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Parc marin du Saguenay–Saint-Laurent

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182, de l'Eglise, Tadoussac, G0T 2A0

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418 235-4703

1 888 773-8888

91, rue Notre Dame, Rivière-Éternité, G0V 1P0

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CITQ (camping) : 201762

CITQ (chalets) : 297632

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For the past 20 years, the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park has protected an exceptional region where more than 1800 marine species live. Discover it during a boat excursion, sea kayaking, hiking and museum visits.

Enjoy the viewpoints in Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, Sacré-Cœur, Tadoussac, Baie-Éternité, L'Anse-Saint-Jean, Petit-Saguenay and Baie-Sainte-Catherine.

You may see beluga whales, seals and seabirds from the shore.



  • 3 Partial Access


May to October


Open: June to October

Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre
Km 571, Route 138 (1 km from the ferry), Baie Sainte Catherine
418 237 4383
1 888 773 8888
Free for children 17 years old and under

Located less than one kilometer from the Tadoussac-Baie-Sainte-Catherine ferry, the Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre (Parks Canada) offers the discovery of this point formerly inhabited by lighthouse keepers. Visit the exhibit and observe belugas and other whales while children play explorers.

The Land Discovery Network of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park includes several museums and interpretation centers to discover. Find them on our website.

Average duration: May to October

Fjord-du-Saguenay National Park, Baie-Sainte-Marguerite sector
1171, route 172, Sacré-Cœur
418 236-1162
1 800 665-6527
Free for children 17 years old and under

Enjoy one of the best views of the Saguenay Fjord and see beluga whales in their natural habitat from the lookout overlooking Baie Sainte-Marguerite in Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay (Sépaq). Come meet interpreter-guides and settle down for a family picnic on the sandy shore.

Take to the water for whale watching with one of the partner companies of the Maritime Discovery Network of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Find them on our website.

Are you planning a self-guided sea excursion? To find out about the regulations in effect, follow the short online training course, It's free!

When you spot a cetacean, remember to keep a distance of 200 m, or 400 m for endangered populations such as belugas and blue whales.

The Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park is a protected marine area in which more than 1800 species live.In the Saguenay Fjord, it is bordered by the Fjord-du-Saguenay National Park and picturesque villages. The St. Lawrence Estuary is home to an essential feeding ground for the world's greatest visitors, the St. Lawrence whales. Discover the park during a boat, kayak, sail or scuba diving excursion. Stroll along its shores, which offer magnificent viewpoints for observing marine mammals, birds and the maritime landscape changing with the tides. Immerse yourself in its history, which tells the story of the presence of mankind for more than 9,000 years. Visit the Discovery Network on our website.