Tours and programs
Parks Canada welcomes you to explore the world of starfish and whales at the Marine Environment Discovery Centre. The surrounding area is renowned for beautiful underwater scenery inhabited by brightly coloured organisms. Talk with nature interpreters, visit the exhibit and participate in discovery activities. Activities are presented every day of the week. Don’t miss the main activity “Le Saint-Laurent en direct!” (St. Lawrence Live!) to experience an interactive dive. You will never look at the St. Lawrence the same way after a visit to the Marine Environment Discovery Centre!
St. Lawrence live!
Take control of an underwater mission in the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. Follow divers through sound and high-definition, live-streaming images. You may even communicate with them as they explore starfish, anemone and sea cucumber habitat.
Fees: extra fees apply.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Details on activity schedule and fees.
***This activity is offered only in French but English speakers are welcome to participate and ask questions in English.***
The St. Lawrence Estuary is home to an extraordinarily varied ecosystem. With the help of some familiar ingredients, we will concoct – and sample – the recipe of this flourishing biodiversity. You’ll come to grasp the essential role played by each component of this rich, one-of-a-kind environment, a genuine pantry for a host of creatures great and small. Cheers! Offered in English on request. Duration: 30 minutes.
The short-film "Immersion in the Heart of the Marine Park"
Dive in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park thanks to fabulous images generated by “Le Saint-Laurent en direct!” (“St. Lawrence Live!”) Activity. Every day, on demand. Duration: 10 minutes.
St. Lawrence Sharks
Are there sharks in the St. Lawrence? Are sharks naughty predators? The guide unveils the secrets of sharks using visual and tactile elements. A fun quiz and explanations shared by the guide help to raise awareness of the role of sharks in the balance of the oceans.
Mid-June to early September
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 2 :30 p.m.
Variable duration, depending on the interest of the participants