Parc marin du Saguenay, Boat Cruise, Saint-Laurent, QC, Canada
Exclusively a marine protected zone. With a total area of 1245 km2, it covers a large portion of the St. Lawrence Estuary and nearly the entire Saguenay Fjord. The cold, salt waters of the Atlantic Ocean come to the surface and create an environment rich in krill (small crustaceans) and capelin (small, schooling fish), choice food for whales.
The main objective of the Saguenay—St. Lawrence Marine Park is the conservation of the wealth of this ecosystem—as fragile as it is complex—for present and future generations. Marine mammals can be observed from land. In Tadoussac and the surrounding area there are many little secret spots where you can observe those fabulous whales, with or without binoculars. If you feel lucky, and are patient, try sitting out on the tip of Islet Point, Rouge Point or on the sand dunes. The beauty of the scenery is on par with the grandeur of the cetaceans.Visit Canada. Epic Canada Route © Monika Newbound