Information for visitors



Until further notice, Héritage Saint-Bernard and the City of Châteauguay require the collaboration of visitors in order to respect the employees on duty as well as the instructions issued by the public health authorities: 

  • Wearing a mask and washing hands are mandatory to enter the buildings (children 10 years old and under are not required to wear the mask).
  • Due to the pandemic situation, interior spaces are only accessible for access to service counters and sanitary spaces.
  • The presentation of the vaccine passport is not necessary for visitors passing through the Pavilion of the island for a purchase at the shop, at the Café de l'Ile, to access the wildlife refuge or to use the toilets and the fountain.
  • Outdoor gatherings are permitted based on government guidelines.
  • The trails are completely open and no longer have access restrictions.
  • The organization reserves the right to adjust these health instructions according to the evolution of the pandemic.

Opening hours

The Pavillon de l'île is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The hiking trails are accessible from sunrise until sunset.

Wildlife refuge pricing

The Pavillon de l'île is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Access to the refuge faunique Marguerite-D’Youville must be purchased on site, at the Pavillon de l'île.
Expect possible line-ups on very busy days. No online ticketing.

Rules of Île Saint-Bernard and the wildlife refuge

Walking off trails

Pets or domestic animals


All terrain vehicles

La cueillette d’espèces floristiques

Feeding animal (except small birds)

Camp fires


Drinking and/or carrying alcoholic beverages

Toute activité de glisse

How to get here

From Montréal

Mercier Bridge (towards Châteauguay) to the entrance to the City of Châteauguay. Cross the city on Saint-Jean-Baptiste Boulevard and turn right on René-Lévesque Boulevard. Junction A-30 O. - QC. 132 O. Direction Léry. At the 4th traffic light, take the slip road on the right Chemin Saint-Bernard, until the obligatory stop. Turn left on Notre-Dame Nord. Follow the instructions for the Pavillon de l'île / île Saint-Bernard.

De l’autoroute 30

Exit 35 - Chemin de la Rivière/boul. René-Lévesque

Si vous venez de l’autoroute 30 O, take exit 35, then take the ramp on the right onto Ch. de la Haute-Rivière. At 1st traffic light turn left on René-Lévesque Boulevard. At 2nd feu de circulation, prendre la bretelle à droite Chemin Saint-Bernard. Tourner à gauche à l’arrêt sur Notre-Dame N. Suivre les instructions pour le Pavillon de l’île.

Si vous venez de l’autoroute 30 E, take exit 35. At 1st traffic light, turn left onto Ch. De la Haute-Rivière. At 2nd traffic light, turn left on Boul. René-Lévesque. At the second light, turn rightonto boulevard de Léry. Continue on Ch. Saint-Bernard. Follow the directions to the Pavillon de l'île.

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