Montreal Christmas Trees: Pick Your Own

Montreal Christmas Trees Picked by You

Montreal Christmas Trees: Pick Your Own

Sure, you can easily score real Christmas trees in Montreal—temporary stands are all over the city—but when was the last time you headed out to the country, picked your own and chopped it down on the spot?

This brings me to that annual point of contention: the real vs. fake debate. What's the better environmental choice? A real Christmas tree that lasts for a few weeks or a fake one that can be reused for years? Environmentalists have been weighing in on this debate for years, with quite a few leaning in the direction of real Christmas trees causing less damage. And it's hard to argue with the visual aesthetic and aroma permeating a home adorned with a freshly cut Christmas conifer, particularly one picked by you and yours.

Sold? The following pick-your-own Montreal Christmas tree farms are a 30- to 90-minute drive from the city and in some cases, propose additional activities and holiday fun for the whole family.

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    montreal christmas trees 2017 pick your own farm sapins de noel auto cueillette sapiniere plantation
    ••• Photo courtesy of Plantation J.L.S.

    Plantation J.L.S. takes Montreal Christmas tree picking a step further for families courtesy of a special guest poised to welcome the little ones: Santa Claus. Tractor rides offered. Christmas wreaths, decorations, coffee and hot chocolate on location.
    Where:: 5 chemin Saint-François, Sainte-Angèle-de-Monnoir (map)
    Travel Time: roughly 45 minutes from Montreal
    When: November 18 to December 17, ​2017 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekends only.
    More INFO: (514) 346-8882

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    ••• Photo courtesy of Sapinière Les Sapins de Noël

    Competitive prices compared to other pick-your-own Christmas tree plantations, Sapinière Les Sapins de Noël charges roughly $6 per foot in height, minimum $30 per tree. Taxes included. Wagon and sometimes 4x4 rides offered to the little ones. Cash only (closest ATM machine is 12 km away).
    Where:: 2640 Montée Bullock, Henryville (map)
    Travel Time: roughly 60 minutes from Montreal
    When: November 25 to December 27, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends only. Must arrive by 3:30 p.m. to secure tree.
    More INFO: (450) 294-1152

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    Montreal Christmas tree 2017 pick-your-own plantations include Hadley Christmas Trees in Lachute.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Hadley Christmas Trees

    Either cut down your own Balsam fir and Fraser fir Christmas tree for $40 to $75+, depending on the size, or select a pre-cut tree ranging from $20 to $75. Heights reach as high as 15 feet. Tractor rides to and from the plantation.
    Where: 1600 chemin Vide Sac, Lachute (map)
    Travel Time: roughly 60 minutes from Montreal
    When: November 25 to December 24, ​2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends only. ​
    More INFO: (450) 562-9726

    See Also: Free Things to Do in Montreal During Christmas

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    ••• Photo courtesy of Geropa Christmas Tree Farm

    Christmas tree pickers have the choice of first-grade white pine or white spruce varieties. Note that due to liability concerns, dogs are not allowed on location.
    Where:: 20723, Conc 9, Alexandria (map)
    Travel Time: roughly 90 minutes from Montreal
    When: late November through most of December 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends only.
    More INFO: (613) 525-3828