Clef des Champs view of the terraces

Clef des Champs Medicinal Garden

Clef des Champs is a beautiful garden (organic certified) with 150 medicinal plants planted on terraces of a mountain in Val-David. Open for only 5 weeks in the summer this garden has great views of the surrounding hills. Learn about the medicinal herbs with informative signs along the path, exploring the health benefits of these plants. Our kids liked the witch garden with toxic plants. We spent about an hour in the garden, including the playground, headed for lunch in Val-David, and continued on a short bicycle ride on the Petit Train du Nord which is located nearby.

* The garden is closed for summer 2020 *

Address: 2205 chemin de la rivière, Val-David, J0T 2N0, QC

Region: Laurentides

Drive: 1h10 north-west from Montreal

Opening time: July 13th to August 18th, from 10am to 6pm

Entry fee: Guided tour at 10:30 every morning: $13.50. Self-guided tour is available from 10am to 5pm: $9, Children 12 and under go free.

Audioguides (optional): 2$

Parking: free

The boutique at the entry offers products from the garden such as organic tea, and liquid extracts.

Picnic tables available

Suitable for an all-terrain baby stroller

Clef des Champs – English

Pay the entry fee at the boutique and head for the garden uphill:

Clef des Champs accueilClef des Champs

Beautiful views from the garden’s terraces:

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There are a few resting areas in the garden with great views.

Clefs des Champs resting area

If you do not take the audio guide, you can still learn a lot about the medicinal herbs and plants with informative signs along the path.

Clefs des Champs informative signs

Le jardin des sorcières is a small garden dedicated to toxic plants.

Le jardin des sorcières - witch gardenLe jardin des sorcières - witch gardenClef des ChampsClef des ChampsClef des Champs view of the terracesClef des Champs

Next to the boutique (acceuil) there is a kids’ playground and a hen house and opposite to it, some picnic tables.

Clef des Champs kids playgroundClef des Champs small farmClef des Champs resting area with picnic tables

We headed for lunch at Microbrasserie Le Baril Roulant in Val-David (5 minutes drive) at

Microbrasserie Le Baril Roulant beer tastingMicrobrasserie Le Baril Roulant

We then continued to the famous Petit Train du Nord. The Parc Linéaire Le P’tit Train du Nord is a multi-use recreational rail trail designed along an old railroad between Bois-des-Filion and Mont-Laurier with a total of 232km long. It is mainly used as a bicycle trail as it is mostly flat and easy to ride. We parked the car on the road intersection of rue de la sapinière and rue de l’église in Val-David.

Petit Train du Nord - Val David

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