Cap de Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre
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Cap de Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre 

13, chemin du Cap-de-Bon-Désir
Grandes-Bergeronnes (Qc), Canada
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At the Cap de Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre, Parks Canada welcomes you to enjoy an exceptional point of view for observing whales. Located 20 minutes from Tadoussac on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, in Les Bergeronnes, Cap de Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre neighbours the Saguenay—St. Lawrence Marine Park where many marine mammals and birds live. Experience the thrill of seeing minke whales, seals and belugas as they approach the shore. Cap de Bon-Désir provides such a great panorama of the St. Lawrence River that a lighthouse was erected there in 1941. Visit the exhibition “On the Lookout!” to hear the lighthouse’s history as told by its keepers and learn more about navigation. Head to the shore and take part in activities in company of interpreters. Special activities for kids and teenagers. Fun and discovery for all!

13, chemin du Cap-de-Bon-Désir
Grandes-Bergeronnes (Qc), Canada
G0T 1G0

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On-site activities
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Bird Watching    
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Guided Tours    
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National Park    
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Botanical Observation    
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Historic Site    
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Scenic Lookout    
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Exhibits    
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Interpretation    
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Whale Watching    
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Geocaching    
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Lighthouse    
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Wildlife Observation    
 
Activities to do nearby
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Airplane, Helicopter, Hot-Air Balloon    
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Cruises/Boat Excursions    
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Sailing    
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Camping    
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Hiking    
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Scuba Diving    
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Canoeing and Kayaking    
Services and facilities
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Exhibition
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Fully Accessible to Physically Disabled Persons
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Free Outdoor Parking
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Picnic area
Practical information
Wearing long pants, closed shoes and a windbreaker is recommended.
See also
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