Dining areas

Jardin botanique Restaurant

From September 7 to October 31, 2018
Sunday to Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Gardens of Light Cafe *

From September 7 to October 31, 2018
Sunday to Thursday: 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan / Sol Café

From September 7 to October 31, 2018
Monday: closed (except October 8 (Thanksgiving))
Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m..
Thursday, Friday and 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 Gardens of Light Cafe may be closed and opening hours may vary depending on traffic.