Tourisme Charlevoix

Centre d’interprétation et d’observation de Pointe-Noire

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The Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre is ideal to observe whales, such as beluga and minke whales. From this peak one gets an excellent perspective on the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Notice the colour of the water and the strength of tidal currents. Visit this site once inhabited by the families of the Lighthouse guard and his assistant. Find out even more through the exhibition and chat with the interpreter-guides.

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Description

Centre d’interprétation et d’observation de Pointe-Noire

  • Activities available

    • Marine mammal observation

Activities

  • Take the wooden footbridge and discover Pointe-Noire’s history. Because of the work of the lighthouse keepers and their assistants, the leading lights and the foghorn made waterways safe for all mariners. As you visit the exhibition, find out why scientists settled in Pointe-Noire to observe the belugas.

  • With an interpretive guide, spot whales and discover what attracts them to the Saguenay−St. Lawrence Marine Park.

Description

  • Features

    • Picnic area
    • Animation
    • Restrooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Free entrance

Reviews from visitors

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TripAdvisor® traveler’s opinion

  • Great view on belugas

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2016-09-28
    SvdS, Wageningen

    We were here in September 2016 when the center was obviously closed. However, the view from the accessible observation platforms above the mouth of the Saguenay river into Baie St. Laurent is...

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  • Always Stop Here

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2016-09-20
    Tellurian, Bar Harbor, Maine

    Before taking the Tadoussac–Baie-Sainte-Catherine Ferry across the Saguenay to get settled into Tadoussac, my husband and I always stop here for a picnic lunch. The views are exquisite and usually we...

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  • Great first stop in whale country.

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2016-09-04
    Julie S

    First stop on our whale watching trip and we saw three belugas, including a baby and a fin whale. The decks with the red chairs to sit in are lovely, and your kids will want to climb the rocks...

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Contact informations

141, Route 138 (km 571)
Baie-Sainte-Catherine (QC)  G0T 1A0

1 888 773-8888

  418 237-4383
  info.parcmarin@pc.gc.ca

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Schedule

End of June to early September

From 17 June to 4 September

  • 10:00 to 17:00 - Monday
  • 10:00 to 17:00 - Tuesday
  • 10:00 to 17:00 - Wednesday
  • 10:00 to 17:00 - Thursday
  • 10:00 to 17:00 - Friday
  • 10:00 to 17:00 - Saturday
  • 10:00 to 17:00 - Sunday

Early September to mid-October

From 5 September to 9 October

  • 10:00 to 17:00 - Friday
  • 10:00 to 17:00 - Saturday
  • 10:00 to 17:00 - Sunday

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