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Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville

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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

From Montréal:

  • Take Autoroute 25 south/Autoroute 20 south/Tunnel Louis-H-Lafontaine to reach Autoroute 25 south. Take Autoroute 25 south, then take exit 1 toward Île Charron/Îles de Boucherville. Keep right on the access ramp for Île Charron (cross over Autoroute 25 on the bridge). At the stop sign, continue going straight 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.

By public transportation:

  • Bus des îles: Every Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, from June 22 to September 2, 2019, and every day, from July 22 to August 2, 2019, you can access the park by hopping aboard the Bus des îles, a collaboration with the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) and its partners. The shuttle will transport you directly from the Longueuil terminal to the park entrance, by way of the Longueuil municipal beach.  Details, rates and schedule
  • Bus: From Montréal, you must go to Terminus de Longueuil. Take RTL bus 81 toward Rue Marie-Victorin (Boucherville) in order to get to the federal wharf located at the corner of Rue Marie-Victorin and Rue Montarville. The stop is located in front of the wharf. Lastly, take the Navark- operated river shuttle (schedule) that brings you directly to the camping area of Île Grosbois.
  • Navark- operated river shuttles (schedule). Boarding on foot or by bicycle only:
    • Longueuil: 6.5 km from Camping Grosbois (90 minutes by foot or 30 minutes by bike, from the jetty). The Longueuil boarding wharf is located along Promenade René-Lévesque (bike path that runs along Route 132 and the river), very close to Tunnel L.-H.-Lafontaine. It is also accessible from the pedestrian bridge that crosses the highway at the intersection of Rue Lafrance Ouest and Rue Marie-Victorin in Longueuil. Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays, from May 18 to June 21, 2019; Wednesday to Sunday, from June 22 to September 2, 2019; Saturdays and Sundays, from September 3 to October 14, 2019.
    • Montréal (Bellerive): 6 km from Camping Grosbois (1hour 45 minutes by foot or 40 minutes by bike, from the jetty). The Montréal boarding wharf is located in Parc de la Promenade Bellerive, in the eastern part of Montréal, more specifically, close to the intersection of Rue Notre-Dame and Avenue Mercier, east of Tunnel L.-H.-Lafontaine. Easily accessible by way of the bike path along Rue Notre-Dame. Schedule: June 22 to September 2, 2019, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
    • Boucherville: directly connected to Camping Grosbois. The Boucherville boarding wharf is located at the Boucherville municipal wharf, at the corner of Rue Marie-Victorin and Rue Montarville. There is also a bike path along the river. Schedule: Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, 2019; Wednesday to Monday, from June 22 to September 2, 2019; Saturdays and Sundays, from September 3 to October 14, 2019.

Additional Information

The park is open year-round from 8 a.m. to sunset. However, from November 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, the park closes at 4:30 p.m. (the entrance barrier closes at 4 p.m.).

Île Sainte-Marguerite Discovery and Visitors Centre

Services: reception and information, exhibit, Boutique Nature, food service, washrooms and nearby parking

Periods:

  • April 1 to May 17, 2019
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • May 18 to June 20, 2019
    • Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • June 21 to September 2, 2019
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • September 3 to October 14, 2019
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • October 15, 2019, to March 31, 2020
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Services

Equipment Rental

You can rent equipment from the park's rental centre on Île Sainte-Marguerite (except in the winter when the equipment is available at the Discovery and Visitors Centre).

  • Canoe
  • Rabaska (canoe for 12 to 20 people)
  • Row boat
  • Sea kayak (solo and tandem)
  • Stand Up Paddle
  • Pedal boat
  • Bicycle (solo and tandem - adult and child)
  • Walking poles
  • Snowshoes (adult and child)*
  • Cleats
  • Kicksled
  • Life jackets (adult and child)
  • Child trailer for bicycle*
  • Winter sled (child)
  • Fatbike

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

Periods:

  • June 1 to 20, 2019
    • Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sunday and holidays, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • June 21 to September 2, 2019
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • September 3 to October 14, 2019
    • Monday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sunday and holidays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • December 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grosbois Visitors Centre

Services: reception and information, equipment rental, conveniance store and washrooms

Periods:

  • June 21 to September 2, 2019
    • Monday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Sunday and Holidays, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • September 3 to October 14, 2019
    • Friday, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday and Holidays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Transport services

Campers can reach their campsites in number of different ways:

River Shuttle

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.

Navark Cruises

Services for families

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


Nearby Services

Golf

A 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).

  • Bar
  • Café-restaurant
  • Clubhouse
  • Showers
  • Lockers
  • Pro shop
  • Equipment rental

Period: May to November

Golf des Îles

Accommodations and Restaurants

Montréal and  Longueuil offer many conveniences.


Contact Information

Mailing Address:
55 Île Sainte-Marguerite
P.O. Box 310
Boucherville (Québec)  J4B 5J6

Telephone : 450 928-5088

Fax : 450 928-8719

parc.boucherville@sepaq.com

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.

Documentation

Discovery Guide Careful by nature

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

QuébecOriginal Camping Québec LaGlisse.ca Tourisme Montérégie

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