Harwood Nature Park

Harwood Nature Park is a vast and unique green space in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The park comes alive with the seasons to please families and nature lovers alike.

The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Consult the program and the services offered to citizens: 

Welcome pavilion

January 2 to March 12:

Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Refreshments and snacks for sale ($)
  • Bathroom and rest room
  • Loan of outdoor equipment

Equipment rental

January 2 to March 12, 2023

open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Children and adult sizes
  • Proof of residency required to obtain the resident rate
  • Rental time: 1 hour 
  • A piece of identification must be left at the kiosk by a person
    16 years of age or older at the kiosk during the rental period.

List of equipment:

  • Snowshoes
  • Walking sticks and crampons
  • Fat bikes
  • Cross-country skis

Pricing

 

Residents of

Vaudreuil-Dorion

Non-residents
Fat bikes Free
Reservation
possible online
$10 per bike
Reservation not
available

Cross-country skis

Free
No reservation
$10 for
the complete equipment
No reservation
Snowshoes Free
No reservation
$3 per pair
No reservation
Walking sticks
walking sticks and
crampons
Free
No reservation
Not available

 

Introductory days for fatbikes

On Sundays January 15, 22 and 29, February 5, 12, 19 and 26

Depending on weather conditions (minimum 20 cm of snow required)

  • From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free for citizens (proof of residence required)
  • Reservation recommended, 48 hours in advance
  • Non-residents: $10 / hour (no reservations possible)

Dog Trails

  • Dogs on leash are ONLY allowed on the marked walking trail. It is important to respect the signs and keep a distance between walkers.
  • Owners are responsible for picking up after their dogs and disposing of them properly.
  • The City reserves the right to close the trails in the event of non-compliance. Thank you for your cooperation.

Cross-country ski trails

A minimum of 20 cm of snow is required for the opening of the trails and the loan of equipment.

To find out if the trails are passable, visit the Service status  section of the Citizen Portal.

About Trail Maintenance 

  • Regular Maintenance: 
    Trails are worked on at least four times a week. Work is done on Saturdays and Sundays to provide good conditions on busy days. Work is also done once or twice during the week.
  • When there is an accumulation of more than 5 cm of snow:
    A 24-hour delay is required to execute the work.

Dog exercise area

The dog exercises area is a fenced area 7125 m2 (76692.9 ft2 ) and located in the western portion of the park, behind the reception building.

Information

Location

3900, route Harwood (former Harwood Golf Club)

See the interactive map to view its location.

Trail conditions

To find out if the trails are practicable, consult the status of services section of the citizen portal.

Survey on the service offer at the new Harwood Nature Park

In its aim to identify a long-term plan for the Harwood Nature Park and its service offering, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion called on its citizens to learn more about their needs related to parks and outdoor activities. An online survey was conducted for this purpose between November 12th and December 6th in which 2,133 people participated. Overall, the responses make it quite clear that the population is looking for a service offering that respects the site’s natural environment.

See the results

Park Rules

  • No alcohol 
  • The use of bbq's is prohibited 
  • Dogs on leash are ONLY allowed on the marked walking trail. It is important to respect the signs and keep a distance between walkers.
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