A Northern Wildlife Journey – Cedar Meadows Wildlife Park

by | May 14, 2015 | Attractions and Festivals, Big Blog | 0 comments

Spotting a moose in the wild is one thing, but coming face to face with one, and even petting it, is truly a next level experience! Enjoy a northern wildlife journey at Cedar Meadows Resort & Spa’s Wildlife Sanctuary in Timmins where visitors can interact with friendly moose, bison, deer, and elk on a spectacular wildlife reserve located along the banks of the mighty Mattagami River.

Just five minutes away from downtown Timmins, Cedar Meadows Wildlife Park covers 175 acres of pristine forest. Year-round wildlife tours offer a special opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Canada’s most iconic animals in a natural woodland setting. Your guided journey through this amazing animal habitat takes place on a tractor-drawn wagon while local biology experts share their vast knowledge of the area’s wildlife, history, and ecology.

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The Mattagami River, once an important part of the Voyageur’s historic fur trading route and the animals are a fascinating part of its story and lore.

People of all ages are delighted by the interactions with elusive moose, elk, deer and bison, and children in particular are captivated by these majestic creatures. The popular tour is offered twice daily during July and August, and private wilderness tours are also available for groups of up to 25 people.

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Cedar Meadows Wildlife Park is part of Cedar Meadows Resort and Spa, a premier Timmins hotel property with superior service and accommodation. With close to 50 rooms and suites as well as 5 chalets overlooking the Mattagami River,  Cedar Meadows is the perfect place for a serene nature-infused getaway.

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Cedar Meadows is home to the top-notch Le Voyageur Dining Room which was named for the legendary fur traders that canoed along the Mattagami River. The restaurant’s rustic theme captures the heritage and traditions of Northern Ontario’s forefathers, and its modern Canadian cuisine, created by acclaimed Chef Jill St-Amour, includes game meats served with gourmet flair, as well as perennial favourites such as chicken and ribs. Seasonal menu items include grilled venison striploin with a fresh strawberry, Port and cracked peppercorn demi-glaze, Applewood smoked pickerel and house-made desserts. All dishes are prepared with a focus on local and natural ingredients.

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Finding tranquility in nature is enhanced with a trip to the resort spa. Cedar Meadows is home to Timmins’ very first wellness spa, Le Spa Grande Nature. The intimate sanctuary offers Nordic baths – hot and cold outdoor pools that stimulate circulation and help rid the body of toxins. Le Spa Grande Nature also offers facials and body treatments, infra-red sauna, massage and more. The eco-friendly spa is perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate both mind and body in a natural outdoor setting.

As a guest at Cedar Meadows Resort, you can canoe along the Mattagami River, enjoy scenic biking and walking trails and enjoy prime snowmobiling trails in winter. The animals are just one attraction at this lovely year-round getaway designed for guests to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

About Emily Baillie

Emily is a travel writer hailing from rural Ontario. After travelling to over 25 countries worldwide she is on a mission to inspire people to get off the beaten path and explore destinations both near and far. She works with travel brands and new media publications to inspire meaningful travel.