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Taste The Forest! - Balsam Fir

Back in January 2018. Check this page in the Fall to learn more!

Collection and processing of balsam fir

Embrace winter: The Montmorency Forest offers an activity that combines the outdoors with education! Accompanied by our naturalist, take a guided snowshoe tour and collect Boreal Forest products. What a great opportunity to learn about the boreal ecosystem! Upon your return, learn how to dry and clean what you’ve harvested. Finally, as a climax to this nature and dining experience, enjoy a culinary workshop and learn more about the use of the balsam fir.

Dates: January 22nd, Ferbruary 5 and 19, March 12, 2017  

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. * bring a grocery store – type bag for gathering Capacity: 15 people (minimum age 8 years)

Welcome at the pavilion. Short technical presentation then into the forest. Return to the lodge for the preparation of the harvests. Lunch. Culinary workshop (no cooking).

The activity includes

  • Visit to the forest with our naturalist / guide and culinary workshop with our chef.
  • Snowshoeing in the Forest. (bring your snowshoes or rent a pair at our reception desk)
  • Right of access.
  • Lunch at our cafeteria
  • Fresh (and some dry) fir to use at home.
  • Instruction sheet and recipes.
  • Food you have prepared to enjoy at home.


Price for Winter 2017: $55.64 + taxes ($50.29+ taxes UL members) * $7.00 to 14.00 $ (depending on age) discount for overnight guests on the preceding Saturday

Price subject to change for 2018

Reservations must be completed before 5 p.m. on the preceding Saturday.