Let’s celebrate the Marine Park’s 20th anniversary!

Come and meet us! All summer, members of the Parks Canada team will participate in festivities organized by coastal communities.


Mad About Science Festival

May 25-26-27

Both science and the Marine Park are in the spotlight at the Musée du fjord (La Baie) over the course of this weekend. Captivating activities and surprising discoveries await.  Learn more

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Open house

June 10

The Station exploratoire du Saint-Laurent (Rivière-du-Loup) is inviting you for an open house day! Go to the Marine Park kiosk to learn about its riches. Learn more

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Free admission

June 16

Admission will be free and special events will be offered at Parks Canada and Sépaq sites bordering the Marine Park. Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Marine Park in good company!

On June 16, visit the following sites :
- Marine Environment Discovery Centre
- Cap de Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre
- Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre
- Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay, Baie-Éternité and Baie-Sainte-Marguerite sectors

Admission will be free for this special day. Many surprises await you! Other fees apply.

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Marine Park shoreline clean-up

June 18

Students of Bas-Saguenay will storm the shores of the Marine Park for a great clean-up for the park’s 20th anniversary! Watch the Facebook pages of the Marine Park and parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay to see the results of their efforts.

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Virage Festival

June 30

On the occasion of the Virage Festival at Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, we will present a conference on the Marine Park and the governance challenges of this marine protected area. Learn more

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On three full-moon evenings… We jazz it under the moon!

June 30

Experience magical outdoor evenings on the river’s edge. Whales gradually give way to Lady Moon and her silvery ribbon as a backdrop to a concert with jazz overtones. 

Join us at the Marine Environment Discovery Centre

3 nights : June 30, July 28, August 25. Starts at 8 pm (about one hour before moonrise)

Reservations : 418-232-6653

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Canada Day

July 1
It’s Canada Day! Free admission for the day at our Parks Canada sites.

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Quebec Lighthouse Day

July 13
Take part in the “Lights on lighthouses” activity at Cap de Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre. A guided discovery of the Cap-de-Bon-Désir lighthouse. Presented in English on request after the French visit.

Schedule to be announced.

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Pow Wow Essipit

July 20-21

A Marine Park team will be present to celebrate along with members of the Essipit Innu community. Directions:

27, rue de la Réserve, Essipit (Quebec) G0T 1K0
July 20: we will be part of the parade
July 21: educational kiosk on the theme of the Marine Park

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Two nations, one celebration

August 11-12

Join this event uniting the Festival historique de Cacouna and the Rassemblement de la route des Sauvages (Maliceet Pow Wow).

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Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park Bioblitz

September 15

Would you like to contribute to Marine Park knowledge? Participate in this citizen science activity! Who knows you could make some amazing discoveries concerning the Marine Park’s biodiversity! Share your observations using the iNaturalist application.

- At the Marine Environment Discovery Centre

Close-up on the St. Lawrence’s tiniest residents! An amusing activity for the whole family! Observe, identify and catalogue the organisms that inhabit the park.

- At Baie-Sainte-Marguerite and Baie-Éternité

Open your eyes and ears! Would you be able to detect the park’s rarest bird? Help our naturalists enrich the Fjord’s family album of avian fauna.

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Time to celebrate!

September 15

You are cordially invited to celebrate the Marine Park’s 20th anniversary. Details available on our Facebook page and on marinepark.qc.ca.

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Symposium provincial des villages en couleurs

October 5-6-7

A conference on the marine park will be presented for the opening of the Symposium on October 5 in Petit-Saguenay. On October 6th, a kiosk on the Marine Park will be set at Mont-Édouard to show the riches of the marine environment. For more information, visit the Symposium’s website:  www.villagesencouleurs.com

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Symposium d'art contemporain de Rivière-Éternité

October 5-6-7

Come meet us at a booth on October 7 at the Village Church of Baie-Éternité.

For more details on the event: www.facebook.com/symposium.riviere.eternite

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Saguenay–St.Lawrence Marine Park Scientific Symposium

October 17-18-19

Thirty years after the International Forum for the Future of the Beluga, what are the perspectives for the animal that led to the creation of the Marine Park? Thematic conferences and meetings with experts on the challenges of protecting marine environments.

To register and learn more: www.colloqueparcmarin.com

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For more information?:

Call: 418-235-4703
Email: info.marinepark@pc.gc.ca