QUÉBEC, Sept. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - Are you looking for ideas for fall outings? Environment and Climate Change Canada invites you, until October 30, to the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, one of the eight National Wildlife Areas in Quebec. Every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the public is invited to explore the numerous forest trails and take part, as a family or with friends, in the various nature observation and learning activities offered in this protected area.
"The 100th anniversary of the Migratory Birds Convention is an opportunity to learn about issues related to migratory bird conservation, species at risk and biodiversity. I invite you to participate in the activities offered in National Wildlife Areas and to get involved so as to maintain, protect and conserve migratory birds."
– Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
- Planned for this fall: the "Focus on the Geese" activity is back, offered every day from September 24 to October 30. The wildlife area is the ideal location for observing the Greater Snow Goose and learning more about the other species of migratory birds found in the area. To find out about the tally of the number of geese present in the wildlife area, consult the histogram in the Nature section of the Department's website.
- Environment and Climate Change Canada, in collaboration with the Observatoire d'oiseaux de Tadoussac, invites the public to learn about banding migratory birds. The banding station, located close to the Provencher Pavillon, will allow you to learn more about the groups of migratory birds. We look forward to seeing you there until October 18.
- Experience several discovery and learning tools available for free, including a nature rally, an official geocaching network and a historical trail.
- For more information on the activities and services offered, contact us by telephone at 418‑827-4591, by email or on our website.
- The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area is part of a Canadian network of 146 protected areas for the conservation of important habitats for wildlife, including species at risk. Enjoy the fall colours and the abundance of birds in an exceptional site located less than 45 minutes from downtown Québec.
Map of hiking trails of the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area website
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For further information: Caitlin Workman, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 819-938-9436; Media Relations, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll free)