Zoo Sauvage of Saint-Felicien

Zoo Sauvage of Saint-Felicien

Zoo Sauvage of Saint-Felicien
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Come and discover 75 species from Boréalie and the cold regions of the world and enjoy, just like our animals, the splendor of our spaces. You will be amazed by our adorable animals including the little panda. A beautiful day awaits you! On the menu: 4.5km of hiking trails, wire mesh train ride in the Nature trails Park and water games!
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Elyoan de Praga
Prague, Czech Republic432 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Family
You can feel when you visit this zoo that animals well being is there top priority, far above customer’s wishes. It is really good that way. The train was really good but really cold for us. I strongly recommend this visit.
Written February 26, 2023
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TheGoBird
Jacksonville Beach, FL695 contributions
Jul. 2022
This zoo does somethings in reverse. That makes it interesting! We human animals were in a cage as we rode the "train" while the animals in the zoo roamed free. We humans climbed around the monkeys with the opportunity to climb walls and go through a cylinder. We saw animals we'd never seen before the the location itself is spectacular. My only complaint is the train and program narratives were in French with no English option. still got five stars though.
Written August 4, 2022
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Thank you for sharing your opinion. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. As for the train ride, we can sometime arrange a bilingual ride on request.
Written August 8, 2022
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lmcq11
Quebec999 contributions
Jul. 2022
The Zoo has two main components, the 65 minutes running train ride and the walking zoo with boardwalks and paths. The train area is wide with nice settings of a fort, various barns, rivers, forests and farms, however, there are not enough animals. Through the 1 hour ride, i saw 3 deers, 2 black bears, 2 cows, many buffalos, 2 wapiti heads in the bushes, many prairie dogs, some birds and that's about it. For the walking zoo, it has very nice raised boardwalks and paths that are well organized, but again with few animals. Through the 4km of walking, the highlights were 3 bears swimming and playing in a pond and 2 polar bears. There were about 15 other animals to see in all, such as 2 camels, 2 poneys, 1 raccoon, some monkeys under bushes. Although i appreciated the settings and the presentation, i found there were not enough animals in this zoo.
Written July 25, 2022
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Thank you very much for sharing your opinion. We have a total of 400 animals from 75 species in the Zoo. Of course, some animals may decide to rest, but our animated snacks allow you to see them in action.
Written August 1, 2022
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Stephanie C
Ottawa, Canada133 contributions
Aug. 2021
A wonderful, well-kept zoo with a great variety of animals in an attractive setting. The extremely long line-up for the train was the only downside to our day here. Great way to spend the day as a family.
Written June 6, 2022
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Hello Stephanie, Thank you for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you for a future visit!
Written June 21, 2022
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Will
Montreal, Canada2 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Family
This is an amazing Zoo truly incredible experience. The enclosures are beautiful and so big for the animals. The train was a really exciting time and a must do for anyone! The Zoo does warn it’s not great for people with limited mobility, we had some members of the party with limited mobility and they still found plenty to see and do.

Why 4/5? Well sadly I can’t stress this enough. Bring a packed lunch the food and Service in the canteen was horrible. The staff found the need to rudely correct our french (if it was done in a polite way this wouldn’t have been a worry) but it was in a rude manor and it appeared to purely due to us being English.
The Hotdogs where plain and we where not offered any toppings with them.
The staff handled the food without gloves and where touching there mask the entire time. It might have been an off day for them and if so I am sorry for this review however it was a sore spot on an otherwise amazing trip!
Written September 28, 2021
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Hello Getaway Thank you for sharing your comments about the Zoo with us. We are sorry that your experience at the Zoo restaurant did not meet your expectations. The "rude" behavior of the staff present is of great concern to us given that customer service is a priority for the Zoo sauvage. In this sense, can you contact us by email to share more information on the situation? infozoo@zoosauvage.org Thank you in advance and look forward to welcoming you for a future visit!
Written October 5, 2021
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mgatien
Ottawa, Canada21 contributions
Sep. 2021
An amazing experience! This zoo was such an unexpected find and a last minute decision to visit. I am glad that I made that decision as I got the opportunity to see Canadian wildlife up close and in their natural habitat. The staff were all enthusiastic and courteous. I would rank this zoo amongst the best that I have attended and would highly recommend it for a half-day or full-day excursion.
Written September 27, 2021
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Hello Mgatien, Thank you for your comments about the Zoo. We look forward to welcoming you for a future visit!
Written October 5, 2021
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Derek A
Pincourt, Canada71 contributions
Aug. 2021
Went there with my sister and parents while on vacation at Lac St Jean. We went at opening time which I recommend because it gets crowded fast although I think there is limited space per day due to the pandemic, not sure though it is worthwhile to check with them first. We were told coming in that they recommend we take the trolley tour immediately which we did. However we just barely made it on time since my parents walk a little slower and the trolley departure area is pretty far from the entrance so overall get ready for a lot of walking throughout the day.

The trolley tour was great! Informative guide tells you everything you are seeing and animals are plentiful and look well taken care of, comfortable as well as tons of space for them to move around. I got to see a live bear pretty close to me as it was laying no more than 3 feet from where I was sitting on the trolley.

Restrooms and other facilities are well maintained and clean. Food is a little overpriced but its what you would expect at an attraction park like this one.

Overall it was a great visit and I definitely would recommend it to others.
Written August 18, 2021
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Hello Derek, Thank you for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you for a future visit!
Written September 27, 2021
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elmoveliz
Canada18 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Nice and very organice zoo ! Gorgeous landscapes the animal seem very comfortable. Staff very kind indication very clear it is a must to me in lac st Jean to visit rather than passing across saint felicien city which is very lovely
Written August 18, 2021
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Hello Elmoveliz, Thank you for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you for a future visit!
Written September 27, 2021
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Francis T
Montreal, Canada247 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Couples
This was our third and final activity of ouf trip. And let me tell you it is VERY busy. We basically did the train tour, and the gift shops.

The good: Train tour was very enjoyable. We saw a lot of wildlife. Staff, although young, are very professional, and they are simply exemplary (management must be doing something right). Bilingual signs. Gifts shops all had different articles. Easy access to train from wheelchair (you can even stay in the chair). Host on train had perfect hosting voice.

The bad: The train is VERY far from the entrance. Picnic tables to eat are rare. Busy so lines to get in, or on the train, are long. Lots of people.

If you ever went to Disney World, this park operates a lot like it. It is very productive. And yet you have a great experience there. It might be far in distance, but worth the trip.
Written July 23, 2021
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Hello 152francist Thank you for sharing your comments with us. The Zoo may be busy during the construction holidays. During this period, the waiting lines may be longer than usual. All of our staff make sure that the experience of visitor is as pleasant as possible. We look forward to welcoming you again on a future visit.
Written July 26, 2021
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Breakaway44
Brossard, Canada488 contributions
Jun. 2021
The zoo sauvage consist of 2 parts, the walking section where the animals are confined to a smaller space and the train ride where the animals live in an open space similar to their natural habitat. The ride is quite enjoyable and you get to see all the animals that the zoo has. Many older cabanes and sheds replicas can be observed throughout the ride.
Written June 23, 2021
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Thank you for sharing your comments about the Zoo!
Written July 6, 2021
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