Société Duvetnor

200, rue Hayward
Rivière-du-Loup (Quebec) Canada
G5R 3Y9
Phone:
+418-867-1660
Fax:
+418-867-3639
Toll free:
+1-877-867-1660
Email:
info@duvetnor.com

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This cluster of untouched islands off Rivière-du-Loup is part of the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. Protected by Société Duvetnor, these islands provide shelter for colonies of seabirds and seals and are a great place to observe belugas. Two of the islands are open to the public: Pot à l'Eau-de-Vie (Brandy Pot) Island, with its completely restored historic lighthouse, and Île aux Lièvres (Hare Island).

Societé Duvetnor offers several types of sea excursions aboard safe and comfortable boats. An interpreter guide will provide commentary on the species observed, whether they are belugas, seals or birds. All our sea excursions are very educational!

Take advantage of the excursion to Île aux Lièvres (Hare Island) to roam its hiking trails, which are as charming as the island itself. Île aux Lièvres offers over 45 km (30 mi.) of trails in a protected, unspoiled habitat. You can also opt to spend one or several nights on the island at Auberge du Lièvre.


Opening dates

June to late September (visit the website for exact dates)


Schedule

Varies depending on the tides, activity or duration of stay

Cost

Varies depending on the activity or duration of stay

Reservations

Required

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash

Activities available

Whale Watching
Société Duvetnor protects a group of islands that shelters seabirds as well as marine mammals such as belugas and seals. This is a perfect opportunity to admire these animals and enjoy a unique experience!
Hiking
Île aux Lièvres (Hare Island) is 13 km (8 mi.) long with a network of over 45 km (30 mi.) of beginner to expert trails. Observe marine mammals, particularly seals, on the eastern point of the island. Enjoy natural lookouts, escarpments, beaches, etc.
Sea Excursions
All our excursions are guided and educational. Our boats are modern, comfortable, fast and safe. You have a choice of sea excursions with or without stops.
Wildlife Observation
Observe the remarkable biodiversity of this habitat, including belugas, minke whales, porpoises and seabirds. Seal haul-outs can also be observed during excursions or hikes.
Lighthouses
Restored by Duvetnor in 1989, the Pot-à-l'Eau-de-Vie Lighthouse has been turned into a cosy inn. Our complete package includes: round boat crossing, room, access to trails, guided cruise and tour, two meals featuring regional cuisine and a snack.
Gardens, Parks and Natural Sites
Protected by Société Duvetnor, these islands provide shelter for colonies of seabirds and seals and are a great place to observe belugas. Two of the islands are open to the public: Pot à l'Eau-de-Vie (Brandy Pot) Island, with its completely restored historic lighthouse, and Île aux Lièvres (Hare Island).
Bird Watching
Observe the remarkable biodiversity of this habitat, including belugas, minke whales, porpoises and seabirds. Seal haul-outs can also be observed during excursions or hikes.


Services

  • Picnic area
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Conference/meeting room
  • Free parking

How to get there

Take Highway 20 (exit 507) or Route 132 and follow the signs for the Rivière-du-Loup/Saint-Siméon ferry. Take the entrance marked “Club nautique / Excursions et croisières” (after the traffic lights at the ferry terminal).

 


Affiliations and distinctions

Affiliation

  • Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent

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