Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Parc Omega, Montebello, Quebec!

Parc Omega is a drive through safari park just outside Montreal. It was the perfect activity for Baltic weather. We were hit by a cold front for over a week which had us between -25C to -40c (with winds) and going outside was no longer a pleasurable option. Our friends Jess and Daniel suggested Parc Omega and we jumped at the opportunity at not having to give up our warmth to have a good time. The $23 entrance fee was totally worth it and the driving course took about 2-3 hours. We saw Elk, Wapiti, Boars, Reindeer, Fawns, Moose, Coyotes, Blue Jays, Arctic Foxes, Arctic Wolves and Bison. Unfortunately the Bears were hibernating. They also had a pit stop which offered sleigh rides, cross country ski trails and snowshoeing trails. It was way too cold for us to take on any of these tasks so instead we got hot chocolate and sat in the teepee with the roaring fire. You can feed the animals along the way, carrots only and I suggest you bring them because they are more expensive at the park. The park runs radios stations giving information on the animals in both English and French. If you are looking for a winter activity to do with the kids or visitors, this is a fantastic option.