Parc Marin du Saguenay–St-Laurent


Parc Marin du Saguenay–St-Laurent protects 1138 sq km of its two namesake rivers and their coastlines, from Gros Cap à l'Aigle to Les Escoumins and up the Saguenay as far as Cap à l'Est, near Ste-Fulgence. Much of the park experience is on the water, whether aboard a whale-watching vessel, sea kayak or sailboat. You can also explore the park's ecosystems in interpretation centers and museums around the region and hike the trails along its shores.

This park was the first conservation project in Québec to be jointly administered by the federal and provincial governments. Overlapping with Parc National du Fjord-du-Saguenay, it extends to the Saguenay, Charlevoix and North Shore regions, and across the St Lawrence to the South Shore, with various entry points.

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1. Petite Chapelle de Tadoussac

0.08 MILES

Built in 1747 by the Jesuits, this is one of North America's oldest wooden churches. Also known as the Indian Chapel, it contains a small exhibition on…

2. Poste de Traite Chauvin


This replica of a fur-trading post from 1600, the first in New France, offers some history on the first transactions between the region's indigenous…

4. Pointe Noire Observation Centre

1.39 MILES

Up the hill from the ferry landing, this whale-study post, at the confluence of the Saguenay and St Lawrence Rivers, features an exhibit, a slide show and…

5. Centre Archéo Topo

9.55 MILES

This research and exhibition center is dedicated to archaeological findings along the North Shore. Outside, trails lead down to the beach and offer some…

7. Marine Environment Discovery Centre

18.5 MILES

Sophisticated facilities with interpretive exhibits and a video link with naturalist-divers foraging on the estuary floor. Operated by Parks Canada, the…

8. Fraser Manor

22.41 MILES

Rivière du Loup was called Fraserville in the 19th century, after the powerful Scottish dynasty that inhabited the grand Fraser Manor. Today, the building…