Plan your visit
The Marine Environment Discovery Centre is the place to go to uncover the mysteries of the St. Lawrence through underwater exploration and a visit to the fascinating exhibition. You will find a diving base operated by the Fédération québécoise des activités subaquatiques and wonderful views over the St. Lawrence Estuary. The Discovery Centre is accessed via Route 138, 8 km from the Cap de Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre.
41 rue des Pilotes
Les Escoumins QC G0T 1K0
The Marine Environment Discovery 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 Marine Environment Discovery Centre (Centre de découverte du milieu marin). 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
- From the lookout, pilots can regularly be seen boarding ships to guide them through the treacherous waters of the St. Lawrence.