QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Environment Canada's Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area invites you to visit its exceptional site, a must-see destination that will inspire you with its wide variety of natural environments, its colours and the Greater Snow Geese.
Every day, from September 21 to October 27, naturalist guides will welcome the public for two educational activities under the themes Focus on the Geese and Birds of Prey. The National Wildlife Area also has 15 hiking trails totalling 20 km and many scenic views where you can discover an amazing diversity of migratory birds. Two lookouts, located at 150 and 520 m in altitude, offer panoramic views of the St. Lawrence.
To facilitate your observations, free wildlife and plant discovery tools such as the GeoTour, the BioKit, and the 13-marker historical circuit telling the story of human occupation in the area over the centuries are available.
Visitors who want to know the bird count for the geese that come to the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area can refer to the Nature section of Environment Canada's website.
The Government of Canada has committed to the long-term conservation of biodiversity and is working with partners to protect and conserve species at risk and their habitats in Canada. The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, located 45 minutes from downtown Quebec City, is part of a network of 146 protected areas aimed at protecting the critical habitats of wildlife species, some of which are threatened.
The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until October 27. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for students. For further information on activities, services provided and rates, call 418-827-4591 or email [email protected].
SOURCE: Environment Canada
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