Dining areas

Jardin botanique Restaurant

From June 23 to September 6, 2018
From Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Chinese Garden Tea Room *

From July 1st to September 6, 2018
From Monday to Friday, closed.
Saturday and Sunday, from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Insectarium outdoor café *

From June 23 to September 6, 2018
From Monday to Friday, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Insectarium Creamery *

From June 23 to September 6, 2018
From Sunday to Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m

Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan / Sol Café

June 23 to September 6, 2018
Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesay: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Jardin botanique Resto-Vélo

This new restaurant wheels around the Botanical Garden offering delicious snacks on a seasonal theme. In the summer, you can cool off with fresh lemonade or ice cream. In the fall, hot beverages and pumpkin-flavoured desserts are a great way to take the chill off.

It’s battery- and pedal-operated, so it’s totally eco-friendly. Let us come to you!


Picnics at Space for Life

Jardin botanique and Insectarium

Although picnicking is not allowed in the gardens, we do have some specially designated picnic areas on both sites and at the Frédéric Back Tree Pavilion.


Boîte à lunch room (dining area for groups)

80 seats

Offered for groups, by reservation: 514 868-3000

Please note: There is a $3 charge for children under age 4 who use this service (children 4 and under are admitted to the Jardin botanique free of charge).


In case of bad weather, the creamery, the Insectarium outdoor café and the Chinese Garden Tea Room can be closed.