Covid-19:

For this first phase in the resumption of services, visitors will be able to access as the following services and facilities:reception service;

  • day-use areas, including green spaces and picnic areas;
  • public toilets;
  • pathways to coastal observation areas;
  • Access to limited services at the diving base operated by the Fédération québécoise des activités sous-marines (FQAS) at the Marine Environment Discovery Centre.

Things to know before you arrive

What to bring?
To ensure your visit is pleasant and comfortable, we recommend bringing warm clothes, a windbreaker, comfortable shoes and sunscreen or a hat to protect you from the sun. Even on a warm summer’s day, the sea breeze can be chilly. We also recommend bringing snacks or a picnic. You will certainly want to have your camera and binoculars with you, too.

Visit three centres in one day
Get the most out of your entrance fee by visiting the Cap de Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre and the Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre on the same day.

Transportation
If you intend to take the Tadoussac–Baie-Sainte-Catherine ferry, keep in mind that it is free of charge and operates day and night. From September to May, crossings take place every 20 minutes during the day and hourly overnight. From May to September, daytime departures are every 15 minutes. During the high season—from mid-July to late August—you may have to wait over an hour at peak times. But you can still whale-watch while waiting in line. Keep your eyes peeled!

For the ferry timetable, go to: Tadoussac–Baie-Sainte-Catherine Ferry.

Pets
Dogs are allowed on Parks Canada sites. However, they must be on a leash at all times.

Scuba diving

If you intend to scuba dive, i.e. with a bottle, must possess or obtain a certificate attesting to their qualification. It is possible, by reservation, to obtain a qualification with a professional recognized by the Fédération québécoise des activités subaquatiques (FQAS) at the dive base of the Marine Environement Discovery Centre. Contact the Federation for more information: Quebec Underwater council.