Just a short drive from Ottawa, Parc Omega is a must-see attraction where you can see Canadian animals up close. Open all year, after my first visit in the summer where I tried staying overnight at the park in a Wifi Tent I was eager to return to see what Parc Omega is like in the winter.
The winter is a truly wonderful time to visit Parc Omega, as you can explore the 2200 acres of Parc Omega and see the animals with their beautiful fluffy winter coats. Unlike a zoo, at Parc Omega the animals have massive enclosures many of which you drive through, and the animals can walk up to your car. Being able to visit the animals from the comforts of your car is perfect on a frosty day as you can stay nice and toasty in your car feeding some of the animals carrots from the window of your vehicle.
Exiting your car in the Colonization Area, you can walk amongst some of the animals to feed them carrots too. This area is one of my favorite parts of Parc Omega as you can watch the wolves from above, feed deer by hand, explore the maple sugar shack, and warm up next to a fireplace and enjoy a delicious cup of hot chocolate!
Parc Omega Map
Related: Spending The Night At Parc Omega
If you are visiting Canada Parc Omega provides the perfect opportunity to see Canadian animals up close, but Ottawa locals like myself will find just as much joy spending the afternoon exploring the always expanding park to see the animals and new structures.
In the winter the park is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm with the last admission being at 4 pm. Tickets cost $26.96 for adults, and carrot bags can be purchased at the park for $2.