For more than 15 years, the orchard offers groundbreaking themes to captivate young and old with riddle games in the gigantic corn field labyrinths. Through 3 courses adapted to different age groups, you are invited to solve riddles and overcome trials to complete your mission in the corn maze (of ecological culture). Animated by eccentric characters, the labyrinth adventure allows you to deepen your knowledge, enjoy a day in the outdoors and to share an activity with your peers. So, are you ready to take on the challenge!?
A trip in time to save the future
This year, Verger Labonté is happening last year, starting tomorrow! Confused? That’s because time travel is this year’s theme. Tired of 2020? You’ll be happy to revisit 2010, to take a peek at 2040, to return to the prehistoric age, or to meet an 18th century fur trapper. But strap on your brain real tight: the temporal convolutions will soon become extremely intricate as you desperately try to save the future!
GET TO KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT OUR CORN LABYRINTHS
Full-scale riddles and brainy logical challenges which are adapted to different age groups will heighten the interplanetary experience of every course in the cornfield and the woodland.
Ordo (15 -20 minutes) For kids 5 years old and under
Prove to professor Tempus that you have a good understanding of time. Travel the small maze by visiting the various months of a typical season at the orchard. You’ll thus recreate the life cycle of corn, from a small grain to the cereal box on our table.
Temporal Tracking (35 -40 minutes)
A mid sized challenge: for school-age youth and adults in search of a quick activity
This is it! The time portal of professor Tempus is ready! In fact, he just came back from his inaugural trip, during which he visited 10 time periods. But he forgot to note the details of his progress! It’s up to you to use the portal and recreate this trip from one period to the other by looking for clues he left behind. Keep your eyes open to spot all the anachronisms.
The Past-Perfect Orchard (1 h 30 à 2 hours)
A real challenge: adults and accompanied younglings in search of an activity where their wits will be put to the test
Meet Annie, young scientist who detected an ecological abnormality in the orchard, in 2020. You’ll have to go through several time travels on professor Tempus’ portal in order to detect the problem introduced in the past to save the future. That’s... if everything goes according to plan. Time travel has a habit of yielding unexpected complications.
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(without animation, without tractor ride during the week.)
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Last entry into the labyrinth occurs at 3pm every day. Make sure to be at the orchard before this time to take part in this activity.
TO MAKE A RESERVATION
In order to offer a safe experience which respects the latest governmental recommendations, we had to diminish our activities’ client capacity. Thus, in order to plan for the traffic and ensure that you have a place at your selected time slot, online reservations for activities are now obligatory. Access being limited, entries exceeding the maximum participant capacity may be refused. In the event of light rain, the activity is still offered. However, animation and the tractor ride may be cancelled (on weekends). In case of heavy rain or storms, the activity could be cancelled. (Follow us on Facebook to check on the forecasts)
What to bring
A reusable water bottle which you will be able to fill up on site to stay hydrated throughout the activity.
Comfortable closed shoes without heels, the trails can be bumpy.
A baby carrier, since strollers are not admitted inside the labyrinths.
Bug spray to avoid annoyance during the course.
When participating in the corn labyrinth activities at Verger Labonté, you pledge to respect and adhere to these rules, which are based on the safety and respect of all. Breaking these rules will result in expulsion from the site, no refunds possible.
Keep a walking pace in the labyrinths, no running.
Stay on the trails and don’t take shortcuts through the corn.
Do not damage the corn and leaves (they can hurt, like a papercut)
Be respectful with the equipment and decor.
A few helpful tips
You can bring your lunch and snacks to the labyrinths’ picnic area. On Saturdays and Sundays, it is possible to eat at the P’tit Bistro du Verger. (Starting August 22, reservation required)
Your maze access pass gives you access to three courses.
We invite you to take a stroll in the forest where you’ll be able to enjoy the suspended bridge and its breathtaking view!
In case of rain, the activity is still on. However, animation and the tractor ride could be canceled.
Forbidden in the orchard
Strollers are not permitted inside the labyrinths. Using a baby carrier is highly recommended.
It is forbidden to smoke in the labyrinths and the orchard ground. A smoking space has been prepared in the parking lot.
Consumption of drugs and/or alcohol is not permitted.
Glass containers and bottles are not permitted in the labyrinths.
Pets aren’t allowed inside the labyrinths and orchard grounds. (except during the canine weekend which is planned for the last weekend of the season)