Great Celebration of Nature

Every year, the National Battlefields Commission (NBC) celebrates nature with a rallying event. The Great Celebration of Nature was put on hold due to the pandemic, but it will be back in May 2022 for its 25th anniversary!

The tradition goes back to 1996 when the NBC held a first Tree Day as part of National Forest Week. Starting 2000, the event featured an "open house" of the grenhouses and became Une fête des mères... nature and, in 2001, the Great Celebration of Nature.

Today, the activity is the only opportunity for the general public to visit the greenhouses, which are among the oldest still active in Quebec. Exhibitors, conferences, entertainment and distribution of plants also contribute to make this day a must-see event for families and lovers of horticulture.

For information purposes, the 2019 program is available in the Informations tab. Stay tuned for the 2022 program!

2019 PROGRAM

Conferences

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. : Cindy Trottier, Tendance Radis | Initiation au mode de vie Zéro déchet

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Albert Mondor, Horticulture extrème | Le potager urbain

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: François St-Pierre, Du toit à la table | L'agriculture urbaine pour limiter l'empreinte écologique des villes

All conferences will be in French only.


Family entertainment

  • Mobile sugar shack and petting zoo
  • Face painting
  • Play area
  • Craft station


Distribution of plants

  • Starting at 10:30 a.m., at the Plains of Abraham greenhouses
  • Quantities are limited, one plant per person.


Exhibitors

  • Aquarium du Québec, Aquavan
  • Club d'astronomie Véga de Cap-Rouge | Astronomy
  • Coopérative La Mauve
  • Craque-Bitume, collectif en écologie urbaine
  • Du toit à la table | Urban Agriculture
  • ÉCOSPHÈRE | Environmental and Green Housing Fair
  • Friends of the Plains of Abraham
  • La ferme Pélipa
  • La Récolte | Inspire change and accompany a minimalist lifestyle.
  • Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources
  • Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs
  • Natural Resources Canada | Emerald ash borer
  • Rucher Turlu | Bee's fabulous universe
  • Société d'histoire forestière du Québec
  • Société d'horticulture de Québec
  • SPA de Québec
  • The National Battlefields Commission | Security Service - Coffee with a cop, greenhouses tour, distribution of seedlings, horticultural advices, commemoration program, forest inventory, family entertainment
  • Ville de Québec