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!
June 17 to October 9, 2023
ScheduleJune 17 to September 10: daily; September 11 to October 9: Wednesday to Sunday and public holidays
Cost$8.25/adult (18-64), $7.25/senior (65+), $16.75/family, free for children under 18 (all tickets include admission to the Marine Environment Discovery Centre on the same day)
ReservationsRequired for commercial groups
- American Express
- Childrens playground
- Picnic area
- Pets allowed on leashes only
- Free parking
- Other: electric vehicle charging stations
- Guide services
How to get there
Head east on Route 138 towards 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 interpretation and observation centre is about 30 km (20 mi.) east of Tadoussac, 145 km (90 mi.) south of Saguenay, 170 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