By car
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). From Saguenay, take Route 172 heading towards Tadoussac; turning left onto Route 138, continue 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). From Baie-Comeau or Forestville, take Route 138 heading towards Tadoussac; after Les Escoumins, follow directions for the Cap de Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre (Centre d'interprétation et d'observation de Cap-de-Bon-Désir).

By public transportation
It is possible to travel by bus between the major cities and the area along the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. It takes 1 day by bus from Montreal, 5 hours from Quebec City, and approximately 2 hours from Saguenay. From Tadoussac, it is possible to get on a bus to Les Bergeronnes. Once in the area, it is difficult to get around by bus, because each bus route offers only one trip per day.

Airports
The closest airports are in Montreal and Quebec City. They offer connections for flights from most major cities throughout the world. The regional airports closest to the Cap de Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre are the ones in Saguenay (Bagotville) and Baie-Comeau. For directions from the airports, please consult the directions by car or by public transportation.

When to visit

The Cap de Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre is open 7 days a week from the end of June to mid-September and from Wednesday to Sunday from mid-September to mid-October. The entire operating season is good for whale watching. Bird watching is particularly interesting during the September and October migration period. Complete schedule