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It was interesting but no luck seeing any bears

We wanted to take the tour for the chance to see bears in the wild. It started with a short video... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2018
jenspeter0
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
The bears came

We wanted to see black bears, we saw black bears. So, yes, it was a nice experience. On the other... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2017
Kewlmyst
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed July 30, 2016

We enjoyed this activity, however, the value is debatable. Essentially you are taken to the woods, where food has been placed, and wait to watch the bears come and eat it. The guide is very knowledgeable. If you are from a rural area where bears prowl your garbage dump, this is not for you. If you are from a big city, you may really enjoy it. The Bears are wild. The activity is about an hour. If the idea of the Bears being wild does not matter, Parc Omega is better value. I liked the activity, but it was an expensive family activity for us, as we have seen bears before.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Shelley S
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Reviewed November 5, 2015

While we did not expect to encounter black bears in e totally wild environment, not sure that watching bears at a human-set "buffet table" was what we expected to see.

We were given a "briefing" on black bears and the work of the organisation in re-introducing orphaned bears into the wild (a wonderful effort!), then taken on a short ride in a school bus to a location in the forest from which we walked to a large hide. Facing the hide at about 50 yards was a clearing in which a variety of horizontal and vertical posts had been set up, and on which food had been placed. Over the next 30-45 minutes a group of bears came and ate and interacted in the artificial environment in the forest. While it was interesting to see the bears, I had thought we would see them in a more natural setting.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Pardeep A
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Reviewed October 18, 2015

We ( my wife in myself in our 40th) came to Tadoussac, QC from Richmond Hill, ON for the whale watching during the Thanksgiving long week-end ( Oct 10, 2015 ) and decided to use the opportunity also to observe the wild black bears. We had the whales chasing on zodiac in the morning and then had that bears observation activity around 4:30pm on the same day. You arrive to the owners 'Domaine de nos Ancetres' motel, you watch the movie about the animals and their behavior and take to to their private forest by a yellow school bus. Then you walk with the group during few minutes and seat on a high deck ( seems to be safe ) on the benches like in a theater. The distance to the show is 40 meters ( about 120 ft ). The owners leave some food for the wild animals and they come to out of the forest to grab it. During 1 hour ( 5pm-6pm) we observed silently 3 big bears and 1 mam with a cub. Also, we saw a coyote who was waiting for the bears to finish their dinner. In addition, we watched the birds too: blue jays and a crow. The activity starts on the dusk, it gets cold quickly, so make sure you take all your warm staff with you and binoculus. The explanation is in French and English.

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank Eduard I
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Reviewed October 13, 2015

Bears are completely free but somehow conditioned to look for food precisely in front of the observation point. I understand the logic behind this: the bears know there will have food and they take it, in the other hand tourists can observe them from a safe distance, it seems to me it is a win-win situation.

We saw five different bears and one coyote, it was very interesting to see the different "social hierarchies" they have.

The guide provided us with interesting information on bears development and habits, and of course, the answer to the question in your mind: what to do if you face one lovely black bear?

The video they project before leaving the office describes the efforts of the team to raise orphan baby bears and how by minimizing the contact with humans, they can be reintegrated to a wild environment.

In summary, I am happy I went. I found it very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank AweDi
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Reviewed October 4, 2015

It was chilly. It is a show. We were asked to be there at 4pm but only left after 4.30pm.The film is a total waste of time. we saw many different bears¨(6 in total) - be ware, they are fed that is why you get to see them!
The school bus driver/ guide is good fun but of course you have to comprehend quebec french!
Dreadful Keurig coffee available without milk for C$1.75

Date of experience: September 2015
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