SHOWCASING A BLUE TREASURE
Did you know Lake Saint-Pierre and its islands and shores were designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2000? This shallower section of the St. Lawrence River—which widens between Sorel-Tracy and Trois-Rivières—abounds with wetlands that are incredibly rich, yet fragile. The Biophare not only showcases these ecosystems, but also invites you in for a closer look!
The exhibition L’observatoire du lac Saint-Pierre takes you on a journey of discovery of the lake’s habitats as well as its plant and animal life, such as Baie-du-Febvre, where thousands of snow geese stop over each spring, not to mention Grande Île, home to North America’s largest heronry.
Book a Nature Tour through the Lake Saint-Pierre archipelago and its hundred-plus islands! During a leisurely three-hour boat ride, learn all about the essential role wetlands play—protecting river banks, filtering water, serving as wildlife habitats, and more—and the efforts of communities dedicated to preserving them.
Must-see virtual exhibitions: Dive under the surface of Lake Saint-Pierre with Waters of Life. In The Human Side of Lake Saint-Pierre, hear the stories of those working to protect the lake’s biodiversity. Plus, learn the many challenges of Navigating the St. Lawrence, including habitat preservation.