From late March to about mid-May the geese population is concentrated near the St. Lawrence River. Around 500,000 snow geese rest and feed on the Saint-Pierre Lake. The birds choose these flooded areas not accidentally, but because this is where they can find American bulrush roots, full of nutrients and stock fat before their long trip. Visitors can see them before their 4,000-kilometer journey through Central Quebec.
Snow geese like staying in a crowd, and that makes the view exceptionally beautiful when they all cover the lake.