Parc National D'oka - Hiking

Parc national d'Oka - Hiking


Laurentides, Quebec



Overview

Difficulty Easy
Distance 36 KM

Activities

Hiking

Photos

This park, with an area of 23.7 km², is located near the Lake of Two Mountains. It has many historic and forest resources. You can see, among others, rare tree species such as white oak, swamp white oak and elm Thomas. The path of the Great Bay through sugar maple and swamp, and provides access to an observation tower. Great Bay is home to a heron colony of 60 nests, and most important duck breeding site branchu Quebec. The historical path of the Calvaire d'Oka is a cross road built by the Sulpicians, which leads to an open top with views of the lake and the region. There are oratories and chapels dating back to 1742. This set of buildings is unique on our continent

Services

Parking

Details

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule
Monday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Coordinates
45.4739339 -74.0604836

Contact Information

(450) 479-8365
2020 Chemin d'Oka, Oka, QC J0N 1E0, Canada

Rating and comments

James Kirby
James Kirby
Amazing mini cabins for the faint of heart camper such as myself. This is a perfect compromise for me and my husband with our two little kids for a weeks adventure. Fully equipped kitchen with the main necessities. The mini bar fridge, kitchen toaster, toaster oven, microwave, coffee machine, kettle and two burner stove top make it perfect for someone who needs a little more luxury and I can't forget to mention the full bathroom, shower, tub and toilet. Only issues and it's the time of year we choose to stay (mid August), is the lack of communication between the main entrance and the convince store. Make sure to double check and triple check if they are even open during your stay as we've encountered over the past two years that the store is NOT open the entire time we are there although we were told by reception at check in it was and until 9:00 pm for us to get wood...not the case. We went off campgrounds as the bundle at the beach store is measly and costly to boot. We ran into a number of campers who were told the same as us and on the second day a paper note appeared on the door of the store saying closed all week, go to the beach convince store which is a drive away, not a walk. Again, not a deal breaker but an inconvenience. Hence the four stars and not five. We will be back with our firewood next year.
Wayne Karim
Wayne Karim
The park is absolutely lovely, there are 2 sides, one with a beach and multiple activities. The other side includes beautiful hiking trails. There are many paved and unpaved bike paths as well. Great place for a nice family time!
Eileen Wendel
Eileen Wendel
A beautiful park. The beach is amazing. I recommend going there on weekdays if you want to enjoy the park fully.
Tiana Coster
Tiana Coster
One we have visited the place, in mid September at that time no water activities were available. So visit it on July August time. It'll be better. Go with toys and all the beach activities and your lunch. There is one cafe or restaurant is also there. And go with another pair of clothes you can change over there.
John Shaw
John Shaw
Very nice beach and park to relax with friends or family. It’s a lake so don’t expect too much. The vibe is great. Coffee in coffee shop was better than expected! We took a walk along the trail and enjoyed breathing in the fresh air and oxygen. You can rent a bike for an hour or more as well. There are tons of activities on beach. Excellent family outing. There are tons of barbecues and picnic tables. Some people brought hammocks! Chill, read a book or do sport activities, whatever you want on a Sunday afternoon.


Starting Point

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Discover the Laurentians

The Laurentians are a region of Quebec, which stretches on the north shore of the Saint Laurent River, justa few miles from Montreal. One would not be how to define it: a natural paradise,  a gastronomic destination, a cultural and entertainment center for everyone... here there is everything you desire!

Tourism is indeed the most important activity in the region because of the many activities  to do,which  will satisfy  you whatever the holidays of your dreams. In winter the mostpopular urbanarea is  Tremblant,  a ski area with 102 slopes spread between  the four slopes of the mountain of the same name.

Another aspect for which the area is so well known is surely  its wilderness. From the Laurentian Mountains, to green forests, or even lakes: all this is a beautiful picture that you don't see easy everyday! In the region there are    various  national parks where you can enjoy the full arin all seasons, such as that of Mont Tremblant or that of the  P'tit Train du Nord, which is very special since itis a long multifunctional trail thatcan be covered byveloor cross-country skiing.

If you are on a family holiday you must definitely visit the Santa Village,which every year in December offers many activities all dedicated to children: magic shows, water slides, farm animals...

Finally,as far as gastronomy is concerned, lovers of good productswilldiscoverthe Route du Terroir, a long marked road of226km  located in the Lower Laurentians and Argenteuil, through which one can discover  the culinarydelights   of the region.