La Courgerie Pumpkin picking

Halloween is just around the corner and autumn is definitely here. Head for La Courgerie for a great experience of pumpkin picking. Take a wheelbarrow & a pruner and start loading these beautiful pumpkins, choose a variety of 300 squashes!! Play in the garden and learn about the pumpkin culture in the interpretation area.

How to get there?

Address: 2321 rang Grand Saint-Pierre, Sainte-Élisabeth, Lanaudière, J0K 2J0, QC

Region: Lanudiere

Drive: 1 hour north of Montreal

Parking: Yes, free

Opening time: September – November: Thursday to Monday, 10am to 5pm, November – December: Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

No entry fee, pay by weight. Tractor ride is $2.5 per person

A small boutique with local products where you can also buy hot drinks.

Picnic area: Yes

Suitable for a baby stroller

Tip: Bring boots and garden gloves

La Courgerie

At the entrance near the parking, head for the Accueil to learn about the history of the family.

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If you need to get warmer, head for the boutique for a hot drink and play with the kids in the garden with the few simple games.

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My gift to my husband (the chef of the house)…These great books are written by the owners of La Courgerie.


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