Parc marin du Saguenay–Saint-Laurent is the only park in Québec to preserve and enhance an exclusively marine environment. With the adjacent communities, Parcs Québec and Parks Canada mandate is to raise the level of protection of these ecosystems and the quality of experiences that visitors can have here. A unique and fabulous spot, where you stand on the coast to observe a giant marine mammal, the blue whale. There are several ways to experience the marine park. Sailing on the waters or treading the soil of the Discovery Network sites, you’ll be amazed by the magnitude of the nature here, and by the wide variety of activities that are offered.
Accredited partners, Aventure Écotourisme Québec (AEQ), offer several packages combining kayaking, zodiac tours and hiking. Take a front row seat to admire the natural beauty of the Saguenay-Saint-Laurent marine park.
The funds raised through this program will be used to support conservation projects aimed at promoting the preservation of these and several other species, including some endangered species. A symbolic adoption that makes a real difference! Details
For over 30 years, the St. Lawrence River whales have been the subject of scientific monitoring. One technique is to use photo-identification, a method designed to identify and recognize individuals who return, year after year, to the waters of the St. Lawrence Estuary. This is how we know that Tic-Tac-Toe the humpback whale, Jawbreaker the blue whale, and Newkie Brown the fin whale, are among the marine park’s most regular summer visitors.
Thanks to Fonds Éco-Baleine, a fund established by members of Eco-Whale Alliance, the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM) created a unique catalogue for the general public, grouping the best known large rorqual whales of Parc marin du Saguenay-Saint-Laurent. In addition to offering a genuine family photo album of the whales, this synthetic volume portrays various whale research projects being carried out in the marine park.
So that the wheel continues to turn…
The Large Roqual Catalogue is an essential complement to your visit to the marine park. By purchasing it, you too can help conserve the St. Lawrence whales since all profits go to Fonds Éco-Baleine.
You can find the catalogue at Tadoussac’s Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre, AML Cruise shops, the observation and interpretation sites of Pointe-Noire and Cap-de-Bon-Désir, and the Parks Canada Marine Environment Discovery Centre at Les Escoumins, as well as at either of the Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay shops, in Baie-Éternité or Baie-Sainte-Marguerite.
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