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.
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.
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
Parks Canada Centres along the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park
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