St. Lawrence Exploration Center

Museum / historic site Region:Bas-Saint-Laurent City : Rivière-du-Loup

Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the St. Lawrence Exploration Centre invites you to come discover the bounty of the mighty river. On the ground floor, an exhibition reveals what we can see on the surface of the water: seabirds, whales and seals. In the basement you can learn about the mysterious world that lies beneath the waters of the St. Lawrence: plankton, fish, sharks and small marine wildlife. Come see our whale skeletons and touch a starfish or a crab. Preview films, gaze at the shore fauna and much more through our telescope. Interpretive guides await your visit!

  80, rue Mackay, Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada, G5R 5Z8
418 867-8796
418 867-8882 (206)

Activities and services


  • Outdoor activities on premises
  • Entertainment
  • Sea mammal observation
  • Hiking
  • Multimedia/videos/movies
  • Children's playground
  • Self-guided tours
  • Tours : in french
  • Tours : in english


  • Boutique / Sales counter
  • Gardens
  • Panoramic view / lookout
  • Banquet, meeting, conference room

Vehicle and Parking Services

  • Free outdoor parking

Restaurant and food services

  • Picnic area


  • Partial access (Kéroul)
  • Services for the visually impaired (Kéroul)


  • Special activities
  • Entertainment
  • Special schedules
  • Reservations required
  • Group rates
  • Tours : in french
  • Tours : in english

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Schedules and rates

June 9, 2019 - September 1, 2019 (Approximate dates)