Storytime with Melissa Mollen Dupuis


Storytime with Melissa Mollen Dupuis

Melissa Mollen Dupuis is a host, author, activist, environmentalist, and filmmaker… but at BESIDE Habitat, it’s her storyteller’s hat (and that of a mother) that she’ll be wearing.

This fall, she invites you to pull on your warm sweaters and come sit down at dusk while she reads her book Nutshimit : Un bain de forêt (about 35 minutes long).

She also invites you to walk in her footsteps around Long Pond while she teaches you a few exercises to master the art of forest bathing. This workshop is a rare occasion to soak up the words of a lover and great defender of the boreal forest.


Date and time
Saturday October 7 – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Number of spaces
Meeting point: Aux Étangs
$10 per family
Required equipment
Wool sweaters and covers to stay warm/Camping chair for your ol’ back/Headlamp or flashlight for the way back
Children (5 to 12) and accompanying parents
A small sweet surprise
Bad weather
The event will take place rain or shine. No refund.

Melissa Mollen-Dupuis, from the Ekuanitshit Innu Nation (Mingan), engages in multiple projects and garners awards while always keeping in mind her goal to share the richness of her culture, and to fight for the preservation of the territory.

Please note: this activity is exclusively for guests staying in one of the BESIDE cabins. To take part:

  1. Go to the reservation page.
  2. Choose your cabin.
  3. Select dates for your stay, depending on the date the activity is offered — a minimum of two nights is required.
  4. At checkout, select the activity in question and the number of spots you wish to reserve.

If you already have a reservation and wish to take part, call us at 514-876-6161 or write to us at

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