Fireflies – A Glowing Evening in the Gatineau Park

110705-fireflyThey’re not flies and they’re not on fire — so, what are they!?

Come to the Park to find out how they do it and why.  We start with an indoor talk given by François Génier, Manager of the Insect Collection at the Canadian Museum of Nature.  Then it’s out to a nearby site to hunt for live flashing fireflies.

Hosted by the Friends of Gatineau Park as a co-event with the Museum during its visiting show ‘Creatures of Light’,  from May 3 to November 9.

Bug net hats will likely be a great comfort!  (Insect repellent, of course, makes insects unhappy.)  Flashlights may be handy.

Here are more details about this exciting fun activity offered by the Friends of Gatineau Park:


  • When: Friday, June 20,  Starting at 8 pm

  • Where: Gatineau Park Visitor Centre – 33 Scott Road, Chelsea Québec

  • Cost: Adults $15 (members $12); Seniors / Students $12 (members $10); children $5

  • Information and Registration: (819)  827-2020 or 1-800-465-1867.

Places are limited! So, don’t wait to register!

The funds raised contribute to support the Friends of Gatineau Park’s activities.



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