The Marine Environment Discovery Centre is teeming with life
Attractions to discover June 3, 2019
The Marine Environment Discovery Centre is teeming with life. Photo credit: Parks Canada, Eric Lajeunesse
The Marine Environment Discovery Centre is teeming with life
Plan a picnic and explore the hidden side of the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. The Marine Environment Discovery Centre, part of Parks Canada, knows how to pique the whole family’s curiosity! Located 30 minutes from Tadoussac in the Côte-Nord region, the Centre invites you to discover the universe of starfish and observe many birds, whales and other species.

Perfect for visitors with natural inquisitiveness

At the Marine Environment Discovery Centre, marine life is spotlighted through exhibitions, films and activities led by passionate guides. And if you’d like a closer look – without getting wet – the activity St. Lawrence Live! features diver-interpreters who invite you to follow their interactive dive as they answer all your questions. On site there are lookouts to watch birds and seals and even witness the dance of the whales. Don’t forget to take your windbreaker jacket and a camera!

Try Nordic snorkelling! Photo credit: Parks Canada, Laurence Lévesque
Try Nordic snorkelling!

Are there sharks in the St. Lawrence?

A new activity at the Marine Environment Discovery Centre answers this question. All of the secrets of this fascinating fish are revealed through visual and tactile elements, a fun quiz and explanations provided by the guide on site. This activity is available from June 15 to September 2, 2019 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and can last between 15 and 45 minutes.

Try Nordic snorkelling

If you’re not afraid of going underwater, this activity provides you with the equipment you need to explore what goes on beneath the surface of the St. Lawrence River. Slip on a cozy thermal dry suit and head down into the cold waters. Once you are submerged, keep your eyes wide open and let the incredible marine diversity amaze you. Nordic snorkelling is available to visitors from June 15 to September 1, 2019. Plan ahead of time and book your package, which includes access to the Centre, all of the necessary equipment and a few surprises!

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