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History

The Bioparc is a nonprofit organization that opened its doors to the public in June 1998 after years of sustained effort from the community.

In 1999, as part of the Grands Prix du tourisme régionaux (regional tourism awards), the Bioparc was recognized for its excellence and originality as a major tourist attraction with two regional awards for touristic development and innovation and the special jury prize.

In 2002, the Bioparc won a "bright light” award for the quality of its website, from Festivals et Événements Québec and the Société des Attractions touristiques du Québec.

In 2009, the chamber of commerce of the RCM of Bonaventure awarded the prize for nonprofit organization of the year to the Bioparc, in recognition of its success as a tourist attraction.

The year 2009 also marked a turning point for the Bioparc, with the investment of an additional $4 million for facility development and improvement, contributing to the enhancement of the park itself and the regional tourist industry.These developments include the brand new accommodation complex and new habitats of animals in the park.
 

More recently, in 2010, the Bioparc was awarded by the Tourism Awards of Gaspé Coast, not one but two awards: Tourist Attraction: less than 100 000 visitors and Accommodation: holiday residences. This recognition is leading to a nomination at the national level, the Bioparc was awarded the Silver Award in the category Accommodation: holiday residences at the 25th Gala des Grands Prix du tourisme québécois.

 
In 2010, the brand new Insectarium, sponsored by the famous entomology, Georges Brossard, was inaugurated.

Finaly, in 2011, to the delight of young and old, a small farm has been added to the Bioparc's offer.