The parc Frédéric-Back


Let’s Act Together to Keep Parks Open

City parks provide priceless green space for citizens living in metropolitan areas. In these challenging times, not only do they offer a place to relax and renew with nature, they are essential to our health and well-being.
Today, local park groups, sports clubs and public interest organizations are joining together to appeal to all Montrealers: If we want to keep our parks open in the coming weeks, we have a collective responsibility to seize now.
We thus are joining our voices to those of the municipal authorities and the Government of Quebec in a bid to mobilize Montrealers of all ages in favour of responsible park visitation:
● Choose your neighbourhood parks to avoid non-essential travel and converging in the same urban green spaces.
● Always respect social distancing measures prescribed by public health authorities: avoid gatherings and maintain a minimum distance of 2 metres with other park visitors.
● If a park is too busy, be flexible and change your plans.
● Let’s think collectively: One for all and all for one!
By acting together, we know we can make a difference! Share this message so that we can help maintain access to parks.

See the Government of Quebec health guidelines.


Since opening two years ago, parc Frédéric-Back, formerly Miron Quarry, never ceases to amaze, from its biodiversity to the activities offered onsite. It’s the most ambitious environmental rehabilitation project ever in the urban setting, with an incredible 192 hectares of land, including 7.5km of trails for walking, jogging, cycling, cross-country skiing and even showshowing. Its welcoming and unusal layout make it the ideal landmark for families to enjoy nature and experience a vast pastoral landscape right in in the city.

TOHU is proud to offer a diverse range of activities yearround, free for everyone thanks to financial support from the City of Montreal. The cultural activites, with performances and workshops, are presented as part of Arts au parc, Maïs et culture, and Les Étoiles au Cinoche. These outdoor physical activities are graciously offered to you in all four seasons. Finally, there are educational and environmental activities for the whole family, including guided tours of the park by bike, tours of the many highlights of the Saint-Michel neighbourhood, and opportunities to discover the architecture of TOHU‘s green building, the Soccer Center, to enter the den of Biomont, the Sorting Center, and much more!

This metropolitan park dedicated to the environment, culture and sports will be completed in 2025.

Come witness the metamorphosis of the SMEC!

For more information, visit this page.

*Note that there are no toilets, drinking water or food sources in the park. We suggest that you bring water bottles and snacks with you on your next visit. Of course you can always access TOHU, the reception pavilion, if you need it.


Thanks to TD Friends of environment Foundation and Energir for the support on TOHU'S environmental activities