The land formerly used for the small farm was purchased in 1969 by the federal Department of the Environment. In 1978, it was revamped into the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area in order to preserve the site’s exceptional natural heritage.
The rocky mass of Cap Tourmente is home to more than 180 bird species, approximately 700 plant species, and some 30 mammal species. Starting from Cap Tourmente, the St. Lawrence River is referred to as the “Sea River” given its breadth, saltwater content, and tidal forces.
Picture: The Small Farm of Cap Tourmente (Coll. of the Centre de généalogie, des archives et des biens culturels de Château-Richer)