Discover the Saint-Félicien Wild Zoo: A wild experience… for the whole family
A naturally grandiose destination, an exceptional zoo
A true jewel of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien is the essential destination for spending quality time with your family. Let yourself be seduced by the diversity of the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien and its many activities! Discover more than 500 animals of 86 species by walking the trails and enjoying a 7 km train ride in the Nature Trails Park.
The Boréalie in all its splendour
In addition to discovering all the secrets of the different animal species of the Boréalie and the cold regions of our planet Earth, the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien will surprise you with its educational component on the conservation of fauna and flora.
Animals from Quebec and around the world
The adventure begins by walking along the 4.5 km of trails in the heart of boreal biodiversity. Do not miss the immense polar bear habitat where the proximity to this impressive species will bring stars to your children’s eyes.
It's impossible not to fall in love with these bears as they play together in the water! And what about the red panda? You will literally fall in love with this adorable species dressed in its bright red fur. So cute!
Also not to be missed: the geladas and their funny faces, the Amur tigers in all their splendour, the energetic colony of Japanese macaques, the great Bactrian camels, and more!
Throughout your journey, you will meet fabulous exotic and native species. You will even be able to observe them in their custom-made, quasi-natural habitats, with the utmost respect for their well-being.
A surprising train ride
The Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien offers you the unique opportunity to live at the rhythm of nature thanks to the train ride in the Nature Trails Park. Sit back and let yourself be transported safely by the mesh-covered train through the different North American ecosystems.
The Nature Trails Park is 7 km of pure happiness where you will be face-to-face with animals in semi-freedom. You will also have the chance to pass through historical sites and learn more about Canadian history. The perfect time to get out your camera and refresh your bank of unforgettable memories!
Live a perfect family experience
At the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien, there is something for all tastes and all ages. What could be better than taking a break to cool off with the little ones at the fun water games, or to treat yourself to a little treat at the creamery?
Is your teenager still hungry? Stop by the restaurant which offers a splendid view of the Rivière-aux-saumons (Salmon River). The site also has several picnic areas where you can take time to enjoy your lunch.
Great new features to discover!
In a concern for continuous improvement, the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien makes the promise to its visitors to always renew itself, and this year is no exception. Our three grizzly bears have just moved into a brand new habitat and they are as happy as fish in water!
These clever creatures will amaze you. And that's not all! Discover a brand new area for beavers and wolverines along your route, a rest area near the magnificent Rivière-aux-saumons, and several other improvements that will make your visit even more enjoyable.
Plan your visit to the Saint-Félicien Wild Zoo now
The team of experts at the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien is ready to receive you in order to share its knowledge and above all, pass on its unconditional love of nature so that each of us can do our part to preserve it.
The St-Félicien Zoo, a must-see during a visit to Lac-St-Jean
What to do after a visit to the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien?
How about a game of mini-golf to end the day on a good note? Le Rigolfeur de Saint-Félicien is located just opposite the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien. If your children are looking for a little more adrenaline, take a lap around the track at Go-Karts and Karting Saint-Félicien.
For outdoor enthusiasts
The Parc de la Chute à Michel is located in the town of Saint-Félicien. This is the perfect place for a family hike along the Ashuapmushuan River. Also accessible via the Véloroute des Bleuets, this 3 km trail is an enchanting place where you can admire a magnificent sunset! (2 km from the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien)
Do you like being in nature, but not too deep in the woods? The Domaine des Trois Iles is a little-known corner of paradise located on an island in the heart of downtown Saint-Félicien. The site offers mini-cabins, watercraft rentals, and 5 km of hiking trails (11 km from the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien).
Learn more about the history of the region’s colonization by visiting the Moulin des Pionniers de La Doré, the last ancestral sawmill in operation in Quebec! Built in 1904, this hydraulic sawmill has been in operation for over 70 years.
Attend the guided tour for a sawing demonstration and take a walk in the enchanted forest, a magical place where children will have an unforgettable time! (13 km from the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien)
With your young (or old) sports enthusiasts, pedal through the forest, river, and mountains on the trails of Club Tobo-Ski (Saint-Félicien). The centre offers a magnificent 80 km network where novices and experts can safely test their skills. Bike rentals are available (14 km from the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien).
Hot day? Take a dip in the warm waters of Lac Saint-Jean at the magnificent Saint-Prime municipal beach. The beach is supervised by a lifeguard, the sand is fine, and the access is free (20 km from the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien).
Do cosmos and planets fascinate you? The Saint-Félicien Planetarium offers a multimedia show under a colourful dome, newly renovated discovery rooms, and an aurora room with magnificent aurora photos taken here in Saint-Félicien! In the evening, when the weather is good, the R2D2 observatory houses a telescope that allows you to observe the sky (2 km from the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien).
For the gourmets, La Vieille fromagerie Perron, also known as the Cheddar Museum, allows you to discover how cheese was made at the time and the history of the cheese factory, which is well-known today (20 km from the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien).
Ideas for a local picnic
Lac-Saint-Jean is full of flavours to discover! For a real local picnic, visit the farms and market gardens around the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien.
In Saint-Félicien, the L’Évolution fruitée berry orchard grows a host of sometimes little-known northern fruits: taste haskap, sea buckthorn, blackcurrant, saskatoon berry, and a wide variety of raspberries. Available at the kiosk or pick your own (6.4 km from the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien).
For cheese lovers, a visit to one of the two cheese factories in Saint-Félicien is a must! At Bouchard Artisan Bio, taste delicious cheddars made in the traditional way from organic milk (12 km from the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien).
For soft cheeses, visit the Fromagerie au Pays-des-Bleuets as well as its butcher shop and berry orchard. Both offer tours of the farm to the delight of children (9 km from the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien).
For a friendly and delicious experience, head to Le Baumier restaurant, located at the Hôtel du Jardin in Saint-Félicien. You will discover a host of tasty dishes, inspired by northern and regional flavours. A children's menu is offered (6 km from the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien).
Looking for the most beautiful terrace in town? Share a delicious meal while enjoying a breathtaking view of the Ashuapmushuan River from the Ô Pied marin restaurant. Located at the Saint-Félicien marina, the site also has a playground for children (7 km from the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien).
For a warm moment as a couple or with friends, it's at the La Chouape microbrewery that it happens! In a bistro atmosphere, taste their large selection of beers brewed on site, many of which are organic, and accompany it all with a few snacks or a hot sandwich (7 km from the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien).
Where to sleep near the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien?
After a big day of activities, nothing better than a good night's sleep!
Combining warmth and comfort, a few minutes from the Zoo sauvage of Saint-Félicien, the Hôtel du Jardin offers everything you need for an unforgettable stay in Lac-Saint-Jean. There is even an indoor pool with spa, a training room, and massage therapy service (6 km from the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien).
For a room with a splendid view of the Ashuapmushuan River, choose the Hôtel de la Boréalie, in Saint-Félicien! Also accessible by the Véloroute des Bleuets, the Hotel de la Boréalie offers quality accommodation at a good price as well as free breakfast (8 km from the Zoo sauvage of Saint-Félicien).
Are you more of the camping type? Near the Zoo sauvage of Saint-Félicien, Camping Saint-Félicien offers everything you need to sleep under the stars! Several family activities are offered on site, in addition to a swimming pool and water games. For an unusual accommodation, book a family yurt, which can accommodate 5 people.
To ensure a safe visit, specific measures have been put in place by the various tourist attractions. However, it is possible that some of their activities or services have been suspended due to restrictive Public Health standards. Before making a reservation, contact the tourist site by phone or consult their website.