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.
Featured things to do
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 19 to October 11, 2021
Access to the marine park is free.
Fees apply at Parks Canada centres.
Detailed fees list
Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre
From atop Pointe-Noire, admire the sheer cliffs of the Saguenay Fjord and beautiful Tadoussac Bay. In the summer, a whale could surface at any time. Visit the exhibition and talk to a guide to learn more about this fascinating place.
Cap-de-Bon-Desir Interpretation and Observation Centre
Observe whales, seals and marine birds from the shore. During the summer, take part in activities related to the marine fauna. Tour the exhibition to learn about the history of the lighthouse and its keepers.
Marine Environment Discovery Centre
Explore one of North America’s most beautiful underwater environments! Take part in interpretive programs and watch the whales from the shore. Visit the exhibition to discover what lives in the marine park. Follow the divers live on a big screen or take the plunge yourself.
Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve
The first word that springs to mind at the mention of the Mingan Archipelago is “remote”. Far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Mother Nature enchants with limestone sculptures, prolific marine and bird life, and the seductive sound of the sea.