There's something magical about connecting with animals, especially when we're talking about animals as cute as alpacas! And, located a little over four hours from Montreal, lives an alpaca farm that's bound to melt your heart. Alpagas Charlevoix Alpacas is found in Quebec's Charlevoix region.
And, believe me when I say that it's home to some of the most adorable alpacas you'll ever rest your eyes on.
The farm is found in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which was established in 2009 by Nathalie Poirier.
Poirier "has set herself the challenge of promoting this misunderstood fibre by developing a controlled breeding program."
The best part of this place? You can also go on a memorable Alpa-Trekking experience, where you get your own alpaca for the entire duration.
A tour guide will be with you to provide you with information about alpacas as they explain to you how to interact with the animals in a safe manner.
This exciting activity will cost you $32 for one adult trek.
Poirier told MTL Blog that every spring they "mow the alpacas, cut the hooves and file the fighting teeth for the males which reach their maturity."
When it comes to daily care, every morning they do "parasite control" and "tour the 140 alpacas to see if there are any problems such as eye infections, skin problems."
So, rest assured that the animals are in good hands.
And, for the shopping lovers out there, don't fear because on-site retail therapy is near.
The boutique sells a ton of items including socks, yarn, shawls, hats, and other accessories.
This fun-filled experience is a great thing to check out if you're looking for an escape from the city.
The Charlevoix region is full of wonderful places to explore — and this awesome farm is just one of the many spots you're going to want to check out.
Alpagas Charlevoix Alpacas
Price: $32 for one adult to trek and $8 for farm access
When: Every day from May until October
Address: 2643, route du Fleuve, Les Éboulements, QC
Why You Need To Go: To spend the day with some adorable new friends.
We strongly advise that before you go visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security and animal rights. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and the animals.