Parks and community centres

Community centres and facilities: places to gather for fun and frolic

Val-des-Monts operates three community centres and an arena where residents can meet for leisure, recreation and sports. Here’s where the facilities are located:

J.-A. Perkins Park Community Centre

17 chemin du Manoir
Val-des-Monts, Québec J8N 7E8


Saint-Germain Park Community Centre

2720 route Principale
Val-des-Monts, Québec J8N 2H7


Thibault Park Community Centre

24 chemin du Parc
Val-des-Monts, Québec J8N 4J8


Marc-Carrière Park

2233 montée Paiement
Val-des-Monts, Québec J8N 7E9


Nakkertok Park

The Municipality has acquired a magnificent wooded lot of approximately 300 acres in the Saint-Pierre sector. A Management Committee made up of an elected official, citizens, members of community organizations and civil servants was mandated by the City Council to oversee, among other things, the development of a strategic development plan for the site. Committee members meet monthly to make recommendations regarding the management and development of Parc Nakkertok Val-des-Monts. Note that since November 2018, citizens now have free access to several trails for various outdoor activities (cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, etc.).

Consult our flyer below to learn about the draft strategic plan proposed by the members of the Nakkertok Management Committee:

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Camille Lemire-Monette, Director of Recreation, Culture and Community Life by phone at 819 457-9400, extension 2217, or by email at

Sportium Arena

The Sportium de Val-des-Monts, built in November 2001, offers its population various activities on ice, a figure skating club, a minor hockey association, public skating and several adult hockey leagues. In 2003, the Recreational Association of Val-des-Monts won the Énergia du Québec award.

The Sportium in Val-des-Monts has also become a technological showcase for Canada. The complex is in operation 12 months a year. Several services are offered there :

  • Ice time
  • Free skating
  • Skate sharpening and rental
  • Snack
  • Meeting room
  • etc.

For more information, visit

Pélissier Ecopark

Val-des-Monts cares not only about protecting the environment, but also about providing residents with quality services. With that in mind, in 2015, the Municipality began transforming what was then known as Pélissier Beach at the western extremity of McGregor Lake back into a more natural setting—hence it’s rechristening as Pélissier Ecopark.

Specifically, to make the site more inviting for residents and visitors, the Municipality

  • renaturalized the shores of both Pélissier Stream and McGregor Lake,
  • eased access to the boat launch and water by building a large dock,
  • improved the look and functionality of the visitor centre,
  • expanded the parking area and site lighting, and
  • set up barbecues and picnic areas

Users have also been able to rent kayaks at the park since 2016. And in 2017, we designed interpretive hiking trails through the wetlands and spawning grounds in the western part of the site, combining opportunities for both relaxation and education that focus on the area’s rich ecosystem and natural beauty. 

We invite everyone, residents and nature lovers alike, to come enjoy this enchanting venue.

For more information, feel free to contact the Leisure, Culture and Community Life Service. 819-457-9400, extension 2326.