Plan
your Visit

We are a horticultural, historical, artistic and culinary destination that offers many types of experiences.

Opening Hours

Summer season 2024

During the summer season les Jardins de Métis are open every day, including statutory holidays:

June 1 to June 21 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last admission at 5 p.m.
June 22 to August 18 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Last admission at 6 p.m.
August 19 to October 6 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last admission at 5 p.m.

The historic gardens and Estevan Lodge open on Saturday, June 1, 2024.
The 25th edition of the International Garden Festival opens to the public on Saturday, June 22, 2024.

From October 6, 2024

Les Jardins de Métis are open during weekdays from Monday to Friday.

Year-round

On the first Sunday of every month, activities are held in the Great Hall and the gardens.

Residents of the province of Quebec are offered free admission to Les Jardins de Métis. This program is made possible by a grant from the government of Quebec through its free access to museum institutions measure.

Registration is required, click here. Consult the Events section for details.

Rates 2024

Daily Rates

(GST and QST not included)

The tickets are to be bought on the day of the visit, directly at the ticket booth.

Adults $ 23 + Taxes
Students* $ 20 + Taxes
Young adults
(14 to 17)*
$ 11 + Taxes
Children
(13 and under)*
Free

*Proof required

Season’s Pass

(GST and QST are included)

Would you like to visit the gardens more than once during the summer? Become a Member by obtaining a Season’s Pass.

Solo $ 65
Family $ 95
Under 35* $ 40

*Proof required

Free Sundays

On the first Sunday of the month, residents of the province of Quebec can enjoy free admission to Les Jardins de Métis. This program is made possible by a grant from the government of Quebec through its free access measure to museum institutions.

To reserve your free admission to the gardens on one of the Free Sundays, go to the events section to register.

Packages

We have partnerships with several local attractions to allow you to discover other Quebec attractions at a discount.

Daily Rates

(GST and QST not included)

The tickets are to be bought on the day of the visit, directly at the ticket booth.

Adults $ 23 + Taxes
Students* $ 20 + Taxes
Young adults
(14 to 17)*
$ 11 + Taxes
Children
(13 and under)*
Free

*Proof required

Season’s Pass

(GST and QST are included)

Would you like to visit the gardens more than once during the summer? Become a Member by obtaining a Season’s Pass.

Solo $ 65
Family $ 95
Under 35* $ 40

*Proof required

Free Sundays

On the first Sunday of the month, residents of the province of Quebec can enjoy free admission to Les Jardins de Métis. This program is made possible by a grant from the government of Quebec through its free access measure to museum institutions.

To reserve your free admission to the gardens on one of the Free Sundays, go to the events section to register.

Packages

We have partnerships with several local attractions to allow you to discover other Quebec attractions at a discount.

Group Packages

A discounted price is offered for groups of 15 or more booking through tour operators or travel agencies. Credit cards, cheques and vouchers are accepted.
Reservations are required.

See the Group Rates

(GST and QST are included)

Adults $ 21
Young adults (14 to 17)* $ 11
Children (13 and under)* Free
Guide – Maximum 2 persons Free
Bus Driver Free
*Proof required


Guided Tours

We offer three different guided tours.

Guided tours. Available from July to mid-August. Discover the gardens of Elsie Reford at fixed hours in the company of a guide. The length of your guided tour is 60 minutes. The cost is $5 per person. To find out the hours for guided tours, call 418 775-2222, ext. 221.

Group tours. Group tours are offered to groups of 15 or more, by reservation only. Call to reserve at 418 775 2221, ext. 221. The cost is $ 40 per guide. The visit includes a tour of the historic gardens or the International Garden Festival. The length of the tour is 60 minutes. One guide for every 25 clients is recommended.

You be the guide. In Elsie’s Vegetable Garden, Estevan Lodge and the International Garden Festival, guides are on hand to guide you and respond to your questions.

Accessibility

The pathways are adapted for those with limited mobility.

You can use a wheelchair or motorized wheelchair as well as a scooter or quad bike.

The pathways are covered with compacted gravel, making them relatively easy to navigate. Wheelchair ramps facilitate access to buildings. Automatic door openers are found at the Visitor Centre, the Garden Café and the Great Hall. However, the museum, located on the first floor of Estevan Lodge, is only accessible using a staircase. It is therefore less accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Several wheelchairs are available to visitors free of charge. You are encouraged to call 24 hours in advance to reserve a wheelchair by calling 418 775-2222, extension 221, indicating the day and time of your arrival.

There are accessible washrooms in all of our buildings, Visitor Center, Estevan Lodge and the Great Hall.

Les Jardins de Métis have received the Accessible rating from Kéroul.

Service Animals

Dogs on a leash are not permitted in the Gardens, but you are welcome to walk your dog in the parking lot, next to the Lambmowers enclosures, on the road to the mouth of the Mitis River and at the Mitis River Regional Park.

Only small dogs (and cats) carried in a bag or in a dog cart are permitted in the gardens.

Guide dogs and assisted dogs that carry identification are admitted. They must be readily identifiable with a harness, collar or a vest with the logo of the partner organization (for example, Mira) and the owner must carry proof (dogtag) that the dog has received appropriate training.

The person responsible for the dog must collect excrement and dispose it in a bag in a hygienic fashion.

Plan of the Gardens

How to Get Here

Les Jardins de Métis (Reford Gardens) are located in Grand-Métis, Quebec, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, halfway between Rimouski and Matane.

Road Access

From the west. Take Autoroute 20 until the end of the Autoroute 20 in Trois-Pistoles. Then follow Route 132 heading east. You will return to the Autoroute 20 after Bic; follow the signs to Mont-Joli. Where the Autoroute ends at the roundabout, follow the exit towards Matane and Percé. Follow the Route 132 east. Immediately after traversing the Pont Bergeron of the Mitis River, turn left at the entrance to the gardens. Follow the signs to the visitor parking.

From the east. From Percé, follow Route 132 along the St. Lawrence River. After the town of Matane, follow the blue tourist signs towards “Les Jardins de Métis”.

From the south. From Campbellton, take Route 132 to Amqui and then Mont-Joli. follow the signs to Mont-Joli. Where the Autoroute ends at the roundabout, follow the exit towards Matane and Percé. Follow the Route 132 east. Immediately after traversing the Pont Bergeron of the Mitis River, turn left at the entrance to the gardens. Follow the signs to the visitor parking.

Ride-Sharing

Amigo express or Covoiturage.ca.

Access by Bus

A daily bus service serves Rimouski and Mont-Joli from Montreal, Quebec City and Gaspé. For more information, contact Orléans Express by calling 1 888 999-3977.

Access by Rail

A train service serves Mont-Joli from Montreal and Halifax. Contact Via Rail at 1 888 842-7245 for further information.

Access by Air

The Gardens are located 10 minutes from the regional airport of Mont-Joli which welcomes flights on a regular basis. For more information on services and airlines, consult the Aéroport régional de Mont-Joli site.

Taxi

If you are in Mont-Joli or environs, call Taxi de Coopérative de Mont-Joli at 418 775-4343.
If you are in Rimouski or environs, call Les Taxis 800 de Rimouski Inc at 418 723-3344.

Public Transit

If you are in the region and wish to obtain public transit, it is available from Transport adapté & collectif (TAC) de La Mitis; in order to use this service, you must become a member and reserve at least 24 hours in advance. For more information, visit the TAC web site or call au 418 775-8808.

Stay With Us

ERE 132 ECO HOME

The ERE 132 Eco Home is located at the heart of the Reford Gardens. A showcase for green-building, it is built entirely with environmentally responsible products and technologies, highlighting the know-how of the Lower St. Lawrence region and leading manufacturers of green-building products.

The ERE 132 ECO HOME is certified LEED® Platinum and Novoclimat 2.0. The home illustrates the latest advances in sustainable building research. It is the ideal place to work in the sun-filled rooms or recharge your batteries in the comfort of a fully-equipped home.

From October to May, visitors can rent the ERE 132 Eco Home for short stays. Its three bedrooms can accommodate up to six people. Equipped with hi-speed internet. Guests enjoy privileged access to the Reford Gardens.

For more information on the design and construction of the ERE 132 ECO HOME, click here.

To rent the ERE 132 ECO HOME between October and Mai, click here.

BOOK THE HOUSE

Résidence des stagiaires

A beautifully pared-down house by Canadian architect Pierre Thibault. Located next to Les Jardins de Métis, it is an ideal location for strategic retreats, family gatherings or health and wellness holidays. Comfort, nature and a touch of Nordic-inspired sobriety await you. For ski buffs, the Résidence des stagiaires is twenty minutes away from Mont-Comi. It is also a few steps away from the Mitis River Regional Park for those who prefer snowshoeing or hiking. The Résidence des stagiaires can be rented for meetings or short stays. It can accommodate up to eight people in its three bedrooms and dormitory. Guests enjoy privileged access to the Reford Gardens.

The Résidence des stagiaires is used to house our interns during the summer months.

To book the Résidence des stagiaires from September to May, click here.

BOOK THE HOME

Where to Stay ?

There are several motels, auberges, chalets and other rental units within 10 km of the Gardens.

Consult the web site of Tourisme Gaspésie or Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent for all of your accommodation options.

You can also consult the Google map to help you research accommodation options.