What to do at the Zoo?
An illuminated night walk at the Zoo
Starting in June, don’t miss the ultimate experience of the summer.
Immersed deep in the heart of Zoo sauvage de St-Félicien’s breathtaking landscape, this 1,5 km night walk entices you to open your eyes and ears as you enjoy the forest in a whole new light. For more information, visite this page : zoosauvage.org/animalumina
- Behind the Scenes tours : every day from July 15th to August 13th
- Polar bears snack time with the animal keeper : Two drawings per day from July 15th to August 13th
- VIP Behind the scenes tours : Wednesdays : July 5th and 12th and August 16th and 23th
- Summer photo Safari: Saturday, August 5th
- Fall photo Safari: Saturday, September 30th
- Halloween’s Big Chills : Saturday and Sunday, October 28th and 29th
Activities upon reservation
- Zoo keeper for a day
- Cook for the animals
- Adventure in the Land of the caribou
- You can already make a reservation for some activities : Zoo keeper for a day, Private guided tour, Azooniversary and Cook for the animals.
- The last train for the Nature trail Park leaves at 4:30 pm when the Zoo closes at 7 pm.
Explore the magnificent borealie nature!
The Zoo sauvage of St-Félicien invites you to come live an unforgettable experience among the Borealie species. Come witness the proximity of almost 1000 live animals in natural wide open spaces. You are located in a zoo with an extremely different concept from what you would expect. Get on board our caged train to discover all the splendor of the Nature Trail Park. Continue the adventure by walking along our pedestrian section accessible to the entire family. Meet our nature guides on site and follow the zoo keepers for the animal feeding.The Welcome Center will surprise you with the presentation of its two very interactive films.
Come discover the Zoo in winter where the animals show off their best fur coat while taking advantage of the sun. The snowy landscape and soft ambiance will enchant you. Zoo in winter includes : a visit of the walking section and a tour of the Nature Trail-Park (las tour 2:30pm- with all services) ; a viewing of the multisensory movie (last show at 2:35 pm) ; food services at La Chaudrée des Bois restaurant, light fare distributors accessible at the Borealium and train station ; souvenir shop at the Borealium ; wool blanket lending service for the Nature Trail Park tour and sled renting.
The Borealium is the Zoo sauvage Welcome Center. It is where your initiation to the Boréalie begins. In fact, the Zoo sauvage offers you a Multisensory movie which will wake up all your senses. You will be able to see, feel and smell the Boréalie. After the show, you will finally be ready to discover all of the facets of our marvellous site. For the winter season you are welcomed to discover the “La Pinède” gift shop at the Boréalium where you can also purchase hot beverages and snacks in vending machines. You can also relax and sit by our stone fireplace. To complete your excursion, we suggest a second film about nature. Comfortably seated, you will be dazzled by spectacular images on the big screen. When leaving the room you will also be able to discover a nature exhibit.
The pedestrian section
The pedestrian section of the Zoo sauvage is divided into six (6) sections: the Arctic, Asia, the mixed Forest, the Mongolia, the Mountains and the Mini farm. They propose a kind of boreal biodiversity integration. The animals of the Zoo sauvage live in an open space, very often in cohabitation with other species and in habitats which resemble their natural environment as much as possible. Get to know our animals while walking in the various sections or while following the zookeepers during the feeding of the animals. For your kids’ amusement, visit the Mini farm section to meet the animals inside the barn and come have fun in our igloo!
The Nature Trail Park
Discover the activity which made the Zoo sauvage of St-Félicien famous: a ride on the train in the Nature Trail Park. This concept allows humans to interact with North American species. During this activity, visitors experience large open landscapes, whether recreated or natural; it brings the habitat together. You will discover a unique place where the animals almost live in total freedom, nourish themselves, hide and confront each other. During your visit, you will alsohave the chance to see historic sites which will remind you about the origin of our culture and different time periods in our history. The ride is about forty-five minutes long. Ask our employees at the reception or listen to the messages on the speakers on-site to know the departure schedule for the trails. Dress warmly!
Click here to learn more about the historic sites in the Nature Trail Park.