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Cap-de-Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre

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Centre d\'interprétation et d\'observation de Cap-de-Bon-Désir
Photo: Parks Canada / J.-G. Béliveau
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Watch whales, seals and seabirds from the shore. Belugas, porpoises and other cetaceans often swim past Cap de Bon-Désir. Our guides are there to answer your questions. Bring a picnic and a windbreaker. Family activities are offered on site every day.

Have you ever seen starfish? You will be surprised by their colours! Participate in the feature activity, “30 Feet into Neptune’s World,” during which divers will bring up some of the mysterious animals that live at the bottom of the estuary for you to see. This activity is offered three times a week. Consult the schedule for details.

In the lightkeeper’s house, observe whales and learn about the history of the lighthouse and its lightkeepers. Play a game to test your talents as a pilot!

Do your children love to explore? Request the Xplorers booklet at the reception centre.

Activities and services: Whale watching, interpretive activities, exhibit, lighthouse.
Opening dates
From June 20 to October 12, 2015
Schedule
CENTRE: June 20 to September 7: Daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; September 8 to 13: Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 14 to October 12: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 30 FEET INTO NEPTUNE’S WORLD: June 27 to August 22: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Please arrive at least 30 minutes early.
Cost
$7.80/adult, $6.80/senior, $3.90/child, $19.60/family or group
Reservations
Recommended for groups
Payment methods
  • Cash Cash
  • American Express American Express
  • Cheque Cheque
  • Interac Interac
  • MasterCard MasterCard
  • Visa Visa
Services
  • Childrens playground
  • Picnic area
  • Pets allowed on leashes only
  • Boutique
  • Free parking
  • Guide Services
How to get there
Take Route 138 to Les Bergeronnes and follow the signs to the Cap-de-Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre (Centre d’interprétation et d’observation de Cap-de-Bon-Désir).
Affiliations and distinctions
Affiliation
Parks Canada manages a network of national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas. Discover for yourself the many wonders, adventures and learning experiences that await you in such sites. Visit parkscanada.gc.ca to plan your next vacation!

Activities

Opening dates
From June 20 to October 12, 2015
Schedule
CENTRE: June 20 to September 7: Daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; September 8 to 13: Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 14 to October 12: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 30 FEET INTO NEPTUNE’S WORLD: June 27 to August 22: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Please arrive at least 30 minutes early.
Cost
$7.80/adult, $6.80/senior, $3.90/child, $19.60/family or group
Reservations
Recommended for groups
Payment methods
  • Cash
  • American Express
  • Cheque
  • Interac
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Contact
13, chemin du Cap-de-Bon-Désir
Bergeronnes (Quebec) Canada
G0T 1G0
Phone: 418 232-6751 (en saison / in season)
Phone (2): 418 235-4703 (hors saison / off season)
Fax: 418 235-4192
Toll free: 1 888 773-8888

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