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Trails are open 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Centre: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A living laboratory to discover
Trail conditions
Muddy sections
A living laboratory to discover

Gault Nature Reserve

A living laboratory to discover

About us

The Gault Nature Reserve, owned by McGill University, is located at Mont-Saint-Hilaire (QC) and protects more than 1,000 hectares of natural habitats.

Outdoor activities

We welcome you 365 days a year on our hiking and cross-country skiing trails.

Trail map

Our trail network is 25 km and 4 summits overlook Lac Hertel.

Opening hours (trails)

March to November


8 h


19 h 30

A scientific legacy

Teaching and research are essential activities at the Gault Nature Reserve.

Quantifying the form and function of aquatic plants in Southern Quebec

Lindsay Trottier, Ph.D.

Supervisors: Prof. Lars Iversen
Affiliation: McGill University
Start date: 2023
Research area: Lake Hertel (Gault Nature Reserve) and Lake Memphrémagog (Wilder and Helen Penfield Nature Conservancy)

Projects funded by the Gault Research Awards

Meeting and lodging

The Reserve has meeting rooms and lodging to suit whatever your group needs, whether for conferences, nature field courses, training or informal meet-ups. You can rent just one of our lodgings, multiple lodgings, or all of them at the same time for a single visit.



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