A REAL TREE FOR CHRISTMAS
Choosing a natural fir tree is certainly not choosing simplicity. The tradition of the natural fir tree is well rooted in our family and even if it brings me some extra tasks, It's not Christmas without a natural fir tree, the smell it brings in the house, the atmosphere and the comfort that this tradition brings us.
This year, for the first time we decided to visit a local producer to pick our own natural tree and it was a memorable experience. Below you will find fir producers in different regions of Quebec who offer this opportunity and related activities that you can take part in on site.
An ecological choice
Did you know that cutting down a natural fir tree helps improve air quality. You think that an artificial tree made of recycled plastic will save a tree and last for several years? Think again, an artificial Christmas tree should be used for at least 20 years to make it more environmentally friendly than the natural Christmas tree. The average life span of an artificial tree in North America is 6 years. For every Christmas tree grown and harvested, producers replant another one for future harvests. They thus ensure the sustainability of the resource for ecological, environmental and economic purposes while avoiding excessive cutting of firs in the forest.
Plan your trip
Dress warmly and bring the necessary equipment to take your tree home. (Example: straps, canvas, trailer, etc.).
Don't forget to bring cash.
Bring waterproof boots as the fields can sometimes be wet.
Check the opening hours below because some producers have limited schedules.
Some producers have limited quantities. Call before your visit..
Lists of producers offering to pick-your-own Christmas tree
Plantation René Matte
On site: tractor rides and entertainment. A leprechaun cuts the tree for you.
259, Rang Sainte-Anne, Saint-Basile-de-Portneuf
Plantation coupez votre sapin
Every weekend from November 23rd from 9 am to 4 pm
On site: Small farm, entertainment for children, Christmas music and coffee to warm up the parents as well as a picnic area.
107 Rang Saint-Pierre, Saint-Isidore, QC G0S 2S0
418 204 9253
Every day from 10am to 4:30pm, from mid-November to December 23rd
Leprechaun hunting on site.
1155 Rue Pierre-Beaumont, Saint-Jean-Chrysostome, QC G6Z 1P1
From November 16 to December 24, Thursday to Sunday.
On site: tractor rides, visit of the farm, playground and gift shop. Admission is $5+taxes per person and includes 1 hot beverage per person.
2495 Boul Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l’Ile-Perrot, QC J7V 8P4
Plantation des Frontières
Open on weekends from 9am to 4pm. During the week call before going. Open until December 24th.
On site: Tractor ride, Christmas shop and ornaments sale.
295 chemin des Érables, Saint-Armand, J0J 1T0
Weekend only from November 16 to December 15, 2019 inclusively from 9 am to 4 pm
Santa Claus welcomes you on site. Tractor ride and heated area with coffee and hot chocolate.
5 Chemin Saint-François, Sainte-Angèle-de-Monnoir, QC J0L 1P0
Robert E. Enos U-Pick Plantation
U-pick from November 30 to Christmas
1790 1er rang nord, St-Ignace de Stanbridge, QC J0J 1Y0
Plantation Bernier Enr.
The harvesting season ends on December 23rd
297 Chemin Brome, Ville de Lac-Brome, QC J0E 1S0
G.H. Dutil U-Pick Plantation
From November 30 to around Christmas, if Mother Nature allows it.
2482 Chemin du chenal du moine, Saint-Anne-de-Sorel, QC J3P 5N3
Barry Cooper Christmas Trees
501 Côte Saint Paul, Saint-Colomban, QC J5K 1Z9
For information: 450 438-0554
Open Saturday, November 30th on weekends only until Christmas. On site: Walk in the fields, Christmas shop and hot chocolate for the whole family.
1600 chemin Vide Sac, Lachute, Qc J8H-2C5
Plantation Gaétan Lefebvre
Self-picking on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends from November 23rd. On site: fireplace, car ride, music and slides. Coffee, hot chocolate and homemade cookies are offered free of charge. Magic powder making for elves and Christmas shop on site.
526 rue Principale, L’Avenir, Qc, J0C 1B0
Open 7 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm until December 22nd. On site, horse-drawn carriage rides (no rides on the weekend of December 21 and 22) and bonfire with hot chocolate
3305 Route Caya, Drummondville, QC J2A 2Z6
Côté-Henderson Christmas Trees
December 7 and 8 from 9 am to 5 pm. On site: tractor rides and fire with hot chocolate.
1944 Rang 8, Inverness, QC G0S 1K0
Les Plantations Univert auto-cueillette
No opening hours, please call before going to make sure there will be someone to answer you.
385 11e rang, Bonsecours, QC J0E 1H0
Stéphan Perreault Plantation
On site: farm, fire, hot chocolate and pastry. Christmas shop offering wreaths, garlands, branches and mistletoe.
331 QC-143, Windsor, QC J1S 0C1
Amanda-Joe Plantations / Ferme Hortiplus
Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 4 pm, starting on the last weekend of November. On site: tractor ride, Christmas shop with decorations, gifts, wreaths and more. Free hot chocolate.
68 Route 112, Westbury, QC J0B 1R0
Sapinière Downey Inc.
Saturday and Sunday from December 1st between 10 am and 4 pm. On site: Tractor ride, hot chocolate inside the Christmas shop. Wreath workshop and a wide choice in the Christmas shop.
6196, North Road, Hatley, Qc J0B 4B0
Sapinière de la Mauricie auto-cueillette
From November 23 to December 21, 2019, open Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm. On December 1, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., visit of Olaf de la Reine de neige. December 15, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Rascal the elve. On site: Sleigh rides through the fir tree, gift shop and bonfire.
12320 Boulevard des forges, Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 5E1