“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 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.


 Since 2021, the wolf has been more present than ever at the heart of the Benoit family’s action. Their great WOLF PROJECT is part of the continuity of their commitment to make known, love and protect this emblematic species whose presence is essential to the balance of forest ecosystems.

The WOLF PROJECT includes a web-series entitled MA’IINGAN, IN THE LAND OF THE WOLF and is continuing for a third year as a major exhibition at the Centre. Monique and Gisèle promise to wow all visitors! It’s a rendezvous not to be missed as from June 15, 2023!

Practical Information

Opening times

The Centre is open daily, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., from June 15 to October 10.

The admission is free.

Come and meet the artists

Dates and times 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’s possible for you to participate in our educational mission, in the production and distribution of our web-series on the wolf, MA’IINGAN, In the Land of the Wolf.

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