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25 May 2021

Sustainable tourism: Contact Nature interview in Tourismexpress

Contact Nature: interview with this Saguenay company, leader in sustainable tourism in Quebec, by Jean-Michel Perron (French) On May 25, 2021, Tourismexpress published an article in which our Managing Director Marc-André Galbrand and our Head of Sustainable Development Jenny Vandal are interviewed about Contact Nature’s vision for sustainable tourism. Je ne connais aucune autre entreprise […]
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22 April 2021

An eco-responsible rating of 75%

As you know, at Contact Nature, we work actively to integrate the principles of sustainable development into all of our operations and to take the necessary measures to reduce our environmental, social and economic impacts. In this sense, we have participated in the eco-responsible Les Pages Vertes certification program. It is with pride that we […]
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19 April 2021

Contact Nature donates 1% of its annual sales to the 1% For the Planet fund

In March 2020, our Okwari Le Fjord division announced its international collective participation 1% For the Planet. Today we go further! It is now Contact Nature in its entirety, all divisions combined, which proudly participates in 1% For the Planet and which donates 1% of its annual sales to the Outdoor 1% for the Planet […]
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16 April 2021

A positive carbon footprint for Contact Nature!

Did you know that Contact Nature annually offsets its greenhouse gas emissions for its travel and use of electronic devices, in order to help reduce CO2 in the atmosphere? In addition, Contact Nature goes beyond simple compensation thanks to the preventive status for the climate in order to capture past emissions and for future generations. […]
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4 February 2021

Extended groundfish season

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) today announced that the ice fishing season for groundfish in the Saguenay Fjord will be extended by one week and will end on March 14, 2021. We are pleased to note the openness of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard to our requests! They showed great listening […]
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23 January 2021

Crack on the main road to Grande-Baie

A major crack currently crosses the main road in the ice fishing village of Grande-Baie. The ice thickness near the crack is only 3 inches. This situation beyond our control prevents snow removal operations in this village, and will therefore delay boarding at Grande-Baie. Note that according to the last ice measurements of Friday January […]
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22 January 2021

Collaboration requested

That’s it! Several of you will be fishing for groundfish tomorrow! The cold has arrived and the season can finally begin. In order not to interfere with the approaching boarding, we ask for your cooperation in avoiding drilling holes in the streets of the villages on ice and on the grounds. Even though the bay […]
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19 January 2021

Results of measurements and demarcation at Anse-à-Benjamin

The first measurements have been completed in the village on ice of Anse-à-Benjamin. The average effective ice thickness over this entire site is 9.75 inches. The demarcation activities will begin tomorrow, January 20 at Anse-à-Benjamin. Grande-Baie New measurements will be taken this week for the ice fishing village of Grande-Baie. Remember that the demarcation of […]
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15 January 2021

Curfew, measures and demarcation

Curfew We are pleased to announce that fishermen will be able to stay inside their cabins during the curfew between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. IMPORTANT! People who do not think they can follow this instruction will have to leave their cabin and be at their home by 8 p.m. It should be noted that […]
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12 January 2021

Start of measurements in Grande-Baie

Good news! The first ice measurements will be taken this Wednesday, January 13 in the ice village of Grande-Baie. The results will be known Thursday or Friday. According to analyzes, the demarcation could begin at the end of the week on this site. Once the measurements are completed in Grande-Baie, those in the ice village […]
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7 January 2021

Ice fishing villages: Information on the situation

Our team is actively working with Ville Saguenay on possible solutions allowing a pleasant season in the villages despite the situation. Different scenarios for respecting government instructions (including the curfew) are currently being analyzed. We can already confirm that the ice rings and entertainment areas will not be set up this season and that the […]
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18 December 2020

Contact Nature among the 3 regional AEQ Prize winners

On Thursday, December 17, the virtual gala of the Prix Excellence Plein Air 2020 of Aventure Écotourisme Québec was held. Contact Nature was the winner in the Innovation in crisis situation category. Congratulations to Camp de Base Gaspésie and to Karavaniers also nominated in this category. It is an honor to be one of the […]
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12 November 2020

Ice fishing committee – Follow-up of current preparations

On Tuesday, November 10, the citizen ice fishing committee met virtually to discuss various elements concerning the 2021 season. The team is working, among other things, to add land to meet as much demand as possible. Here are some snapshots of the additions that could be made. Grande-Baie Ice Village Anse-à-Benjamin ice village Obviously, these […]
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22 September 2020

Preparations for the 2021 season: an alternative to pre-selling locations

Ice fishing season is approaching! Given the current situation, various elements will be clarified in the coming weeks. We can already tell you that exceptionally this season there will be no presale. This year, during a predetermined period, anglers will have the opportunity to keep their location(s) from last season. Once this period is over, […]
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3 April 2020

Contact Nature Publishes its New 2020-2025 Strategic Planning

In 2019, Contact Nature undertook a process of reflection on the organization in order to develop a strategic planning for 2020-2025. Contact Nature wishes to continue developing its commitment to its community, particularly in this context of crisis. It is in a spirit of confidence for the future that we share with you today our […]
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