Contact the Festival
Festival Office – Ticketing – FAQ
Open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
302 Rue de la Rivière, Bergeronnes, QC G0T 1G0
418 232-6249 extension 28
How to reserve your seat?
The Festival operates on an “à la carte” basis: 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 not yet open. You will just have to 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
DO I NEED TO MAKE A RESERVATION TO VISIT THE OBSERVATION SITES IN THE REGION?
No! We have listed several 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 help you identify different bird 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, birds disperse over all flats in the area and it becomes difficult to find large groups of birds. That’s why it’s preferable 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 inform the guides of your level of experience in order for them to help you identify the birds.
DO YOU ORGANIZE ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN?
Yes, the most popular activity for children is birds banding!
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.