For a glimpse of the wonders of the animal kingdom, visit the Outaouais region, where you can observe all kinds of native and exotic wildlife. At Parc Oméga, the deer and elk, roaming free in their natural habitat, will leave nose prints on your car windows in their search for a tasty carrot. When you and your fellow humans get hungry, you can have a picnic at the heritage farm. At Pheasants of the Hills, discover more than 30 different kinds of pheasants. If feathers aren’t your thing, there are lots of furry friends waiting to meet you. Visit one of the region’s farms, where you can cuddle up to rabbits, sheep, horses, donkeys, and alpacas—and even see an Iron Age pig, a cross between a domestic pig and a wild boar! A farm visit is not only a good way to reconnect with nature, it’s an opportunity to thank the farmers who produce the food we eat. Now your kids will know that egg nog doesn’t come from chickens, and chocolate milk doesn’t come from brown cows!
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We have a nice week-end in store for you, somewhere between the castle life and the great outdoors. You will stay in the largest roundwood chalet in the world, the Fairmont Le Château Montebello. There, is everything is family-oriented: indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, horseback riding, golf, etc. The next day, a safari at Parc Oméga awaits. Armed with carrots, you will become best friends with elk, mountain goats and bisons. Feel like giving an unusual activity a try? How about clay shooting? Spend the last day at Parc national de Plaisance and you might just see a bunch of turtles soaking up some rays.