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Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area

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Amazing to view the Geese when the circumstances are right

As other reviewers have noted, the viewing areas are a bit far from the where the geese are... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

A little early for the majority of migratories, there were still 1000+ snow geese and a small... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
bobp c
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The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area is the natural site par excellence to get in touch with wildlife and it's less than 45 minutes from Quebec City. Come and discover its breathtaking landscape on foot, along 20 km of hiking trails. The Cap...more
570, chemin du Cap-Tourmente, Saint-Joachim, Quebec G0A 3X0, Canada
+1 418-827-4591
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

As other reviewers have noted, the viewing areas are a bit far from the where the geese are resting, but, that is as it should be. These are wild birds, and will not come to this area if it becomes touristy and over crowded by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PATraveler062010
Reviewed 24 September 2018

A little early for the majority of migratories, there were still 1000+ snow geese and a small number so teals. The whole area is excellent with walkways and protected blinds to accommodate all ages and abilities.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bobp c
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This is the second time my wife and have visited here. We saw at least six species of birds and plenty of wildflowers. I even found Bear scat along the trail. The scenery is beautiful anytime of year. On my bucket list is to come...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Milford_PaMooseman
Reviewed 29 July 2018

I have to disagree with the previous few reviews. This is a great stop and was a highlight of our Quebec trip. It was summer so the geese are not here but there were plenty of birds and a terrific boardwalk out into the wild....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank advisorj
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I am a professional photographer and I enjoy shooting nature. There wasn't a lot of it to be found by the time I got there and I was the first in line when the gates opened. Usually you have the get to a park at...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely set up but you are kept so far from the snow geese you can not see anything... actually had better success seeing the geese when we stopped for lunch at a micro Brasserie on the way back down the road- also the day we...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Suz10blue
Reviewed 4 October 2017

While in Quebec City, I rented a car to watch and photograph the snow geese migration. I was told there were 32,000 geese that day. I don't question that number but the view of the geese was a huge disappointment! The park itself is nice...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Foncho11
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

After walking on other hiking trails in the park we decided to venture the 1.1 km trail to the lookout. Though I must say that we are very active seniors (70+) we did have to stop 3 times for a rest during our climb. It...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank 159pty
Reviewed 14 October 2016

At the end of September, we visited this National Wildlife Area waiting to see many artic geese (9200 geeses this day). Please check what the best time to see geeses is calling this national park. We arrived at noon, geeses were too far too see...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank ENRIC-23
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We like to bird, and we enjoyed ourselves. Saw a Nashville (not 100% sure) warbler, bald eagles, an ovenbird, several hummingbirds at the feeders, and many waterbirds that were at a distance that required a spotting scope to ID. At the visitor center, you can...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank M H
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