The Wild Zoo of Saint-Félicien, founded in 1960, is a zoological park located in St-Félicien, in the province of Quebec. It is dedicated to the conservation of boreal fauna. There are 80 species for a total of almost 1000 animals. The original park was enlarged in 1972 with the creation of a nature trail park and six historic villages stretching over 7 km which can be visited aboard a small train from where you can observe several animals in freedom, in safety. The existing habitats have been designed so that some species find them as their own natural habitat. Other sections have been added over the years to house Japanese macaques, tigers and a Mongolian steppe. The pedestrian part has 7 sectors. There are also 2 movie theaters which allow the public to attend exhibitions and images on a 3D screen. You will find several species such as woodland caribou, snowy owls, arctic foxes, polar bears, black bears, moose, geese, bisons, antelopes, beavers, etc.
The zoo is closed until June 4th , 2021 and from June 5th to 18th , only the pedestrian section will be open with a 50% discount on the regular rates. It’ll be open till October 31st, 2021.
Wear comfortable shoes, there is a lot of walking to be done, the distances between the different sectors are important..
If you plan to spend a few days in the region, you can buy the Passeport Attrait (5 different proposals) which includes 13 tourist attractions of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and in this way you will save 40% of the regular price of the zoo entrance . However, you must check the instructions for each place during the pandemic.
The ticket office is closed and tickets are purchased online. Children under 2 don’t pay and students and people 65 and over have a discount and must show ID. Family packages are also available.