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Contact Nature

Contact Nature

Contact Nature is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and to enhance natural environments for educational and recreational tourism.

Ice fishing villages

Experience the authentic experience of ice fishing in Saguenay. With hundreds of fishing huts installed each winter, the Anse-à-Benjamin and Grande-Baie sites are transformed into veritable fishing villages on ice.

Outdoor Center Bec-Scie
Bewitching paths, a natural beauty in our colors that lead to absolutely breathtaking landscapes. Whether with family or couple, hiking or by mountain bike, the experience is very rewarding! When the Bec-Scie wears its white coat, you have at your fingertips one of the most beautiful cross-country skiing or snowshoeing centers in Quebec, with its marked trails and shelters. It becomes a relay for snowmobilers, not to mention that its reception room is available for your activities, and all year long.

Camping Jardin de mon Père
Located along the corridor of Rivière-à-Mars, between Chicoutimi and Bas-Saguenay, the campsite enjoys an enchanting site in the heart of Ville de Saguenay. Offering 174 pitches, 80% of which are reserved for tourists, the campsite "Au Jardin de Mon Père" enjoys an excellent reputation among campers. The company has perfected its services by offering various packages in collaboration with tourism stakeholders to provide its customers, the most beautiful attractions, shows and landscapes of  " Saguenay le Fjord ". It radiates thanks to its many services, the quality of its facilities, its cleanliness, its warm welcome and the proximity of the tourist attractions.
Okwari Le Fjord
Nothing immerses you more in the universe of the Saguenay Fjord and its surroundings than Okwari Le Fjord. In summer, you will have the opportunity to take a sea kayak ride on the fjord and discover the forest and the city that surrounds it. In winter, try snowshoes, dogsled, or ice fishing on the frozen fjord with our passionate guides. Don’t miss this unique activity in La Baie!
Rivière-à-Mars salmon interpretation center
Your perception of salmon will change dramatically after you stop there. All the information and the necessary to fish for salmon and sea trout are there. A must in La Baie for any angler. Enter the world of salmon and sea trout, discover the mysteries! The Rivière-à-Mars salmon interpretation center will help you discover all the charms of this noble king of our waters, salmon. Naturalist guides are on hand to answer all your questions.

Available activities:
Adapted to people with limited mobility
Cross country skiing
Doing it differently
Equipment rental on site
Flora and fauna
Ice fishing
Multiactivity stay
Rabaska Canoeing
Rustic cabins and cottages
Sea Kayaking
Turnkey camping
Winter camping
Visit our website for more information
Contact :
7400, chemin des Chutes,
La Baie (Quebec) G7B 3N8

Activities offered by Contact Nature

Ice fishing on Saguenay Fjord

Ice fishing on Saguenay Fjord
Good catch : Cod
Ice fishing on Saguenay fjord
Fun guaranty during ice fishing
Ice fishing on Saguenay fjord

A unique ice fishing in Quebec!

Ice fishing initiation

Experience ice fishing on the Saguenay Fjord on one of the world’s largest ice fishing villages. In the open air, in a heated tent or in a fishing cabin, let your guide introduce you to this unique way of fishing in Canada.


  • fishing hut
  • 15 minutes of explanations
  • heater
  • 2 fishing equipment


Yurt Location

Yurt Location

All-season ready-to-camp yurts

Are you looking for an extraordinary winter camping experience in Saguenay? Treat yourself to a stay in a yurt at Bec-Scie! After a long cross-country ski or snowshoe hike, you will be happy to come back to warm up in your fully equipped yurt. Welcome snowmobilers! Also available in summer.


  • A double bed and a single bunk bed
  • A futon Full bedding
  • 4 chairs
  • A propane stove
  • Basic dishes
  • A BBQ and its utensils
  • Heater Showers and toilets accessible inside the reception building outside of opening hours using a chip.

From January to December

From $120/night

Black bears observation

Black bears observation
balck bear
mirador inside
Baby Black bear and family
balck bear

Observe black bears in the wild

Okwari adventures is a unique opportunity to discover black bears in their natural environment. Our passionate guides are happy to share their knowledge of this magnificent forest animal. Safely installed in one of our observation towers, you can watch and photograph real wild black bears. This forest excursion will amaze you!

  • Reservation required
  • Minimum age: 5 years old
  • Starts at 3 pm
  • Duration: 2:30

$ 32

Introduction to fly fishing

Introduction to fly fishing

Learn to fish for salmon with an experienced guide!

Discover the world of fly fishing with a passionate guide! On the shores of the magnificent Rivière-à-Mars, you will learn about this noble king of our rivers, Atlantic salmon, the life cycle of sea trout and fly fishing techniques.

On site: interpretive trail, live camera of the river, fish-viewing window in the fish pass and more!

You will even have the opportunity to practice your throw in the river and be introduced to the different types of flies!

June to mid-September

From 110$/half day



Discover the Rivière-à-Mars canyon!

15 minutes from La Baie, the Bec-Scie Outdoor Center offers breathtaking scenery all year round. Travel along the trails along the magnificent Rivière-à-Mars canyon and walk on the footbridges that overlook this fiery stream. Along the way, learn about the natural phenomena that have shaped this landscape using interpretive panels.

The canyon route is accessible to the whole family, while the Pond and River trails are aimed at intermediate hikers.

Dogs on a leash are allowed. Have a good hike!

Available all year round

$4/pers. (18y and under, free)

Snowshoe trails

Snowshoe trails

See the mysterious Passe-du-Matelot

For an enchanting snowshoe hike, Bec-Scie is the perfect place in Saguenay. You will cross an impressive natural corridor between two rock walls that rise up all around you. A breathtaking setting! Do not hesitate to take a break in our heated huts on your route.

Four trails are specially designed for snowshoeing. Equipment rental available.

From December to April.

$4/pers. (18y and under, free)