The Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park
The Marine Park is part of the Saguenay Fjord, deeply chiselled in the Laurentian Mountains.
The park covers an area of more than one thousand square kilometres of the St. Lawrence estuary and vast areas of the Saguenay Fjord. The Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park’s main goal is to preserve the species and ecosystems of a representative portion of the St. Lawrence estuary and the Saguenay Fjord.
In addition to this mission, the Marine Park provides the opportunity for visitors to learn about the Fjord. The Marine Park is a conservation park, located in an exclusively marine environment; it occupies two third parts of the fjord. Actually, the St. Lawrence Estuary abounds with a varied and mysterious marine life. While on the surface, the beauty of the Saguenay Fjord is striking, these waters also intrigue us as they reveal glimpses of their depths.
The meeting point of St. Lawrence and the Saguenay River constitutes the heart of the Marine Park.
The Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park beckons visitors to come and explore its network of continually evolving discovery locations that offer additional insights into park themes. A stop at one or more of the local cities, towns and islands will provide tourists with an outdoor recreational opportunity.
Several interpretation centres are located here. Besides, sea kayaking, hiking, scuba diving, fishing, or a lighthouse tour are just a few of the ways vacationers can use to enrich their visit to the marine park area.
The marked season changes and the sometimes rigorous climate modify its landscape continually: sometimes like the middle of the Arctic, then like an oasis at the foot of the cliffs. The marine depths are the home of sixty (60) species of fish and some mammals such as the famous beluga whale. Photo by © Provincequebec
The wide biodiversity and particular ecological conditions make the Saguenay Fjord a natural environment abounding with marine life that is unique in the world. The fjord is a safe haven for manymarine animals. Eating takes an important place, but good food doesn't account for everything. Everyone must also be able to practice other activities, but without food, they would be unable to stay in this area during the summer period. Photo by © Provincequebec