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Cap-De-Bon-Desir Interpretation and Observation Centre

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We hiked into the park from a nearby campsite and so we didn’t have to pay, there was a fee for... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2019
Kingston, Canada
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Worth the walk

Unfortunately we visited the Centre when it was closed. Since the gates were closed we had to walk... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Peterborough, Canada
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Watch whales, seals and seabirds from the shore. Belugas, porpoises and other cetaceans often swim past Cap de Bon-Désir. Our guides are there to answer your questions. Bring a picnic and a windbreaker. Family activities are offered on site every...more
13 Chemin du Cap de Bon Desir, Les Bergeronnes, Quebec G0T 1G0, Canada
+1 418-232-6751
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All reviews on the rocks watch whales the river enjoyed our visit saw seals viewing spot spot whales several times st lawrence lookout distance shore porpoises centre interpretation minkes picnic
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Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

We hiked into the park from a nearby campsite and so we didn’t have to pay, there was a fee for those driving in. Walked a short scenic trail to the lookout where you could sit on the rocks. We were there only minutes before...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Unfortunately we visited the Centre when it was closed. Since the gates were closed we had to walk a fairly long distance. The view of the St Lawrence from the rocks was worth the walk. We didn’t see any whales but there were lots of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful spot and inly 10 minute walk through lovely forest. We saw minke whales with 10 minutes ( about 10 am). They surface several times in a row so you dont miss them. Stayed 90 minutes sitting on rocks on lovely sunny day....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

Unexpected, nice experience, the whales can actually be seen for the shore! The area offers easy trails, but check the sea while you're walking, marine mammals can appear any time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sab33
Reviewed 29 July 2018

On our first visit it was quite chilly. Many visitors arrived after visiting hours , one does not need to pay to enter the center after 6pm ( the staff and security leave the premise at 6 pm). One that day we were lucky to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank us0ke
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing spot to watch whales swim by, oftentimes quite close to shore. We saw mostly minke whales, as well and as a seal and a beluga (at a fair distance away) . The guides working there are great and help point out the whales and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

So much to see and do in this beautiful setting. We are, indeed fortunate to have this wonderful national park/interpretations center/Parks Canada at our disposal (and not just because in celebration of Canada's 150, the already low admission fees have been dropped for this year)....More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Nice place great staff very informative. Saw whales right from the rocks. It's worth the drive from tadoussac they can talk to you about the guided dive program although we decided not to do this as they only offer it in french

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank pennies4life
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We have previously done the whale watching boat tour with Croisieres AML, and it is very good. This time we opted to watch from the shore which is more economical. We started out is Baie Saint Catherine and did see many belugas then we were...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank MomaMac
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Beautiful shore, can hop along the rocks or sit and watch minke whales, selas, porpoises, and whales swim metres away.

Date of experience: July 2017
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