Saguenay - St. Lawrence Marine Park
The Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park is a National Marine conservation area of Canada. With an area approximately 1138 square km, the park borders four tourist regions: Saguenay-Lac-St. Jean, Manicouagan, Bas-St-Laurent and Charlevoix.
At the sites that make up the marine park, open-air activities and interpretation centres are available to the tourists who'd like to experience the sea, the shore and the islands. Sea kayaking, hiking, scuba diving, a tour of the local lighthouse are but a few ways to enjoy this marine park to the fullest.
The Saguenay - St. Lawrence Marine Park, with its wealth of ecosystems and abundance of species, is sure to satisfy everyone’s taste for adventure. You can experience the park through its Discovery Network.
Visitors are invited to watch belugas without disturbing them at Pointe-Noire and Sainte-Marguerite Bay, both of them offering fabulous vantage points from which to scan the sea. Be sure not to miss the Marine Environment Discovery Centre, located in Les Escoumins, where guests learn astonishing secrets of the St. Lawrence River.
Among all of the world's fjords, we can consider the Saguenay Fjord as being of great biological abundance and this, thanks to the water coming in at high tide twice a day, from the Saint Lawrence estuary. This cold, salted water is well oxygenated and loaded with plankton. It maintains life down to its deepest areas.
The rythm of the tides thus represents the heart and lungs of the fjord.
You can also visit the Fjord Interpretation Centre at the Baie-Eternite to discover the unique features of the Saguenay.
Visit the Marine Park Website: www.marinepark.qc.ca
Saguenay Fjord. Photo by © V. Petrvosky
Impressive walls of the Saguenay Fjord. Photo by © V. Petrvosky
Northern forest on the walls of the Marine park. Photo by © V. Petrvosky
These high hills are very hard to escalate, but they are incredibly nice. Photo by © V. Petrvosky
The waters of the fjord are rich in faune marine. Photo by © V. Petrvosky
Waters of Saguenay fjord Marine Park. Photo by © V. Petrvosky