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Moose Watching

Université Laval’s research and teaching forest offers the chance to meet the largest member of the deer family on the planet. The Montmorency Forest moose-watching safaris are available in two formats.

Forêt Montmorency offers 2 formats of moose=watching safaris in September and October. This Fall, discover the king of the forest with a naturalist guide at dusk or at dawn.

Come and study the moose during the mating period. Learn how to recognize signs of his presence or passage, traces, scratchings etc. Experiment the "call" of the marvelous and mysterious animal, learn all about its biology, its habitat and its way of life.

Safaris on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 15 to Oct. 29 2017. 

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Video (in French)

Fees

Technical training (at dawn, for hunting pros)

  • Training on tracking techniques, approach and moose calling by our naturalist/guide.
  • A guided tour into the heart of moose habitat
  • A presentation of the biology and ecology of the moose
  • A two-to-three-hour stakeout in the heart of moose habitat for moose calling, listening and observing
  • Long distance forays in the Montmorency Forest are made by 4 x 4.
  • September 15 to October 29, 2017, 6:00 a.m. to 10:0 a.m. (meet at 5:45 a.m.)
  • 6 people per group
  • $64.00 plus taxes per person/57.80 $ member UL.

Observation (at dusk for nature lovers)

  • A guided tour in the heart of moose habitat in the company of our naturalist/guide.
  • A presentation of the biology and ecology of the ‘King of the Forest’
  • The discovery of the fauna and flora of the balsam fir - white birch Montmorency Forest
  • A minimum one-hour stakeout from a blind for moose calling and observing
  • Long distance forays in the Montmorency Forest are made in 14-passenger minibuses.
  • There is a guided hike of approximately 2 to 3 kilometres on and off forest trails.
  • There is no minimum age to participate in the activity, however, to ensure the smooth operation of the tour, participants must be able to maintain a silent stakeout lasting one hour.
  • September 15 to October 29, 2017, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (meet at 3:15 p.m.)
  • Starting October 6th, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (meet at 2:45)
  • 14 people per group
  • $42.00 per person (plus taxes)/37.80 $ Member UL

What to bring

  • Warm clothes, boots for walking in a wet forest, hats and mittens, all ideally dark and made of non-noise-making fabric.
  • A light snack, water for hiking and your camera.
  • Important : Avoid scented products and white clothes.

Probability of observation
Successful wildlife viewing is not guaranteed. The success rate for moose watching during this event at the Montmorency Forest is 80%. In addition, many other species are regularly observed: beaver, porcupine, fox, waterfowl and birds of prey. Other species are occasionally observed: black bear, gray wolf and Canada lynx.

In case of bad weather?
The event takes place rain or shine. Only the guide can cancel the activity due to special situations or extreme weather. Should this occur, the activity is transferable or refundable.