The Morgan Arboretum is a 245-hectare forest reserve, located on McGill University’s Macdonald Campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue on the western tip of the island of Montreal. The Arboretum is open daily throughout the year from 9:00 a.m. apart from Christmas and New Year's days. Its trail network allows for year-round walking as well as winter sports such as snowshoeing in addition to cross-country and skate skiing. The public contributes to the development and maintenance of the Arboretum through the Morgan Arboretum Association, a non-profit organization.
In addition to natural woodlands containing samples of most of Quebec's native trees, the property supports collections of trees and shrubs from across the world including species of fir, oak, birch, maple, linden, spruce and flowering trees. The Arboretum is also home to 30 species of mammals, 20 species of reptiles and amphibians, and nearly 200 species of migratory and overwintering birds.
Macdonald Campus naturalists make available to the public a variety of documents related to the Arboretum flora and fauna:
Many special events throughout the year
In buying an annual membership, you contribute to the support and sustainability of the Arboretum forest and obtain a privileged access to the site from dawn to dusk. The city of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue subsidises 20% of the membership fee for their residents – see the membership form. Drop by the Arboretum Gatehouse to register. Dog owners can also apply for dog walking privileges – see details.