Dust off those snowshoes and get your skates sharpened, because there’s lots of winter fun to be had at the Pointe-du-Moulin Historical Park on Île-Perrot. For the first time, the park is offering the Pointe-des-Glaces event, which features a picturesque trail where visitors can skate, snowshoe, or hike while taking in the views of Lake Saint-Louis and admiring the 18th Century windmill, one of only two functional windmills that still exist in the Quebec.
Heart pumping activities
Soak up some vitamin D while cruising along the new 350-metre ice skating trail. At night, the path will be lit with festive lighting to guide your way. You can also strap on snowshoes and discover the Coureurs des bois trail where you can learn about the profession and the interesting history of Île-Perrot and its third Lord, Joseph Trottier Desruisseaux. There are no rentals available, so you need to bring your own skates and/or snowshoes.
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Artists, exhibitors, and treats
If health measures allow, each weekend will showcase local artists who will perform at the Market Square located in the centre of the administrative buildings. After you’ve burned a few calories (or many), stop by the market and enjoy a hot drink or a tasty local product.
January 8 to February 14, 2021
Fridays: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sundays: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Reservation and tickets
Access to the site is free for residents of the island (Notre-Dame-de-l’Ile-Perrot, ville de L’Ile-Perrot, Pincourt and Terrasse-Vaudreuil). Proof of residence is mandatory when requesting a time. Your entry ticket gives access to the whole site, so you can choose to walk, skate, snowshoe, or do all three.
Tickets for non-residents are $15 per vehicle and are available at pointedesglaces.com. According to the park website: “It is important to note that filling out the form does not give you access to the event. Reservation requests will be processed in order (first come, first served) since the number of tickets is limited. If tickets are available, you will receive your official ticket by email.”
Given the health restrictions due to COVID-19, the number of visitors inside the park is limited, therefore all visitors (residents and non-residents) must register for a time slot. Only one ticket is required for a vehicle regardless of the number of participants inside. Because of changing conditions and regulations, some attractions may be temporarily closed or may have reduced hours or services. We recommend that you call or visit the website to get up-to-date information.
For more winter activities being offered at other Montreal-area parks, click here.