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Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area

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Visit the lookout

After walking on other hiking trails in the park we decided to venture the 1.1 km trail to the... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
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Interesting National Wildlife Area.

At the end of September, we visited this National Wildlife Area waiting to see many artic geese... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Valencia, Spain
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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 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

2  Thank suzannesg
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

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

1  Thank PT Y
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

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

Thank M H
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We accidentally found Cap Tourmente yesterday but it was just closing. With another day in the area and more good weather we decided to go back. We hiked the trail up to the first overlook and enjoyed lunch there. Great view (30 or more miles)....More

Thank rifrog
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I don't mind that my tax dollars get used for starting and maintaining this type of natural attraction. We spent the best part of a day here, hiking up the escarpment, hiking around the lowlands and having a most serene experience. What a wonderful way...More

1  Thank BookishBeachGirl
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We wanted to hike Mont St Anne - but it was closed - so they lady recommended this place - super easy to find and really worth the price. Excellent marked paths - easy to stay on trails and pick the level of difficultly easily....More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Given not as many reviews on TA, we weren’t sure this was going to be a good stop. We were glad we did. Seeing 50,000 snow geese on the day we went was like watching a documentary from the Discovery Channel. I also enjoyed the...More

Thank MontfortOaks
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We visited twice, three weeks apart. We saw just a few snow geese on our first visit. Three weeks later at the end of September there were 35000. There are numerous trails of differing lengths and difficulty. We walked several of the easier ones, and...More

Thank Tony F
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