“Our paintings and documentaries are windows to the wild world, invitations to rediscover nature and renew our sacred bonds with it. Art arouses emotion, while science brings knowledge. The marriage of the two engenders the vision of a new nature.” 

Gisèle Benoit
Wildlife artist and naturalist

The Monique and Gisèle Benoit Centre

Located in the Gaspésie tourist region, the Monique and Gisèle Benoit Centre invites people to develop their senses and rediscover the wonders of nature by visiting the largest wildlife art exhibition in eastern Canada. The mission of the centre: to touch, amaze and make people of all ages aware of wildlife, through the considerable work of Monique, Gisèle and Raynald Benoit, a family of naturalists well-known in the fields of nature art and documentaries.

A place dedicated to the discovery of the natural world

In 2019, to celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Monique and Gisèle Benoit Centre completed a major expansion project that doubled its size. Covering an area of 4,400 sq. ft., the new centre includes several exhibition spaces, a room to watch documentaries and a boutique.

The Society of Art and Science for Nature, a non-profit organization co-founded by the Benoits, has been managing the Monique and Gisèle Benoit Centre since 2009.



 The exhibition which charmed visitors during the 2019 season will continue at the Monique and Gisèle Benoit Centre from June 1st to October 15th, 2020.

Red fox, caribou, Canada lynx, black bear, wolf, spruce grouse, and several other species of Canada’s northern forests are featured at this exhibition.

Practical Information

Opening times

COVID-19: due to the pandemic, the seasonal opening of the Monique and Gisèle Benoit Centre scheduled for June must be postponed for an indefinite period. Visit our Website to stay informed of recent updates regarding the Centre’s 2020 season.

Visiting hours and days to be determined.

The admission is free.

Come and meet the artists

Due to COVID-19, the dates of the meetings with Monique and Gisèle Benoit are not available.

Itinerary and address

Monique and Gisèle Benoit Centre
218, 1re Avenue Est
Sainte-Anne-des-Monts (Québec) CANADA
G4V 1A3

E-mail: info@sasnature.org
Phone: 418 764-2092


Participate in our mission!

It is now possible for you to participate in our educational mission and in the production of our future web-series on the wolf.

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