Did you know that the best place in the world to go whale-watching is in Quebec?
 

Did you know that the best place in the world to go whale-watching is in Quebec?

Attractions to discover, June 14, 2021 2021-06-14
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Whale-watching in Quebec’s St. Lawrence River

Treat yourself to an original vacation and meet the giants of the sea! Whale-watching in the St. Lawrence River is a unique, unforgettable and humbling activity that sets Quebec apart. Whalesofquebec.com invites you on an experience at the heart of spectacular landscapes to see 13 species of whales in their natural environment. Take a cruise on a Zodiac or a boat, watch marine mammals from the shore or on a sea kayaking expedition at the sites of the Sépaq network and Parks Canada and make the most of attractive offers that include a cruise and accommodations.

Did you know that the best place in the world to go whale-watching is in Quebec?
Did you know that the best place in the world to go whale-watching is in Quebec?

A majestic river to discover!

If you visit the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park, a protected 1,245 km2 area, you’ll get to choose from activities on land and on water. Discover the Saguenay Fjord, its exceptional wildlife environment and the marine species that inhabit it. At the Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay, you just might spot the beluga whales, fin whales or seals that live in this impressive place surrounded by colossal cliffs. To explore the marine world, visit the many interpretation centres that will teach you more about the fascinating biodiversity of the river. From the inside of your car, you’ll also enjoy a unique point of view on the splendours of the St. Lawrence if you take the ferry from Tadoussac to Baie-Sainte-Catherine with the Société des traversiers du Québec.

Find a whale-watching cruise

The members of the Eco-Whale Alliance meet strict environmentally responsible guidelines for their wildlife-watching activities and promise a safe and pleasant experience for passengers. Croisières AML offers comfortable boating excursions on boats specifically designed for whale-watching and incredible adventures on Zodiacs led by naturalist guides. At Croisières Essipit, Zodiac cruises are commented by seasoned captains and allow for amazing proximity with many species of whales. Other cruise providers include Les écumeurs du Saint-Laurent, and OrganisAction in Anse Saint-Jean, which offer expeditions into the marvellous kingdom of whales and present the history, landscapes and wildlife of the St. Lawrence. What's more, thanks to Quebec Adventure Outdoor, you can find many options to get a closer look at whales on a hike, bike ride or even by going on a sea kayaking expedition.

Magnificent regions to visit

Make the most of your trip to discover the must-see attractions of the destinations you’ve chosen. The Saguenay–Lac-St-Jean region is known for the amazing views along the Fjord Route as well as its many outdoor activities. As for the Côte-Nord and Charlevoix regions, they offer interesting package deals that let you combine accommodations and a whale-watching cruise, ensuring compliance with health measures and physical distancing requirements. Thanks to these packages, which are perfect for couples, families or solo travellers, you can easily plan your vacation with the Whales of Quebec this summer!

Whale-watching in the St. Lawrence River is a unique, unforgettable and humbling activity
Marine Environment Discovery Centre, Parks Canada, photo credit: Éric Lajeunesse

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