The Park’s History
Established in 1985, Omega Park opened its doors to the public in 1991. The original concept of the park was a place to discover North American wildlife in a spectacular 2 200 acres site set in the natural scenery of the Outaouais region. The original vision expanded progressively in order to develop and enhance the offer, with a pioneering spirit, whilst respecting nature.
Over time, much focus has been placed on the contributions of the First Nations present in Quebec. An area of the park is dedicated to them, it is now known as the First Nations Trail. The history and culture of colonisation are also presented in a dedicated area: the trading post, the old farm and the sugar shack showcase the highlights of the region’s history. Other natural attractions and presentations were gradually added as well as a range of accommodations including rustic chalets, tipis, log cabins and chalets allowing guests to sleep close to wolves and bears.
The whole project of the Park, in its smallest details, has been conceived and carried out in a spirit of living creation, involving from the very beginning, artists, craftsmen and entrepreneurs, themselves bearers of the living traditions of the region.
Parc Oméga differs from traditional zoos in that our large, preserved natural spaces of over 2,000 acres are inhabited by more than twenty wild animals living in their natural environment. We encourage cohabitation between animal species and we present animals adapted to the biotope and climate found in Quebec. Our main mission is to educate through wonder by offering visitors memorable experiences in terms of wildlife, culture and the history of Quebec and Canada. We are a true living museum that allows the discovery of Canada. We want to educate visitors about the beauty and simplicity of nature, while creating a natural and safe environment for wildlife to live in peace and quiet. We connect people to nature so that they can become aware of the natural world around them with the utmost respect and optimism.