QUÉBEC, April 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation is a great reason to visit national wildlife areas, reconnect with nature, and increase your environmental awareness. Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area invites you to escape to the great outdoors this spring! Take advantage of the free admission offered in celebration of Canada 150 to get outdoors, observe the geese, and see nature awaken. It's a wonderful opportunity to take part in awareness activities on migratory birds, species at risk, and biodiversity, which are offered to the public.
Looking for ideas for a spring outing? In addition to "Focus on the Geese" and "Imminent Collisions," activities taking place during the weekends until May 14 and June 26 respectively, you're invited to discover nature in this exceptional area, learn more about it, and protect it, by participating in activities hosted by passionate naturalists.
"Environment and Climate Change Canada invites Canadians as well as visitors to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary in its network of protected areas. The year 2017 is an exceptional one because it offers the public free admission to Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, one of eight national wildlife areas in Quebec."
– The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
- The national wildlife area offers 20 km of walking trails and a variety of awareness activities. Here's your chance to explore the area.
- Seize a unique opportunity to observe Greater Canadian Snow Geese take a short migratory break to search for food on the shores of the St. Lawrence and in the fields.
- For more information on the schedule of activities, consult Environment and Climate Change Canada's website and follow us on social media for updates.
- Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, located 45 minutes from downtown Québec, is part of the Canadian network of 146 areas protected to preserve important habitats for wildlife species, some of which are at risk.
Map of the hiking trails at Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
Brochure – Cap Tourmente – Nature as far as the eye can see!
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For further information: Marie-Pascale Des Rosiers, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 613-462-5473 ; Media Relations, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll free)