When to visit
- Very Favourable
What to do
- Worth the detour
- Must see
Just 55 km northwest of Montreal, Oka National Park has a great deal to offer history buffs and outdoors enthusiasts.
Its proximity to our RV rental locations makes it the perfect place to finish off (or start) a motorhome tour.
OKA NATIONAL PARK
Season: The park is open year-round, but the period during which services are available varies according to season.
Entrance fee: $8.90/adult/day and free for youth aged 17 and under. There is also a parking fee of $8.48 per vehicle (car or RV) during summer.
CALVAIRE D’OKA HIKING TRAIL
Distance (round-trip): 4.4 km
Time (round-trip): 1 hr 20 mins
This easy 4.4 km round trip (1 hr 20 min) hike will take you back into the past! The Calvaire trail is a Stations of the Cross created by the Sulpicians, culminating in a panoramic viewpoint of Lac des Deux-Montagnes, where three chapels have been keeping watch since 1742. A perfect spot to enjoy the sunset. Be sure to pick up a guide booklet available at the departure point.
May to October.
A lively beach for basking in the sun and cooling off in the lake under the watchful eyes of our team of lifeguards. Kayaks, pedal boats and stand-up paddle boards can be rented at the boating rental centre. Barbecues and picnic tables are available for the use of picnickers.
Activities available from mid-May to early September.
Where to eat
- $ Inexpensive
- $$ Moderate
- $$$ Upscale
- $$$$ Fine dining
If you are travelling by motorhome, this is the perfect time to empty the fridge and do some cooking, because there are very few good restaurants in the area. If you have no way to cook or simply don't feel like it, here are a few suggestions:
La Panière d’Alexie ($)
The place to go if you're in the mood for a snack. This friendly artisanal bakery produces some twenty different types of bread in addition to cakes, cookies, pastries and other homemade goodies. It also serves simple meals such as pizza, croque-monsieurs, sandwiches, soups and salads.
Microbrasserie Noire et Blanche ($$)
Housed in a magnificent 100-year-old building in the heart of old St-Eustache, this microbrewery offers a wide array of beers on tap and by the bottle. The cuisine is bold and creative, inspired by local flavours. You will like the peaceful atmosphere and rustic decor.
Open Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays from 3 p.m. to midnight, Wednesday-Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight, Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sundays from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Oka Abbey store ($$)
While the Trappist monks have not lived at Oka Abbey since 2009, they continue to make products that are sold at the store. store. A magnificent photo display tells the story of the manufacture of Oka cheese by the monks and the role they played in Quebec's agri-food industry. The non-profit organization that has taken over running the store seeks to preserve the heritage left behind by the monks, and continue their traditions.
Not only can you buy delicious food products made by the monks themselves, you will also find products from other Canadian monasteries, in addition to a variety of fine regional specialties including cheeses, deli meats, homemade pies, apple products, sausages, fresh-baked bread and much, much more. The store also sells souvenirs, local handicrafts and religious items. The perfect place to pick up a treat, a Quebec product to take home with you, or a gift for a friend.
The store is open Monday-Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Located within the walls of the Oka Abbey, the Le Sacré bistro offers accessible and tasty cuisine prepared with local products from the Oka region.
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 5 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on weekends.
*** Hours may vary ***
Where to sleep ?
- Very Favourable