Anse-à-l'Orme Nature-Park

The Anse-à-l'Orme Nature Park is a partially landscaped 233 hectares linear park, part of Montreal's major parks network. For those who love windsurfing and boating, this destination is the obvious choice to take full advantage of the dominant west winds. A picnic area, outdoor showers and two boat ramps are available. In winter, the winds that blow on this expanse of icy water make it a popular destination for kite pullers and paraski enthusiasts. At all times, the park offers a beautiful view of the Lake of Two Mountains.

Some believed that the name would indicate the presence of elms (French: orme) here. Others say that the place name commemorates Julien Hubert dit Delorme to whom the land adjacent to the cove (French: anse) had been granted in 1698. The name "Rivière Anse à l'Orme" can be found on maps starting in 1744, on which the name appears to refer to as the cove as well.

Summer activities
Winter activities
Wildlife observation Wildlife observation
Ornithology Ornithology
Fishing Ice fishing
Kite surfing Ski kite
Paddle board  

General Information

© Jean Gagnon

21335, boulevard Gouin Ouest, Pierrefonds
Information: 514 280-6871
To get there

Business hours
From 7 am until sunset

Access to nature parks is free

Parking Rates
$9 a day / $7 for two hours. The spots are limited.
Annual permit available : $80 
* Three parking spots reserved for people with reduced mobility

Dogs must be leashed at all times

There is no catering service in the nature parks, but some guest cabins have vending machines.

Alcohol consumption is tolerated when accompanying a picnic.

Method of payment
All cabins accept credit cards

Universal accessibility
All the cabins are accessible

Outdoor equipment rental
It is possible to rent cross-country skis and snowshoes in some parks as well as toboggans, slide mats, sleds for children and crampons to walk safely.

Trail Maintenance
The trail maintenance period is from December 15, 2018 to March 10, 2019.