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 Marine Environment Discovery Centre and the Cap de Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre on the same day.
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.
Dogs are allowed on Parks Canada sites. However, they must be on a leash at all times.