Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville

Obstructions at the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Bridge-Tunnel Details

Location

Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville is just a few minutes from Montréal in the Montérégie tourism region.

Area: 8.14 km2

MontréalQuébec
Île Sainte-Marguerite Gatehouse 16 km 239 km

 

Access and Operating Period

Get directions

Note: please consult the Québec 511 website to plan your travel around the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine bridge work.

From Montréal:

Please note that exit 1 toward Île Charron/Îles de Boucherville is not accessible to vehicles at the exit of the tunnel, due to the reorganization of the lanes (in French only).

  • Take Autoroute 25 South/Autoroute 20 South/Tunnel Louis-H-Lafontaine to get to Autoroute 25 South. Take Autoroute 25 South/20 East and then take exit 92 to Boulevard de Mortagne. Cross the Boulevard de Mortagne overpass and turn right onto Rue Ampère. Turn right to get to the ramp for Autoroute 20 West/ Autoroute 25 North. Take exit 1 to Île Charron/Îles de Boucherville (last exit before the tunnel). At the stop sign, turn left to enter Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville.

From Québec City:

  • Take Autoroute 20 west toward Montréal. Continue on Autoroute 25 north. Take exit 1 toward Île Charron/Îles de Boucherville. At the stop sign, turn left to enter Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville.

From Gatineau/Ottawa:

  • Take and keep going down Ontario Highway 417 east until Autoroute 40 east. Take exit 80 south for Autoroute 25 south/Trans-Canada Highway/Route Transcanadienne toward Autoroute 20/Tunnel L.-H.- Lafontaine. Follow the Trans-Canada Highway/Autoroute 25 south. Take exit 1 toward Île Charron/Îles de Boucherville. At the stop sign, turn left to enter Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville.

Public charging stations for electric vehicles

Four level 2 charging station (FLO) are available at the P1 parking lot, near the Grande-Rivière washroom facility. Details

By public transit (available in summer season only)

Bus: Consult the RTL and STM websites for routes and schedules. Some routes intersect the river shuttle boarding platforms.

River shuttles operated by our partner Navark, the transportation services are almost as entertaining as an actual visit to the park! Three water taxis allow you to access the park from Montréal and Longueuil (Vieux-Longueuil and Boucherville boroughs). Each water taxi offers you a route with unique views of the islands. Boarding on foot or by bicycle only:

  • Traverse Montréal Mercier (Promenade Bellerive) - Longueuil île Charron
    • Distance from Île Charron landing and the Discovery and Visitors Centre: 3 km; about 1 hour on foot or 15 minutes by bike.
    • Distance from Île Charron landing and Camping Grosbois: 6 km; about 1 hour 45 minutes by foot or 30 minutes by bicycle.
  • Traverse Boucherville - Île Grosbois
    • Distance between Île Grosbois landing and the Discovery and Visitors Centre: 3.5 km; about 1 hour and 15 minutes on foot or 20 minutes by bicycle.
    • Distance between Île Grosbois landing stage and Camping Grosbois: 0 km, direct access.

Additional Information

The park is open year-round, according to the following opening periods:

  • April 1 to 30, 2024
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • May 1 to August 25, 2025
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • August 26 to September 15, 2024
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • September 16 to 30, 2024
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • October 1 to 31, 2024
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • November 1 to 30, 2024
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • December 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Île Sainte-Marguerite Discovery and Visitors Centre

Services: reception and information, campers registration, first aid, Boutique Nature, washrooms, discovery area, ready-to-eat and frozen treats.

Periods:

  • August 28, 2023 to May 17, 2024
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • May 18 to September 2, 2024
    • Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sunday and holidays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Le Grand-Duc Pavilion

Services: equipment rental (during winter only), washrooms, registration centre for school, family and corporate groups, discovery activities.

Period (group registration): year-round

Reservation by phone (1-800-665-6527) is mandatory at least 24 hours in advance.

Periods (winter equipment rental):

  • December to March (depending on snow conditions)
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grosbois Visitors Centre

Services: reception and information, campers registration, equipment rental (bicyles, child trailers for bicycle, solo and tandem kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddles and pedal boats), conveniance store, washrooms, discovery activities and first aid.

Periods:

  • May 17 to July 14, 2024
    • Monday to Thursday: closed
    • Friday, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • July 15 to August 16, 2024
    • Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • August 17 to October 14, 2024
    • Monday to Thursday: closed
    • Friday, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Services

Equipment Rental

You can rent equipment from the park's rental centre on Île Sainte-Marguerite and at Grosbois campground (except in the winter when the equipment is only available at the Grand-Duc Pavilion).

  • Canoe
  • Sea kayak (solo and tandem)
  • Stand up paddle
  • Pedal boat
  • Life jackets (adult and child)
  • Bicycle (solo and tandem - adult and child)*
  • Child trailer for bicycle*

Winter:

  • Cross-country skis (adult and child)*
  • Snowshoes (adult and child)*
  • Cleats
  • Fatbike*

* Subject to availability, equipment for children may be borrowed free of charge (one day rental maximum).

Children may be denied access to watercraft if they are not big enough to don a flotation jacket. These jackets are normally suitable for children aged five years and older.

Last rental 1 hour before the building closes. All equipment must be returned before closing. A delay in the return of the equipment will result in additional charges.

Equipment rental is offered on site (subject to availability) or by phone at  450-928-5088, option 1.

Note that equipment rental may be suspended at any time and without notice due to weather conditions. Please note that dogs are not allowed on rental and personal boats, except for guide dogs.

Periods:

  • January 1 to March 31, 2024 (depending on snow conditions)
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • May 18 to June 2, 2024
    • weekends and holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last reservation at 3:45 p.m.)
  • June 3 to August 23, 2024
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last reservation at 3:45 p.m.)
  • August 24 to October 14, 2024
    • weekends and holidays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last reservation at 3:45 p.m.)
  • January 1 to March 31, 2025 (depending on snow conditions)
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Food services

The Île Sainte-Marguerite Discovery and Visitors Centre is now offering several new ready-to-eat dishes: sandwiches (4 varieties), salads (2 varieties, 250 ml and 1L), crudités tray and dips, cakepops (vanilla and chocolate), muffins, sandwich cookies, soft coconut ice cream, chocolate cookies, coconut caramel chocolate ice cream.

This food offer is available on weekends and holidays.

Services for families

To better plan your activities, please consult our family services.


Nearby Services

Golf

public golf course located in the park (Île à Pinard) gives enthusiasts a chance to enjoy a round of golf on the 18-hole par 70 course (6,100 yards).

Accommodations and Restaurants

Montréal, Boucherville and  Longueuil offer many conveniences.


Contact Information

Address:
55 Île Sainte-Marguerite
Boucherville (Québec)  J4B 8R2

Telephone : 450 928-5088

parc.boucherville@sepaq.com

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 310
Boucherville (Québec)  J4B 5J6

Tourist accommodation
Grosbois campground: registration number 627472
RV area: registration number 207060

Important

Regulations

Regulations are in effect in Québec national parks. Before going to a national park, check the main rules and recommendations to better plan your visit. Details

Pets

Since May 17, 2019, dogs are allowed. However, they are only allowed in certain areas. Check out the applicable rules and authorized sites.

Guide dogs and service dogs are allowed everywhere. Other pets are still prohibited in national parks.

Companion Leisure Card (CAL)

Companion Leisure Card (CAL) holders may be accompanied free of charge by one person during a visit in a Québec national park. Find out more

Filming

A private individual or production company must obtain prior authorization to carry out a video shoot or photo session on Sépaq-managed territories. Find out more

Documentation

Discovery Guide Camping guide (in French only) Access to Grosbois campground (in French only) Winter trail guide (in French only) List of activities offered (in French only) Careful by nature

Map Library

Summer activities

Winter Activities

(in French only)

Map of winter trails

KML files

To view the KML files, you must have the Google Earth software on your computer.

Le Grand-Duc trail

La Grande-Rivière trail

L'Île-Sainte-Marguerite trail

La Petite-Rivière trail

GPX files

The GPX file is a file format importable into a GPS.

Le Grand-Duc trail

La Grande-Rivière trail

L'Île-Sainte-Marguerite trail

La Petite-Rivière trail

Fishing

Complementary tool: Avenza Maps

The mobile app allows you to geotag your location on our territory maps. To read one of our maps using Avenza Maps, download the maps from the Avenza Maps mapstore.

Several other maps of Sépaq (including lake maps) are accessible via the mapstore of Avenza Maps. You can access the maps directly in the application or via their website.

Camping and accommodation

Partners

Navark Cruises
https://www.navark.ca/navettes-fluviales/

Golf des Îles
Téléphone : 450 670-4522
http://www.groupebeaudet.com/en/clubs/iles


External Links

Bonjour Québec Camping Québec LaGlisse.ca Tourisme Montérégie

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