The advance purchase of tickets online is mandatory for visiting the zoo. You will have up to 24 hours before the date of your visit to change your reservation if necessary.
Please note that as of Saturday, July 18th, under the new provincial law, wearing a mask will be mandatory inside the main pavillion at all times. Visitors who refuse to comply with these regulations will unfortunately have to leave the premises. Masks will be available for sale at the ticket office if necessary. Thank you for your collaboration.
Respect the one-way paths. This way you will be able to see all of the animals in a safe environment.
Make sure to respect the 2 meters of physical distance from other visitors and employees, for everyone's safety.
Observe the cough etiquette. If you have symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in contact with an infected person, postpone your visit to another day.
Hand washing stations are available at the main pavilion, as well as on site throughout the zoo. Please wash your hands upon arrival, and as soon as necessary during your visit.
The whole visit takes place outside, as we temporarily closed our indoor exhibits. Please note that we do not reimburse in case of bad weather (rain, snow or ice).
For any purchase at the zoo, as in the souvenir shop, we prefer contactless payment.
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Free parking on-site
The outdoor picnic area is available, but you must bring your own blanket to settle on the grass since no picnic table will be available.
The gift shop remains open and has been moved to a larger room in the main pavilion. A maximum of 4 families at a time can shop there and we prioritize contactless payment.
Don't forget to bring your reusable water bottle, since the water fountains will be closed, but it will be possible to fill your water bottles. No vending machine will be functional.
The children's playground is closed until further notice, just like the indoor exhibit "amphibians, reptiles and fish", but you will be able to meet the turtles in their outdoor living space.
The washrooms and changing tables are accessible as usual. We have strict sanitary protocols for these infrastructures, as for the rest of the zoo.
In order to comply with the measures established by Québec's Public Health, we will not hand over any zoo map in paper version. We invite you to download the Ondago app on your mobile device and download the zoo map before your visit so that you are ready to hit the trails!
Here are all the answers to your questions related to our sanitary measures.
We wish to reassure you that the Ecomuseum Zoo takes the protection of its customers and employees very seriously. We strictly follow the health standards of the National Institute of Public Health and we have implemented strict hygiene and personal protection protocols to ensure everyone's safety.
Among other things, we have set up a one-way path to minimize visitor crossings. We have a maximum of visitors at the same time on the site in order to ensure everyone can respect physical distancing. Our information team is in place to help visitors and ensure compliance with the respiratory etiquette for the well-being of all . Hand washing stations are available wherever necessary.
Of course, all these measures go hand in hand with the collaboration of visitors and their attention to the instructions in order to contribute to the collective well-being.
As with all public outings at the moment and despite all the health measures implemented at the Ecomuseum Zoo, there is no "risk zero" at this time. It is everyone's responsibility to follow the measures in place, to comply with the cough etiquette and to wash their hands frequently to reduce the risk to a minimum.
Wearing a mask is mandatory inside the main pavilion of the Ecomuseum Zoo, as required by the provincial regulations in force since July 18th. Wearing a mask is not obligatory on the outdoor pathways, while making sure to respect physical distancing between families.
We have not had an officially confirmed case. Of course, it is impossible to be 100% certain that we had no cases on our premisses since it is possible to be a carrier of the virus while being asymptomatic. However, rest assured that the Ecomuseum Zoo has very strict sanitary measures in places to reduce the risk of contagion to a minimum.nimum.
Yes, there are currently sections of the zoo that are not accessible for viewing due to the physical distancing measures required for a safe visit:
* The indoor exhibit “amphibians, reptiles and fish” is closed for visitors for an indefinite period;
* The indoor dining area is closed and has been transformed into a temporary giftshop to create a one-way path to visit the zoo;
* The children's playground is currently closed since the structures do not allow complete disinfection;
* The birds of prey section is still under renovation. However, you have access to the new living space of the snowy owl, and the eagles can be observed thanks to a brand new observation platform.
* The outdoor picnic area is accessible only for picnics on the ground. Visitors are welcome to bring a blanket and settle on the grass area provided for this purpose, while respecting the distance of two meters from other visitors.
In order to avoid creating large gatherings around the animals' living spaces, we have reduced the number of presentations so as to hold them only in the dedicated presentation area, located next to the main building. This space can accommodate visitors in limited groups, while respecting the physical distance of 2 meters between family groups. The presentations occur every half hour, every day of the week.
We know that certain species are more likely to contract Covid-19, such as felines or mustelids (otters, fishers, American Marten, etc.). At the Ecomuseum Zoo, these animals are subject to close veterinary supervision and measures have been put in place to protect them. Note, however, that there is no evidence that infected animals could transmit the virus to humans.
We make sure that the measures put in place are respected by visitors. However, if you witness acts that go against the measures in place on the part of other visitors, do not hesitate to reach out to a staff member. They have been trained to react to complaints or denunciations.
If you experience symptoms related to Covid-19 during your visit, please notify a member of our team immediately. Procedures are in place and we will explain the steps to protect other visitors, as well as our team members.
As the Ecomuseum Zoo is a non-profit organization, admission revenue represents a significant contribution from visitors to keep the zoo running and to ensure animal well-being. Please note that all the animals are visible, even if some observation points have changed. The prices therefore remain fixed for this year, in order to give us the chance to mitigate the impacts of the crisis. We have evaluated everything seriously and we still consider the experience to be profitable for visitors.
Yes, we remain accessible. However, you will have to "break" the one-way path once during your visit. Our team can tell you the safest way to get around the site to avoid close contact with other visitors. Note, however, that it might be a good idea to postpone your visit until the fall, when the measures might have eased.
For the entire summer of 2020, the Ecomuseum Zoo does not accept visits from organized groups, whether or not they have booked in advance, in order to ensure compliance with the measures imposed by the Government of Quebec and the National Health Institute. These measures will be reassessed for the fall depending on the evolution of the situation.