Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park

Cap de Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre

Cap-de-Bon-Désir lighthouse 
Bon-Désir lighthouse
© Parks Canada/ C. Auger

The St. Lawrence Estuary mixes fresh water from the River and salt water from the Gulf. The characteristics of the Estuary make it a rich environment harbouring a wide variety of life forms. Cap de Bon-Désir is a unique spot to learn about navigation on the St. Lawrence and the diversity of marine life.

Offering a natural platform for observing marine mammals, the site also provides visitors the opportunity of participating in interpretation activities. Accompanied by interpreters, head off to discover the shoreline or, better yet, let the naturalist-divers bring up mysterious animals living at the bottom of the Estuary. Listen to accounts of the history of the lighthouse and of its residents, and discover the evolution of navigation on the St. Lawrence over the years.

Ask what time the various interpretation activities and talks will be held.

Activities

  • Interpretive guided walks along the shoreline
  • Underwater world interpretation by diving naturalists
  • Marine mammal interpretation
  • Interpretation of regional history and navigation

Services

  • Interpretive activities
  • Exhibition
  • Gift shop
  • Observation belvedere
  • Picnic tables
  • Municipal campground near the site

Informations

Cap de Bon-Désir
in season (418) 232-6751
off season (418) 235-4703

Address

CAP DE BON-DÉSIR
Les Bergeronnes, Road 138
25 km North-East of Tadoussac

Schedule

High season: daily from Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day to first week of September.
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

Low season: Wednesday to Sunday from second week of September until Thanksgiving Day (inclusively).
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cap de Bon-Désir is managed by Parks Canada, in collaboration with the Corporation touristique de Bergeronnes and Explos-Nature.