Daycation Delights Now Open Daily!

Every day an opportunity to discover nature’s paradise along the St. Lawrence River

With true summer now upon us, Parks of the St. Lawrence is pleased to remind the community that beginning June 24, most Day Use & Picnic Areas are now open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Labour Day. Whether you’re looking for a day of adventure or a relaxing picnic by the water, these parks offer the perfect escape.

Aerial view of Mille Roches beach along the Long Sault Parkway.

A season pass offers unlimited access to all six Parks of the St. Lawrence Day-Use Parks and Beaches. Day passes are also available for those seeking a single-day adventure. Day-use permits are required throughout the 2023 season, Monday to Sunday. Passes are available for purchase at any of the park locations.

From Glengarry Beach, located less than an hour west of Montreal on the shores of Lake St. Francis, to Brown’s Bay Beach & Picnic Area in Mallorytown offering a unique experience amid the picturesque 1000 Islands, there’s something for everyone.

The Long Sault Parkway boasts the largest public beach on the St. Lawrence River corridor at Mille Roches. Both Mille Roches Beach & Picnic Area and nearby Woodlands Beach & Picnic Area are perfect spots to soak up the sun and enjoy a picnic.

Farran Park Beach & Picnic Area is located in Ingleside on a serene peninsula jutting into the St. Lawrence River. The southern exposure is perfect for sunbathing on the wide arching sandbank.

For now, Brown’s Bay Beach & Picnic Area will continue to operate on weekends. Crysler Park Beach, nestled between Upper Canada Village and Crysler Park Marina near Morrisburg, remains closed due to nearby construction but is slated to open soon.

For more information on Parks of the St. Lawrence Day Use & Picnic Areas, visit

About Parks of the St. Lawrence
Parks of the St. Lawrence operates two scenic waterfront parkways, six sandy beaches and day-use picnic areas, a bird sanctuary, extensive multi-use trail networks, and ten beautiful waterfront campgrounds. These areas, which span 7000 acres from the 1000 Islands to the Quebec border, are a haven for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, families, boaters, and scuba divers.

Parks of the St. Lawrence welcomes guests to enjoy our spacious campsites and waterfront cabins, winding bike paths, pristine nature trails, boat launches, picnic areas, scuba diving and remarkable fishing. We are the perfect destination for campers, runners, cyclists, photographers, anglers, scuba divers and explorers alike.

Media Contact

Katie Forrester
Communications and Media Relations
St. Lawrence Parks Commission