Petit Train du Nord – Park Linear
Parc Linéaire | Le P’tit Train du Nord
The Parc Linéaire Le P’tit Train du Nord is a recreational rail trail located in Quebec, Canada.
Originally was a railway line operated by Canadian Pacific Railway which operated it at a continuous financial loss since its construction in the 1890s. During the 1990s, it was dismantled to make way for a recreational multi-use trail except for the portion between Montréal and Saint-Jérôme which is still in service as the Saint-Jérôme line. Prior to decommissioning, passenger traffic on this line was so scarce that it gave way to the humorous and intricately philosophical and poetic song by Felix Leclerc, « Le train du nord ».
It runs for 200 kilometres (124 miles) between Saint-Jérôme and Mont-Laurier and is used for biking, cross-country skiing and hiking. Le P’tit Train du Nord linear park is a regional recreational and touristic asset for the Laurentian which offers its own residents access to high-quality transportation and leisure activities on the one hand as well as allowing for management of a major tourist attraction generating significant economic benefits for the region on the other.
• The former train station in Prévost along the trail.