Travel trade

Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park

The Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park is a protected and exceptional marine area inhabited by nearly 2,200 species. You will encounter whales, seals and sea birds. Immerse yourself in a rich and fascinating universe by visiting the three Parks Canada interpretation centres located on the edge of the marine park between Charlevoix and the Côte-Nord region.

Whale watching from the shore

Let yourself be surprised by the visit of marine mammals and seabirds as they come to feed a few metres away from you. Enjoy the beautiful scenery to picnic and relax… between two whale blows! 

More information

Activity available from mid-June to mid-October.

Fees

Entrance fees apply. They also provide access to 2 other centres the same day. 

Pricing details

Details
 
  • Guide-interpreters on site.
  • Duration: 1 to 3 hours
  • Accessibility: partially for people with reduced mobility
  • Note: it can be cool by the river. Provide warm clothing and closed shoes, even in the summer.

Activity also offered at the 3 Parks Canada centres along the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park:


Reservations
Contact us for more information or to make a reservation.
Telephone: 418-235-4703
Email:  reservations.saguenay@pc.gc.ca

Travel trade

  • Available in English and in French
  • Suitable for groups of any size
  • Parks Canada offers group discounts for commercial groups visiting its sites in Canada (from 500 visitors / year). Conditions apply.

Between nature and culture

Discover the history of a lighthouse station and of those who ensured the proper navigation of the St. Lawrence River, then enjoy an enchanting natural setting from which you will see whales and seals just a few metres away.

More information

Activity available from mid-June to mid-October.
Reservation required for groups. 

Fees
$14.25/person (including entrance fees and private guide-interpreter service)

Details

  • The activity takes place at the Cap-de-Bon-Desir Interpretation and Observation Centre located in Les Bergeronnes.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Suitable for groups of any size. Ideal for adults.
  • Reservation required. 

Reservations

Telephone : 418-235-4703
Email: reservations.saguenay@pc.gc.ca

Travel trade

  • Available in English and in French
  • Suitable for groups of any size
  • Reservations required
  • Motorcoach parking available
  • Parks Canada offers group discounts for commercial groups visiting its sites in Canada (from 500 visitors / year). Conditions apply.

     

Nordic snorkelling

Equipped with a thermal wetsuit, a snorkel and flippers, brave the cold waters of the St. Lawrence in search of polar stars and other curious marine animals and plants.

More information

End of June to mid-October
2-3 hours

Brave the cold waters of the St. Lawrence and explore the seabed in search of polar sea stars and other curious and colourful animals and plants.

Details

  • No special qualifications are required.
  • You must be 14 years of age or older, and there must be a minimum of two people.
  • Equipment included
  • The activity is best done at low tide, but can be done at any time during business hours. 

Reservation

Reservations are recommended for visitors, but mandatory for corporate and commercial groups.
Contact the dive base staff for further information or to make a reservation. 

Plan your visit

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