Zoo Ecomuseum, Montreal
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums, Nature & Parks, Museums
Observe over 115 species of native Quebecois wildlife at Zoo Ecomuseum, Montreal's only outdoor zoo. Black bears, lynx, wolves, eagles, reptiles, and amphibians populate the grounds in abundance. Young members of the family will love the chance to see these critters feeding and interacting with each other. The zoo also acts as an educational and conservation project, taking pains to provide the best possible habitats for the animals. Facilities include outdoor and indoor picnic areas, so bring snacks and drinks along. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Montreal holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Zoo Ecomuseum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Despite the park only containing local Quebec Wildlife, there is a lot to see and it is well worth the visit. With or without small children, it is a lot of fun and the admission price will not "break... read more »
We went out with the stroller to visit the zoo. Amazed by my daughter to see how many different animals, such as deer, raindeer, birds and fowl. Interesting to see the inside as well. Easy to walk and... read more »
This is a small zoo with animals that for one reason or another can't be returned to the wild. Great care has been taken to explain the natural habitat of each animal. In English as well as French. Th... read more »
If the Ecomuseum Zoo would distance itself from being a zoo and instead run as a non-profit sanctuary, I would be happy to support it. But the sad reality is that like all zoos, the animals they keep are exploited for human entertainment and suffer greatly for it. The only thing that is taught to children in zoos, is that domination and exploitation of sentient beings is acceptable. The Ecomuseum Zoo does care for some injured and disabled wildlife that cannot be released, which may sound nice. But, many of their animals exhibit signs of Zoochosis (injured or not). Especially the Bears, Arctic Fox and several Birds in their cage-like enclosures. If you hang around long enough, you'll notice them engage in repetitive behavior like swaying, circling and pacing back and forth. Their captive environment creates those psychological issues, which in some cases even leads to self-mutilation. On a final note, I would like to add that the Nocturnal enclosures which are meant to be kept in total darkness, are not monitored by staff. I observed many visitors using their phones as flashlights and pointing them directly into these habitats. That is obviously disturbing to the animals housed there and is not constructed in their best interest.
A must-visit for families with young children. The people at the Ecomuseum do a fantastic job of educating people about the beautiful and diverse animals in Canada. My daughter loves visiting this zoo, so it's really an annual trip for us (and sometimes more).
Michael G. Manoukian
They only take in local animals that need help and couldn't survive in the wild. That being said, the installations are spacious and stimulating place for the animals. It's a great place for a family members. It is also affordable.
Really well designed small zoo. There is a need for this kind of place. Let's you be in tune with nature. Trees and animals. The Morgan Arboretum is right beside the zoo so you that you can have a real nice day fresh air, and all. Highly recommendable !
Great, fun place with large enclosures and many, well kept animals.
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