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Where to See Whales in Gaspésie

   |   By Jean-Pierre Sylvestre, Le Québec maritime

A vast peninsula surrounded by the sea, Gaspésie is a popular destination for outdoor lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, especially those who love whales! Up to six species of cetaceans can be observed in this region. Here are some spots to add to your itinerary to make sure you see whales during your next vacation in Gaspésie.

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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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Responsible Whale-Watching Tips

   |   By Marie-Ève Muller

Watching marine mammals is an enchanting experience. However, as with any activity involving wildlife observation, our proximity can also harm the animals we love so much. So how can you engage in responsible whale watching? You have several options, both from land and from the water.

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Whale-Watching Tips from the Experts

   |   By Marie-Ève Muller

In Québec, you can observe up to 13 species of whales and 4 species of seals all along the coast, from Bas-Saint-Laurent to the Îles de la Madeleine via Côte-Nord and Gaspésie. To help you spot as many of these species as possible, here are some tips from the research team at the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM)!

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