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Cap-de-bon-désir interpretation and observation centre

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 17 to October 9

Detailed hours of operation:

June 17 to September 4: daily, 9 am to 6 pm
September 5 to 10: daily, 9 am to 5 pm
September 11 to October 9: Wednesday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm

Tours and programs schedule: June 17 to September 4 (daily activities may vary)


Free entry in 2017

Canada150_Logo_MainPrincipal_RedRouge_RGBIn 2017, Parks Canada is inviting Canadians and visitors from around the world to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation at our national treasures from coast to coast to coast. For the occasion, we’re offering free admission to all Parks Canada locations.

Order your 2017 Discovery Pass: Order your FREE Pass here!

Adress :
13, ch. du Cap-de-Bon-Désir
Les Bergeronnes (Québec)
418 232-6751

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 24 to August 19.

Navigating on the St. Lawrence – A Risky Adventure :
In this game, visitors become apprentice pilots. Their challenge is to steer their ship from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Great Lakes. Along the way, they must face natural obstacles, explore, and discover the secrets and history of this majestic waterway (offred at high tide).

Upcoming Events:
No planned events

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