In search of whales
Sitting on the rocks of L’Anse à Cale Sèche in Tadoussac, surrounded by life-size beluga sculptures, the Interpretation Center on marine mammals (CIMM) is situated at the meeting of the Saguenay River and the St. Lawrence River, one of the whale’s favourite spot. Immerse yourself in the fascinating universe of giants and prepare your encounter with them.
In our interactive exhibition, see how long you can hold your breath as compared with a whale. Listen to some entrancing underwater songs. Become an assistant researcher. And if you dare, touch the skull and teeth of a 13-metre long whale skeleton “swimming” overhead!
Check the map at the Centre for a weekly report on whale sightings. Our naturalists will also be pleased to share their knowledge and stories with you. Even though they’ve seen plenty of whales, they’ll tell you it’s an experience they never tire of. And keep an eye open, you might even see a whale from the museum windows.
Don't miss the magnificent Meetings with Whales of the St. Lawrence documentary co-produced by biologist Jean Lemire and by Alain Belhumeur.
Take the opportunity to Join in the whale singing course, offered several times a day in the garden. Created in co-operation with the Jardins de Métis, the garden will give you an introduction to the diversity and beauty of plant life along the North Shore. It’s irresistible!
Round out your visit with a trip to the gift shop. Your purchases contribute directly to the Centre’s research activities.
Whale-watching on the Web
The Groupe de recherche et d’éducation sur les mammifères marins (GREMM), which manages the Centre, studies marine mammals and their environment and shares its findings. See its website, www.baleinesendirect.org, for an “ocean” of information. Dive in!