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Follow the monarchs! Contest | Space for Life Follow the monarchs! Contest | Space for Life
Follow the monarchs! Contest | Space for Life

Follow the monarchs! Contest | Space for Life

The contest is over!

Winners will be announced live on Facebook during the Monarch Fiesta at the Jardin botanique on Sunday, August 25 at 3:15pm!


Why are monarchs important to us?

Did you know that monarchs are insect pollinators? Together, monarchs and other pollinators play a key role in ecosystems.

Find out how you can help preserve their habitat by following the ecological principles of a garden for monarchs.

Learn more
about monarchs

Their life cycle, their favourite plants and other butterflies they’re easy to confuse with.

Further reading

Create a
monarch haven

Check out our tips and advice on designing a monarch oasis for your yard or an alley.

Further reading

Experts need
your help!

Participate in a citizen science program run by the Insectarium and help save monarchs.

Further reading

Check out
Télé-Québec’s Le Squat

In March, access a series of activities for kids related to the monarchs
(in French).

Further reading

Follow the monarchs Contest

Here’s your chance to take some concrete steps to help save these famous butterflies.

Throughout the year, we’ll guide you with a series of videos, including tips you can put into practice at home. You’ll be able to take action at the right time, right when these fabulous butterflies are migrating.

The more you do to help monarchs,
the more chances you have to win!

Fill out the entry form

Price detail

One grand prize

A six-day trip for four people to visit a monarch wintering site in Mexico, in winter 2020, along with an expert from the Insectarium. The prize includes:

  • Four return flights from the Montréal–Trudeau airport to Mexico City, economy class, with Aeromexico ($4,000)
  • Accommodation for four people (quadruple room) in a three-star hotel ($1,600)
  • Outing to a monarch sanctuary in Michoacán, along with an expert from the Insectarium ($1,000)
  • Return transportation from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the sanctuary, for four people ($400)
  • 300 daily spending money ($1,800)

Grand prize value: $8,800

Five second prizes

One family pass for the Jardin botanique, Biodôme and Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan institutions of Montréal Space for Life.

Value of each second prize: $100

Total value of all prizes: $9,300

Espace pour la vie will buy carbon offsets for the estimated 7,182T of emissions generated by the passengers using airplane transportation.


Come back and update your personal actions to get more chances to win!