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Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area

#1 of 3 things to do in Saint-Joachim Features Animals
570, chemin du Cap-Tourmente, Saint-Joachim, Quebec G0A 3X0, Canada
+1 418-827-4591
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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
ENRIC-23
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Valencia, Spain
Wonderful visit!

We like to bird, and we enjoyed ourselves. Saw a Nashville (not 100% sure) warbler, bald eagles, an... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
M H
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York, PA
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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 Tourmente is a major Canadian bird-watching site. It's also a staging area for one-of-a-kind Greater Snow Geese, which flock there by the thousands every spring and fall. Did you know? 306 bird species have been identified in the National Wildlife Area. Also available, quaricycle rental, interpretive activities, controlled hunt program and much more.
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570, chemin du Cap-Tourmente, Saint-Joachim, Quebec G0A 3X0, Canada
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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

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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

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
Reviewed 1 October 2015

I visited in mid week in September on a quiet, cloudy day. There are plenty of well marked paths (although I found them to be less well marked at the Petit Ferme end). The reserve has many migratory birds, many of some of which are...More

Thank Will S
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The national park is famous for it's snowgeese, which were there (thousands!) when we visited. Take binoculars with you! Very beautiful boardwalks lead to a hidden shed where you can observe them and other birds on the St. Lawrence river banks. The walk goes through...More

Thank Mireille O
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We were not there during the snow goose migration which would be incredible. But there are lots of trails, the whole area is beautiful, and the Visitor's Center was very nice. Even binoculars to borrow!

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