On Sunday the 22nd of October, a group of Fulford Academy students went on a trip to Parc Omega. The Omega Park is a wildlife park where you witness the experience of the wild Canadian nature. Canada is known for its massive landscapes and magnificent wildlife. This trip was a chance to experience it all in one safe place! It took us about an hour and a half to get to the park and during the road trip we all played fun games and had really interesting conversations with each other.
The trip was like a safari, we boarded a bus that had no windows but it did have a roof. The openings on the side (where the windows usually are on a bus) were there for us to be able to touch and feed the animals. At first we took a thirty minute excursion and while on that ride we saw different animals like: reindeer, moose, arctic fox, black wolves and buffalo. On the way we could feed the animals carrots but not all of the animals. We were told not to give the Musk Ox carrots.
After the thirty minute ride we stopped at a park area. Here, we came down from the bus and were allowed to explore! We went around touching the reindeer and fed them carrots. This was fun because we played with reindeer and moose as though they were our pets.
The park also had picnic tables so different families were having lunch outdoors. There were swings and slides in the park as well as a long walk-way for people to try and get across. In the park there were different obstacle courses that seemed really fun.
After that, we boarded the bus and went to a different area of the park. The part that we went to was called “The Bear Zone”. In this zone, we saw different kind of bears. The bears are somewhat trained so they can do different tricks such as climbing over obstacles and standing on their feet. After the bears did a trick the tour guide would give us cake to feed the bears.
The highlight of the trip for me was when a deer kept following me around, even after I had given him plenty carrots! He just kept following me...apparently he wanted more!
In conclusion, I think this trip was one of the best trips I have ever been on because I got to feed animals and play with them as though they were my own pets and I also got to watch bears do many tricks! The trip was an exciting way to learn about animals and their habitat, I would definitely like to visit the park again.
Written by: Samantha Chiazor, Grade 12