QUÉBEC CITY, Jan. 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Environment Canada is inviting you to the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until March 8, 2015. Put on your boots, warm jacket and mittens, go outside, wake up your senses, and give yourself the pleasure of rediscovering nature in a protected area that offers numerous attractions.
- First, go to the reserve and take a hike on the four trails that are laid out for winter hiking to discover the network of bird feeders that will allow you to observe the numerous bird species wintering with us.
- To improve your visit, bring your binoculars, go on an adventure and pay attention to the thirty or so bird species that can be seen there. Certain other species, such as the Barred Owl, the Pileated Woodpecker and the Northern Shrike, while more discrete, can also be seen along the trail.
- Finally, try out the new geocaching network. Using a GPS, this technological treasure hunt is an innovative way to get in touch with nature and improve your knowledge of the conservation of bird species. Four new geocaches are accessible this winter and 12 more will be added by spring. Visit geocaching.com for more details.
- A $4.00-per-person entry fee is required. Entry is free for children 12 years old and younger who are accompanied by one of their parents. The wildlife area is located 45 minutes from downtown Québec City.
"Under the National Conservation Plan, our Government is advancing initiatives to connect Canadians with nature in and around their communities. As a part of a network of 54 national wildlife areas, the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area provides an excellent opportunity for families to learn about the conservation of migratory birds and discover an immensely rich ecological area."
- The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
SOURCE Environment Canada
For further information: Contacts, Ted Laking, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of the Environment, 819-997-1441; Media Relations, Environment Canada, 819-934-8008