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Montreal's Botanical Garden Reopened Its Serene Winter Paths For The Holiday Season

Take a picturesque stroll on a sunny — or snowy — winter day.
Montreal's Botanical Garden Reopened Its Serene Winter Paths For The Holiday Season

The Montreal Botanical Garden reopened its outdoor spaces on December 17, so you can take a leisurely stroll through its wintery walking paths this holiday season.

The timing couldn't be better. With non-essential businesses set to close from December 25 until January 11, at least one of our most beautiful public places will be accessible to us, just as the city turns into a beautiful winter wonderland

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We will be able to take advantage of the holidays outside, respecting the sanitary measures, in addition to taking advantage of the winter programming offered in several parks.

Mayor Valérie Plante

In a tweet on December 17, Mayor Valérie Plante said she was "very pleased to announce that the Botanical Garden's outdoor trails are now reopened." 

She reminded Montrealers that COVID-19 public health measures would be in effect.

Face masks are not mandatory on the Botanical Garden's outdoor winter paths. However, the website says you must wear a face mask to access indoor bathrooms.

It also asks visitors to stay two-metres apart.

Espace pour la vie's indoor spaces and museums, like the Botanical Garden's greenhouses, the Biodome, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium and the Insectarium will remain closed. 

Snowshoeing is prohibited on Botanical Garden trails, but cross-country skiing is permitted "if snow cover allows."

Walking and bird-watching are generally a safe bet!

Outdoor Botanical Gardens

Price: FREE

When: Every day from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed December 24 and 25. No reservation required.

Address: 4101, rue Sherbrooke E., Montreal, Quebec

Why You Need To Go: Get outside, get moving and take in the natural beauty our city has to offer!