The Cap-de-Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre invites you to discover the lighthouse station and the whales that frequent the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. 

Upon arrival, explore the lighthouse station where the keepers and their families lived. With its light visible from a great distance, the lighthouse ensures the safety of navigators travelling the St. Lawrence. 

Then, go to the coast by following the Harbour Porpoise Trail (375 m) and let yourself be enchanted by the panorama. From the rocks and the lookout, you can gaze at the horizon and observe the marine mammals that come to feed within a few metres from you. You will have the opportunity to see several species of whales, seals, as well as a wide variety of seabirds. Open your eyes wide… and your ears!

Things to do

Getting here


13 Chemin du Cap-de-Bon-Désir
Les Bergeronnes QC G0T 1G0

By car

Take route 138 to Les Bergeronnes located in the Côte-Nord region. Look out for brown road signs.

The centre is located 30 km east from Tadoussac.

Hours of operation

The site is open from June 18 to October 10, 2022.
Complete schedule


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

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Gift Shop Gift shop
Parking Parking
Playground Playground
Bus parking Bus parking
Information Information
Picnic area Picnic area
Restrooms Restrooms
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Lookout Lookout
Picnic Shelter Picnic shelter
Electric car charging station Electric car charging station

Quick facts

  • The lighthouse at Cap-de-Bon-Désir has existed since 1941. The current buildings date from 1958. 
  • Cap-de-Bon-Désir is the site bordering the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park where you can observe the greatest variety of whales.