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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

  • One of the best

    4 on 5 stars Notice written on 2017-09-11
    PT Y

    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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  • best place to see belugas

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2017-08-17
    anne L, Calgary, Canada

    If you are interested in seeing belugas, this is the place to go. We returned 3 times, and spent hours watching them. August is the best time to see Belugas here. This really beats getting on a...

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  • A Must Stop!! Watched the Belugas and Minke from the lovely Muskoka Chairs.

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2017-07-24
    DeerParkMom, Toronto

    We were able to watch the Belugas and Minke whales from docks and shelters provided by the centre. There were a few telescopes to also get a very close look at the whales. The people at the...

    Read more in the opinion of A Must Stop!! Watched the Belugas and Minke from the lovely Muskoka Chairs.

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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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