Aquatic Bug Hunt


Participants are invited to become budding biologists through a bug hunt to determine the health of the Mille Îles River. During this activity, participants will be asked to capture insects on the Berge des Baigneurs. Then, they will go to the C.I.EAU’s AquaLab to identify them using a microscope and an identification guide. Once the results are compiled, they will have to establish the degree of vulnerability to pollution and determine the quality of the water in the river.

After identification, the insects will be returned, alive, to the river

Schedule and Duration

The activity takes place from the beginning of May to October from Monday to Friday. Since the participants go to the river to find their bugs, we cannot offer this activity all year round. The activity lasts 2 1/2 hours. The activity takes place at the C.I.EAU.


The activity was designed for a class of 30 students.



Vague blanc

Rate for the Aquatic Bug Hunt activity
$300 per group (non-taxable)

All participants must have rain boots or water shoes as well as sunscreen and/or a hat for the activity. Life jackets will be provided.

Please note that for a reservation of more than one group from the same school you get a $20 discount per group!
We also offer a $50 discount per activity for special groups to promote access to learning.

For any additional information, contact us directly at or at 450 963-6463.

CIEAU sur fond aqua

Liens avec le Programme de
Formation de l’École Québécoise

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Le Centre d’interpretation de l’eau
12 rue Hotte, Laval H7L 2R3
Tel. : 450-963-6463