TOP 5 for adventure-seekers young and old!

July 18 2017

Do you know some kids who love adventure? Or maybe they don’t know it. Disconnect the devices, get out there and enjoy real life in3D!

 Top5 Parc Oméga

5: Sleeping with Wolves

You’re probably already familiar with Parc Oméga, one of the region’s most popular tourist attractions. But did you know you can spend the night there? The park offers several kinds of unusual accommodation: teepees, prospector tents and cottages on stilts. Slumber peacefully alongside the wolves and the bears. Don’t worry, they won’t be sharing your tent—they have their own enclosures nearby, and there’s a walkway to a lookout point where you can observe them close up. The wolves and the bears are at a safe distance, but the deer roam freely among the shelters. Don’t forget to bring carrots and a camera!

 

4: Fun in the Treetops

Humans are descended from monkeys, and now you can spend a day making like our distant ancestors at Camp Fortune Aerial Park. Suspended walkways, monkey bridges (we’re not making that up), and a zip line offer thrills aplenty. The kids will be proud to have mastered these challenges, and the adults will rediscover long-forgotten muscles. Allow about an hour to complete your adventure.

 Top5 Laflèche

3: Voyage to the Centre of the Earth

Dress warmly and venture deep underground—more specifically, into the heart of the Canadian Shield. The temperature in the Laflèche Cave is a constant 4° C, winter and summer. Equipped with helmet and headlamp, follow the guide and learn the secrets of this cave shaped by the elements over thousands of years. You can even spend the night there! This unique adventure (well, not for Batman) is available for groups of 8 people or more.

Afterwards, emerge into the light of day and soar to new heights in Arbraska Laflèche’s impressive aerial park.

 Top5 Eco-Odyssee

2: Navigate a Water Maze

Here’s a low-impact exploration option. At Eco-Odyssée, the only attraction of its kind in the world, you can discover nature at your own pace—and you set that pace with your legs! Hop into your pedal boat and set off in search of the beavers and many other animals that inhabit this watery labyrinth. Choose among 30 different adventures and spot the hidden clues to answer the mystery question.

 Top5 Bayou

1: Bayou Outaouais

Did you know there’s a corner of the Outaouais that looks a bit like Louisiana? McLaurin Bay on the Ottawa River could be a southern bayou. Explore this unique ecosystem aboard an airboat piloted by Marco, your captain and guide. After your boat tour, take a stroll along the walking trail and observe wood ducks, double-crested cormorants, marsh wrens, and other swampland denizens.

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