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Belugas on the Horizon

   |   By Parc marin du Saguenay–Saint-Laurent

Did you know that belugas lives right in the heart of the St. Lawrence Estuary? This isolated and fragile population was the driving force behind a grassroots movement to protect the marine ecosystems of the St. Lawrence and the Saguenay Fjord, which eventually led to the creation of Québec’s first marine protected area in 1998: the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park.

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Where to See Whales in Côte-Nord

   |   By Jean-Pierre Sylvestre, Le Québec maritime

The Côte-Nord region is recognized as one of the best places in the world to see marine mammals. Follow the Whale Route from Tadoussac to Blanc-Sablon, and you may observe up to 13 different species of whales! To help you plan your vacation, here are some observation sites you won’t want to miss in this region.

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The Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park

   |   By Olivier Pierson

The Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park is an ideal place to observe whales. From May to October, discovery and wonder await you in this marine protected area located at the confluence of the fresh waters of the Saguenay River and the salt waters of the St. Lawrence Estuary.

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Where to Watch Whales from the Shore in Eastern Québec

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

The maritime regions of Québec are one of the best places in the world to observe marine mammals. From May to October, the waters of the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence are home to 13 species of whales, including spectacular humpbacks! Are you interested in admiring these giants of the sea but would prefer to stay on land? Here are several places where you can enjoy whale watching from the shore!

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