At the Marine Environment Discovery Centre, dive into the fascinating world of the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park, from starfish to the largest marine mammals.

In addition to being an excellent diving destination, the site offers spectacular views of the St. Lawrence estuary. With or without binoculars, take a seat on the gallery or in the amphitheatre and marvel at the landscape and these majestic animals with their powerful breath! Seals and birds will surely also appear.

Enjoy the breathtaking view of the river while picnicking with family or friends and taking part in interpretative activities.

Tours and programs

Getting here


41 rue des Pilotes
Les Escoumins QC G0T 1K0

By car
Take Route 138 to Les Escoumins located in the Côte-Nord region. Brown road signs are located along the road, 1 km before arriving at the centre.

The site is located 35 km east of Tadoussac.

Hours of operation

The site is open from June 18 to October 10, 2022.
Complete schedule


Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list


Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Lookout Lookout
Picnic Shelter Picnic shelter
Bus parking Bus parking
Gift Shop Gift shop
Parking Parking
Restrooms Restrooms
Dive base
Information Information
Picnic area Picnic area
Electric car charging station Electric car charging station

Quick facts

  • The Marine Environment Discovery Centre is located on the edge of one of the most beautiful diving destinations in North America.
  • The wildlife that lives near the bottom of this area is diverse, colourful and abundant.