Top 5 wildlife observation sites in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

Moose, black bear, caribou… In Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, nature is a show in itself. We have 5 wildlife observation sites to offer as suggestions. Have your camera close at hand!

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1. Visitors in cages and the animals roam free Zoo Sauvage de St-Félicien

Discover the activity that Zoo Sauvage de St-Félicien is famous for: travelling by train along the paths of the Nature Trail Park where the visitors are caged and the animals roam free! Moose, caribou, deer, bears, and bison….See these creatures in the splendor of their oversized natural habitat, in an up close and personal encounter.

The ultimate experience? An overnight’s stay in a prospector’s tent amidst a herd of caribou! Adventure in the Land of the Caribou includes a guided tour through the forest, canoeing into the sunset, an authentic meal and supper cooked on an open fire. A once in a lifetime experience!

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2. A night with the wolves with Aventuraid

North of Lac Saint-Jean, spend the night in an Atypik cabin surrounded by a pack of wolves and fall asleep to the sound of their harmonious song. Goosebumps guaranteed! The next day, experience the boreal forest at its best: meet with the wolves, discover the First Nations culture and river canoeing.

3. Meet the wildlife at Okwari Adventures

In La Baie, accompanied by the Okwari Adventures guides, observe black bears in their natural environment from atop the watchtowers in total security. An encounter to remember! On the same site, walk the interpretive paths that skirt along the canyon ridge of Rivière-à-Mars or borrow a rabaska canoe and explore the waters below.

4. Visit to a wild animal refuge :  Centre de Vacances Ferme 5 Étoiles

The Ferme 5 Étoiles is a farm that is far from ordinary. You’ll experience close encounters with moose, wolves, cougars, etc. during your visit.  Possibility to feed the animals accompanied by a guide every morning.  You’ll also have the chance to observe and approach a wide range of Canadian wildlife representatives.

Only 15 minutes from Tadoussac, the Centre de Vacances Ferme 5 Étoiles offers a vast array of activities to stay entertained and impressive accommodation options (tipis, cabins, yurts, My Cabin in Canada log homes, etc.)

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5. Beware! Moose and beaver sightings in the Parc National de la Pointe-Taillon!

A protected area, the Parc National de la Pointe-Taillon is the habitat for wildlife with sightings on a regular basis. Beaver and moose are at the top of the list. Each stream is a pretext for dams to be built and beaver families to live. Moose crossing sites are easily recognizable and moose sightings are frequent through the tall tree forests to observe this imposing beast in its natural habitat.   No matter if you’re travelling by bicycle or on foot, keep an eye out and you just may get lucky.

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