- Client: Parc Oméga
- Location: Montebello, Québec, Canada
- Concept Development + Refinement
- Project + Production Management
- Installation Supervision
- Design + Development
- Technical, Lighting + Audio Design
- Interactive Technologies
By day, Parc Omega is a beautiful safari park open since 1991 in Quebec, Canada, where moose, elk, bison, and other Canadian wildlife roam freely in their natural habitat; by night, as the sun sets, the moon rises, and the wolves come out to play, the park transforms into Parc Omega La Nuit.
Parc Oméga approached Thinkwell Studio Montréal to design Oméga La Nuit, an interactive nighttime experience for the safari park, with the caveat of creating an experience that could not distract from the wildlife and natural surroundings. A first of its kind project for Parc Oméga, the experience at Oméga La Nuit would allow guests to embark through the shadowed wilderness trails guided by soft LED lighting that enhanced the forest in all-new ways.
With ensuring the environment was kept as dark as possible, the use of lighting was creatively placed to compliment the nighttime surroundings and not overpower it. Each of the eight areas along the 1.5 kilometer (0.93 mile) walk is uniquely lit to represent various forms and shapes of nature. Guests depart and arrive from The Village – the only place occupied by humans. The rest of the walk is focused on the nature of Quebec’s forests. Passing through the Enchanted Glade // Clairière Enchantée, the festive space begins to pull people from civilization and transports them out to the wooded areas of the tour. Within Le Marais // The Swamp, lights move to the soundtrack flow of frogs and insects croaking and chirping (all recorded onsite). Or in a moment of tense action, two bull elk battle on a 80 foot wide, 50 foot high projection onto a ‘screen’ of conifer trees.
Thinkwell Studio Montréal conceived, designed, produced, and installed this new expansion at Parc Oméga in 2019.