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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 21 to October 13, 2014
Schedule
CENTRE: June 21 to September 1: Daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; September 2 to 7: Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 8 to October 13: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 30 FEET INTO NEPTUNE’S WORLD: June 28 to August 23: 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
  • Picnic area
  • Pets allowed on leashes only
  • Boutique
  • Free parking
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 21 to October 13, 2014
Schedule
CENTRE: June 21 to September 1: Daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; September 2 to 7: Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 8 to October 13: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 30 FEET INTO NEPTUNE’S WORLD: June 28 to August 23: 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)
Phone (2): 418 235-4703 (hors saison)
Fax: 418 235-4192
Toll free: 1 888 773-8888

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