AAA Editor Notes
Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park (Parc marin du Saguenay-St-Laurent) is accessible via hwys. 138, 170, 172 and 132. Managed by both the provincial and the federal government, the 1,245-square-kilometre (480-sq.-mi.) marine park consists of most of the river bed of Saguenay Fjord and a part of the northern half of the St. Lawrence estuary.
Created in 1998, the park protects a biologically diverse ecosystem. More than fifteen species of marine mammals are known to frequent the area, including minke, fin, humpback and blue whales that migrate here in summer and beluga whales and harbor seals, both of which are year-round residents.
Such activities as sightseeing cruises, hiking, kayaking and scuba diving can be enjoyed in the park. Ferry service as well as exhibits and information about the area are available in Baie-Ste-Catherine, Les Escoumins, Rivière-du-Loup, Tadoussac and Trois-Pistoles.
Pets are not permitted.
Guided tours are available. Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted.