Saguenay—St. Lawrence Marine Park
189, boul de l'Hôtel-de-Ville
Phone: 418 235-4703
Toll Free: 1 888 773-8888
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Protected marine area of exceptional biodiversity, the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park is one of the best places in the world for whale watching. Discover the natural and cultural riches surrounding this fascinating universe!
In the Bas-Saint-Laurent, you will have the opportunity to witness spectacular sunsets on the River, observe beluga whales, seals and seabirds, visit lighthouses and museums, and explore on foot, by kayak or by boat. Set sail and discover the islands of the St. Lawrence River!
To be discovered: Île aux Basques, Île aux Lièvres, Île Verte, and Île du Pot à l'Eau-de-Vie. Here you can enjoy bird and seal watching and learn more about the history of lighthouses. Ferries also allow you to travel to the North Shore to continue your exploration of the Marine Park.
To plan your activities, visit the website or visit the tourist information office in Rivière-du-Loup.
National marine conservation area
Did you know that regardless of your type of watercraft, motorized or not, you can disturb marine mammals and encourage them to change their natural behaviour? To learn about the current regulations in the park, take the short online training course at boaters.navigatingwhales.ca. It's free!
When you see a cetacean, remember to keep a distance of 200 m, or 400 m for endangered populations such as belugas and blue whales.
Water activities in the Marine Park can also involve some risk. Do not underestimate water temperature, wind, tides and other changing weather conditions. Find out before you go!
Affiliations and distinctions
- Parks Canada network
- Sépaq network Sépaq
- Eco-Whale Alliance
- Adventure Ecotourism Québec