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Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park

Marine Environment Discovery Centre

About 100 visitors have gathered in an outdoor auditorium. In front of them, an interpretive guide provides explanations, with the St. Lawrence River as a backdrop.

Your visit to Haute-Côte-Nord would not be complete without a stop at the Marine Environment Discovery Centre! Here the St. Lawrence reveals the amazing wonders of its underwater world to those who want to discover its beauty. Explore this extraordinary world on your own or with your family.

Enjoy the permanent exhibit and learn more from experienced interpreter-guides. Get ready for a unique underwater experience at the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. On a giant screen, follow biologist-divers equipped with a camera. You’ll see anemones, starfish and other marine organisms.

Take the plunge at one of the most beautiful diving sites in North America. Dive right into the heart of the St. Lawrence at the Marine Environment Discovery Centre and feast your eyes! The St. Lawrence comes alive!


  • Scuba diving
  • Underwater world interpretation by diving naturalists
  • Interpretation underwater world
  • Observation of marine mammals from the shore


  • Scuba diving
  • Interpretation activities
  • Exhibit rooms
  • Observation of marine mammals from the shore
  • Picnic tables


Marine Environment Discovery Centre
In season: 418 233-4414
Off season: 418 235-4703


Marine Environment Discovery Centre
41, rue des Pilotes
Les Escoumins


High season: daily from June 24 to the first Monday of September.
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Low season: Friday to Sunday from the first week of September to the second Monday of October (inclusively).
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Marine Environment Discovery Centre is managed by Parks Canada, in collaboration with the Corporation de développement de Les Escoumins and Explos-Nature.