Mont Saint Bruno – Hiking in Montreal

Mont Saint Bruno – A very popular destination for walkers, runners during the warm months and even more popular during the winter with its cross-country skiing trail and downhill ski; this provincial park at the of the Montreal metropolis is worth the visit.

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Essentially established in the mid 1700’s, this became a thriving estate where the rivers and lakes found at the mountain, produced electricity for anything from grain to wood.

By the 1850’s, the well to-do anglophones would start buying up parcels for a quaint lifestyle. Some of these private lots are still in the park.

On this late fall day, I decided to stretch my legs after driving 6 hours from New Brunswick and stop in at the park. Entry fee was 7.50$ and I had about 90 minutes to kill. So I opted for a combination of trails which would provide almost 8km of hiking: “Les Lacs” and “Le seigneural”

Along the way you can look at the view from the largest lake, the private residences, the historic Mill and the grotto.

By Jim Cyr

Exploring Nova Scotia with a constellation of satellites to guide me along the way. Producing hiking, outdoors, local drink & food videos, you can find Jim's contributions on novascotiablogs.com and a few other places. Jim carries a ZOLEO Satellite Communicator for all of his outdoor adventures.

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