From moose to humpback whale, Canada goose to great blue heron, more than 650 types of vertebrate—including 90 mammal and 300 bird species—inhabit Québec’s carefully preserved territory. Many can be seen in the wilderness or glimpsed by chance during nature walks. This applies equally to migratory birds, land mammals—including cervids (white-tailed deer, moose, caribou), bears and beavers—and marine mammals like the many whales that call the St. Lawrence estuary home.
Nature lovers will want to catch the upstream migration of Atlantic salmon in the fishways—and, with a little luck and patience, the springtime “rolling” of the capelin on the sandy beaches of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Plan your stay
Éole de Cap-Chat
Centre d'interprétation des mammifères marins (CIMM)
Family vacation site Ferme 5 Étoiles
Centre-du-Québec's Bird-watching tour
OrganisAction - Quebec Off the beaten path
Centre d'interprétation Le Bord du Cap