Watch whales and learn about the fascinating mammals and their habitat. The Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park is recognized as one of the best places in the world for whale watching.

Featured things to do

Kayakers paddling by a steep cliff over the Saguenay River.
Kayaking

Paddle the black waters of the Fjord and ride along the Upper Estuary. Connect with nature.

A sailboat sailing off Pointe-Noire.
Boating

Feast your eyes on the landscape as you sail along the tides, winds and currents.

In the foreground, 3 fin whales surface. In the background a ship is getting closer for an observation.
Whale watching

Explore one of the best whale-watching destinations in the world. Each sea outing is unique!

A family of cyclists and a heritage lighthouse

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Sites nearby

  • Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre

    From atop Pointe-Noire, admire the sheer cliffs of the Saguenay Fjord and beautiful Tadoussac Bay. In the summer, a whale could surface at any time. Visit the exhibition and talk to a guide to learn more about this fascinating place.

  • A guide interpreter holds a starfish while a young girl touches it carefully with her fingers.
    Cap-de-Bon-Desir Interpretation and Observation Centre

    Observe whales, seals and marine birds from the shore. During the summer, take part in activities related to the marine fauna. Tour the exhibition to learn about the history of the lighthouse and its keepers.

  • A fully equipped scuba diver discovers the seabed dotted with starfish, anemones and sea urchins.
    Marine Environment Discovery Centre

    Explore one of North America’s most beautiful underwater environments! Take part in interpretive programs and watch the whales from the shore. Visit the exhibition to discover what lives in the marine park. Follow the divers live on a big screen or take the plunge yourself. 

  • Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve

    The first word that springs to mind at the mention of the Mingan Archipelago is “remote”. Far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Mother Nature enchants with limestone sculptures, prolific marine and bird life, and the seductive sound of the sea.

Hours of operation

The Marine Park is a protected marine area accessible throughout the year when navigation is possible or when ice conditions permit. Learn more

Fees

No admission fees are required to access the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. Learn more

Contact us

Telephone: 418-235-4703
Email: info.marinepark@pc.gc.ca