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.

Getting here


41 rue des Pilotes
Les Escoumins QC G0T 1K0

By car
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 19 to October 11, 2021.
Complete schedule

Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Facilities and services

Quick facts

  • From the lookout, pilots can regularly be seen boarding ships to guide them through the treacherous waters of the St. Lawrence.