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The Marine Park and its activities
Credit : Renaud Pintiaux

The Saguenay-Saint Lawrence Marine Park is a protected marine area located in Quebec, Canada. It was established in 1998 with the aim of preserving the exceptional biodiversity of the Saint Lawrence Estuary and the Saguenay Fjord.

The marine park covers an area of nearly 1,245 square kilometers, making it one of the largest protected marine areas in the world. It encompasses a part of the Saint Lawrence Estuary, where the freshwater of the river mixes with the saltwater of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as a section of the Saguenay Fjord, which is one of the longest fjords in the world.

These waters are ecologically rich, harboring a wide variety of marine species, including whales, seals, dolphins, fish, and seabirds. The marine park is known for being an exceptional location for observing marine mammals, particularly humpback whales, fin whales, belugas, and seals.

Visitors to the marine park can enjoy activities such as whale watching by boat, sea kayaking, scuba diving, hiking along coastal trails, and much more. There are also interpretation centers where visitors can learn more about the marine ecosystem of the region.

Preserving and conserving this unique ecosystem are priorities of the Saguenay-Saint Lawrence Marine Park. Strict regulations are in place to protect marine species and their habitat, and visitors are encouraged to adopt environmentally friendly practices during their visit.

The Saguenay-Saint Lawrence Marine Park is a beautiful place where one can discover the beauty of nature and the richness of marine life in the Saint Lawrence Estuary and the Saguenay Fjord.

Sites to visit:  

Le CIMM Centre d'interprétation des Mammifères Marins
Le Centre d'interprétation et d'observation du Cap de Bon Désir
Le CDMM Centre d'interprétation du milieu marin
Le parc national du fjord du Saguenay et les dunes de Tadoussac
Sentier de la pointe-de-l'islet
Le parc national du fjord du Saguenay et la Baie-Sainte-Marguerite
L'Anse de Roche
Centre Archéo-Topo
Explos nature

 

Cruises and whale watching:

Croisières AML
Tadoussac autrement
Croisières Essipit
Croisières Neptune
Croisière Escoumins
Les Écumeurs du Saint-Laurent

 

Seaplane tours:

Totem Aviation

 

Sea kayaking:

Mer et monde Écotours
Centre de vacances Ferme 5 étoiles
Kayak du Paradis

 

Boating:

École de voile de l'estuaire
École de plongée immersion Côte-Nord

 

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L'Anse-de-Roche Yacht Club Sacré-Coeur (Quebec)
418 236-4325
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Centre Archéo Topo | Interpretation centre Les Bergeronnes (Quebec)
418 232-6286
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Marine Mammal Interpretation Center - CIMM Tadoussac (Quebec)
418 235-4701
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Cap-de-Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Center (Parks Canada) Les Bergeronnes (Quebec)
418 232-6751
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Marine Environment Discovery Centre (Parks Canada) Les Escoumins (Quebec)
418 233-4414 (en été)
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Explos-Nature | Vacation camp Les Bergeronnes (Quebec)
418-232-6249
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Saguenay Fjord National Park - Baie-Sainte-Marguerite area Sacré-Coeur (Quebec)
418-272-1509
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Marine Environment Discovery Centre (Parks Canada) Les Escoumins (Quebec)
418 233-4414
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Centre de Vacances Ferme 5 Étoiles Sacré-Coeur (Quebec)
418 236-4833
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Ferme 5 Étoiles | Family Vacation Resort Sacré-Coeur (Quebec)
418 236-4833
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Mer et Monde Écotours | Kayaking tours - Tadoussac Tadoussac (Quebec)
418 232-6779
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Croisière Escoumins Les Escoumins (Quebec)
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Croisières AML - Whale Watching Boat Tour Tadoussac (Quebec)
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AML Cruises - Whale Watching Tour with a Saint-Laurent Lounge VIP Access Tadoussac (Quebec)
418 235-4642
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AML Cruises - Zodiac Whale Watching Tour Tadoussac (Quebec)
418 235-4642
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Croisières Essipit Les Bergeronnes (Quebec)
418 232-6778
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Croisières Neptune Les Bergeronnes (Quebec)
418 232-6716
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Neptune Cruises (Les Escoumins) Les Escoumins (Quebec)
418 233-4343
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Tadoussac autrement Whale-watching tours Tadoussac (Quebec)
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Pointe-de-l'Islet Trail - Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay, Tadoussac Bay sector Tadoussac (Quebec)
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Tadoussac Bird Observatory Trails Tadoussac (Quebec)
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L'Estuaire Sailing School Tadoussac (Quebec)
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Saguenay Fjord National Park Tadoussac Bay area Tadoussac (Quebec)
418 272-4238
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Totem Aviation Les Escoumins (Quebec)
581 235-5235
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