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.
Developed in conjunction with a group of experts from the academic world and from various provincial and federal government departments, the scientific research program of the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park highlights the research and monitoring needs and priorities of the marine protected area. To find out more about completed and ongoing projects, as well as major issues of interest, please consult the online document.
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.
In January 2017, the very first regulations for activities in a marine protected area in Canada were updated to ensure continued protection of the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park ecosystem. Supported by many stakeholders in the field, the changes reinforce certain measures to protect belugas and also change speed limits, distances to be respected, and behaviors to be adopted in the vicinity of whales. To this end, certain types of activities are now prohibited, including jet skiing and towed water sports.
See also the explanatory document.
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