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Whale-watching in the St. Lawrence Estuary

Whale-watching on the shores of the St. Lawrence River

Whale-watching on the shores of the St. Lawrence River


Whale watching is an extremely popular activity in Quebec. The Manicouagan region is one of the best places in the world to observe marine mammals and the Route des Baleines (Whale Route) is an absolute must if you want to have front row seats for the show.

In all, 13 species of whales feed in the St. Lawrence River, including the blue whale, the largest animal on the planet, the fin and the minke whales and the spectacular humpback whale. Harbour porpoises, belugas and several species of seals may all be found in the St. Lawrence. There are ocean excursions aboard watercraft of all sizes available to those who would like to observe these mammals. And in some places, the river along the shore is so deep that you can watch whales even without leaving land. Consult the Network of Observation Sites along the Whale Route to find the best sites to observe whales from the shore.

Québec Road Trips

REGION: Côte-Nord - Manicouagan/Québec maritime

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Manicouagan region
Québec maritime
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