Adventures, animals, and appetite

You want to spoil your kids? We mean REALLY spoil them? Well you just have to spend a day in Montebello! From an eco-friendly ATV treasure hunt to a park where animals roam freely, with the only economuseum west of Montreal (it's about chocolate!), gourmet hot dogs and fine wood-oven pizzas in between, the roundwood construction capital of the world promises a full day of amazement that is sure to bring sweet dreams to your kids when they hit the sack. To Mom and Dad too, actually...

Camp Explora is a great way to discover Montebello's heritage while taking part in a fun eco-adventure. You will also discover that Montebello is quite a gourmet destination by visiting ChocoMotive and Délice Champêtre. The latter will prove quite the snack bar experience before you go spend the afternoon amongst the animals at Parc Oméga. Later, you might have to remind your kids not to speak with their mouth full as they reminisce the high points of the day while feasting on a wood-oven pizza at Le Café du Bistrot.

1 day
with wildlife

Points of interest

497, rue Notre-Dame
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0

With an electric all-terrain vehicle (geobike) and an iPad, you will participate in an electrifying rally like no other. You will uncover the many clues hidden on Mount Wescott in Montebello, while discovering its natural beauty and fascinating history. Your mission is to solve as many riddles as possible to increase your chances of winning our prizes.

130 m
When you leave Camp Explora, you'll only have a few meters to walk to get to Délice Champêtre. Never will poutine, hot dogs, and hamburgers have had so much class! Everything is either homemade or from local producers.
Délice Champêtre
497, rue Notre-Dame
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1R0

A gourmet snack bar that emphasizes local products. Belgium fries, burgers of high quality, refined poutines and hot dogs with european sausages. Délice Champêtre also offers a variety of soft ice creams and gelato flavours prepared on site as well.

100 m
Presuming you kept room for dessert, cross the street to reach ChocoMotive, located in the old train station, also home to Montebello's tourist information office. Beware, you might have a hard time choosing among their products...
502, rue Notre-Dame
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0

ChocoMotive is an artisanal chocolate company that uses authentic know-how to make its products. Visit the chocolate shop, watch chocolate being made in the open workshop, and learn about chocolate around the world! ChocoMotive offers a traditional array of pralines and seasonal moldings, as well as an assortment of organic and fair-trade chocolates made with local and native products. ChocoMotive is a member of the international Economuseum network. Guided tours for groups of 12 or more available on request.

4 km
Take road 323 to reach Parc Oméga. the entrance will be on your left. If you want to make friends forever, bring a bag of carrots (available at the main building). You will become extremely popular amongst the deek, elk, boars and other residents.
Parc Oméga
399, route 323 Nord
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0

At the wheel of your vehicle, follow a winding 15-km road through this 890-hectare wildlife park (the only one of its kind in Quebec) and observe wild animals in their natural habitat. You'll see bison, wapiti, bears, fallow deer, white-tailed deer, moose, wild goats, wolves, and more! Step out of your car and go for a hike along the lakeside trail among the white-tailed deer. In spring, visit the new maple sugar camp, and in summer, enjoy a variety of activities.

13,5 km
Wow! What a day! Finish it with a bang at Le Café du Bistrot. The menu is impressive and they are renowned for their wood-oven pizzas. From the 323 North, turn left on Rang Ste-Julie Est and take a right on road 321 when you reach the village.
Le Café du Bistrot
198, rue Principale
Saint-André-Avellin (Québec) J0V 1W0

Fresh, modern, refined cuisine showcased in St-André-Avellin. Wood-oven pizza.