A fantastic destination for an outdoor family day! Beautiful park with well-preserved gardens and a big variety of plants. Six different gardens to visit (Cascades Garden, Bird Garden, Wetland Garden, Giant’s Path, Path of Curiosities and Healthy Garden), and big monuments decorated with flowers and plants.
Address: 385, boul. Marie-Victorin, Kingsey Falls, J0A 1B0, QCRegion: Centre du QuebecCar: drive from Montreal north-east about 1h50Opening time: Park is open from Spring to autumn, please check detailed dates and opening hours on the websiteEntry fee: Adult ticket price range between 14.25$ to 18.25$ (depending on the season), children from 6-17 between 13.25$ to 17.25$, family and senior options availableCafeteria and shop – YesSuitable for baby stroller
The parking lot was free at the time of our visit. The main entrance of the park has a small shop and toilets. In the upper floor, there is a nice small cafe offering small snacks and drinks. Once you pay, you will get a code for the cascade gate which will take you out of the park to view the small waterfalls.
Our walk was done clockwise, according to the map of the park which states the numbers for each station. We started our walk at the Bird Garden, on the left to the main building. If you keep quiet, you might be able to spot some beautiful birds.
We then continued to the gate, exiting the park and walked along the river Nicolet watching the small waterfalls, we did not reach number 13 as the kids were eager to go back and to continue to explore the park.
At the wetland garden we spotted a frog in the water, the kids enjoyed running and searching for the next monument station.
I really enjoyed the Giant path, with the big man monument. Near station 36 there we few hammocks and relaxing area.
At the Health Garden, we spotted lots of veggies and we tasted some homemade marmalade. There is a shop near station 43, during the time of our visit, they were selling antiques.
We decided to finish the day at the big playground, it is located on the left of the main entrance building – Jardin des minis pousses.