An affordable, easy to learn activity, cross country skiing (“ski de fond” in French) is a great sport suitable for all ages, and Montreal is crawling with nearly 200 km of trails. Cross-country skiing season is from roughly mid-December to mid-March, which can vary every year as it’s contingent on weather conditions. Be sure to check trail conditions online. Or call the parks directly. Click on park names below for contact information and public transit directions. Note that admission and rental fees may change without notice.
Note that park equipment rental offices, bathrooms and locker rooms are closed on both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day in Montreal.
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Parc du Mont-Royal
Montreal’s best known park is a winter wonderland with trails suitable for beginners as well as a little something for more advanced enthusiasts: cross-country ski possibilities involving sharper inclines. Centrally located and easy to get to with public transit.