Although this is the 35th, it is clear that the Nature Expo in Chicoutimi has lost none of the passion it arouses within the regional population.
The doors had barely opened on Thursday night at UQAC Sports Pavilion, already dozens of people had passed through the turnstiles to see the hundreds of products available in 167 booths (one more than last year ) of this event for hunters, fishing and outdoor. Visitors come in family, couples or groups of friends. It must be said that there is something for everyone in the three large halls that host exhibitors, the stadium and the large gymnasium of the sports pavilion, but also in the arena of UQAC.
Of course, there are the trailers, all-terrain vehicles, boats, luxury pedal boats, etc., but also representatives of festivals, cycling clubs, maple products, wool, short, points of interest are varied and numerous.
“Every year, I try to come up with a new machine. Last year, it was the Polaris Slingshot I nicknamed Batman self, and this year, the YXZ1000R Yamaha, the only ATV ‘side by side’ manual, which goes everywhere, “says promoter Robert Ferland, speaking of the vehicle submitted premiere weekend.
Children are not left out. In addition to fish a trout in the artificial pond, they can also pet the small animals Éducazoo (chinchillas, ferrets, snakes, etc.) under the supervision of officials Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In addition, Saturday and Sunday, they will also be photographed in the company of Star Wars followers or get their faces painted by the artists of the Tantalou animation agency.
Obviously, the fishing pond remains the # 1 attraction, even for young people who have already introduced to fishing as the young Nolan Côté, 5, La Baie, who had caught a nice little trout.