Tadoussac to Grandes Bergeronnes Topo Map

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From Tadoussac to Grandes Bergeronnes is a beautiful stretch of coast with both rocky shores and large coastal sand dune bluffs. It is also an excellent area to see whales. By staying relatively near shore, the trip requires only intermediate skills; however, just a short distance offshore, the tide currents running out of the Saguenay fjord can be as high as 7.0 knots, and where these powerful currents meet with the St. Lawrence, they form rapids miles offshore. The turbulent waters where the giant rivers collide provide an abundance of food for marine mammals, but unless you have advanced paddling skills, it is best to watch it from a safe distance. With the abundance of food and deep water just beyond the tide banks, you will almost certainly see minke or beluga whales on your trip. With luck you may get close to a huge fin whale or even the rare blue whale. Do not make sudden changes to your course to approach them. Let them come to you. To learn more about the whales and seals in the area, make sure you visit the Marine Mammal Museum in Tadoussac before you start your trip. You can get a copy of the whale-watching rules from the Marine Mammal Protection Act at the museum.

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Mar 2018