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Start working on your snow sculpture design and get your best carnival outfit ready!

Join Us for Winterfest!

Saturday, February 4, 2017,   12 - 4 pm

The Morgan Arboretum is hosting an afternoon of winter fun in association with the municipality of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. Everyone is welcome. Display your artistic skills in a snow sculpture contest, take a ride on a dog sled or explore the great snowy forest on our walking, snowshoe and cross-country ski trails. Admission is free. Hot chocolate and hot dogs will be sold at a nominal charge.


Seasonal Trails: Snowshoe Walk
Sunday, February 5, 2017,   1 - 4 pm

The Snowshoe (Black) Trail, like several others at the Arboretum, is only open during the winter. This marvelous 4.4-km hike boasts some of the Arboretum’s oldest forests and reveals a wilder perspective, as this trail is much less frequented by visitors and is off limits to dogs.

Join Arboretum Naturalist Chris Cloutier as he takes you on a half-day outing to explore the beautiful scenery and maybe spot some very interesting wildlife. This walk is suitable for anyone, whether you are an experienced snowshoer or just got your first pair over the holidays. Snowshoe basics will be covered before heading into the woods.

In English and French

Target audience: Adults and children over 10 years old

Bring: Snowshoes, snack, water, camera, binoculars, etc.

Wear: Adequate layered clothing for the weather

Cost (parking and tax included):
Member adult: $10 / child: $6
Non-Member adult: $15 / child: $10

Get the family signed up today: 514-398-7811


Skiing by the Light of the Full Moon
Friday, February 10, 2017,   7 – 10 pm
Date is subject to change depending on weather conditions, watch for updates.

Come out for a unique skiing experience with the moon’s mystical powers glittering the scenery. And breathe in the night’s fresh air freely with no one else watching but the man of the moon.

You will also have the opportunity to take a closer look at the sky with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Montreal chapter). Join them for telescope viewing of the moon and stars.

Top off the outing over a cup of hot chocolate in the cozy warmth of Chalet Pruche, our rustic hideout surrounded by all of the magic.

Groups guided by a patroller will depart at 7:30 pm or at 8:30 pm

Open to skiers of all ages. Dogs will not be allowed.

Bring: skiing gear, snack, water

Wear: Adequate layered clothing for the weather

Cost (parking and tax included): $8 /person

Get the family signed up today: 514-398-7811


The Arboretum after Dark: Owl Prowl
In English: Saturday, February 11, 2017,   8 - 10:30 pm
In French: Friday, February 17, 2017,   8 - 10:30 pm

Not many creatures generate as much fascination and lore as owls. Their silent flight, eerie calls, majestic look, and nocturnal behaviour make them some of the most fascinating creatures in the North Woods. With species like the Great Horned and Barred owls being seen sometimes in the Arboretum, these forests have become a favorite “owling” spot for many. Join Naturalist Chris Cloutier on this night-time hike to explore some of his favorite owl hideouts in search of the Arbo’s nocturnal feathered friends.

Target audience: Adults and children over 10 years old

Bring: Headlamps/flashlights, water, snack

Wear: Adequate layered clothing for the weather including warm boots

Cost (parking and tax included):
Member adult: $20 / child: $10
Non-Member adult: $25 / child: $15

Space is limited so get the family signed up today: 514-398-7811

Great Backyard Bird Count Get Together
Saturday, February 18, 2017,   9 – 11 am

Join naturalists from Bird Protection Quebec to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count this year.

Non-members of the Arboretum must pay regular admission fees at the Gatehouse: Adult $7, Student & Senior $4.50 (parking and tax included)

No registration required. Meet at the Conservation Centre.

Bring: Field guides, notebook and pencil, camera, binoculars, snack, water, etc.

Wear: Adequate layered clothing for the weather


2017 Spring Break Sugaring Off

Saturday, March 4
Monday, March 6
Tuesday, March 7
Saturday, March 11
12 - 1:30 pm or 1:30 - 3 pm

Take a trip through time and discover the early origins of sugaring. You will have the chance to visit the Arboretum’s sugar house to experience the current process of boiling down sap into a delightful golden treat, while learning about tree biology and the importance of climate in affecting the yield of sap produced by trees. Included in the visit are two separate wagon rides through the maple grove, and to top it all off, a stop at our serving tables to enjoy a taste of pure maple taffy.

In English and French

Open to families

Cost (tax and parking included):
Member: $6

Dress for the outdoors

Space is limited so get the family signed up today: 514-398-7811


Getting in Touch with Nature:
A Workshop to Teach Kids about Bird Feeding

Choose one of six sessions offered during 2017 Spring Break:
Wednesday, March 8
Thursday, March 9
Friday, March 10
10 am - 12 pm (French) or 1 - 3 pm (English)

Looking for something to do with the kids during Spring Break? This workshop is designed for families. Come and learn about some of our winter birds, build a feeder and have the opportunity to have chickadees feed right out of your hand! We will begin the workshop with a presentation in the Conservation Centre, followed by a bird feeder craft activity and finally a short walk down to Blossom Corner to hang up our feeders and look for birds.

Open to 3 to 10 year old children accompanied by an adult

Cost (tax and parking included):
Member adult: $5 / child: free
Non-member adult: $7 / child: $3

Wear: layered winter clothing

Space is limited so get the family signed up today: 514-398-7811

Let’s make this a joyful treat for our lovely feathered friends!


Sugaring off
Sunday, March 26 and Sunday, April 2, 2017
12 noon – 3:30 pm

Celebrate the return of springtime in our sugar maple grove, one of the few remaining on the Island of Montreal. Enjoy a wagon ride to our sugar house and learn how syrup is made in the traditional way: on a wood fire, from sap collected in buckets. German sausages, hotdogs, drinks and, of course, taffy on snow will be sold at a nominal charge. Freshly made maple syrup will also be sold onsite! This is, for the most part, an outdoor event. We don’t take reservations. First come, first served.

Free for members, regular entrance fees apply to non-members:
Child $3.50, Adult $7, Senior & Student $4.50, Family $17


Nature Workshop Information

Registration: Most activities require advanced registration unless otherwise noted. To make a reservation, please contact the main office by calling 514-398-7811 (open 9 am - 4 pm). Payments can be made by cash or cheque at the gatehouse before the start of the event. Receipts can also be issued. We recommend that you purchase tickets ahead of time at the main office since many of the activities fill up quickly.

Cancellations: If the minimum number of participants has not been reached by the registration deadline, the event may be cancelled. Cancellations will be made at least 24 hours before the start time of the event and all of those registered will be informed by telephone. If we cancel an event, anyone who has already paid a fee will be given a refund.

When you arrive, please check in at the Gatehouse for more information on parking and starting locations.

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On Monday, August 12, at 8 pm, join the members of theAstronomical Society for a public lecture by Andrew Fazekas. Following the presentation, telescopes, including the Bellevue Observatory, will be available for the public to enjoy the evening's sky (weather permitting).

Bring something to sit upon, (chair, blanket, cushion…), mosquito repellant and binoculars if you have a set, to enjoy the celestial fireworks.

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Entrance is free. No reservation required. Meet at the Conservation Centre of the Morgan Arboretum.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 18:12