Source: Environment Canada

Join thousands of bird watchers and nature lovers and head to Environment Canada’s Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area to witness, for a few remaining weeks, the passage of the Greater Snow Geese.  

Treat yourself to a special moment, with family or friends, and get a closer look at the thousands of geese that cover the flats and fields along the St. Lawrence in search of food. Other species of migratory birds are also found in abundance in the area at this time of year.

During this International Year of Forests, take advantage of the fine weather to observe the geese, but also to see nature reawakening. Make your stay even more enjoyable with a nature discovery trip in any of part of the 20 km of trails in the Wildlife Area. From the small half-kilometre loop near the interpretation centre to the trail leading to the edge of the cliff overlooking the Isle-aux-Grues archipelago, there is something for everyone!

Cap Tourmente is an ideal place to enjoy a full spectrum of activities in an exceptional site for a diversity of natural environments. Get active with the naturalists, view panoramic landscapes from trails full of discovery, and set out to explore the territory. Experience the GeoTour and use the BioKit for Cap Tourmente to learn about this large protected area and its inhabitants. At the Wildlife Area, there are geese, certainly, but there is also so much more see, learn and do!

The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Areais open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. Admission is free for children under the age of 12 accompanied by a parent. Telescopes and binoculars for rent are available at the Wildlife Area to make your observations easier.

You can get more information calling 418-827-4591 or

The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area is part of a Canadian network of 146 protected areas meant to protect the critical habitats of wildlife species, some of which are endangered.

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