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31 July 2019

Okwari Adventure 50% Discount

We like to spoil you! On Shopico, get the observation for two people at 50% off. On Boutique Le Cargo, get family observation at 50% off. (SOLD OUT) Enjoy it! Limited quantity. Mandatory reservation.
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26 July 2019

Organic or Local Vegetables in Contact Nature Restaurants

Whether at the restaurant of Au jardin de mon père campsite or of Bec-Scie Outdoor Center, we make the commitment to cook only with organic or local vegetables, depending on the season. We are proud to collaborate with BIZZ Magasin d’alimentation saine in Chicoutimi to offer you healty and fresh foods.
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24 July 2019

A Auccessful Initiation Day

Last Saturday, more than 22 people were initiated to fly fishing on the Rivière-à-Mars. This activity was made possible thanks to the Promotion Program of the Quebec Federation for Atlantic Salmon. This first edition was a success and we hope to renew the experience next summer. We would like to thank all the volunteers for […]
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20 July 2019

A first pit accessible to people with reduced mobility

The pit 32 of Rivière-à-Mars is now converted to accommodate fishermen and women with reduced mobility. The funds for this development were partially collected during the 2018 earnings fishing tournament. A portion of the funding also comes from the Quebec Federation for Atlantic Salmon and their River Infrastructure Assistance Program. Two more bridges and two […]
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16 July 2019

NEW! Mini Shacks for Rent by the River

It is now possible to rent mini shacks for camping at the edge of the Rivière-à-Mars, near the Bec-Scie Outdoor Center. These shacks are perfect for fishermen and hikers! The shacks include two small bunk beds and a small table. Price: $ 45 + taxes per night Just book a rustic camping site at Bec-Scie […]
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8 July 2019

Good Upstream on the Rivière-à-Mars

The Atlantic salmon upstream on the river is going well! In this July 8, the count is 86 salmons. Last summer on the same date, only 42 salmons had gone up the fishway. Our statistics of upstream, captures and releases are updated daily. You will also find the previous statistics. Have a good season!
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2 July 2019

Still Time to Register for the Fishing Tournament

The 100% catch and release benefit tournament, which will take place on August 3rd on the Rivière-à-Mars, can still host three teams! Be quick! View tournament details Register a team
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18 June 2019

A Major Study on the Riviere-à-Mars

Contact Nature undertakes a major research project on Rivière-à-Mars. This $ 90,000 study, which will be carried out as part of a UQAC renewable resource master’s project, is timely in this Water Month. Every year, we work on the Rivière-à-Mars to try to foster the creation and maintenance of natural habitats. As the river is […]
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16 June 2019

A First Release!

Fisherman Sedrik Martin made the first release of the season! He won his fight against the salmon in pit 9 on the evening of Saturday, June 15th. Congratulations! Who will have the next catch? See the statistics of the river.
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13 June 2019

First salmon arrived!

A first salmon arrived at the Rivière-à-Mars fishway this Thursday, June 13, 2019. This is a beautiful female of 82 cm. The season is officially launched! Update: a second salmon arrived at the end of the day. Note that you can consult the adjusted statistics table every day.
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11 June 2019

No More Polystyrene Here!

To celebrate Water Month, we make the commitment to stop the use and sale of styrofoam in all our establishments. Starting next month, once our reserves are up, no polystyrene dishes will be sold or used at the Bec-Scie Outdoor Center, at Okwari Adventures, at the Rivière-à-Mars reception cabin and at Au Jardin de mon […]
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6 June 2019

Day at the Rivière-à-Mars for 11 Students from Jonquiere High School

Eleven students from the preparatory work training at the Jonquiere High School had the chance to live a day at the Rivière-à-Mars on Wednesday, June 5th. With the contribution of Contact Nature and the Local Promotion Program of the Quebec Federation for Atlantic Salmon, these young people released salmon fry in the river were introduced […]
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5 June 2019

Contact Nature Now Accredited Ecotourism by AEQ

The divisions of Contact Nature are now accredited Ecotourism by Adventure Ecotourism Quebec (AEQ). In fact, responsible tourism is an integral part of our values. Contact Nature also has the Quality-Safety accreditation of AEQ since summer 2018. We are proud to say that our activities are safe, quality and ecotouristic.
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3 June 2019

The season is officially started at Okwari Adventures!

A first group of customers had the chance to see a bear from the watchtowers on Monday, June 3rd! The whole team was waiting for this first bear impatiently. It’s a season launch! Did you choose your Okwari activity for your next family outing? Book online.
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3 June 2019

A Fishing Pond Accessible to People with Reduced Mobility

It is now possible for people with reduced mobility to fish for trout at Paul’s ponds in Au jardin de mon père campground! A platform has been set up on the edge of one of the ponds to allow everyone to fish there. This development is the first step of a fishing accessibility project. Indeed, […]
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