Marine Environment Discovery Centre
The Marine Environment Discovery Centre is situated in Les Escoumins, 250 km from Quebec City via Road 138 East, 10 km east of Cap-de-Bon-Desir. The Centre hosts a permanent exhibition.
The starring attraction, St. Lawrence in direct, is an interactive activity designed to let guests in on the secrets of the seabed, without even getting their feet wet. When guests take part in the Centre’s interpretation activities, they are introduced to a St. Lawrence River pilot, whose line of work is to steer freighters and ocean liners safely through the estuary of the St. Lawrence.
Tourists can get in a time machine and revisit the major technological discoveries that have allowed humans to explore the underwater world. In fact, the St. Lawrence marine estuary offers a variety of unique vantage points from which to behold its surprising treasures, such as land-based marine mammal-watching locations, an amphitheatre showcasing the underwater world of the St. Lawrence, and a scuba diving centre.
Thanks to live broadcasting technology, visitors cans virtually dive right in next to a team of naturalist divers, and thus enjoy a one-of-a-kind underwater experience.
You can take advantage of the diving guide services or of the equipment rental, available for certified divers. Web site of the Marine Environment Discovery Centre: www.marinepark.qc.ca
Marine landscape at Les Escoumins. Photo : © V. Petrovskiy
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