The black bear and its habitat - Okwari Le Fjord
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The black bear and its habitat

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PRICE : 62,50 $ + taxes — 40$ + taxes for kids (5-12 years old)
(included : “The black bear and its habitat” + a complementary activity)

WHEN : Every day from 1PM to 4PM

MEETING POINT : Centre plein air Bec-Scie à 13h, 7400 Chem. des Chutes, La Baie, QC G7B 3N8

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Please note that this activity does not include meals or snacks.

Better understand the boreal forest for an afternoon: that’s what we offer you with this activity that will awaken your senses throughout a territory that is both wild and fragile in contact with our experienced guides.

Your afternoon will begin with black bear watching (“Okwari” in Mohawk). Take advantage of this silent moment to discover this animal in its natural state. The observation will take place from a watchtower fitted out especially for this purpose and with the greatest respect for the animals.

This first part will be followed by a complementary interpretation activity (different each day). These activities are an opportunity to better understand the environment in which the black bear lives. They will take place either in guided hikes on our trails or in rabaska (nautical activity).

Finally, a shuttle service will accompany you to the reception of the Center Plein Air Bec-Scie at 4:00 p.m.

Every day from Monday to Sunday: Interpretation and observation of the black bear

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Your choice makes the difference!

By participating in this activity, you are contributing to efforts to preserve the environment. Contact Nature joins forces with various research and development partners to provide support for the financing of their efforts.

Contact Nature has also been committed since 2020 to a sustainable development policy:

  • Environmental Dimension: Maintaining the integrity of our environment to ensure the health and safety of humans and their ecosystems.
  • Social dimension: Considering the social consequences of our activities, the problems of inequalities, working and living conditions.
  • Economic dimension: Reconciling the viability of our organization with ethical principles such as environmental protection, responsible production and consumption.
Monique Tremblay - Guide Okwari
Monique Tremblay - Guide Okwari

Your experienced guides

Monique Tremblay

Ms. Tremblay has a master’s degree in plant ecology and a bachelor’s degree in biological science. She has a great ability to popularize. Her artistic, historical and natural environment knowledge will greatly contribute to making you live an authentic experience.

While hiking, on the edge of a lake in the middle of the territory or aboard a Rabaska canoe (large traditional canoe), Monique will invite you to take part in a wildlife interpretation experience and boreal flora and according to the seasons. Sharing a unique moment in his company, you will be able to learn more about the first peoples thanks to his expertise and the writings of Érik Langevin, professor in the department of human and social sciences and head of the archeology laboratory (UQAC).

After having worked for more than 30 years at the site of New France where she developed a great expertise at the historical level, we are proud to count Monique today among our expert guides within Okwari le Fjord.

Viky Tremblay - guide Okwari
Viky Tremblay - guide Okwari

Viky Tremblay

A native of Saguenay, Viky Tremblay has been working as a guide for Contact Nature since 2015. She has an Attestation of Collegial Studies (AEC in french) in ecotourism and adventure guide. Her good humor and her strong knowledge of the territory will contribute to making you live a most authentic experience.

SUSTAINABLE, RESPONSIBLE AND REGENERATIVE TOURISM

Your choice makes the difference!

By participating in this activity, you are contributing to efforts to preserve the environment. Contact Nature joins forces with various research and development partners to provide support for the financing of their efforts.

Contact Nature has also been committed since 2020 to a sustainable development policy:

  • Environmental Dimension: Maintaining the integrity of our environment to ensure the health and safety of humans and their ecosystems.
  • Social dimension: Considering the social consequences of our activities, the problems of inequalities, working and living conditions.
  • Economic dimension: Reconciling the viability of our organization with ethical principles such as environmental protection, responsible production and consumption.

Sustainable development and regeneration of the territory are at the heart of Okwari Le Fjord’s priorities. Among the many actions implemented each year, we note in particular the compensation of GHG emissions generated by the use of our vehicles and our work computers.

Contact Nature proudly participates in the international collective 1 % FOR THE PLANET and donates 1% of its turnover to the Outdoors Fund 1% for the planet.

Contact Nature has obtained a certificate of eco-responsible distinction with a rating of 85% with the program The Green Pages.

Wildlife observation is a sought-after activity that allows humans to observe their behavior and the interactions between them. However, since it is sometimes tedious to see certain species in their natural environment, enhancement activities have been developed. Thus, to facilitate observation and increase the success rate, the animals are attracted to our observation site by a regular supply of food of anthropic origin according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife (MRNF in french). Indeed, our site was the subject of a master’s thesis in renewable resources by a UQAC student who worked, among other things, in collaboration with the MRNF in 2012 to observe the natural behavior of bears and specify the Ministry recommendations for this type of site. The objective was to evaluate the hypothesis according to which the frequentation of a feeding site by male bears would influence their use of space and their selection of habitat since their food needs would be more easily met. by this regular intake of high-energy food (Massé, S. 2012).

Consult Sophie Massé’s thesis (french)