Tourisme Charlevoix

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


The Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre is ideal for observing belugas, minke whales, birds and seals. This elevated point offers you several views of the landscapes of Tadoussac and the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. This Parks Canada centre was once home to the families of the lighthouse keeper and his assistant. Visit the exhibition and talk to the interpreter-guide.


  • Take the wooden footbridge and discover the history of Pointe-Noire. Thanks to the lighthouse keepers and their assistants, the leading lights and the foghorn made waterways safe for all navigators. As you visit the exhibition, find out why scientists settled in Pointe-Noire to study beluga whales.

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


  • Features

    • Picnic area
    • Animation
    • Restrooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Paid admission
    • 1 heure
  • Services et équipement

    • Nearby parking

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TripAdvisor® traveler’s opinion

  • Beluga watching

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2020-09-17

    Great spot to spend a few hours watching the belugas. Recommend going to ask the viewpoints from the top to the bottom. It's colder by the sea but amazing views!

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  • A must stop to watch whales

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2018-07-29
    us0ke, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    By Paying at one of the three parks ( this one, bon desir or marine environment discovery center), one can view all the three parks in a single day by paying at one entry. So plan your trip well. Its...

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  • One of the best

    4 on 5 stars Notice written on 2017-09-11
    159pty, Baie-D'Urfe, Canada

    One of the best observation look out we have visited. It is worth the drive to get there. We where able to see the whales in the river in front of us. We enjoyed the drive from Quebec City to this...

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Contact informations

141, Route de la Grande-Alliance (km 571)
Baie-Sainte-Catherine (QC)  G0T 1A0

1 888 773-8888

  418 237-4383


Ouvert en saison

End of June to early September

From 20 June to 7 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 8 September to 12 October

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


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