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The Marine Park

turns 20!


The Marine Park turns 20!

Over the last 20 years, we have made extraordinary achievements: more than 120 research and monitoring projects; a unique regulation governing marine activities to protect marine mammals; and various protective measures to reduce the risk of collisions and disturbances of whales, a Discovery Network of twenty or so terrestrial sites in the four regions bordering the park and a collaboration between several stakeholders saw the birth of the Eco-Whale Alliance, which promotes better practices.
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Free admission Saturday June, 16

Enjoy free admission at Parks Canada and Sépaq Marine Park sites. Come celebrate in good company! Your park is waiting for you!
Marine Environment Discovery Center
Cap-de-Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Center
Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Center
Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay, Baie-Éternité and Baie Sainte-Marguerite sectors

*Admission will be free for this special day filled with surprises. Other fees apply.

Scientific Symposium October 17-18-19

At the Hôtel Tadoussac, the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park welcomes Mr. Daniel Pauly, professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Hosted by France Beaudoin of  la Semaine verte (Radio-Canada), the symposium offers a series of scientific conferences on the understanding of marine protected areas in Quebec and Canada, and the issues and challenges facing them.
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Time to celebrate!

On September 15, several activities will take place in Tadoussac to celebrate the Marine Park’s 20th anniversary with indigenous communities, residents and visitors, starringart, history, nature and culture! Follow all the details on our Facebook page and on our website

A Diverse Program of Events

Discover the activities that the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park and its partners have prepared for you to mark the 20th anniversary of the creation of this marine protected area. You can find us at local and regional community events throughout the summer season. You are invited to enjoy the beautiful season, admire the marine environment, discover its rich diversity and participate in the many activities offered.

Season of shoreline cleanups

What better than a clean shore to offer the Marine Park as a gift for its 20th anniversary? Individually or collectively, citizens, schools and community groups are invited to share pictures of their cleanup efforts on the Marine Park Facebook event page using the hashtag #CleanMarinePark!
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June: Water Month

The Regroupement des Organismes de bassins versants du Québec is partnering with a multitude of partners to dedicate the month of June to water and its importance for the economy, culture and tourism. A host of free or low-cost activities will be offered in the regions. Watch for programming from June 1st to June 30th.
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20th anniversary photo exhibition

An exhibition of 13 portraits showcasing a journey through the centuries in the heart of a unique marine environment where more than 1600 species cohabitate and where humans and the sea have coexisted for more than 8000 years. Throughout the summer, the exhibition will be presented in various bistros, museums and interpretation centers in the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park region.

A Marine Park edition of Le Naturaliste canadien

Since 1868, the scientific journal Le Naturaliste canadien has been disseminating knowledge, in French, about the themes of nature and the environment in North America. The June 2018 edition will be dedicated to the theme of understanding of and research conducted in the Marine Park.
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Mad About Science Festival

MAY 25-27
Both science and the Marine Park are in the spotlight at the Musée du fjord (La Baie) over the course of this weekend. Captivating activities and surprising discoveries await.
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Open house

The Station exploratoire du Saint-Laurent (Rivière-du-Loup) is inviting you for an open house day! Go to the Marine Park kiosk to learn about its riches.
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Free admission

Admission will be free and special events will be offered at Parks Canada and Sépaq sites bordering the Marine Park. Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Marine Park in good company!
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Virage Festival

On the occasion of the Virage Festival at Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, we will present a conference on the Marine Park and the governance challenges of this marine protected area. (french only)
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Photo Exhibition at Kiboikoi

Take a journey through the Marine Park's history with this traveling photo exhibition. The start point is at Kiboikoi.
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Pow Wow Essipit

JULY 20-21
A Marine Park team will be present to celebrate along with members of the Essipit Innu community.
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Photo Exhibition at Bistro de l'Anse

Parcourez l'histoire du parc marin à travers cette exposition photo itinérante.
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Two nations, one celebration

AUGUST 11-12
Join this event uniting the Festival historique de Cacouna and the Rassemblement de la route des Sauvages (Malice et Pow Wow).
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Time to celebrate!

On September 15, several activities will take place in Tadoussac to celebrate the Marine Park’s 20th anniversary with indigenous communities, residents and visitors, starringart, history, nature and culture! Follow all the details on our Facebook page and on our website.
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Marine Park Bioblitz

Would you like to contribute to our understanding of the species in the Marine Park? Participate in this citizen science activity will allow you to make some amazing discoveries about the Marine Park’s biodiversity!
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Symposium provincial des villages en couleurs

On the menu, a conference and a kiosk to celebrate the Marine Park's 20th on the Marine Park for this colofull event!
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Symposium d'art contemporain de Rivière-Éternité

Come meet us at a booth on October 7 at the Village Church of Baie-Éternité!
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Scientific Symposium

OCTOBER 17-18-19
Thirty years after the International Forum for the Future of the Beluga, what are the perspectives for the animal that led to the creation of the Marine Park?
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