Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park

PARCS CANADA

(bureau administratif)
182, rue de l’Église
Tadoussac
Québec, Canada
G0T 2A0
418-235-4703
saguenay@pc.gc.ca

SÉPAQ

(bureau administratif)
91, rue Notre-Dame
Rivière-Éternité
Québec, Canada
G0V 1P0
418-272-1509
parc.marin@sepaq.com

Poste d’accueil

(saison estivale seulement)
2820, boulevard Malcolm-Fraser
La Malbaie (Saint-Fidèle)
Québec, Canada
G5A 2J1

MANDATE OF THE MARINE PARK

Recognizing the importance of protecting the environment, wildlife, plant life, and natural resources of a part of the Saguenay Fjord and St. Lawrence River estuary, the governments of Quebec and Canada created, together with public support, the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. The Marine Park’s mission is to increase ecosystem protection levels for conservation purposes, for the benefit of present and future generations, while encouraging its use for educational, recreational and scientific purposes.

Activities in the Marine Park are regulated with a view to ensuring the sustainable use of this area and its resources. Regional stakeholders contribute to achieving the marine park’s objectives.

AN EXCEPTIONAL BIODIVERSITY

Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park protects a marine area where the diversity of fauna and flora is exceptional: from microscopic algae to the gigantic blue whale, more than 2,000 wild species have been observed. A real gigantic feeding ground, the park attracts whales, seals and sea birds that travel thousands of kilometers to feed. How can we explain this migration?

Oceanic conditions promote an abundance and concentration of prey in the marine park. It is a choice destination for migratory marine species and a suitable habitat for resident species such as the St. Laurence population of the beluga whale.