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Marine Environment Discovery Centre

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41 Rue des Pilotes, Les Escoumins, Quebec G0T 1K0, Canada
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Wonderful place to explore or wait.

My husband, grandson and I took a whale watching excursion and left my 89 year old mum relaxing at... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Bejazzes
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Ottawa, Canada
Excellent Discovery Centre

When we visited this place we followed a group of 40 schoolkids on a field trip. Despite the noise... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
AMsays
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Thornhill, Canada
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Dive into the colourful world of the St. Lawrence and observe the whales! Parks Canada invites you to explore some of the most beautiful underwater scenery in North America at the Marine Environment Discovery Centre. Family activities are offered on site every day. Observe whales, seals and seabirds near the shore. Our guides are there to answer your questions. Bring a picnic and a windbreaker. Enjoy a virtual dive in the St. Lawrence, an enchanting sensory experience! The "St. Lawrence Live" activity gives you the opportunity to ask the divers questions and request that they look for a particular animal for you. Consult the schedule and phone for reservations. Dive or snorkel in the St. Lawrence! The Marine Environment Discovery Centre has one of the most fully equipped diving bases in the province of Québec. Take advantage of the amenities and services available on site: guided dives, equipment rentals, air filling station, hot showers and fresh water tank to rinse your gear. Safe and easy access to the water. Professional divers available to guide you. Learn more about the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park and the St. Lawrence Estuary, the largest estuary in the world, by visiting the centre's exhibit, which will also tell you about the history of the St. Lawrence beluga.
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7 Sep 2017
“Wonderful place to explore or wait.”
11 Jul 2017
“Excellent Discovery Centre”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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41 Rue des Pilotes, Les Escoumins, Quebec G0T 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

My husband, grandson and I took a whale watching excursion and left my 89 year old mum relaxing at this fabulous centre. The staff was excellent and spent some time chatting with her and helping her look around the wonderful exhibits. Although she was not...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

When we visited this place we followed a group of 40 schoolkids on a field trip. Despite the noise and the enthusiasm of the children, the guides were fabulous, explaining the centre, pointing out different facts and answering all our questions. After spending some time...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2015

This is a great place to get lots of information about the Saint Lawrence River and it's inhabitants. A great place to spend on a hour or so.

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Reviewed 18 October 2015

We found this museum to be better than the one in Tadoussac. While the Tadoussac one only concerns marine mammals, this one covers the marine environment and animal life of the entire area. The exhibits are creative and well done. The employee there was enthusiastic...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2015

Deep water comes close to shore here, so we had better luck seeing Belugas here than even Pointe Noire or Baie Ste. Marguerite. Also harbor porpoises. You do need to sit patiently for an hour or so, since they're not always there. In cold weather,...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

worth just pulling in for info and chance to view whales from patio area. lots of info on coast, animals etc

Thank eleanorferguson
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