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Observation de l'Ours Noir

1895, Route 172, Sacre-Coeur-Saguenay, Quebec G0T 1Y0, Canada
+1 418-236-4886
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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 6 January 2018
Jens Peter O
Poor experience

Yes, we saw three black bears. The people who work here are kind and polite. The problem is the... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
nfontiveros
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Here you are in the heart of the Québec forest, where you will have the chance to see the exceptional fauna and flora of the Manicouagan region, only 10 minutes from Tadoussac. Accompanied by an experienced guide, you will be able to safely observe black bears in their natural habitat. This activity, which is becoming more and more popular with visitors, will surely charm you!
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  • Terrible13%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1895, Route 172, Sacre-Coeur-Saguenay, Quebec G0T 1Y0, Canada
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+1 418-236-4886
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We wanted to take the tour for the chance to see bears in the wild. It started with a short video about bears and then we was driving into the forrest and was told to be very quiet sitting in the late afternoon waiting for...More

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Stephanie D, Propriétaire at Observation de l'Ours Noir, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hello and happy new year. We are happy that you've enjoyed your activity ! Unfortunately, seeing wild back bears is not guarranteed, we maximise the chance to see them, but there are days that we didn't see any of these animals. Actually, it's really relaxing...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Yes, we saw three black bears. The people who work here are kind and polite. The problem is the group of tourist must follow two rules to have a good experience. One no food allowed and Do not MAKE any NOISE because the black bears...More

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Stephanie D, Propriétaire at Observation de l'Ours Noir, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Hi and thanks for your comment. We are sorry to read that your experience did not go well. Effectively, people must show some manners and social skills to participate at this activity. Kindly.

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

We wanted to see black bears, we saw black bears. So, yes, it was a nice experience. On the other hand, it's set up: Food is placed in hollow trees a bit before the bus of tourists arrives. On the positive side, the guide is...More

Thank André S
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Stephanie D, Propriétaire at Observation de l'Ours Noir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Hello, Thanks for your feedback. In fact, we deposit food (wich corresponds to 1% of the daily diet of the animal) to guarantee the success of the activity. And yes, mosquitoes are very present during summer. Hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you want to see some black bears, it looks like a good place. But do not expect to be "in their natural habitats". An artificial clearing with a lot of food attracts bears from all around but also tourists from all around. The hide...More

Thank Jean-Nicolas P
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Stephanie D, Propriétaire at Observation de l'Ours Noir, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. That’s true that we are organising this activity to ensure the success of this activity. However, thank you for your good feedback about our guides and the explanations. Hope to see you again in our region. Regards.

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We were taken by bus into the forest and sat in a covered shelter, we were the only 2 English speakers and the guide did give us a good resume of what he had said in French. He was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the...More

Thank TeresaAT
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Stephanie D, Propriétaire at Observation de l'Ours Noir, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Hi, Thank you for your good comment and to share your experience with us. Thank you again for coming with us

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

A chance to observe black bears from a platform in the forest. We were treated to nine different bears on our 2 hour trip. You are accompanied by the local natural scientist and what he doesn't know about bears isn't worth knowing! The most commendable...More

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Stephanie D, Propriétaire at Observation de l'Ours Noir, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Hello, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. it is a pleasure to see that you enjoyed our guide and his knowledge. Thank you again for sharing our mission of refuge for the black bear in Quebec. Regards

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Short drive takes you to tribune where we did see 7 bears without barriers that day. I found it informative and while they do lure bears with food I think it is an effective and unharmfull way for many visitors to have a first hand...More

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Stephanie D, Propriétaire at Observation de l'Ours Noir, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your black bear observation experience with us. It is also important for us to raise awareness and educate our customers. It will be a pleasure to see you...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

we met up at the front desk at 6 pm. We watched a short video about black bears and the rescue program. A yellow school bus picked us up and took us to the location. These are wild black bears. You are pretty much guaranteed...More

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Reviewed 30 July 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...More

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Reviewed 5 November 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...More

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