7-day excursions in the parks of the island of Montreal using only the STM

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So you’re short on local walks and have already visited the neighborhood surrounding just about every metro station. Do not be afraid ! Below are seven public transit routes for day trips to the parks of the Island of Montreal.

These directions assume a weekday departure from the STM hub at Berri-UQAM station. If you are traveling on weekends, you may need to take a different route, depending on bus schedules.

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All the information comes from the trip planning tool on the STM’s website.

Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park

Address: 20099, boul. Gouin O., Pierrefonds, QC

How to get there (weekdays):

> Orange line to Côte-Veru
> Bus 470 West to Pierrefonds / Saint-Jean
> Bus 68 West in Gouin / Pilon

Approximate travel time for a one-way trip: One hour 30 minutes

Ile-de-la-Visitation nature park

Address: 2425, boulevard Gouin E., Montreal, QC

How to get there (weekdays):

> Orange line to Henri-Bourassa
> Bus 69 East to Henri-Bourassa / from Lille

Approximate travel time for a one-way trip: 40 minutes

Rapids Park

Address: Corner of LaSalle Boulevard and 7th Avenue

How to get there (weekdays):

> Green line to De l’Église
> Bus 58 West to Édouard / 8e Avenue

Approximate travel time for a one-way trip: 40 minutes

Promenade-Bellerive Park

Address: 8300, rue Bellerive, Montreal, QC

How to get there (weekdays):

> Green line to Honoré-Beaugrand
> Bus 185 East to Bellerive / Mercier

Approximate travel time for a one-way trip: 40 minutes

Bois-de-Liesse nature park

Address: 3555, rue Douglas-B.-Floreani, Saint-Laurent, QC

How to get there (weekdays):

> Orange line to Du Collège
> Bus 175 West to Douglas-B.-Floreani / L’Oréal

Approximate travel time for a one-way trip: One hour five minutes

Frédéric-Back Park

Address: 2235, rue Michel-Jurdant, Montreal, QC

How to get there (weekdays):

> Orange line to Jarry
> Bus 193 East to Jarry / De Lorimier

Approximate travel time for a one-way trip: 35 minutes

René-Lévesque Park

Address: 398 Lachine Canal Road, Montreal, QC

How to get there (weekdays):

> Green line to Lionel-Groulx
> Bus 496 express West to Victoria / 10th Avenue
> Bus 110 East to Saint-Patrick / Lyette

Approximate travel time for a one-way trip: 45 minutes

Before you go, consult our responsible travel guide to be informed, be safe, be smart and above all, be respectful during your trip.


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