The Morgan Arboretum is a 245 hectare forested reserve, situated on the McGill University Macdonald Campus in Ste. Anne de Bellevue on the western tip of the island of Montreal. The Arboretum is open daily throughout the year from 9 am to visitors who can walk and ski its trails in season. The public contributes to the development and maintenance of the Arboretum through the Morgan Arboretum Association, a non-profit organization.
In addition to an expanse of natural woodland containing examples of most of Quebec's native trees, the property supports 18 collections of trees and shrubs, from across the world, that include fir, oak, birch, maple, linden, spruce and flowering trees. The Arboretum is also home to 30 species of mammals, 20 species of reptiles and amphibians, and over 170 species of migratory and overwintering birds.
Members have year-round free entry as a benefit of their membership. Non-members are very welcome at the arboretum but are asked to pay a nominal entry fee.
Those members who also volunteer to help out with essential administration and maintenance tasks are invited to join "The Friends" and enjoy additional privileges.
Dog walking is a privilege restricted to Friends of the Arboretum who have previously registered their dogs with the MAA. Certain restrictions concerning leashes etc apply. Further details about dog access are given elsewhere on the site.
Since 1945, when McGill University acquired the property, the Morgan Arboretum has been the site of teaching, research, and public education related to the management of woodland resources as well as being an important recreational facility for the people who come to visit and spend time under our trees.
You will find all the information that you need about our forest on this website - in particular, we draw your attention to the News (journal) page and to the events calendar.
Open 09:00 to 16:00
NOTE: Only registered dogs may enter the Arboretum. There are no day-passes available for dogs.
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A year's subscription to The Friends includes free access at all times:
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 May 2012 18:44