Can I feed the animals on site ? If not, why ?

With the exception of the birds, it is forbidden to feed the animals at Domaine Saint-Bernard. According to town bylaws, it is forbidden to feed the deer, in order to avoid the following problems and nuisances:

  • Higher risk of collisions between the deer and vehicles.
  • A nuisance for neighbors and damage to properties, as deer feed on cedar hedges and shrubs.
  • A decrease in their natural capacity to adapt which allows them to withstand harsh winters in their natural habitat.
  • An increased risk of transmitting diseases between animals and an increased risk of disease spread to humans, especially transmitted by ticks such as Lyme disease.
  • A disruption of natural migratory habits.

In order to avoid these problems, please respect the wildlife we ask for your cooperation in not feeding the deer.