The Cap de Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre is a must-see along the Whale Route. Come experience a unique marine mammal sighting. Whales and seals sometimes come very close to shore. Bring along a picnic, warm clothing and binoculars. And keep your eyes peeled! Head to the shore and take part in activities in company of interpreters. Visit the exhibition to hear the lighthouse’s history as told by its keepers and learn more about navigation. Fun and discovery for all!
Dates of operation:
June 16 to October 8
Detailed hours of operation:
June 16 to September 3: daily, 9 am to 6 pm
September 4 to 9: daily, 9 am to 5 pm
September 10 to October 8: Wednesday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm
Tours and programs schedule: June 16 to September 3 (daily activities may vary)
Adult: $ 7.80
Senior (65 and older): $ 6.80
Youth (17 and under): free
Family/Group: $ 15.70
Commercial Group, per person: $ 4.90
Order your 2018 Discovery Pass: Order your Pass here!
13, ch. du Cap-de-Bon-Désir
Les Bergeronnes (Québec)
Participate in interpretive activities that are included in your entrance fee.
The ups and downs of the sea shore:
This activity presents the biological adaptations of algae and animals that live between low and high tide. Tide permitting, visitors are invited to go beachcombing in search of diverse life forms. The activity takes place at low tide.
Offered in French only
Ocean Encounters :
A nature interpreter presents aquatic animals harvested by divers at the base of Cap de Bon-Désir. Discover the multi-coloured animals that populate the seafloor: starfish, anemones and sea cucumbers, to name but a few. Some animals are grazers and some are filter feeders, while still others are carnivorous or detritus feeders. Are you bold enough to touch them? Activity offered in French and English.
Schedule: This activity is offered Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 am from June 30 to August 18, 2018.
Construction Info: Work is underway for the construction of public toilets at the Cap-de-Bon-Desir Interpretation and Observation Center. All areas remain accessible to visitors. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Conservation measures have been put in place to protect archaeological resources. The Cap-de-Bon-Désir site houses over 8,000 years of history, one of the longest and oldest sequences of human occupation in the Haute-Côte-Nord. The area welcomed its first seal hunters more than 8,000 years ago and was occupied almost continuously until the period of contact with Europeans.
Have a good visit!