule
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Monday: 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Coordinates
45.546267 -73.342501

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Rating and comments

Ronald J. Johnson
Ronald J. Johnson
A great nature park near urban area, and quick access if you live on the south shore of Montreal. I spotted a few deers. Most people come here for hiking or trail runs. The hiking paths are easy. The trails are wide, even the "difficult" ones. You can think of it as a large urban park. Unlike Park Canada, the entrance fee is per person (not by vehicle). It costs 8.75$ per adult, but it's still worth the price to have a well maintained park. It is a safe park, but it is not recommended for women to venture alone.
Scott Peacock
Scott Peacock
I did trail running and loved it. It is easy for the beginners and technical for advanced runners. The choice is the runner's. Highly recommended 👌
Elsie P. Hunt
Elsie P. Hunt
Wonderful hiking trails not that far from Montreal! Very interesting architecture of homes around the lake to see, alongside trails with wildlife and deer. Also, there is a beautiful cafe housed in a historic building to stop off at
Leo Thomas
Leo Thomas
The park is very nice and quiet. It has several trails to walk through to five different ponds. Lots of parking space with very clean washroom. The entry fee is bit high though.
Windy Gadson
Windy Gadson
Great place for a family hike. The mountain isn't that big so climb is fairly easy. The trails are clean and well maintained, didn't see any garbage at all. Ample parking and lots of picnic tables. Lots of shade for your walk



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