Learn by playing at Parc Nature de Pointe-aux-Outardes

Learn by playing at Parc Nature de Pointe-aux-Outardes

Attractions to discover, August 21, 2023 2023-08-21
Parc-nature Pointe-aux-Outardes
Photo credit: Sébastien St-Jean

Take part in one of many activities offered at Parc Nature de Pointe-aux-Outardes. Discover the rich animal and plant biodiversity of this slice of Côte-Nord nature, while you explore all things great and small.

Onwards, to the tidal flats!

The tidal flats–the long-stretching and flat part of the shore that the ebbing tide leaves open to exploration–overflow with hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered. At low tide, with a guide to accompany you, head over to the tidal flats to search for the small living wonders, animal and vegetable, that populate these vast sandy stretches. Do you know why the area’s sandy beaches are red and black? Here's the perfect chance to learn the reason behind these unusual colours! Don’t forget to bring rain boots and warm clothes, because the beach is very windy!

Alice in the Park

Keep exploring Pointe-aux-Outardes by helping Alice find her memory again, in the activity Alice au Parc Nature (offered in French only). Playful, interactive and brimming with discoveries about the territory and history of the end of the point, this activity will transport you along the park’s different paths, covering a 2.5 km outdoor course. To make your way through this adventure, you need only answer the riddles! More than 20 guessing games for young and old, 10 discovery stations and one famous magical maze await. Each step on this journey will expand your knowledge of the extraordinary ecosystem of this area.

Nichoir prêt-à-camper du grand pic Parc-nature Pointe-aux-Outardes
Birdhouse-inspired ready-to-camp accommodations. Photo credit: Sébastien St-Jean

Sleep like a bird in a giant birdhouse

Extend your stay by spending a few nights in the park under the stars and near the sound of the waves in this natural place where tranquillity reigns. For an out-of-the-ordinary experience, opt to sleep in a giant birdhouse! Five ready-to-camp units resembling birdhouses have been prepared with amenities designed with comfort and creativity in mind. Each is inspired by a different bird species that makes its home in the park: the osprey, with its fishing habits and bird of prey's way of life; the blue rock thrush, offering a warm and intimate setting; and the sand martin, its interior mimicking the sandy cliff faces where the martin nests.

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