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Wilderness Skills/Survival Workshop

Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13, 2016, 10 am-12 pm


New to the great outdoors? Never been a boy scout or girl guide?  This workshop is for you!! In this introductory workshop beginners will learn the basics of wilderness survival and outdoorsmanship!

Cost (tax included): Member $6; Non-member $12

Please reserve (limited spaces): 514-398-7811


Perseid Meteor Shower Party

Saturday, August 13, 2016, starting at 8 pm NOTE THE CHANGE OF SCHEDULE

Come and enjoy the Perseids’ celestial fireworks at the Bellevue Observatory. Join the members of the Astronomical Society for a public lecture, rain or shine, followed by telescope observation, if the sky is clear.

Bring something to sit on (chair, blanket, cushion…), and binoculars if you have a pair.

Free admission. No reservations. Meet at the Conservation Centre.

Note that on Thursday, August 11, 7 - 9 pm, RASC will be on the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Boardwalk to introduce the public to night sky observation.


Nocturnal Rummage

Saturday, August 27, 2016, 7:30-9:30 pm

What are those glowing eyes in the distance? Join Scott Pemberton as we explore the Arboretum after dark. Come and discover the secret life of those nocturnal creatures which are seldom seen.

Cost (tax included):
Members $10/adult, $5/child
Non-members $15/adult, $10/child

Bring: Headlamp/flashlight, appropriate attire

Please reserve (limited spaces): 514-398-7811


Spiders: Webs of Deceit

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10 am-12 pm

Spiders are among the most misunderstood creatures on earth. Our naturalist Chris Cloutier will show you some of the common types, describe their incredible parental instincts and discuss their importance in the web of life.

Cost (taxable):
Member $12/adult, $8/child
Non Member $15/adult, $10/child

Bring your boots, water bottle and camera

Please reserve (limited spaces): 514-398-7811


Stars, Telescopes and Fun

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 7:30 pm

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) Montreal Centre is holding a Star Party. Come and join enthusiastic stargazers for some spectacular views of the night sky, through the 14" telescope in the Bellevue Observatory and many of the other telescopes made available to you by RASC members.

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing

Free admission. No reservations. Meet at the Conservation Centre.


Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Nature Family Day

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10 am-4 pm

In partnership with the town of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, we are creating a program of family fun activities including nature walks, guest speakers, workshops for kids, and much more. Stay tuned for more information about the activities taking place in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue on that day.

Free admission for all


Fall Foliage

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
In English 10 am – 12 pm, in French 1 pm – 3 pm

Join a walk with naturalist Scott Pemberton to discover the natural phenomena of leaf color change. Discover why it happens, and how, and determine which trees produce your favorite autumn highlights.

Cost (taxable):
Member $5/adult, $2.50/child
Non Member $10/adult, $5/child

Bring your boots, water bottle and camera

Please reserve (limited spaces): 514-398-7811



Sunday, October 2, 2016

John Charlow and the Ramblers Orienteering Club invite you to their annual meet. Come and find your way through the forest using map and compass. This is a great activity to do with kids.

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Autumn International Astronomy Day

RASC’s Bellevue Observatory Open House and Beginners Astronomy Lecture

Saturday, October 8, 2016, starting at 7:30 pm

Come and join the RASC members as they share their passion for the night skies. The lecture will touch on “What’s Up Tonight” and what you need to learn about astronomy. RASC members will be on hand to help with any questions.

Free admission. No reservation required. Meet at the Conservation Centre.

Up-to-date details


Tree ID Workshop
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9 am – 12 pm

Bilingual. Aimed at adults.

You wish to acquire a new perspective on the forest? Come and learn to distinguish trees with naturalist Chris Cloutier.

Cost (taxable):
Member $12/adult, $8/child
Non Member $15/adult, $10/child

Bring your boots, water bottle and camera

Please reserve (limited spaces): 514-398-7811


Halloween in the Haunted Forest

Friday, October 28, 2016, 4 – 10 pm

Strange things are happening this Halloween at the Morgan Arboretum. The orange trail and the Chalet Pruche are open at night for this scary and educational event! “Trick or Treaters” are invited to walk the Orange trail and collect candy along the way from the spooky creatures of the forest.  Those who dare are invited to enter the Chalet Pruche which transforms into a haunted house every year around Halloween.

This fun family event mixes environmental education with a Halloween theme! Enjoy the serene peace of the forest at night, some fun frights and of course candy for all!

All ages welcome. Children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult.

Length of walk: 750 meters one way. 1.5 kilometers total

Cost (taxable): $5/person

Flash lights are suggested and all visitors should dress appropriately for the weather.

And Don’t forget to dress up!


Early Winter Birds Walk

Saturday, November 26, 2016, 9 am – 12 pm


Aimed at adults but can be enjoyable for children who are keen on birds.

Do birds get cold feet? Is migration worth the trip? Join naturalist Chris Cloutier to explore the world of winter birds. Find out which birds call this area home for the winter and how they survive the frigid temperatures. Learn about feeding birds at home and how to find as many birds as you can on your next visit to the woods.

Cost (taxable):
Member $12/adult, $8/child
Non Member $15/adult, $10/child

Wear appropriate outdoor clothing

Bring along water and your camera


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. 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 Saturday, 20 August 2016 21:42