Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
QC, G0A 3X0
Only 50 km (31.1 miles) from downtown, the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area is a unique, protected spot along the majestic St. Lawrence River, the vast coastal wetlands and mountains. Large snow geese gathers here by the tens of thousands during their spring and autumnal migration. That is a sight you won't want to miss!
Over 180 bird species, 30 mammal species and 700 plant species can be found here. A visit to this wildlife preserve is a wonderful opportunity to admire gorgeous natural scenery. Take a hike along a family-friendly trail, where you can participate in interpretation activities or use the tools offered to make your own outdoor discoveries about the local flora and fauna. Bird watchers, be sure to have your cameras at the ready to take some spectacular photographs! Over 20 species of ducks and geese have been identified as living in the area, as well as a dozen birds of prey and 30 species of warblers. In the winter, go on the bird feeder circuit!
Parks, Reserves and Resorts
At Cap Tourmente, you can admire the gorgeous landscape comprising the St. Lawrence River, large coastal marshes, lowlands and mountains. A major…Read
The Cap Tourmente NWA has a 20-km network of hiking trails. From the quick 0.5-km loop near the interpretation centre to the more challenging path…Read
Wildlife and Bird Watching
Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area is home to nearly 1,000 plant and animal species. Stretching from the river to the mountains, Cap Tourmente…Read