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  • Deer crossing Trout Lake
    Deer crossing Trout Lake
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  • Timber wolf x 2
    Timber wolf x 2
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  • Resting timber wolf
    Resting timber wolf
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    by alza Written Nov 9, 2010

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    This flower cart was in front of the Old Station last Sunday. It changes its look constantly, according to the seasons.

    It's fun to walk on Montebello's main street and check out artisan shops, cafés, restaurants, old houses, etc. There's also the possibility of visiting the historic Papineau Manor, on the grounds neighbouring the Château Montebello.

    by the old train station

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    by alza Written Nov 9, 2010

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    This old train station now houses a Tourist Office and a chocolate factory and shop. The whole building was moved here from its original location by the tracks, when Canadian Pacific closed down train service and wanted to burn down the station...
    Luckily, everyone in the region protested and the building was saved.

    The station was built from the logs left over from the construction of the hotel Château Montebello, and in the same style.

    Chocolate on the right

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    by alza Written Nov 9, 2010

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    Here's a rather dark view of the entrance.

    Btw, Montebello is about 40 minutes from my parents' home near Ottawa. There are two ferries we can take to cross over to Québec, then it's a short drive to the small town and the Château itself.

    Driving from Montreal to Montebello: 130 k
    Driving from Gatineau (Hull): 70k

    Entrance to the Ch��teau (dark today...)

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    by GrumpyDiver Written Mar 4, 2013

    While Parc Omega is a popular summer getaway, it is open all year round. We did our first winter visit yesterday and had a great time. The animals are active and the photography of the wildlife in the snow is fantastic.

    Deer crossing Trout Lake Resting timber wolf Timber wolf x 2 American Bison with snowy face Red fox scratching an itch
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Top 5 Places to See Animals in the Wild: Montebello

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Canada's landscape provides ample wildlife viewing, but VirtualTourist members reported seeing great numbers of different animals at Parc Omega in the Province of Quebec. The park is located in Montebello, about 132 km (82 miles) from Montreal and only 81 km (50 miles) from Ottawa, making it a great stop for visitors to either region who'd like to see some Canadian wildlife. A 10 km (6.2 mile) driving path is open year round and a great idea for families. By tuning your radio to 88.1 FM, you can learn more about the animals and the habitat during that time of year. From the safety of a vehicle, visitors will see bison, elk, black bears, red deer, and both timber and arctic wolves. The park also provides walking and hiking trails that are protected and only contain non-aggressive animals.

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