Nature observation tour

Nature observation tour

Live in the moment

Exceptionally, this itinerary begins at the Ecomuseum Zoo, just beyond the eastern boundary of our region. We chose this starting point as it wonderfully complements the other nature-related destinations lined up for you on this trip. Discover unspoiled and enchanting settings and view the region’s fauna in its natural habitat. Visit a lush peat bog and a forest that’s home to unique species of plants and animals. A delightful and enriching itinerary for the whole family!

From Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue to Sainte-Marthe

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Time

1 day

# of stops

4 stops

Distance

50 km

Stops

  • 1 Zoo Ecomuseum
  • 2 Parc naturel de la Tourbière-du-Bordelais
  • 3 Sentiers naturels de Hudson
  • 4 Auberge des Gallant

Zoo Ecomuseum 1

21125, chemin Sainte-Marie Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Québec H9X 3Y7

514-457-9449

The only zoo exclusively dedicated to Québec wildlife, the Ecomuseum Zoo welcomes non-releasable animals that cannot return to the wild and provides them a safe and loving home within an organization entirely devoted to their well-being. Injured, orphaned or born under human care, the residents of the Ecomuseum Zoo don't have the abilities required to survive in their natural environment. Meet Québec's wildlife such as the Red fox, the American Porcupine, the River Otter, the Gray Wolf, the White tailed deer, the Snowy owl, the Bald Eagle, the Great-horned )wl, the American Kestrel and more!

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Parc naturel de la Tourbière-du-Bordelais 2

2401, Rue du Bordelais Saint-Lazare Québec J7T 2C1

450-424-8000

Experience a natural phenomenon 8,000 years in the making. The Tourbière-du-Bordelais is a peat bog and forest in the heart of St. Lazare, home to special species of plants and animals. A walk through this natural paradise is a chance to reflect and reconnect with nature. Discover this lush environment alone or with family and friends while walking on raised boardwalks and learn about the habitat and its denizens thanks to interpretive panels. Your walk will lead you through four distinct habitats- swamp, two kinds of bog, and a forest of white pine, maple, and hemlock.

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Sentiers naturels de Hudson 3

128, Côte Saint-Charles Hudson Québec J0P 1H0

450-458-6699

In the village of Hudson, explore the many groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, all for free! To take full advantage of these natural surroundings, you can park at the Whitlock Golf Club to start off your journey. There are over 23.6 kilometres of trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking. You can also start off at Le Nichoir Wild Bird Conservation Center in their side parking lot. For more details about the trails, as well as maps, visit the Town of Hudson’s website. 

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Auberge des Gallant 4

1171, Chemin Saint-Henri Sainte-Marthe Québec J0P 1W0

1-800-461-4241

Whether you are searching for a relaxing romantic escape or a rejuvenating getaway, Inn des Gallant is the place to indulge your desires any season of the year. Luxurious and easily accessible rooms, a health spa, warm and professional service, along with the rich landscape just beyond the door all contribute to making your stay the best it can possibly be. The dining room combines fine locally-sourced cuisine with creative daily specials and an impressive wine list, and four meeting and banquet rooms are at your disposal for weddings, business meetings, conferences, and parties with up to 150 guests. The inn specializes in exceptional country weddings, organized to your taste in the manicured garden or in the original log cabin. Comfort, character, and a return to a simpler way of life are all at the heart of this very special inn. A Gallant experience not to be missed!

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