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Pointe-noire interpretation and observation centre

The Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre is the perfect place for relaxing and enjoying an exceptional view of the Saguenay and Tadoussac. Since 1875, this site has been guiding navigators thanks to fires built on the headland; they indicate the direction to follow for moving towards the Saguenay. Speak with interpreter-guides on the patio near the keeper’s house. You might be surprised by belugas, small white whales, as they follow the Pointe-Noire coastline. Check out the exhibition to learn more about this site’s history and discover the wildlife living in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.


Live from Pointe-Noire
Discover the heart of the Marine Park, the mouth of the Saguenay and the St. Lawrence estuary via the webcam installed at the Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Center! Look closely, you can see the foundations of the former alignment lights used to steer the boats going up the Fjord. Other alignment lights have been built and are still present.


Dates of operation:
June 17 to October 9

Detailed hours of operation:

June 17 to September 4: daily, 10 am to 5 pm
September 5 to October 9: Friday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm


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!

Route 138Route 138 (One kilometre away from the Tadoussac–Baie-Sainte-Catherine ferry)
Baie-Sainte-Catherine, Québec
418 237-4383