Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park
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Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park 

Open year round. Some services are seasonal.
- Sea expeditions: April/May to October/November.
- Coastal sites: May/June to October.


Tadoussac (Qc), Canada
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The Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park is one of the best whale-watching sites in the world. This park protects the marine life of part of the St. Lawrence Estuary, from La Malbaie to Les Escoumins, as well as part of the Saguenay Fjord, from Tadoussac to Sainte-Rose-du-Nord. Whales, seals and seabirds gather in this area. Explore the Marine Park from the shore or by boat: participate in one of twenty sea expeditions offered on various boats, zodiacs or kayaks. There are also 22 coastal sites where you can take part in a number of activities. Watch the whales from the shore, discover starfish, learn more about the history of the local Indigenous people, and enjoy the stunning views of the marine park.

Open year round. Some services are seasonal.
- Sea expeditions: April/May to October/November.
- Coastal sites: May/June to October.

Tadoussac (Qc), Canada
G0T 2A0

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On-site activities
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Beach    
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Interpretation    
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Scuba Diving    
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Bird Watching    
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National Park    
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Whale Watching    
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Hunting and/or Fishing    
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Sailing    
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Wildlife Observation    
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Ice Fishing    
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Scenic Lookout    
 
Activities to do nearby
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Aboriginal Village    
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Corporate Activities    
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Guided Tours    
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Airplane, Helicopter, Hot-Air Balloon    
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Cruises/Boat Excursions    
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Hiking    
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Botanical Observation    
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Exhibits    
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Lighthouse    
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Camping    
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Geocaching    
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Museum    
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Canoeing and Kayaking    
Information
The Saguenay—St. Lawrence Marine Park is one of the first protected marine areas in Canada. It is jointly managed by Parks Canada (parkscanada.gc.ca) and Parcs Québec (sepaq.com).

The mission of the Saguenay—St. Lawrence Marine Park is to preserve marine life while promoting scientific research and educational and recreational activities for the sake of today’s and tomorrow’s generations.
Practical information
Go to one of our information offices:

Reception post of Saint-Fidèle 2820, boul. Malcom-Fraser, La Malbaie (Saint-Fidèle sector) Open daily, from June 20 to September 7, from 9 am to 5 pm Open Wednesday to Sunday, September 8 to October 12, 9 am to 5 pm

Baie-Sainte-Catherine Baie-Sainte-Catherine Dock 151 Route 138 (1.4 km northeast of the village center) Open daily, from June 20 to August 21, from 8:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Group bookings: contact the company directly with whom you wish to book. You will find contact information for businesses and places of discovery of the Marine Park in the Visitor's Guide, available at the tourist information offices and parcmarin.qc.ca.
 
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