Tourisme Charlevoix

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

About

Located at the mouth of the fjord, the Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre is the ideal place to take a break, picnic and contemplate the spectacular view of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.

Take the footbridge along the coast and keep your eyes wide open! You may see beluga whales, minke whales, seals and seabirds.

This site is the first of three Parks Canada centres heading towards the North Shore.

Activities

  • 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.

Description

  • Features

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

    • Nearby parking
  • Booking

    • Group rates available

Reviews from visitors

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  • Lucky to see beluga and enjoy a beautiful view

    4 on 5 stars Notice written on 2021-09-18
    Xin X, Ottawa, Canada

    We were lucky to see few groups of beluga from the shore swimming out of the St Lawrence River. The view is beautiful regardless. There are a few steps along the site with decks with chairs. A few...

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  • Beluga watching

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2020-09-17
    234Jen

    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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Contact informations

141, route de la Grande-Alliance (route 138, km 571)
Baie-Sainte-Catherine (QC)  G0T 1A0

1 888 773-8888

  418 237-4383
  pc.infossl@canada.ca

Visit the official site of Centre d’interprétation et d’observation de Pointe-Noire

Schedule

Ouvert en saison

End of June to early September

From 19 June to 6 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 6 September to 11 October

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

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