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Forest Workshop at Val Notre-Dame Abbey

114 $ per person, plus taxes

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Val Notre-Dame Abbey, Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec

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Duration

1 day

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Price

114 $ per person, plus taxes

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Season

Summer and Autumn

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Forest Workshop at Val Notre-Dame Abbey

Enjoy a day in the wilderness guided by regional experts in edible forest products, with some time at leisure, a full day on the lands of Val Notre-Dame Abbey, in Lanaudiere region, a little more than an hour from Montreal.

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Duration

1 day

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Price

114 $ per person, plus taxes

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Season

Summer and Autumn

Activities

  • Icon Gastronomy
  • Icon Hiking
  • Icon Agrotourism
  • Icon Sightseeing
  • Icon Mini-bus guided transportation

All our departures
From 114 $ per person, plus taxes

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    Val Notre-Dame Abbey day trips

    Departure will take place near metro Radisson at 8 AM. Photo opportunity on top of Montagne Coupee belvedere. Arrival to Val Notre-Dame Abbey in Saint-Jean-de-Matha. Workshop according to schedule, time at leisure on site the rest of the day. Use your free time to visite the abbey and its store, or hike the trails at your own pace. Think about bringing some lunch and a water bottle.  We meet back by 5:15 PM, then arrival to Montreal around 6:30 PM.


    Workshops available / link to calendar


    Introduction to forest edibles

    Saturday July 2nd 2022

    10 AM to 1 PM
    Hosts: Francois Patenaude & Jean-Guy Sergerie

    Learn more about edible forest products with your host and forest guide during this 3-hour workshop. According to season, learn about various wild edible vegetables, berries, mushrooms and flowers, some of which are used as spices, aromatic herbs or herbal teas. May the forest be revealed as your next pantry!


    Harvest your own herbal tea

    Saturday August 13th 2022

    10 AM to 2 PM
    Host: Francois Patenaude

    Get an introduction to twelve herbs used for making tea during the first part of this workshop, then learn how to harvest and dry them. Then, get to practice your new skills while finding and picking them on abbey’s land. The best part: you bring home what you pick, so you can make your own teas!


    Forest picnic at the Abbey

    Saturday August 27th 2022
    Saturday October 1st 2022

    10 AM to 3 PM
    Host: Jean-Guy Sergerie, the Wood Walker
    Chef: Josee Miller, the Wood Walker

    Start the day with a guided hike hosted by Jean-Guy Sergerie, which will tell you all about ethical forest harvesting, especially how particular plants are fragile and vulnerable. Then, enjoy a gastronomic picnic in a wild forest hideout, going through a 4-service meal cooked on a specially made wood stove. Enjoy some revisited classics with a wild twist under a luxurious canopy.


    Gourmet’s Hike

    Saturday September 24th 2022

    11 AM to 1 PM, or 1:30 to 3:30 PM
    Hosts: Francois Patenaude & Jean-Guy Sergerie

    Guided hike on abbey’s forest paths during which you’ll taste 8 generous and totally natural forest bites, in 3 different spots, including 2 sweet offerings!


    Introduction to the wild edible mushrooms

    Saturday August 27th 2022
    Saturday September 17th 2022
    Saturday September 24th 2022
    Saturday October 1st 2022

    9 AM to 1 PM
    Host: Francois Patenaude

    First, learn how to recognize local wild mushrooms, then learn how to harvest them in the forest.

Includes round-trip minibus transportation for the day

from Montreal

  • 8 AM departure close to metro Radisson (green line) in Montreal
  • Round-trip guided mini-bus transportation
  • Services of a driver-guide during transportation
  • Photo opportunity at Montagne Coupee belvedere
  • Hosted edible forest workshop at Val Notre-Dame Abbey

 

 

Departure dates

  • Saturday July 2nd 2022
  • Saturday August 13th 2022
  • Saturday August 27th 2022
  • Saturday September 17th 2022
  • Saturday September 24th 2022
  • Saturday October 1st 2022
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Val Notre-Dame Abbey, Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec

Don't forget

  • Bring a lunch
  • Bring a water bottle
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring insect repellent (if needed)
  • Dress according to weather forecasts
  • Harvesting only permitted during workshops

Our testimonials

    star rating  We found the walk and canoe experience a good way to take a break from Montreal city and see a little more of Quebec. Our driver Jean-Francois was a punctual... read more

    ChristchurchStewarts
    1 January 1970

    star rating  I participated two day activities with Bonjour Nature last weekend: a snowshoe hike in Mont-Tremblant and a "Nordic passport" winter sports day in Chalets Lanaudière. The transport from Montréal was... read more

    Miina V
    1 January 2020

    star rating  We really enjoyed a day trip out with Jean-Francios. He took us to areas just outside Montreal that we would have known about or seen without his local knowledge.... read more

    Jude Q
    1 September 2019

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