Parc Omega is a Canadian animal safari park where you get the opportunity to interact with Canadian wildlife. The park gives you the chance to discover the fauna, history, heritage and different culture of First Nations. Located in Montebello, Quebec is it is 1 hour outside of Ottawa and is one of my favourite places to visit. Unlike a regular zoo, where the animals have a massive amount of space to freely roam. Most of the park you drive through and you can feed the animals carrots as they walk to your window, but at some section of the park, you can walk around and interact with deer and other wildlife up close.
What many people don’t realize is that you can spend the night at Parc Omega! Parc Omega has a variety of accommodations so you can spend the night. There is a variety of different accommodations, from cabins to tents you can experience glamping within the park.
Prices of Accommodations:
- Tipi – Starting from $100 for 2 people (sleeps up to 4 people)
- Prospector Cabin – Starting from $140 for 2 people (sleeps up to 6 people)
- Wi-Tent – Starting from $160 for 2 people (sleeps up to 4 people)
- Log Cabin – Starting from $180 for 2 people (sleeps up to 4 people)
- House On Stilts – Starting from $300 for 4 people (sleeps up to 7 people)
So far I’ve stayed twice, in the summer at the Prospector Cabin and in the fall in the Wi-Tent.
The Prospector Cabin
The Prospector Cabins are on a hill surrounded by trees close to the Wi-Tents. Inside the log cabin has bunk beds with two double beds on the bottom, and another double bed on the top bunk. Inside the cabin, most of the space is used for the beds, but there is a wood table that sits 6, and a small table for storage.
The cabin also comes with an outdoor shower, which is a nice way to cool off in the summer, an outdoor organic toilet which is a few feet away from the cabin.
It also had an outdoor fireplace with two benches which would be the perfect spot to roast some marshmallows (there was a fire ban when I visited so sadly I couldn’t enjoy this feature). If you would like to make a fire, wood is available for purchase when you check-in to your accommodations.
The Wi-tents are massive cone-shaped tents that have a double bed, 2 single beds, a dining table, fireplace, and outdoor patio space.
Compared to the Prospector Cabin some key differences are the Wi-tent feels more spacious, not only does it offer more floor space, but a much large patio too. Comparing the two accommodations the Wi-tent was by far my favorite as I loved how the tent has a window at the top so you could look at the stars while you slept (the opening is closed so bugs or rain won’t come in). The Wi-tent did lack the outdoor shower, but you had access to showers a short walk away.
When you stay at Parc Omega you need to check in between 4 – 6 pm. When you check in you can buy firewood if you need it, rent bed linens (the beds come without any blankets or sheets so you can either bring your own or rent some), and request someone to bring you and all your bags via golf cart to your accommodation.
At the parking lot closer to the accommodations, make sure to bring a wagon and leave it by your accommodations to be able to wheel your luggage back to your car. While for the most part the distance between the tents/cabins and the parking lot isn’t overly far (5-10 minute walk), it does save time to not have to walk back and forth carrying your cooler, luggage, and bedding. While it is possible to request someone to bring your luggage back to the parking lot in the morning for you, this service only starts around 10 am, so I’ve found it is faster to just bring the wagon in advance.
Right beside where you check-in there is a large area for bathrooms and the communal space. In the community space, there is a nice kitchen, with microwaves, a kettle, a toaster, a small stove top, sink, and a few drawers of basic kitchen tools. In here you’ll also find a vending machine and a coffee vending machine. The room had a massive amount of picnic tables so you could dine in here, but the best perk was this space had electricity and lights. So if you wanted somewhere to hang out after it got dark, or needed a way to heat up your food, the kitchen area is perfect (just remember to bring a flashlight so you can find your way back to your tent).
I was also really impressed with the bathrooms which were the cleanest smelling public bathrooms I’ve ever been in! There is one section of just bathroom stalls of toilets, while there is another section that has private shower rooms. In the shower rooms, there is a sink, toilet, and a great shower with wonderful water pressure. I can’t say enough good things about the bathroom.
Why Would You Want To Sleep At Parc Omega?
One of the main reasons to spend the night at Parc Omega is it is convenient for people who live far from Montebello. You can easily sleep at the Parc Omega after it closes, and the following day visit the park again or Montebello before heading home.
Likewise, if you enjoy nature, but glamping is more your style, Parc Omega’s accommodation will give you the feeling of camping but without the hassle of setting up a tent or trekking far to the outhouses.
Personally, I love staying at Parc Omega as it gives you access to a private boardwalk that is only available to people staying the night. Here you can see bears and wolves from above, and you can even hear the wolves howl late at night.
As a huge animal lover, I also adored how when you stay at any of the loggings the deer freely roam so you can relax on your cabin or tent’s patio and feed the deer carrots.
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