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1 March 2019

The « Pêche en herbe » fishing hut is free for children during the break!

Good news! Contact Nature's "Pêche en herbe" hut will be open to families every day from 10 am to 3 pm from March 3rd to 8th inclusively! Do you have a child aged 13 and under? Come and enjoy ice fishing for free and warm with the guide who will [...]
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28 February 2019

30% Off Fishing Cabin Rental During the Break

C'est bientôt la relâche! Okwari Adventures offers you a 30 % discount on renting a fishing cabin at the Anse-à-Benjamin Ice Village from March 4 to 8, 2019! Use promo code "OKWARI" when booking. Book online  or call 418 697-5132 The rental includes: A daily passPropane heatingFishing equipment for 2 people It is possible [...]
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26 February 2019

Contact Nature is finalist at the 2019 Economic Merit Gala!

Contact Nature is proud to be a finalist at the 15th Economic Merit Gala in the "tourism business" category with Ferme Michel Rivard et fille and OrganisAction - Québec Hors Circuits. This year, the jury received a record number of 71 applications. There are 27 companies that are nominated in the [...]
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21 February 2019

Release date of fishing huts

In the villages of Anse-à-Benjamin and Grande-Baie, the deadline to release your fishing hut is Monday, March 11, 2019 at 6 pm. The groundfish season ends on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at midnight. Good end of season!
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6 February 2019

Prevent Heating Oil Spills

To avoid spills of heating oil, get absorbent pads at the entrance of the ice villages as early as Thursday, February 7 th. Place these filters under the tank, line and carburetor to recover oil spills. Excerpt from municipal by-law: Oil heating is permitted inside fishing huts, provided that equipment [...]
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2 February 2019

Full boarding at Anse-à-Benjamin

On January 2 nd, 2019, Contact Nature announces full boarding at the Anse-à-Benjamin ice village. Only four lots remained below 18 inches last week. SEE THE MAP
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1 February 2019

“Des racines et des ailes” show shooting on the villages on ice

Contact Nature is pleased to welcome with Promotion Saguenay and Promotion Pêche the members of the team of the French show "Des racine et des ailes" to help them discover our regional wealth of ice fishing on the fjord! The show will be broadcast in the winter of 2020 on [...]
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29 January 2019

REOPENED! – Temporary Closure of the Villages on Ice

Due to the current weather conditions, the Ville de Saguenay has asked Contact Nature to close the accesses of the two ice fishing villages to motor vehicles and trucks. Difficult visibility , the high winds and the accumulations of snow complicate the movements. Only people traveling on foot, by snowmobile [...]
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29 January 2019

New! Cabin Rental in the Evening and Corporate Packages During the Week!

Want to go fishing in the evening? Our fishing cabins are now available for week nights for only $ 60. Also, for companies looking for an original activity to do between colleagues, we now have corporate prices. 8 people - 2 cabins - $ 200 16 people - 4 cabins [...]
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22 January 2019

Reminder- Vehicles are prohibited outside villages

For two weeks, we have noticed that some vehicles circulate outside the villages. Contact Nature wishes to remind that according to the municipal by-laws, cars and trucks are strictly forbidden outside village limits. Driving outside the villages by car is an offense. However, it is possible to do it by snowmobile [...]
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22 January 2019

Fraudulent Parking Stickers in Circulation

Fraudulent parking stickers circulate on the villages. Owning, making or using a fake sticker is an act of fraud. The authorities concerned are currently taking the necessary measures to stop this situation. Tickets could be issued. The checks will be more severe at the gate for the rest of the [...]
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18 January 2019

18 inches on every street at Grande-Baie!

The Contact Nature team is pleased to announce a full embarkation for the Grande-Baie ice village on January 18th 2019, 15 days earlier than last year. Have a good season! SEE THE MAP
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16 January 2019

Exceptional measurments for ice villages this Friday January 18 th

Considering the cold weather announced and that the last measures of the villages were made Monday and Tuesday; whereas the chances that the ice has thickened enough to allow other people to board their cabin are good; exceptionally, measures will be taken this Friday, January 18 for a second time [...]
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15 January 2019

New weekly measurments for Grande-baie

Here are the latest measurements for the ice village of Grande-Baie. SEE THE MAP Note that the ice thickness measurement charts are updated once a week. The measures for the village of Anse-à-Benjamin  will be communicated as soon as they are transmitted to us.
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3 January 2019

Héritage faune chooses 17 projects, including Contact Nature!

Contact Nature is one of 17 projects that will receive support from Héritage faune for the organization of ice fishing activities. Our project: build a fishing cabin to organize introductory activities promoting winter fishing with the aim of stimulating the next generation of fishers and the practice of family activities. [...]
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