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'Discovering the Marais du Nord'

There's no better feeling than getting in the water in the early morning while the sleepy marsh is still shrouded in mist. We go down the river quietly then the sun rising behind the mountains pierces the fog. In the distance, the cry of the loon resounds, nature awakens. After several years spent criss-crossing the magnificent northern marshes, I have acquired an excellent knowledge of this environment and the animals that live there. Knowing every corner of these places, I can guide you to the best places to observe wildlife. From the arrival of migratory birds in April to the freeze-up in November, there are always great discoveries to be made at the marsh.






Each year, a family of loons nests in the Marais du Nord. It is a real pleasure to be able to observe them throughout the reproduction cycle. This family, which has understood for a long time that man is not a threat, offers us dream scenes in enchanting settings. Whether it's a photo during the brooding, the dream image of all photographers during which the parents carry the young on their backs or the moment when the parents come to feed the young, they always amaze us. The photographic opportunities are almost limitless, you just need to have some imagination! We will spend part of the morning photographing these iconic Canadian birds.


In the early morning, while paddling between the tall grass bursting with rosé, we will discover grandiose landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see. The dead trees of the bog, vestiges of the past offer particularly interesting shots. In summer, the marsh which is adorned with aquatic plants and water lilies becomes particularly photogenic. The mountains that are lost in the mist on the horizon offer scenery that seems straight out of a dream. Come with me to discover these wetlands!


-Private workshop (only one participant)

- Duration: 4 hours (arrival 30 minutes before sunrise)

-Cost $350 taxes included

-Offered from May to November


-The loan of the kayak and all the necessary safety equipment

-Access permissions

-A full morning of photography

-Technical advice on photography

- A guided tour of the premises


1. Camera

2. Telephoto (A huge focal length is not essential)

3. Wide-angle lens (If you are interested in landscape photography)

4. Bag for camera equipment

5. Snack
6. Water bottle
7. Mosquito Repellent


-Each season offers different opportunities. If you have specific subjects or species that you would like to photograph, do not hesitate to contact me so that we can find the best time for you.

-It should be noted that there is never a guarantee of photographing particular subjects, you never know what to expect with the wilderness!

-It is preferable to have a certain level of ease on board a boat in order to be able to focus on photography. 

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