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Montreal Families

Skate and snowshoe at Ile-Perrot park

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 second year, the park is offering its Pointe-des-Glaces event, which features a picturesque trail where visitors can skate, snowshoe, or hike while taking in the views of Lac 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 one-kilometre ice skating trail, which has been grown from last year’s 350-metre trail and now extends all the way to the scenic windmill. At night, the path will be lit up. You can also strap on snowshoes and discover the 850-metre Coureurs des bois trail where you can learn about the seigneurs of Île Perrot Joseph Trottier Desruisseaux and Françoise Cuillerier. There are no rentals available, so you need to bring your own skates and/or snowshoes.

Artists, exhibitors, and treats

After you’ve burned a few calories (or many), stop by the market and enjoy music, a hot drink, or snacks. And if health measures allow, local artists will perform at the Market Square from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evenings.


January 14 to February 20, 2022

Fridays: 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sundays: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Access is free for residents of île Perrot (Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, L’Île-Perrot, Pincourt, and Terrasse-Vaudreuil). Residents of those cities do not have to reserve a time slot and can simply show up during opening hours and present ID with their address.

Non-residents pay $8 for adults, $5 for kids, students, and seniors, or $18 for all passengers of a single vehicle. Only one ticket is required for a vehicle regardless of the number of participants inside. Tickets must be reserved ahead of time and are valid for the date of your choice, no time slot necessary. Until January 13, 2022 you can use the code pdg2020 during your purchase to take advantage of a 15% discount.

Entry gives access to the whole site, so you can choose to walk, skate, snowshoe, or do all three.

For all information for ticket reservations for non-residents, visit pointedesglaces.com

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