Unraveling Nature's Mysteries: Animal Tracking on Snowshoes

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March 2, 2024
Gatineau Park Visitor Centre, 33 Scott Road, Chelsea, Quebec
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Winter transforms the landscape, blanketing it in a pristine layer of snow, but beneath this serene surface lies a bustling world of wildlife activity. Have you ever wondered whose footprints patter across the snowy terrain? Join us for an exhilarating adventure as we delve into the art of animal tracking on snowshoes, offered by the National Capital Commission in Chelsea, Quebec.

A Snowy Expedition Awaits!

Step into the heart of Gatineau Park and embark on a journey of discovery along trail 60. Equipped with snowshoes and guided by knowledgeable experts, participants will traverse through this winter wonderland, deciphering the secrets hidden within each set of tracks.

Cracking the Code: Deciphering Nature's Clues

As you meander through the forest, you'll encounter a myriad of tracks left behind by the park's inhabitants. Was it a hare darting through the underbrush or a majestic deer forging its path? Our experienced guides will unravel the mysteries behind these imprints, sharing insights into the behaviors and survival strategies of the park's diverse wildlife.

Introduction: Strap on your snowshoes and get ready to embark on an expedition like no other! The crisp winter air beckons as you venture into Gatineau Park, eager to uncover the secrets hidden within the snowy landscape.

Conclusion: As the adventure draws to a close, take a moment to reflect on the marvels of nature surrounding you. With newfound knowledge and a deeper appreciation for the wilderness, bid farewell to Gatineau Park, knowing that its mysteries will continue to intrigue and inspire.

Essential Details for Your Adventure

When: From January 13 to March 10, 2024

  • Saturdays: French at 10:30 am, English at 1:30 pm
  • Sundays: English at 10:30 am, French at 1:30 pmDuration: 120 minutesWhere: Gatineau Park Visitor Centre, 33 Scott Road, Chelsea, Quebec
Planning Your Expedition

Reservations are essential and can be made starting two weeks before your desired weekend. Due to limited spaces, be sure to secure your spot early! If the activity is fully booked, don't lose hope. Drop by the Visitor's Centre, as last-minute openings may become available.

Introduction: The anticipation builds as you mark your calendar for this unforgettable experience. Remember to plan ahead and secure your reservation, ensuring a spot on this captivating journey through the snow-laden trails of Gatineau Park.

Conclusion: As you bid adieu to Gatineau Park, filled with memories of your snowy escapade, carry with you the tales of wildlife woven into each track. Until we meet again amidst the whispering pines and snow-covered paths, keep the spirit of adventure alive in your heart.

Important Reminders

  • This activity is suitable for participants aged 9 and above.
  • Groups are not permitted, but tailor-made guided activities can be arranged through the Friends of Gatineau Park.
  • Leave your furry friends at home, as dogs are not allowed on the snowshoe trails.
Need More Information?

For any inquiries or assistance, feel free to reach out to the information officers at 819-827-2020 option 1. You can also visit the official event webpage for additional details.

Join us as we embark on an unforgettable expedition, tracing the footsteps of Gatineau Park's elusive inhabitants. Let curiosity be your guide as you unravel the mysteries of animal tracking on snowshoes!


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