Monday, February 18, 2019

Beauty of Canadian Wildlife in Winter at Parc Omega

parc omega in winter
Once you discover the fun at Parc Omega, you will want to visit every season and multiple times too, as it is very exciting for the entire family. Since the first time we stayed over and explored Parc Omega, we visited it again in the summer, and promised ourselves to check its beauty in winter.
parc omega in winter

During our trip to check out the Winterlude, we made time to drive about an hour from Ottawa to enjoy a few hours at the park. 
parc omega in winter
We totally recommend everyone to see the park in winter to appreciate the majestic fauna at its finest in the Canadian winter scenery.  
parc omega in winter
The same animals we saw in summer were completely transformed because of their winter coats and beautiful thick fur. Nature is amazing!
parc omega in winter
Some animals such as the wolves were a different colour compared to when we saw them in the summer. As their breeding season is in February, we could see the changes in animal behaviour. 
parc omega in winter
It was amazing to see the different shapes and sizes of antlers, which look different from our visit in the summer when we saw the velvet in their antlers. Now the antlers resemble wood, and in some of the animals the antlers have already shed since the breeding season has ended.   
parc omega in winter
The antlers that fall in the park grounds is used to make beautiful chandeliers, door handles, and hooks, which is displayed in different areas of the park. It is nice to see the antlers being repurposed in creative ways.  
parc omega in winter
There were lots of wild boars in different sizes running around, and coming close to the cars to get the carrots.  
parc omega in winter
This is not an albino, rather a variety of deer called the white deer! Doesn't he look cute?  
parc omega in winter
Even in winter, we are able to feed carrots to a variety of caribou and deer as they come close to our vehicle. Bring your own carrots or purchase them at the Park house gift shop, which also has lots of beautiful souvenirs. There is a restaurant to purchase meals, coffee or snacks while enjoying the view of the lake. It is fun to watch the birds, as we enjoy the meal. 
parc omega in winter
It was interesting to watch this arctic animal, the musk ox, especially when the female musk ox was in control nudging the bull to move, as it still had its sharp curved antlers while the male musk ox had already shed his. 
parc omega in winter
We also got to see beautiful bison, as some were sitting around and relaxing. 
parc omega in winter
Look how cute the arctic fox look in their white coats for seasonal camouflage. 
parc omega in winter
Although, the bears were hibernating we can see the footprints they have made to their dens, as they sometimes come out.  
parc omega in winter
The Rocky mountain goats looked beautiful and comfortable in their natural environment high up the mountain.
parc omega in winter
Image courtesy of Parc Omega
From March 2nd to March 17th they have a variety of different activities and shows to entertain everyone in the family!
parc omega in winter
  • Presentation of the wolves at the observatory (at 1pm and 3pm every day) 
  • Sugar shack will have maple syrup made with sap tapped from the park (every day starting February 16th) 
  • Horse drawn sleigh ride in the trails of the Land of Pioneers.  
  • Visit the Old Farm where the farm animals live. 
  • Demonstration of woodcarving by a regional artist at work (from Wednesday to Sunday only) 
  • Musicians playing traditional Quebec folk music at the Lumberjack Camp, where we can warm up by the fire and shop at the snack bar.  
  • Snowshoeing on a 2km trail with a guide at 2pm (weekends only) or at any time (without a guide). We can rent snowshoes at the Lumberjack's camp. 
  • Hot-air balloon flight to get a view of the landscape and the park from the top (March 2nd to 17th). More details about this experience here
parc omega in winter
Image courtesy of Parc Omega
The pictures do not justify how amazing Parc Omega looks. It is a wonderful way to see Canadian wildlife from all over Canada in their natural habitat. Parc Omega is open all year long so we can see how the flora and fauna change each season. 
parc omega in winter
They also have a variety of accommodations mostly in the summer, however a couple of cabins are open for the winter where you get to sleep while the wolves are watching you, how cool is that!  
parc omega in winter
parc omega in winter
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37 comments:

  1. How majestic. I love Canadian winter and all it has to offer!

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  2. Not a winter person but this like something I would like to do cause I love animals

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  3. This is amazing park to visit during winter time, such a fun experience with animals!!

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  4. What great photos! Beautiful wildlife.

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  5. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful photos and details with us,what an enjoyable read !

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  6. All the animals are beautiful but the little white deer is adorable !

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  7. This sounds like a great park - lots of wildlife, and interesting activities.

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  8. Beautiful pictures! They have such a variety of wildlife!.

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  9. I would love to feed carrots to the caribou and deer.

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  10. I don't like to be outdoors much in winter, but it would be worth it to see these animals.

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  11. This is really neat. I live in the Yukon so many of these animals I see in the wild on a fairly regular basis - my hubby came across a heard of about 50 caribou yesterday - they were on the highway! Sheep and bison are common as well. If I'm ever in Ottawa again, I'd love to visit this park.

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  12. The horse drawn sleigh sounds like such a nice time. So much wildlife there that I never see where I live.

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  13. Looks like an awesome place to visit!

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  14. Would love to go in the summer or fall, it would be an experience of sleeping with the wolves.

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  15. I've never heard of Parc Omega before, thx very much for the spectacular pics & informative review.

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  16. Those are amazing photographs. I've never seen some of these animals so closely before.

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  17. great photos would be a wonderful place to visit

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  18. Love all the great Canadian Wildlife!

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  19. Oh my goodness , the animals I would love to be able to experience this. Never mind the wonderment for my son lol this would be such a wonderful experience for me. Thank you for sharing

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  20. Parc Omega is nice place to visit! I like the animals and lots of snow to enjoy winter scenery!

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  21. Such beautiful photos. Sounds like an amazing place that kids would definitely enjoy.

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  22. Thank you for sharing your photographs, a place to visit for sure.

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  23. Looks like great fun , that White Deer is sooooo cute , thanks for sharing , would love to visit there one day !!

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  24. So much wildlife and so may different animals.

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  25. this would be a great experience for kids

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  26. Wow,what an amazing place to visit.I love animals!

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  27. never heard of parc omega until now, the musk ox is an interesting animal. would be cool to see one up "close"

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  28. Would like to do some snowshoeing here.

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  29. The cabins look amazing. I love the quilts!

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  30. Amazing pictures of the wildlife.

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  31. I think it's time for a road trip.

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  32. wow wow ! This is awesome I really wanted to stop in here last yr when I was in QC I really need to go back to visit

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  33. I would love to go on a Horse drawn sleigh ride sometime !

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  34. Nice place to visit, I like lodging!

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  35. love all the wildlife, not something you see everyday

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  36. Great photos love all wildlife.

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