Marine Environment Discovery Centre - Saguenay - National Marine Conservation Area

To see and experience

The Centre’s most popular activity is Live from beneath St. Lawrence. And with good reason! Seated comfortably in front of a huge screen, you can watch divers and a cameraman-naturalist track down and film the marvels beneath the waves – just for you! You can even talk to them underwater!

Take a seat in the outdoor amphitheatre. Nature interpreters will tell you about scuba diving, surprises in the marine environment, research into fish populations and … wait! Is that a whale out there? Take a look through the binoculars provided and see for yourself.

The Centre’s interactive and highly accessible exhibition also introduces visitors to the St. Lawrence, in particular with the help of a 5-metre long model. You can also learn about local plants and wildlife and listen to first-hand accounts of how people’s relationships with the River have changed over the years.  

Divers come to Les Escoumins from around the globe
Did you know that Les Escoumins is renowned worldwide as a cold saltwater diving experience? There are three easy-access sites and plenty of services (equipment rental, tank filling, etc.).

Centre de découverte du milieu marin
41 rue des Pilotes
Les Escoumins (Quebec) | G0T 1K0
T 418 233-4414
T 1 888 773-8888 (toll-free)