Visitor safety

Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park

We rarely head out for an outdoor adventure with the expectation that something will go wrong, and most times everything will go right. However, sometimes the unexpected happens and when it does, it’s important that you are well informed and well prepared to minimize the negative impact of unfortunate circumstances.

For important information about staying safe while enjoying Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park, please explore the topics below:

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. At Parks Canada, we do our part to make sure you can have a safe visit by assessing the risks, managing hazards, and making sure that safety information is freely available to everyone. You can do your part as visitors by making sure you seek out the information you need to stay safe and make well informed decisions while enjoying these special places. Make sure you are fully prepared for whatever activities you choose to participate in so you can have a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit.

Emergency contact information

Canadian Coast Guard

- Canadian Coast Guard Marine Rescue Centre and Marine Pollution Radio:
Radio VHF ch.16 (156,8 MHz) Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
On a cell phone dial*16

- Marine Rescue Centre: 1-800-463-4393

- Marine Pollution: 1-800-363-4735

Regarding collisions with or disturbances of marine mammals

- Parks Canada: 1-866-508-9888
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

- Le Réseau québécois d’urgence pour les mammifères marins (Quebec marine mammal emergency network): Regarding a marine mammal that is either wounded or in trouble: 1-877-722-5346

Fire, police and ambulance: 911

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