Attractions and Activities
The Reford Gardens (Les Jardins de Métis) are recognized as one of Canada's outstanding gardens. A national historic site, they were created by a passionate gardener and plant lover, Elsie Reford, between 1926 and 1958. Visitors to this verdant domain of more 200 acres can admire the splendours of some 3,000 species and varieties of native and exotic plants displayed in fifteen gardens. Sculptures by contemporary artists punctuate the visit and integrate harmoniously with historic gardens.
One of the highlights of any visit is Estevan Lodge, the 1887 house built by Lord Mount Stephen as a fishing retreat. Today, it welcomes visitors to its dining rooms, temporary exhibitions and museum.
- A visit of the gardens generally takes between 1 ½ and 3 hours and 1 hour for the
- Adults: $18
Young Adult (14 to 18 years old): $ 10
Children (13 and under): Free
- Memberships and Honours