Posted on January 29th, 2013 by .

The Island of Montreal’s richest source of Quebec wildlife, the Ecomuseum Zoo, is celebrating its Winter Carnival with a super cool contest and a weekend packed with a hundred species to see and fun challenges for you and your family…

The Zoolympics, happening at the Ecomuseum Zoo on February 2 and 3, will inspire the champion in participants of all ages to sharpen their eagle eye, race like a coyote, listen like a Barn Owl and sniff like a Gray Wolf. The various challenges will educate you all about the hundred-plus species of animals native to Quebec that reside in the Ecomuseum, including the Bald Eagle, the raccoon, the Snowy Owl and the lynx. (A lynx can jump a distance of 6.5 metres – will you beat that record?)

Since 2013 marks the Ecomuseum’s 25th anniversary, there are a whopping 25 prizes to be won at the Zoolympics – including an invitation to come back to share breakfast with the wolves. The anniversary is also the perfect excuse for the coolest of contests, happening between now and February 20, which could see you win a free weekend getaway to Montreal for you and yours! In addition to a hotel stay – with breakfast included – for two adults and two kids, the lucky winner will get a visit to the Ecomuseum zoo and an expedition on Mount Rigaud. Bring your skis for the full wintry experience.

The Ecomuseum Zoo is a non-profit charity located just at the western tip of the Island of Montreal, whose mission it is to protect Quebec’s natural heritage. They’ll be hosting a whole variety of special 25th anniversary activities throughout 2013 – including a days when kids get in for free, on February 17. Plus, if you “like” them on Facebook, there are prizes to be won on the 25th of every month this year! So stay tuned…



Zoolympics, February 2-3, 2013

Ecomuseum Zoo, 21125 Ste-Marie Road, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, (514) 457-9449

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