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“Great Place to let Animals See You.”
Review of Zoo Ecomuseum

Zoo Ecomuseum
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Ecomuseum Zoo: Discover Québec's Wildlife in...
Ranked #53 of 374 things to do in Montreal
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Owner description: The Ecomuseum Zoo is the one and only outdoor zoo on the island of Montreal. It is home to more than 115 species of animals native from Quebec, such as Black Bears, wolves, lynx, eagles, reptiles and amphibians.
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Had a WONDERFUL visit here with a small group. Bit of a challenge to find; once you are off the Trans-Canada highway turn left at the T and look for the sign on the right that I missed. Careful, it's a one and one-half lane driveway that goes in and out simultaneously.
Easy walk around the outside exhibits; not just animals but flora and fauna. BEAUTIFUL place. Critters are cute. Birds, too. Inside exhibits are real winners, in my opinion, especially the aquatics and the nocturnals.
Well worth the effort to find this wonderful place. Staff is VERY helpful. You wouldn't expect less from these good Canadians.
If you go west after leaving you leave the island of Montreal and end up in a less pricey place to shop, a local told me. There is also an aircraft museum while you are still on the island. Quite a respite from New and Old Montreal.
Look forward to seeing you here when I get back.

Thank Robert J S
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"local animals"
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"animal sanctuary"
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"natural setting"
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"injured animals"
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"great for young children"
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"beautiful fall day"
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"per adult"
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"great place to learn"
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"flora and fauna"
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"saint lawrence"
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"couple of hours"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is great for young children and families. a lot of the animals have been either wounded, relocated and have found a home at the eco museaum... great place to learn about the Montreal Flora and Fauna

Thank Carla R
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Spent a few hours here, enjoying looking at the various animals in their habitats and the plants. A lot of work went into creating and maintaining this place. The only thing missing is good educational signage with more information than just the name of the animal. They also need some people who work there to be present to answer questions. Left not knowing more than when we arrived. Skip lunch here and go across the street to eat at the Arboretum. Much better food choices and in a more beautiful setting.

Thank karenV6184ZA
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

A wonderful opportunity to experience, up close, wildlife in a very natural setting in a protected setting. There are attractions non-stop, including the adult bears who have just recovered from hibernating, the always amusing, non-stop swimming and entertaining otters, among many others.

The Eco Museum is a 2 minute driving distance from McGill University Macdonald College farm and campus, itself a worthwhile attraction. Both are located at the far west end of the island, 10 minutes travel from Trudeau Dorval airport.

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Great little animal sanctuary full of rescue animals. We went in winter and there was still plenty to see. Eight-year-old was so happy and running from exhibit to exhibit. We were also there at the end of the day and around 4:15 started to see the keepers feeding the animals and that was really cool too. It only took us about 1.5 hrs but we could have taken our time and been there longer. Also they stop admissions at 4pm.

Thank Morgan P
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