Thanks to Nature

Breathe in... give thanks!

How would you like to participate in a unique event that puts nature back in the forefront and invites you to reconnect with life? And what if it’s also the perfect opportunity to thank nature for all the benefits it offers? Organized every fall by CPAWS Quebec, Thanks to Nature offers activities for all ages on Thanksgiving Sunday, while raising funds for the protection of nature and biodiversity.

Be part of a new tradition

Traditionally a time to celebrate what the earth and its fields divinely put on our plates, Thanksgiving is still the perfect time to gather with family and friends, though with a new focus on the vital role nature plays in our lives.

Whether it's to recharge, look after our health or share beautiful moments, there is always a good reason to reconnect with nature and give thanks for it.

Breathe in… give thanks!

On the day of the event, a Nature Connection trail is chosen in each participating park. Facilitated by CPAWS teams and numerous volunteers, the trail gives you the chance to immerse yourself fully in nature. It is an invitation to thank nature for its services through 5 activities.

Next event

October 13th 2024

Key Information

8th annual event on october 2023

A day to thank nature

5 participating parks

5 activities organized in the parks

More than 60 volunteers mobilized for the event

Your rendez-vous in participating parks

In 2023, we were fortunate to collaborate with 5 parks that participated in the edition.

  • Îles-de-Boucherville National Park
  • Mauricie National Park
  • Mont-Orford National Park
  • Mont-Saint-Bruno National Park
  • Mont-Tremblant National Park

Participation in activities is free of charge during the park’s hours of operation.

Mobilize to protect Quebec's natural environments

Thanks to Nature is also a major for the protection of Quebec's biodiversity and natural environments.

By contributing to Thanks to Nature, you are supporting CPAWS Quebec's projects to:

  • Offer an immersive outdoor experience in Quebec to youth in need of nature – the Connection N event
  • Promote the protection of your local natural spaces, as well as species at risk
  • Support creating protected areas to benefit the population, while strengthening the existing protected-area network
  • Support communities committed to protecting land across Quebec

Thanks to Nature is organized in collaboration with Sépaq and Parks Canada.


Take action

Get involved as a volunteer

Join our team of volunteers for the next edition of Grace to Nature.

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Plan Nous

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Connection N

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