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The must-see Putep 't-awt


Élyane Côté, a lover of her native region, she can talk about Rivière-du-Loup's wonders for hours.

Putep ‘t-awt? What is it? The new marine mammal observation platform! Located in the Kiskotuk Park, the site will be open on June 21 and will certainly be a must-see in the beautiful Rivière-du-Loup region.

Don’t look for it, the platform is not visible from Route 132 or accessible by car. That’s exactly what makes it a unique experience! Armed with your sneakers and a bottle of water, you’ll venture out onto the hiking trails in the beautiful Kiskotuk Park. Along the way, you’ll hear several species of birds and be accompanied by many squirrels. Not really a hiking type? Don’t stop reading! Another option is available to you.

In the summer season, an electric shuttle for 15 passengers will be in operation every day to bring visitors to the platform.

Once there, the panoramic view will take you by surprise. A true natural spectacle; the river, islands and mountains of Charlevoix will amaze you.

And this is where you will have to be attentive, because on the surface of the water often appear small round white backs, our dear friends the belugas.

You will be able to enjoy the facilities independently, but the ideal is to live the experience with the animation offered on site. The interpretive activities are suitable for children as well as parents or grandparents.

Why are there so many belugas in the area? What do they eat? What is the Marine Park? What is this special language used? You will have answers to all these questions and many more once you get there!

Interesting fact: a solar flower has been installed to supply the place with energy. Lighting, sound, televisions, everything is powered by the solar energy of a giant flower.

To book your visit and the shuttle, go to the website