PARC NATIONAL DU MONT-SAINT-BRUNO - Hiking

PARC NATIONAL DU MONT-SAINT-BRUNO - Hiking


Montérégie, Quebec



Overview

Difficulty Easy
Distance 6 KM

Activities

Hiking

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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.

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Access fee $ 0.00
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Coordinates
45.546267 -73.342501

Contact Information

(450) 653-7544
330 Rang des Vingt Cinq E, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC J3V 4P6, Canada

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.
James Kirby
James Kirby
Great nature park with several hiking routes to follow. Great views of the lakes and picturesque paths. You can even meet some dear on your way! Highly recommended.
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 👌
Brian Lawson
Brian Lawson
Hiked the Sentier des lacs path. 8.8km. It is closer to 10km. Beautiful scenery and a good challenge for a beginner hiker. Good ups and downs but the views are worth it. (Went during Autumn.)
Edward Williams
Edward Williams
Beautiful park with family friendly walking trails around lakes. There are very tall trees which give nice shade but also hide most of sunlight unfortunately. Nice private mansions inside the park along the trails. Dogs are allowed in the park.


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Discover the Montérégie

Mont Rougemont is part of the Montérégie region in southwestern Quebec. This region is located halfway between the two cities of Ottawa and Quebec City, and stretches from the St. Lawrence River to the border with the United States Ḕtats.

From a tourism point of view, the Montérégie is very varied, alternating between rural and urban landscapes. It is not by chance that tourists in this region have a wide range of things to do.

In the Montérégie, one can dedicate oneself to different activities, first of all to agrotourism. With its production of apples, cider and sugar shacks, the region is one of the favorite destinations for gourmet tourists from all over the world, who are eager to try the flavors of the territory.

Not to mention sports: in Montérégie you can enjoy the outdoors all year round, hiking, biking, boating, cross-country skiing... Or again: here nature lovers can discover incredible landscapes by visiting the two national parks of the region and the Parc Safari de Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle.

The Montérégie region is also active from a cultural point of view: numerous historical sites, museums and galleries offer the possibility to travel back in time, discovering archaeological remains from our past or contemporary artworks.

In conclusion, we cannot fail to mention the shows that take place in the different theaters of the region. The first of them is the Juliette-Lassonde Arts Centre in Saint-Hyacinte, which stages the most beautiful theatrical productions of dance, music, circus and cabaret every year.

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