Excursion

Pointe-aux-Outardes Nature Park & Argile Eau Mer

Venture to the Pointe-aux-Outardes Nature Park to discover a wealth of ecosystems in one small area, and visit Argile Eau Mer, a beach area with exceptional clay deposits that are used to create quality health and beauty products.

Price TBD
  • Code
    BCO-G
  • Level
    Soft
  • Walking Type
    Little
  • Activity Type
    All
  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
An approximately 40-minute journey aboard a non-air-conditioned school bus or similar vehicle brings you to Pointe-aux-Outardes Nature Park. On arrival at the main building, you will be greeted by a team of experienced naturalists, who will lead you on a guided exploration of the park's trailsAlong the way, hear about the medicinal virtues and ancestral uses of the indigenous plants, discover a 490-acre salted marsh that is home to more than 250 recorded bird species, and be captivated by the beauty of a landscape of sand dunes sculpted by the wind and the majestic StLawrence River. As part of your park visit,the park's guides willgive an opportunity to taste homeade breads, jams made from fruit found in the local forests, an labrador tea that was used by the local natives. Your outing goes from one significant natural area to another as you next visit Argile Eau Mer, which loosely translates to seawater clayIndeed, this beach is known for its deposits of natural clay, representing millennia of history and offering a plethora of medicinal propertiesDuring your visit, you will learn how a line of popular health and beauty products captures and retains the benefits of this unique Manicouagan clay. With memories of a fine outing and a complimentary clay product in hand, return to your Crystal ship with a transfer of about30 minutes.