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CANADA in the WILD - Winter edition

Itinerary for March 4, 2017


Itinerary for September 17, 2016

Thank you for booking this trip. Here is your itinerary:

8:40 am  Meet us at 90 University Private, Ottawa, K1N 6N5. This is a residence building on the University of Ottawa campus [See our map below]. The Ottawa Residences Building is right in front of a big parking lot where our bus will pick us up. Here you will have a chance to gather and get to know your fellow travellers before we set out.

9:00 am The bus departs at 9:00 am sharp. Don’t be late, we will not be able to wait for you and we do not want you to miss this awesome trip.

10:00 am Arrive at Omega Park Welcome Centre**. Here you will have a chance to view the Park House, the gift shop, the panoramic view of Bird Lake as well as see small animals. There are only 2 places where you can purchase food for lunch within the park, the Welcome Centre is one of them. The other one is a small log cabin located in the area where the animal shows and presentations take place. 


** Get ready as group challenges will begin at this time!


10:30 am Board bus again and begin the park adventure. In the safety of our bus, we will drive through the wildlife park while viewing, feeding and interacting with the animals. You will be provided with carrots to feed them, and will be amazed at how close they will come to you. Enjoy this experience, the landscape and the park. You may be able to see the following animals: moose, deer, wild boar, buffalo, bison, caribou, coyotes, wolves, foxes among others.


12:30 pm Arrive to "Colonization Trail" for lunch. We will spend about 2 hours here. There are many activities for you to enjoy and we highly recommend you engage in some (if not all) of them! In this area there are some teepees, a log cabin restaurant, washrooms, settler homes and historic buildings. Have fun with white tail deer who will visit your picnic table and might want you to share your food with them! (this is an excellent opportunity for great photos)

Activities available at Colonization trail

Hiking trail

Get some exercise! Enjoy a beautiful walk to a small heated cottage where you can eat your lunch. The walking path is plowed and ready for you. It is 2 KM round trip and you never know WHO you might encounter!

Wolf Presentation

Don't miss this amazing presentation of grey wolves. You will be amazed at how these animals live, hunt, reproduce and more. They take place at 12.30 PM and 2.30 PM.

White tail deer presentation

Instructors will be on-site and will gather up around white tail deer that roam in the area. Take this opportunity to learn more about them and their habitat. They take place at 12.00 PM and 2.00 PM

Trading post and history museum

This heated space will give you some insights on trading of local goods

Wood Sculptures

Michel Therrien, a local artist will be carving magnificent sculptures out of wood with his chainsaw. Check out his amazing work at the 'Enchanted Forest House'

Log Cabin Restaurant and snowshoeing

Didn't get any food at the Welcome Centre? Do not worry, you can purchase your lunch here. There is also a gift shop and you can rent snowshoes for $12. If you have never tried to snowshoe this is a perfect chance to get started! You will love it  

Sleigh Ride

Take a sleigh ride guided by beautiful horses around Colonization Trail. They run continuously. 

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** Please note that some of the activities and animal presentations suggested above are "weather-permitting".


2:30 pm Board the bus. This time we’ll take you to visit caribou, arctic wolves and alpine ibex.


3:15 pm Visit the Park Welcome Center once again. Here is your opportunity to buy souvenirs and use the restrooms before we depart for Ottawa.


3:30 pm Board the bus and leave the park.


4:35 pm Arrive at 90 University in Ottawa


What To Bring: WINTER CLOTHING (Wear layers, warm sweaters, hats, gloves, scarfs, winter boots), your camera, lunch**, snacks, water and your love for animals.

** There will be sandwiches and wraps "available for sale at the Park House and Log Cabin


See you on Saturday January 14th!

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