The best places for cross-country skiing in Vaudreuil-Soulanges

The best places for cross-country skiing in Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Editorial Team
Editorial Team

25/01/2023

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We love nothing better than helping you to discover Vaudreuil-Soulanges! Our vibrant and welcoming corner of the world is brimming with things to do and experiences to enjoy. It fills us with a pride that we want to share with you. We’ll explore our visitors’ favourite picks for you, along with some great spots that are well worth discovering!

In any season, a walk in nature always does wonders, and that’s especially true in winter! Fresh air, dazzling sunshine and stunning snow-white landscapes are just what we need to forget life’s little worries for a while!

Among the many winter sports that draw us outside during the colder months, cross-country skiing remains as popular as ever. Ski enthusiasts of all levels will find scores of idyllic spots to enjoy their sport in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, just a stone’s throw from Montreal.

Want to try cross-country skiing this winter? Well, what are you waiting for? Some of our parks also offer equipment rentals.

Below are some of the region’s best cross-country ski destinations:

With equipment rentals

Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare
Where: Saint-Lazare

The Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare boasts over 24 km of trails. In winter, you can also enjoy snowshoeing, tubing and skating. An exceptional site to experience the outdoors, recharge your batteries and reconnect with nature. Les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare nature park is certain to become your new favourite destination for winter activities!

Information:

  • Marked, groomed trails
  • Equipment rentals available
  • Admission fee $

To know more

Centre Notre-Dame-de-Fatima
Where: Notre-Dame-de-île-Perrot

Welcome to the Centre Notre-Dame-de-Fatima, a place that invites you to rediscover the restorative power of nature. Open year-round, the site offers winter activities, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and skating.

Information:

  • Marked, groomed trails
  • Equipment rentals available
  • Admission fee $

To know more

Without equipment rentals

Les Sentiers de L’escapade du mont Rigaud
Where: Rigaud

Located in the heart of mont Rigaud, the Sentiers de L’escapade recreational park features 27 km of trails. In winter, nature lovers can go hiking, snowshoeing, fatbiking and cross-country skiing. Dogs are permitted on the trails. Admission is free, and opening hours are from sunup to sundown. Enjoy the great outdoors and pure country air only 30 minutes from Montreal!

Information:

  • Marked, groomed trails
  • No equipment rentals
  • Free admission

To know more

Barclay Fortin

Hudson’s natural trails 
Where: Hudson

In the charming village of Hudson, discover 23.6 km of marked hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails, all for free!

Information:

  • Marked, ungroomed trails
  • No equipment rentals
  • Free admission

To know more

Centre de la nature quatre-saisons
Where: Coteau-du-Lac

The Centre de la nature quatre-saisons offers a 7.5 km network of nature trails, two lookouts along the way, benches, picnic areas and toilets. In winter, the trails are open for hiking, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.

Information:

  • Marked, ungroomed trails
  • No equipment rentals
  • Free admission

To know more

Saint-Zotique beach
Where: Saint-Zotique

Stretching along the shore of Lake Saint-François, the Saint-Zotique beach is without a doubt one of the region’s must-see summer attractions—but it’s also an enchanting winter playground! The site offers 5 km of accessible trails for hiking, snowshoeing, fatbiking and cross-country skiing. Experience pure winter magic in this spectacular landscape of snowy winter forest and frozen lake!

Information:

  • Unmarked, ungroomed trails
  • No ski equipment rentals (only fatbikes and showshoes)
  • Free admission

To know more

Did you work up an appetite after all that activity? Visit our Food and Drink section for the perfect après-ski spot to refuel after a day of winter fun.

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