Ultimate Guide to Whale Watching in Tadoussac, Quebec – Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park

Marine Mammal Interpretive Centre, Tadoussac, Quebec, Canada @DownshiftingPRO

Where to Start Your Whale-Watching Tour?

It’s that magical time of year between May and October when you can see plenty of whales in Cote Nord and Quebec Maritime! Located just three hours from Quebec City, it is an easy and very enjoyable drive on to Baie St. Catherine’s where you will cross over to Tadoussac on a ferry.

The first place to stop is to the Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre (CIMM) in Tadoussac.  If you are going to look for whales in the ocean, you may need a little guidance and the CIMM keeps track of whale sightings on a daily basis.

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What to do & What’s New at the Quebec Winter Carnival 2023


This year’s Quebec Winter Carnival (Carnaval de Quebec) will run from February 4th – 13, 2023. The start date was delayed due to extreme weather warning. This should come as not surprise to anyone living in the Great White North but organizers are being cautious and it is justified. Trust me, I’ve been in Quebec City when it was -25 C and it was not pretty but you just have to dress for the weather.

Fortunately, the weather did not dissuade co-hosts of TODAY with Hoda & Jenna from snowshoeing, toboganning or visiting Bonhome Carnaval in the ice castle! Don’t let the cold weather keep you from having some of the most fun possible during a winter carnival. Thousands will visit to take part in visiting the ice castle, watching night parades, admiring snow and ice sculptures. This year, they will forgo the swim and snow bath but hopefully will still have the taditional canoe races.

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