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St. Lawrence Exploration Centre

80 Mackay Street, Riviere du Loup, Quebec G5R 5Z8, Canada
+1 418-867-8796
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Overpriced, not what I expected.

This is just a small little place that offers a dinky touch tank and tour if I remember correctly... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
AleksBear
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Hamilton, Canada
What a gem!

This small, provincial interpretative site is an excellent introduction to the aquatic life in the... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Sarah P
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80 Mackay Street, Riviere du Loup, Quebec G5R 5Z8, Canada
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+1 418-867-8796
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This is just a small little place that offers a dinky touch tank and tour if I remember correctly for $10 a person which is extremely overpriced for what they offer. Would not go back again. But the view was really nice.

Thank AleksBear
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This small, provincial interpretative site is an excellent introduction to the aquatic life in the St. Laurence River estuary. All activities are offered on a "French first" basis, but the all of the exhibits are bilingual & many of the staff members offer information in...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We had a wonderful experience at the centre. With only the morning for our visit, we made sure to get the guided tours of the mammals and the touch tank. I went with my aunt and two grandsons. The guides were very knowledgeable. They had...More

1  Thank donnabelanger1
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Thankfully we showed up at the right time for the touch tank (there's a timeline for the day posted at the entrance that isn't mentioned on the website) A fun activity for a 7 year old on a rainy day. The talk on belugas and...More

Thank STSWMFCW
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Went to visit this while waiting for the next ferry. Didn't realize that the touch tank was only open at certain hours of the day and was a little disappointed that we wouldn't be around for the touch tank but to our surprise, the staff...More

1  Thank Natasha B
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

We had read the review and were curious. We went in and waited for the tour to start. Did we learn different things about the St-Lawrence river Eco system, a great addition to the whale excursion. And the animal basin was small but there was...More

1  Thank HughintheFort
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Stopped here due to my interest in marine mammals and environment. Had read tours were only in french, but would answer English questions. Asked the guy at admission if there was english before paying. Signage is in both languages so you can read and do...More

1  Thank Mead0w
Reviewed 31 August 2014

We only saw the outside, but it looked fabulous and we wish we could have stayed an extra day to check it out.

Thank Jacomina7
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We met people that are really passioned by nature. Excursions that we got were very knowledgeable and fun. We really loved the one around aquarium! So beautiful sea animals and plants! And we were allowed to touch them! Thank you do much!

2  Thank Sveta P
Reviewed 18 June 2013

This facility seems purposed to introduce Province of Quebec school children to the St Lawrence River. Rivière-Du-Loup has one of the best dedicated bicycle trail systems you'll see anywhere. Unless you are using it this facility is accessible only via a winding, extremely hilly, confusing,...More

4  Thank Garth M
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