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Taste The Forest! - Balsam Fir

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: Sundays January 20, Ferbruary 3 and 17, March 10 and 24, 2019

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.
  • 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 2019: $57,31$ + taxes ($51,58+ taxes UL members) * $7.00 to 14.00 $ (depending on age) discount for overnight guests on the preceding Saturday

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