Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park

Watch whales and learn about the fascinating mammals and their habitat. The Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park is recognized as one of the best places in the world for whale watching.

Watch the whales

While watching from the shore, find out what species of whales frequent the marine park and why it is one of the best places in the world to see them.

Explore the seabed

Beneath the surface of the St. Lawrence lie colourful and often unsuspected fauna and flora.


See the jobs currently offered at Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park.  

Visiting Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park

Activities and experiences

Things to do, tours, programs, itineraries, at-home activities, sailing the marine park, visit on land.

Plan your visit

How to get here, facilities and services, Parks Canada Centre at the Marine Park, local attractions, regulations, accessibility.


Daily visitor fees, program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.

Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre

Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre is the ideal place for a picnic and to observe belugas and minke whales in their natural habitat.

Cap-de-Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre

The Cap-de-Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre invites you to discover the lighthouse station and the whales that frequent the Saguenay–St....

Marine environment discovery centre

At the Marine Environment Discovery Centre, dive into the fascinating world of the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park, from starfish to the largest marine...

Safety and guidelines

Wildlife, weather, environment, seasonal safety, and park regulations.

Contact us

Telephone: 418-235-4703

Hours of operation

The Marine Park is a protected marine area accessible year round when navigation is possible or when ice conditions permit.

Parks Canada Centres
From June 17 to October 9, 2023
Detailed schedule

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