Everyone knows animals can provide serious emotional support to humans during hard times. And Montreal in the winter could definititely be considered "hard"... even rough, at times. That's why this petting zoo is offering their guests more than just a pet — you can take an alpaca or mini-horse for a walk!\nVisit the animals at Verger Champêtre for the perfect holiday activity to get out of the city this winter.\nALSO READ: People In Canada Can Buy An Empty Home In Japan For Almost Nothing\nTL;DR This farm in Quebec has a petting zoo that also lets you take alpacas or mini-horses for a one-on-one walk through their wooded trails.\nView this post on Instagram no drama llama (with my alpaca) ❄✌🏾@vergerchampetre 🎄 #toutplein d'amour ! A post shared by 𝑨𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒂 (@xoangelinaaa) on Dec 9, 2018 at 6:12pm PST\nVerger Champêtre is located in Granby, QC, less than an hour and half drive from Montreal.\nFor only $5 you can visit the trails and mini-farm, the Christmas tree farm, and petting zoo. On weekends you can find inflatable structures and tractor rides, as well.\nChildren only pay $3 and you can take the whole family for $15. Other weekend specialties include bonfires, hot apple juice and tastings from the orchard.\nView this post on Instagram #toutplein de lapins dans notre mini-ferme! Ils sont toujours contents d'avoir des visiteurs! ☀ #rabbits #agrotourisme #cantonsdelest #estrie #farm A post shared by Verger Champêtre (@vergerchampetre) on Jun 18, 2018 at 2:02pm PDT\nBetter yet, instead of just petting an animal in a pen, for a little extra ($15) Verger Champêtre lets you can take an animal for a stroll.\nPeruse the Christmas tree farm or other trails with an alpaca or mini horse in tow.\nView this post on Instagram La coupe du sapin, le repas du temps des fêtes et l’activité de décoration de cocottes commencent demain! 🌲🥧 #toutplein de souvenirs! #vergerchampetre#noel#nature#famille#sapin#animal A post shared by Verger Champêtre (@vergerchampetre) on Nov 23, 2018 at 1:16pm PST\nThe one-on-one walk is sure to create a real bond between you and your new-found animal friend. The site recommends saving at least 20 minutes for a walk with one of these cute creatures.\nView this post on Instagram J’en ai fait des choses depuis que je suis au Canada, mais là! Me balader avec un alpaga, dans la neige, au milieu d’une forêt de sapin!🌲🇨🇦 C’était trop drôle... et cuuuute! 😍 . . . #quebec #cantonsdelest #vergerchampêtre #toutplein #alpaca #alpacasofinstagram #alpaga #gibou #neige #snow #winter #instawinter #canadawonderland #winterincanada #wintertime #pvtcanada #expat #quebecoriginal #enjoycanada #hellopanducci A post shared by ADELINE 👋🏼 (@hello_panducci) on Dec 3, 2018 at 5:46am PST\nGuaranteed to be memorable for you and a nice change of scenery for the animal, too, the walks are encouraged for any guest that wants the chance to stuggle up and get to known an alpaca one-on-one.\nChristmas trees are also available for purchase. In the store the trees are priced by size.\nBut if you pay $45 (on top of admission), you are allowed to go out into the Christmas tree farm and cut down your own tree, of any size!\n@vergerchampetreembedded via\nThe farm and orchard are open 7 days a week from 9 to 5 until December 31st.\nFind more information on their site here.