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Festival Office – Ticketing – FAQ
How to reserve your seat?
The Festival operates on an “à la carte” basis, meaning that only paid activities must be booked in advance through our reservation system. Reservations are not needed for free activities.
Please note that the Festival takes place at various locations in Tadoussac and its surroundings. Therefore, the organization has not set up a “pass” system that allows access to all activities.
When can you reserve for the paid activities?
Reservations are now open, just click on the reservation link below the event of your choice. Please note that for the lecture it is possible to pay cash on site.
DO I NEED TO MAKE A RESERVATION TO VISIT THE OBSERVATION SITES IN THE REGION?
No! We have listed the observation sites in the region so that you can discover all the potential that Tadoussac area has to offer. On some sites, interpretive guides will be on hand to help you identify the different species.
WHAT SPECIES CAN I EXPECT TO SEE DURING THE FESTIVAL?
The Côte-Nord region, especially the Tadoussac area, is a haven for 120 to 150 species such as raptors, passerines (warblers, sparrows, etc.), small boreal owls, larids (gulls) and shorebirds.
WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF THE TIDES ON BIRD WATCHING?
The main impact is on waders (shorebirds) and larids (gulls). At low tide, the birds disperse over all the flats in the area and it becomes difficult to find large groups of birds. That’s why it’s best to check the tides (this link) so you can get there at the right time (mid-flood tide to mid-ebb tide).
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE FESTIVAL?
In addition to the usual equipment (binoculars, spotting scopes), bring clothing for all types of weather.
ARE THERE ANY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SITES?
Yes, the various presentation sites for conferences and documentaries are accessible. For the Tadoussac dunes, the banding site presents some difficulties, but the Festival team will be happy to help a person get to the banding table.
DO I HAVE TO BE AN EXPERT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EXCURSIONS AND CRUISES?
No. The Festival team makes it a point to provide the necessary information to people with less experience. We recommend that you tell the guides your level of experience so that they can help you identify the birds.
DO YOU ORGANIZE ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN?
Yes, the most popular activities for children are : banding, ephemeral art activities, face painting and sculpture workshops. All activities via this link.
ARE THERE ACTIVITIES FOR NON-BIRD WATCHERS?
Of course there are! Every year, the Tadoussac region attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors for its whale watching sites, cruises, hiking trails and landscapes.