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The Cap de Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre includes a lighthouse station and a rocky outcrop that is great for observing marine mammals as well as animals that live on the seabed and in the intertidal zone. The Chemin du Cap-de-Bon-Désir is accessed via Route 138, between the municipalities of Les Bergeronnes and Les Escoumins; it should take 20 minutes to get there from Tadoussac.
13 Chemin du Cap-de-Bon-Désir
Les Bergeronnes QC G0T 1G0
The Cap de Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre is accessed via Route 138 in the Manicouagan region (Côte-Nord). From Quebec City, take Route 138 heading towards Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, past Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie, then follow directions for Tadoussac. Take the ferry across the Saguenay River (free, continuous service). From Tadoussac, continue along Route 138 past Les Bergeronnes. Follow directions for the Cap de Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre (Centre d'interprétation et d'observation de Cap-de-Bon-Désir). Learn more
Hours of operation
The site is open from June 20 to October 12, 2020.
Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply
Detailed fees list
Facilities and services
- Sitting on its rocky shores, up to 13 different whale species can be seen.
- From 1958 to 1982, the lighthouse station was inhabited by the guards and their assistants, learn about their story.