Located less than 38 km from the Ontario border, in the heart of Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the majestic 14 km² Pinière de Saint-Lazare, Saint-Lazare’s Les Forestiers nature park offers a range of outdoor activities for all tastes.
Main attractions include snowshoeing trails as well as classic and skate cross-country skiing trails, a lighted ice ring, an outdoor swimming pool, an obstacle course and snow tubing facilities. The service chalet, the skating and pool locker rooms are also appreciated.
Visitors can park at no charge. Access is free at all times for residents of Saint-Lazare and Les Cèdres. Daily and seasonal rates are offered as well as equipment rental in the winter season. The use of snow tubes is included in the price of admission to the site as well as supports for children learning to skate.
Please note during the summer season access to the site is restrictedbecause of the summer day camp that welcomes more than 600 kids from the region.
The trails are open from sunrise to sunset.
The site is mainly composed of sand, but adapted equipment is available free of charge to allow people with reduced mobility to enjoy the accessible trail.
If you are looking to fill up with energy and rekindle with nature, Les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare nature park is the ideal place! See the “Plan for your visit” section.
See the “Plan for your visit” section.
Since its inception in the 1970s, the park has changed hands three (3) times. Previously known as Centre de plein air Les Forestiers and Base de plein air des Cèdres, the park, created in the 1970s, was successively owned by the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional School Board, before being led by a non-profit organization, then transferred to the Municipality of Les Cèdres in 1999 and finally acquired by Ville de Saint-Lazare in May of 2014. The park was officially annexed to the territory of Saint-Lazare in April 2016 after the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Mr. Pierre Moreau, approved the annexation by-law on December 10, 2015.