PLAISANCE, QC, April 18, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The activities at the Parc National de Plaisance start on April 29. From this date, visitors will be able to set up their tents on sites with or without services or sleep in ready-to-camp Huttopia tents and yurts. They will also be able to reserve the Maison Blais, a former farmhouse that has been converted into a cabin and can accommodate eight people.
As of last summer, admission to the national parks and discovery activities has been free of charge for children 17 or under. Families can also enjoy the convenience of borrowing equipment, such as bicycles, baby carriers, etc., free of charge from the Parc National de Plaisance. In addition, admission to the swimming pool is free for children.
Spring discovery activities
- Les étangs-surprises (Ponds and their surprises) (the weekends of April 16, 23 and 30 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.)
When the birds migrate in the spring, the Grande Presqu'île ponds become full of surprises! Using a telescope and with a park warden/naturalist by their side, visitors will discover the "newcomers" of the day!
- En quête d'anoures (in search of frogs and toads) (Saturdays from May 21 to June 11 at 7:00 p.m.)
The Parc National de Plaisance abounds with life…and sounds! It is not just birds and insects that sing, but so do frogs and toads. This time, visitors are invited to learn more about these little-known creatures. After a short education session, visitors will leave in a rabaska canoe to listen to and identify them.
- Mystérieuses tortues (Mysterious turtles) (Saturdays from May 7 to June 18 at 1:30 p.m.)
A park warden/naturalist will provide information on the different species found here and provide tips on how to spot them.
Kitchissippi is an activity available to groups (family, coworkers, friends, etc.) by reservation. Kitchissippi, or where waters abound, consists of a gentle adventure in a rabaska canoe on the majestic Ottawa River and a sampling of the area's products. $13.48/pers.* (14 years and older – free activity for children as part of a family).
The list of discovery activities available in the summer can be found on the Website parcsquebec.com/plaisance.
SOURCE Société des établissements de plein air du Québec
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For further information: Source and information : Isabelle Croteau, Director, Parc National de Plaisance, 819 427-5350