Montréal, Quebec


Difficulty Easy
Distance 11 KM




The Morgan Arboretum is a 245-hectare (610-acre) forested reserve, on the McGill University Macdonald Campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue on the western tip of the Island of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. McGill University acquired the property in 1945, and through the work of Robert Watson and his son, John Watson, the arboretum has remained a managed, mixed-used area, used for the purpose of conservation, academic study, recreation, and forestry management. It has also been an important recreational facility for the community. It is supported by both McGill and a charity, the Morgan Arboretum Association. There is an active members organisation, the Friends of the Morgan Arboretum, which had 2000 members as of 2010. Visitors are welcomed and are charged a $6.00 admission fee for adults. The arboretum is a mixed-use, semiurban forest, with an extensive network of walking and skiing trails totalling some 25 km (16 mi). One highly popular activity here is the production of maple syrup using traditional collection and production methods. The public is invited every spring to a traditional sugaring off.
Conservation and education are primary features of the forest. There are more than 180 species of birds on the checklist, about a 100 of which are known to breed within the arboretum.


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Access fee $ 0.00
Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Normand Hird
Normand Hird
Great atmosphere, don't like new set up of the bar though
Karena Burkhard
Karena Burkhard
One of the only green zones left in Montreal. Non profit, miles of trails to walk and miles of trails to cross country ski in the winter. Also there are trails for dog walking.
Wayne Karim
Wayne Karim
Went there on a school field trip. It was a nice change from the city. The kids enjoyed digging through the mud exploring the different forms of life found in the ponds and the forest. My only complaint was the guide we had that expected our 6-7 yr olds to be quiet constantly. Getting upset everytime they got excited and even wanting one of our autistic students to move away because he was being to loud for her. Now I understand that not everyone is made to work with kids, so then don't give the tour if you can't handle it.
Tawny Olin
Tawny Olin
Beautiful place with a wonderful variety of trees and birds. Makes me want to protect the forests of this world.
Lizzie Ranallo
Lizzie Ranallo
A true country feeling on the west island.

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