Observe whales, seals and marine birds from the shore. Admire the lighthouse that has guided many boats in the estuary.
Visiting with Young Children? Explore with Club Parka!
With the Club Parka booklet kids can explore, learn and have fun! The booklets are available on site. With the Photo Missions App, kids are invited to help Parka and Chirp find and photograph specific items found at our place! Download the app for free before visiting. Once one or both activities are completed, they will receive a reward!Learn more about Parka and download other activities! Download the free Photo Missions App
Hours of operation
The site is open from June 20, 2019 to October 12, 2020.
Free admission for youth.
Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
Not only children are amazed by discovering the world of marine animals. Did you know that a sea cucumber is an animal and would you dare touch it?
Marine Environment Discovery Centre
Explore one of North America’s most beautiful underwater environments! Take part in interpretive programs and watch the whales from the shore. Visit the exhibition to discover what lives in the marine park. Follow the divers live on a big screen or take the plunge yourself.
Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre
From atop Pointe-Noire, admire the sheer cliffs of the Saguenay Fjord and beautiful Tadoussac Bay. In the summer, a whale could surface at any time. Visit the exhibition and talk to a guide to learn more about this fascinating place.
Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve
The first word that springs to mind at the mention of the Mingan Archipelago is “remote”. Far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Mother Nature enchants with limestone sculptures, prolific marine and bird life, and the seductive sound of the sea.
Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site
The Pointe-au-Père navigational aid station, among the most important in Canada, helps us better understand the complexity of the St. Lawrence River and the role played by its lighthouse, one of the tallest in the country.