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Progressive Re-Opening on June 8th, 2020 Annual card holders only

Trails access

Trails access


Visitors Pavilion

Visitors Pavilion


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Progressive Re-Opening on June 8th, 2020 Annual card holders only

Réserve Naturelle Gault - Bord de l'eau

Trails condition

Réserve Naturelle Gault - Bord de l'eau

Ski Trails condition


Schedule : The Reserve is currently close.

Réserve naturelle Gault - Randonnée


25 km of trails is yours to discover. Please make sure to follow instructions, rules and do not use closed trails.

Réserve naturelle Gault - OIseaux

Bird watching

The Société d’ornithologie de la Vallée du Richelieu (SOVDR) is a partner of Gault Nature Reserve

Réserve naturelle Gault - Hiver

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing

Snowshoeing is allowed only on designated trails. During the winter, snowshoers and hikers use the same trails. Off-trails is not permited at all time. Hikers, do not walk on the ski trails. Skiing is not allowed outside the official ski network.


Daily fees (taxes inc.)

Categories Fees
Child (0 to 17) Free
Adult $8

Annual card fees (taxes inc.)

18-64 $79 $71
65 + $67 $60

”Carte citoyen” category : Through an agreement with the City of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, the residents of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, will receive a 10% discount when showing their Carte citoyen or a residence proof. That discount is offered only in person at the visitors Pavilion.

Annual card discounts

Annual card discounts 15%

| McGill discount | McGill University students and employees are eligible for a 15% discount when showing their valid university ID card. |

Equipment rental fees
No Equipement rental at this moment.


Some activities are incompatible with our goal of protecting the ecological integrity of the Reserve so that it can be appreciated by future generations. The following restrictions therefore apply throughout the Reserve, and to visitors from the University as well as the general public. Special permissions are approved by the Reserve direction only. Visitors shall NOT:

  • Feed, disturb, trap or hunt animals
  • Collect plants or minerals
  • Release any animals or introduce any plants
  • Camp or build campfires
  • Open any new trails or make shortcuts along existing trails
  • Operate snowmobiles or other vehicles
  • Operate motorcycles or bicycles
  • Ride horses
  • Walk dogs or other animals, with the exception of guide dogs
  • Swim, wade, boat or fish on Lac Hertel
  • Hang glide, climbing or orienteering activities
  • Play ball
  • Skiing offtrails
  • Hiking after closing time
  • Smoking
  • Listening to music without headphones
  • Operate a drone

Quality survey :activities and trails

For any comments or suggestions related to outdoor activities, you can fill this survey.



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