The St. Lawrence River and the Saguenay Fjord are the natural habitat of many marine mammals. Over 10 species of whales live in these waters, including the blue whale (the largest marine mammal in the world!), fin and humpback whales, belugas, porpoises, and dolphins. Marine wildlife also includes seals, starfish, and seabirds. On board of a zodiac, in a sea kayak or even on a hike, keep your eyes peeled, the show is always on! In Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean, Côte-Nord, Gaspésie or Bas-Saint-Laurent, the options for marine wildlife watching are plenty. Look for a Quality-Safety certified business to book an excursion that is both respectful and safe, for wildlife and humans alike. On a cruise with an interpretive guide or in a kayak at sunrise, dive into the fascinating world our marine ecosystems.

Minutes from Montreal, come discover unique Parc de la Rivière des Mille Îles. The largest protected wildlife reserve in a metropolitain area, observe animals in their natural habitat, and practise a full lineup of outdoor activities. In winter, try ice fishing, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing and in summer, paddle its waterways in a canoe, kayak or rabaska canoe. Hike countless walking trails and visit the interpretation centre too. The Tourisme Laval visitor area is a genuine oasis in nature, at the gateway to the big city.

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