Thanks to Nature

On October 8, 2017, CPAWS Québec invites you to spemd some time in the wild to thank Nature for everything it provides all year round.

Come spend time in nature while helping the environment!

What is Thanks to Nature? 

What used to be a celebration of the earth's bounty at our table, Thanksgiving Sunday is still the perfect time to show our appreciation to Mother Nature and get together with friends and family. For the second edition of "Thanks to Nature", the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS Québec) invites you to walk in nature and enjoy the rich autumnal colours for a good cause.

Whether you want to take a break from your hectic urban life, take care of your health or spend quality time with your family, any reason is a good reason to reconnect with the natural world and give thanks for our stunning surroundings.

How does it work?

To give back to "Thanks to Nature", create a profile on our donation platform and form a team or join an already existing team. Then, October 8th, 2017, go spend some time in nature!

We will be on site in six different Québec national parks:

> Mont-Tremblant National Park
> Iles-de-Boucherville National Park
> Jacques-Cartier National Park
> Grands-Jardins National Park
> Mont-Saint-Bruno National Park
> Mont-Orford National Park

Why? To thank Nature for everything it provides all year round. You are invited to hike a nature trail and raise funds for our parks and other wild spaces. You can do so by yourself, with other participants, or in a team. You have until October 8th to ask your work colleagues, friends, and family to help you reach your target. Different activities in line with the topic of thanking Nature will be offer on the six national parks where CPAWS will be present.

Donations will be used to:

- Generate environmental leaders of tomorrow by providing an immersive outdoors experience to the youth of various communities.
- Carry out scientific projects in Québec's national parks while also conserving the flora and fauna
- Support CPAWS Québec’s activities to expand the protected areas network in Québec.

Help us achieve our goal of $25,000, which will make it possible to showcase the beauty and value of our national parks' natural and cultural heritage.

Thanks to Nature is organized with Sépaq, with the support of Keurig.

To learn more:

- Participate and join us on
- Join the Facebook event
- Read the press release from August 3, 2017

Share your experience on social media with #thankstonature!

Pictures from the 2016 edition:

Created with flickr slideshow.