Located just one hour from Ottawa and one and a half hours from Montreal, Parc Omega is a wildlife experience unlike any other. There are so many things to do and see that it was hard to decide exactly where to get started, but in the end, we opted to begin our day with the park’s famed 15km driving trail.
This trail winds through the entire park, allowing you and your family to get an up-close look at all the amazing Canadian wildlife from the comfort of your own vehicle. Over every hill and around every corner, my kids, husband and I spotted something new. And best of all, the park allows and encourages you to feed the animals (carrots only!), meaning you don’t just get to watch your furry friends – you get to interact with them too.
And there was no shortage of animals to feed. Parc Omega winter is a magical time, with some of Canada’s most famous four-legged residents out in full force, including:
- Arctic Foxes
- & so many more!
As we made our way through the trail, my family and I couldn’t help but feel like Parc Omega was our own Canadian Jurassic Park. Although the only screams here were screams of joy (as well as plenty of giggles) as we interacted with the animals.
My kids LOVED feeding all the deer and elk, who would walk right up to our car in anticipation of a tasty carrot. Even after giving them their treat, they’d often hang around in hopes of seconds, with a few going as far as to keep their gums pressed up against the window as they waited for more!
This front row seat for animal snot and silliness had my kids howling in laughter all afternoon. Mom and dad thought it was pretty hilarious as well…by the time we finished the trail, our cheeks were all sore from smiling and laughing so much.