Wildlife Observation

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Enthusiasts of nature and the great outdoors can enjoy our many sites for observing a variety of wildlife in their natural habitat.

CIBRO et les Battures

The Centre d'interprétation des battures et de réhabilitation des oiseaux (CIBRO) (mudflats and bird rehabilitation interpretation centre) is a wildlife refuge and a migratory stopover recognized for its abundance and diversity of winged creatures. Over 260 species of birds can be observed, some of which are rare or endangered.

The sand spit nearby is a unique geological formation that marks beginning of the Saguenay Fjord.

100, chemin Cap-des-Roches, Saint-Fulgence, G0V 1S0
T 418.674.2425

Okwari Aventures

Observe the black bear in its natural habitat. Excursions are carried out in complete safety in the company of qualified guides. A variety of package deals are available including full day excursions in a Rabaska boat (can accommodate 10 people), a short hiking excursion on a landscaped trail along the shores of the Mars River, a visit to a recreated Aboriginal site and a meal in a Scandinavian-style log cabin.

7400, chemin des Chutes, Saguenay (arr. de La Baie), G7B 3N8
T 418.544.4987

Passe à saumon Rivière-à-Mars

In the heart of the Borough of La Baie, the interpretation offers Atlantic salmon sea trout observation in Rivière-à-Mars.  Naturalist guides available on-site. Possibility of fishing on location.

3232, chemin St-Louis, La Baie, G7B 4M8
T 418.697.5093

Centre de vacances Ferme 5 étoiles

Observe bison, moose, wolves, beaver... in the woodland parks of Ferme 5 étoiles. Pet rabbits, goats, horses and other farm animals. Thereafter, team up with an experienced guide for  black bear observation .

465, route 172 Ouest, Sacré-Cœur, G0T 1V0
418.236.4833 | 1.877.236.4551

Observatoire d'oiseaux de Tadoussac (O.O.T.)

Tadoussac is a natural corridor for observing migratory birds. Explos-Nature captures and tags a selection of birds for determining their health and for tracking aviary breeding in northern Québec. Learn about the many different species of migratory birds through entertaining and educational activities.

chemin du Moulin-à-Baude, Tadoussac
T 418.232.6249 | 1.877.637.1877

Whale Watching

During the summer, the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park transforms into a giant-sized natural playground. Whales, seals and other marine mammals travel thousands of kilometers to feed where the waters of the St. Lawrence and Saguenay Rivers meet. Tadoussac is a destination of choice in a pristine natural environment for whale watching cruises.  

Beluga Whale Watching

Beluga whales are a protected species and present in two specific areas:  At the mouth of the Saguenay River and Baie Sainte-Marguerite. For observing whales during the summer, we suggest visiting the lookout point at Halte du Béluga.

Getting there: At the Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay , in the Baie-Sainte-Marguerite area, take “Le Fjord” pedestrian path (6 km). On return, visit the permanent exhibit on beluga whales at the discovery and services centre.

KM 22, Route 172
T 418.272.1556 | 1.
800.665.6527

Zoo de Falardeau

Operations began in 2009 as a wildlife observation and agricultural interpretation centre and today many animals can be observed on-site.

309, Rang #2, St-David-de-Falardeau,  G0V 1C0
T 418.673.4602