Observation of the marine flora and fauna
At the Cap de Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre, follow a hiking trail that will take you to an incredible view of the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park.
Sit on the rocks that plunge into the St. Lawrence to contemplate the horizon and admire the whales that will feed a few hundred feet from you. You can also listen to their powerful blows and observe seals and seabirds.
Discover surprising marine life during discovery activities with interpreter guides.
Be sure to bring a picnic!
Tickets include admission to other Parks Canada interpretation centres on the same day, including the Marine Environment Discovery Centre (Les Escoumins).
June 19 to October 11
ScheduleJune 19 to September 12: daily; September 13 to October 11: Wednesday to Sunday and Monday October, 11.
Cost$7.90/adult (18-64), $6.90/senior (65+), $16/family, free for child under 18
ReservationsRecommended for groups
- American Express
- Childrens playground
- Picnic area
- Pets allowed on leashes only
- Free parking
- Other: Charging stations
- Guide services
How to get there
Take Route 138 East 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.) East of Tadoussac, 145 km (90 mi.) South of Saguenay, 171 km (105 mi.) West of Baie-Comeau and 245 km (150 mi.) East of Québec City.
Affiliations and distinctions
- Parks Canada
- Tourisme Côte-Nord
- The Whale Route
- Réseau d’observation des baleines (network of land-based whale-watching sites)
- Eco-Whale Alliance