It was always my dream to visit a Sunflower Field. I don’t know why but I just love Sunflowers, it is definitely one of my favourite flowers (along with Lavender and Sweet Pea).
I’ve been trying to visit a Sunflower field for at least a couple of years and let’s say that my timing was never the best.
The bloom only lasts for 2 to 3 weeks and every time I remembered to schedule a visit, it was already too late. Another reason is that in my searches for Sunflower Fields I could not find anything close to Montreal.
One thing that COVID is showing me is that there’s a lot of natural beauty close to home that I didn’t know about. The amount of wonderful places within a 2-hours’ drive from Montreal is amazing and I cannot stop adding new places to my list.
After going to the Lavender Field I thought that a visit to the Sunflower Field would be a perfect activity for the end of summer. (OR to complete this summer)
September is almost around the corner and it’s finally the time of the year where we can get lost in fields of giant yellow flowers. The Sunflowers are beginning to bloom!!!
Today I want to invite you to join our road trip to visit the beautiful sunflower field at La Belle de Coteau-du-Lac.
The visit to the Sunflower Field
This is only the second year that the family-run farm La Belle de Coteau-du-Lac (only 50 min from Montreal) plants Sunflowers and opens its doors to the public. I must say that they really thought about every single detail.
As soon as you enter, there is a playground area with a trampoline. Next you will see the path leading to the Sunflower field and a Corn Maze on each side of it. Following that path made with giant sunflowers you will find the Sunflower field.
In this field, besides the yellow and black Sunflowers it is possible to admire a dozen of different varieties of Sunflowers, ranging from red, white and cream, not to mention the alley of giant sunflowers!
There is also a pathway in the middle of the field and you can stroll along the way to admire the beauty of the flowers and take Insta-worthy pictures.
In the center of the field there is a cute little cabin where you get to borrow the pruning shears to pick your own Sunflowers.
If you’d like to take some of the cheerfulness home with you they have 2 options, a bouquet for $10 or a stem for $2. Since we did not know how the bouquet looked like we ended up choosing the stem.
That was a big mistake!!! Not only because you can choose the flowers for your bouquet but also because when you choose the bouquet, they give you a cute mason jar to put water and preserve your freshly picked sunflowers.
So after seen a few people with their beautiful bouquets we tried to buy one at the cabin but they only accepted cash and guess if we had a penny with us? The answer to this is a big and fat “Of course not!!!”, so we ran to the front entrance and asked them if we could pay the $11.50 ($10 + taxes) for the bouquet and they accepted it!!!
It is not very pleasant to handle 3 kids and enjoy the breathtaking view while holding a bouquet or a stem. So my tip for you is to do and see everything you want in the farm and pick the flowers for your bouquet when you are about to leave. Once you do that you can go back to the fields and take a few extra pictures with your stunning bouquet!!!
Also in the center of the field they have a few picnic tables and a Smoothie Bar. We took our own food for the picnic and bought some smoothies at the farm.
The smoothies cost $5.50 each and they come in 3 different flavours: a green version (green apple, bananas and spinach), a red version (berries) and a yellow version (pineapple, mango and banana).
If you prefer, the Farm offers a selection of lunch boxes to enjoy on site. It has 3 choices of main meals accompanied by a salad, a muffin and a bottle of water. Each item in the lunchbox features at least one ingredient from the farm!
You can reserve your lunch box when booking your time slot. And please remember that no lunch box will be sold on site to those who have not already booked it online at least a day before.
How it works
The 2020 event will be held on the following 3 Fridays and weekends:
August 21st, 22nd and 23rd, August 28th, 29th and 30th and September 4th, 5th and 6th.
Due to COVID 19 capacity limitations, all visitors will have to reserve and pay for their place online at least a day in advance. A limited number of places will be fixed each day. They are limiting to 250 people simultaneously on the site. Time slots of around 3 hours will be reserved per group
We chose the Family of 4 deal (2 adults and 2 children), that costs $44 + taxes. You don’t need to worry about parking, they have a big parking lot just across the road and it is free!!!
Private photography sessions can be booked in advance on the website and will happen during the week when the farm is closed to the public.