Walking the Land with Catherine Messier


Walking the Land with Catherine Messier

Explore the land on snowshoes or crampons with guide Catherine Messier. Head out into a century-old forest in hibernation and discover its history.

Learn more about BESIDE’s conservation mission during these two hours spent walking the trails, noticing hares in the snow, and drinking tea to warm up from the inside. Bundled up in your coat, step softly into winter. Experience the philosophy of the project, which is based precisely on this precious relationship between human beings and our environment.


Date and time
Saturday January 27 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday February 17 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Meeting point: Castor-Oiseaux (on chemin du Pékan)
Number of spaces
Important information
You’ll have the opportunity to hike to the lake during the walk. Note that some parts of the trails are steeper, but all will be done at friendly pace.
Required equipment
- hiking boots - comfortable clothes for walking in the forest - snowshoes* or crampons (depending on temperature) - walking sticks (optional) - bottle of water *It’s possible to rent snowshoes at BESIDE Habitat.
10 and up *Minors must be accompanied by an adult
French (with the possibility of having portions in English, as needed)
Bad weather
The event will take place rain or shine. No refunds.

Catherine Messier is an ITHQ-certified tourist guide for the City of Montréal. She left the city three years ago to settle on a woodlot in Chertsey, where she continues to discover the wildlife and plant life. One of her passions is to reach the public and spark their curiosity.

Please note: this activity is exclusively for guests staying in one of the BESIDE cabins. To take part:

  1. Go to the reservation page.
  2. Choose your cabin.
  3. Select dates for your stay, depending on the date the activity is offered — a minimum of two nights is required.
  4. At checkout, select the activity in question and the number of spots you wish to reserve.

If you already have a reservation and wish to take part, call us at 514-876-6161 or write to us at info@besidehabitat.com.

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