FULL: Experience winter Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) in the Morgan Arboretum: Jan. 30

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 10:00to12:00
Morgan Arboretum 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA
Free for members: $8/adult for non-members
The snowy forest at McGill's Morgan Arboretum
Image by McGill University.

Join guide-in-training, Jacky Farrell (McGill Science Outreach), for a Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) walk in the Morgan Arboretum. Forest Bathing helps us slow down, open our senses and follow our curiosities. What a great way to take a nourishing break, recharge and celebrate winter.

January 30, 10:00-12:00
For adults. (No dogs.) Space is limited and registration is required by January 26th at noon. Please register here.
Please note: because space is limited, registration does not guarantee a spot. Confirmation will be sent January 26th.


·       This session is being offered free of charge (a value of $25/person) by McGill University to members of the Morgan Arboretum. Non-members pay only the daily admission fee that includes parking ($8/adult: debit or credit only).

·       Meet at the Conservation Center at 9:50 am to check in. We’ll be leaving at 10:00.  

·       Bring a water bottle filled with water (there is no potable water onsite), walking poles and crampons if needed (please check the Arboretum's trail conditions), hand/toe warmers if needed and a small waterproof mat or folding tripod stool if you have one so that you can sit at different moments. We will also have small mats to share with you if needed. 

·       Dress warmly for the weather and in layers, as we'll be moving slowly and enjoying the snow: we recommend snow pants or other warm pants, wool sweater layered over a warm shirt, wool tuque, wool socks, warm mittens, warm boots for walking on snow and possibly ice – slightly uphill and downhill. Check the trail conditions on the Arboretum's website: we strongly recommend crampons if it's icy.

·       Tip: when you arrive at the Arboretum, change your socks so that the ones you're wearing to start the walk are warm and dry.

For everyone's safety, this walk will be postponed to Jan. 31 in the case of freezing rain, extreme cold or heavy snow.

Your participation will be confirmed January 26th.


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