Unless you have a car, it's pretty hard to get yourself into some real "plein air" while living in Montreal. While the city has some great parks, if you want to really get lost in nature and partake in winter sports other than tobogganing, you need to rent a car or take a bus.\nExcept, however, if you take La Navette Nature that will travel to Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park seven times this winter — and you can get on for free.\nREAD ALSO: You Can Rent These Amazing Modern Mini-Cabins In Quebec This Winter (Photos)\nTL;DR You can take the Nature Navette for FREE from downtown Montreal to Parc-Saint-Jacques seven times this winter. Check out the dates and activities below.\nView this post on Instagram #livefolk #winterwonderland #photography #naturelover #heart_imprint #nature_shooters #nature_perfection #nature_photo #naturelovers #kings_hdr #hdr #the_gallery_of_magic #landscape #landscape_captures #landscape_lovers #landscapephotography #amateurphotography #photooftheday #ig_nature #photographer #ig_world_photo #winter #rebels_hdr #earth_shotz #ig_captures_nature #instaphoto #landscapes #photos #grey @parcsnaturemtl A post shared by Anne Roy (@anne__roy) on Dec 30, 2018 at 10:15pm PST\nCap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park is less than an hour from Montreal, right across from Oka Beach on Lac Deux-Montagnes. Because it is within the city boundaries, it is actually considered Montreal's largest park.\nFrom its numerous trails you can also see the Rivière des Prairies. The park spans a total of 330 hectares — that's over 800 acres.\nAt the park you can cross-country ski through fields, forests, and alongside the river.\nView this post on Instagram Venez découvrir les casses-croûtes du Château Gohier et de la Cabane à Sucre du parc-nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques. Ouverts toutes les fins de semaine jusqu’au 10 mars 2019.❄️ 📸: Yves Kéroack #parcsnaturemtl #hiver A post shared by Parcs-nature Ville de Montréal (@parcsnaturemtl) on Dec 27, 2018 at 1:19pm PST\nThere's also a varirety of animals that live on the ecological farm, so you can have a little visit with some cows, goats, sheep, donkeys, rabbits, pigs, and a pony!\nThey've also got the classic cabane à sucre for you to feed your sweet tooth and try some maple products.\nOpening this year is a trail for "fatbikes," so you can cruise around the park on wheels if you don't feel like a little ski du fond.\nOther winter activities include carriage rides, birdwatching, snowshoeing, sledding, and tours of the farm.\nView this post on Instagram TBT snow day ⛄️❄️ A post shared by Anna Tsipas (@annatsipas7) on Nov 29, 2018 at 11:17am PST\nThe Nature Navette (or NANA, for short) is offering seven days of free trips up to Cap-Saint-Jacques this winter. The dates are:\nSunday 13 January\nSunday 4 February \nSaturday 16 February\nSunday 3 March\nFriday 8 March\nSaturday 9 March\nThe shuttle leaves Square Dorchester at 9 A.M. and 9:30 A.M. Return times are 3:45 P.M and 4:15 P.M.\nYou must make a reservation to take the Nature Navette. To do so, you can check out their website here, call 1-866-857-6262 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.\n@godleyalexembedded via\nThere will also be a special outing on Saturday 23 February that will depart at 6 P.M. This evening is part of the Starlight Walks and does cost $7 for the guided walk.\nAll the info on the Nature Navette can be found here. Happy winter adventures!