21 November 2019
$ 22,500 raised at Contact Nature’s benefit dinner
Contact Nature is very proud to announce that the fundraising dinner on November 7th raised $ 22,500! These funds will be invested in various projects to promote access to the outdoors for people in vulnerable situations in the region. The whole Contact Nature team thanks the participants for their immense generosity at the silent auction […]
15 November 2019
Give a Contact Nature gift card for Christmas!
Good news! It is now possible to buy a Contact-Nature gift card! Exchangeable in all the activities of the Contact Nature divisions : in Rivière-à-Mars, at the Bec-Scie Outdoor Center, at the ice fishing villages of La Baie, at Okwari adventures and at the campsite Au jardin de mon père. Buy a gift certificate. A […]
8 November 2019
A Gift Certificate for each Contact Nature Member
To encourage citizen participation, Contact Nature is now offering a $ 20 gift certificate to each of its members. The contribution requested to become a member is $ 20. Each member thus recovers his investment in a Contact Nature gift certificate. In addition to being a thank you, the gift certificate allows each member to […]
26 October 2019
Contact Nature thanks the participants of its Forum of the future
On Wednesday, October 23rd, Contact Nature held a Future Forum with various stakeholders in the context of its 2020-2025 strategic planning. The evening was a reflection on the future of Contact Nature, which is currently preparing its strategic plan for the next five years. Representatives from different fields have agreed to make this gesture of […]
15 October 2019
Two new pits accessible to people with reduced mobility
After the pit 32, it is the pits 31 and 37 (quota pit) of Rivière-à-Mars that have been developed to allow people with reduced mobility to fish for salmon and sea trout. The funds for these developments were partly raised during the 2018 earnings fishing tournament. Part of the funding also comes from the Quebec […]
11 October 2019
Contact Nature many times finalist!
Tourism Excellence Award Contact Nature is a finalist in two categories at the Tourism Excellence Awards of the Tourism Alliance of Quebec! The Okwari Adventures division is nominated in the “Innovation and Offer Development Initiative” category for its winter activities, and Contact Nature is a finalist in the “Human Resources Management Initiative – Innovative Practice” […]
7 October 2019
Contact Nature Compensates With Boreal Carbon
This month, Contact Nature made its first greenhouse gas offset with the Boreal Carbon program of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. Contact Nature offset 6.4 tons of greenhouse gases by financing the planting of 46 trees. The trees planted under this program are entirely dedicated to university research on the role of the forest […]
1 October 2019
Draws – Season 2020
Entries for draws of quota sectors for the 2020 season take place from 1 to 31 October 2019. Registration to the draws The draws will take place on November 1st, 2019. Winners will be contacted by email between November 4 and 8, 2019. Fee of $ 7 per registration. Maximum of 10 registrations per person. […]
30 September 2019
Season Ended at the Fishway
The reception cabin at Rivière-à-Mars closes on September 29th. The guided tours of the fish ladder are completed by 2019. Do not hesitate to visit us in the 2020 season!
12 September 2019
Early closure of sea trout fishing
Contact Nature announces that the closure of the sea trout fishing season on Rivière-à-Mars will be held on September 15, 2019, as will the Atlantic salmon season. This decision is explained by the low run of sea trout. See the statistics of run. Contact Nature’s mission is to protect the Rivière-à-Mars wildlife environment and make […]
5 September 2019
Pits 66 to 72, an Underestimated Area?
The Atlantic salmon season on Rivière-à-Mars ends on September 15, 2019. There are still some great fishing days waiting for you! Why not try Pit 66 to 72 before the end of the season? This area further upstream of the river is often underestimated. Thanks to the abundant rains of the last days, the water […]
5 September 2019
Fosses 66 à 72, un secteur sous estimé?
La saison de pêche au saumon atlantique sur la Rivière-à-Mars se termine le 15 septembre 2019. Il y a encore de belles journées de pêche qui vous attendent! Pourquoi ne pas essayer les fosses 66 à 72 avant la fin de la saison? Ce secteur plus en amont de la rivière est souvent sous estimé. […]
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 […]
22 July 2019
New spawning grounds for the Mars river!
From the 22nd to the 26th of July, new spawning grounds on the Mars river will be built! Machinery will be building de spawning grounds during the day in the pools 37-38 and 39. It is most likely that their will have some suspended sediments in the pools bellow. Thank you for your understanding! Update […]
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 its River Infrastructure Assistance Program. Two more bridges and two […]