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.
June 17 to October 9, 2017
ScheduleCENTRE: June 17 to September 4: Daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; September 5 to 10: Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 11 to October 9: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 30 FEET INTO NEPTUNE’S WORLD: June 24 to August 19: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Please arrive at least 30 minutes early. OTHER ACTIVITIES: June 17 to September 4: Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Cost$7.80/adult, $6.80/senior, $3.90/child, $19.60/family or group (up to 7 individuals travelling in the same vehicle)
ReservationsRecommended for groups
- American Express
- Travelers Cheque
- Childrens playground
- Picnic area
- Pets allowed on leashes only
- Free parking
- Guide Services
How to get there
Take Route 138 to Les Bergeronnes and follow the signs for the Cap-de-Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre (Centre d’interprétation et d’observation de Cap-de-Bon-Désir).
The Cap-de-Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre is located 30 km (18 mi.) from Tadoussac, 145 km (90 mi.) from Saguenay, 171 km (105 mi.) from Baie-Comeau and 245 km (150 mi.) from Québec City.
Affiliations and distinctions
Parks Canada manages a network of 46 national parks, 168 historic sites and 4 marine conservation areas. Discover for yourself the many wonders, adventures and learning experiences that await you in these sites. Visit parkscanada.gc.ca to plan your next vacation!