Discover the Gardens in Winter 7th Annual Winter Wonderland Visit on March 11 and 12


Les Jardins de Métis are opening the Gardens to the public for the 7thannual special winter visit on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12 from 12 noon to 4 pm. 

The first event of the year at the Reford Gardens, Winter Wonderland allows visitors to see behind the cedar hedges and discover the beauty of the gardens in winter. As every year, trails will be marked and a circuit will be proposed in order to be able to easily practice snowshoeing. A slightly longer and sportier trail will lead to the mouth of the Mitis River.  With the help of the Metis Beach School, snowshoes will be available free of charge (quantities are limited). Heritage Lower St. Lawrence  partners with Winter Wonderland every year as part of its mandate to promote healthy practices for the region’s residents, Francophone and Anglophone, and to encourage outdoor family activities. The safety of the trails and the parking will be ensured by volunteers of La Boussole - Search and rescue in forest of La Mitis.


Saturday, March 11: Initiation to ornithology.
 At the initiative of the Mitis River Park, the activity will take place in the Gardens in collaboration with Mr. Jacques Larivée of the Club des ornithologues du Bas-Saint-Laurent. Meet at 10 am in the parking lot of the Jardins de Métis. On reservation only (limited registration - contact us at 418 775-2222 or

Sunday, March 12: Dog Sled. Enjoy a dog sled ride offered by Pascal Paquet from Aventure pattes blanches in Saint-Ulric-de-Matane. From 12:30 pm to 3 pm in the Meadow near the administrative offices. Free activity, voluntary contribution.

Rest Area
: Warm up around the bonfires with Chef Pierre-Olivier's famous hot chocolate. For those seeking a warm snack, sausages from the Meilleur pour la faim in Sainte-Luce will be served up on a winter BBQ ($$$).  

Share Your Photos: You are encouraged to share the photos of your favourite garden moments and to share them on social network #jardinsmetishiver (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

Cost: $2.50 per person (14 and over), free for children 13 and under.

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