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How An Elk Got Into Our Van!?

parc omega, feed animals from car zoo, amazing zoo in canada, must do in canada, best activities for families in canada, best parks in canadaOne word: Carrots. After an impromptu, adrenaline-filled morning of sport kayaking down the Riviere Rouge with Nouveau Monde, we decided to listen to our friends’ advice and hit up the nearby Parc Omega on our way into Ottawa (more on carrots below)!

parc omega, feed animals from car zoo, amazing zoo in canada, must do in canada, best activities for families in canada, best parks in canadaWe had been told numerous times about how COOL this place was and when we saw those giant letters on the side of the road we just couldn’t resist!:
parc omega, feed animals from car zoo, amazing zoo in canada, must do in canada, best activities for families in canada, best parks in canadaNow, this is not your average zoo.This is more like Jurassic Park meets Lion Country Safari meets the wonderfully-wild Canadian outdoors, and the key to your wonderment? CARROTS. For $2.50 you can buy a whole batch at the “Park House.” We got 2 bags which was the absolute perfect amount:

parc omega, feed animals from car zoo, amazing zoo in canada, must do in canada, best activities for families in canada, best parks in canadaWith our carrots and map in hand we were off to explore the beautiful and spacious grounds that were teeming with happy, healthy and always carrot-hungry animals. It truly was a site to behold:

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parc omega, feed animals from car zoo, amazing zoo in canada, must do in canada, best activities for families in canada, best parks in canada, canadian mooseAs we drove along the well-maintained car path, we were greeted by all sorts of furry friends! Here’s a glimpse of some of the fun we had!:

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parc omega, feed animals from car zoo, amazing zoo in canada, must do in canada, best activities for families in canada, best parks in canadaWe quickly learned how important it was to keep our windows at least halfway up!

parc omega, feed animals from car zoo, amazing zoo in canada, must do in canada, best activities for families in canada, best parks in canadaThese little dudes just couldn’t get enough! I think they would have jumped into our laps if they could!

parc omega, feed animals from car zoo, amazing zoo in canada, must do in canada, best activities for families in canada, best parks in canadaAnd then came the elk and the reindeer:

parc omega, feed animals from car zoo, amazing zoo in canada, must do in canada, best activities for families in canada, best parks in canadaWe did well with the windows half up for a little while, but then a button got pressed, the window went down and there you have it! Elk in our van!

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parc omega, feed animals from car zoo, amazing zoo in canada, must do in canada, best activities for families in canada, best parks in canadaSalty side-view mirrors for dessert?

deer, elk licking salt, funny deer, parc omega deerThen there were the animals that you DON’T feed, like the bison, bears and the stunning white-wolf:

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We caught this guy in mid-yawn:

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white wolf, animal gif, wolf yawning, funny animal video, white wolf amazingWe recommend at least 3-4 hours for this awesome, belly-laugh inducing attraction. Bring a picnic, get those carrots ready and remember, windows halfway-up! Got leftover carrots? It’s the perfect excuse to share with someone (or some animal) you love!

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4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Janet

    July 22, 2015

    Hello from Mount Desert Campground. Really cool park! Thanks for sharing such great pix! Looking forward to more posts from you guys.

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    Pete and Patsy Mellin (We met you after climbing the Beehive in Acadia Nat. Park.)

    July 21, 2015

    Glad to see you are still having a great adventure!!

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      mrandmrsadventure

      July 24, 2015

      So great to hear from you 2!! We are now in Minneapolis, getting ready to head towards Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone next week! Hope all is well 🙂 xoxo

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      mrandmrsadventure

      July 24, 2015

      So great to hear from you! We are heading towards Mount Rushmore, Grand Tetons and Yellowstone next week – more to come!!

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