Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park

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Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park
(French) Parc marin du Saguenay–Saint-Laurent
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park
Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park
Location of Saguenay–St. Lawrence Park in Canada
Location Baie-Sainte-Catherine, Charlevoix-Est Regional County Municipality / Sacré-Coeur, and Tadoussac, La Haute-Côte-Nord Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada
Nearest city La Baie, Tadoussac
Coordinates 48°04′11″N 69°39′41″W / 48.06967°N 69.66151°W / 48.06967; -69.66151Coordinates: 48°04′11″N 69°39′41″W / 48.06967°N 69.66151°W / 48.06967; -69.66151
Area 1,246 km2 (481 sq mi)[1]
Established 1998
Visitors 1,089,459 (in 2007[2])
Governing body Parks Canada, Sépaq

The Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park is a National Marine Conservation Area, one of three in the Canadian national park system, located where the Saguenay River meets the Saint Lawrence River. It is the first national park in Québec to protect a purely marine environment. Whales are drawn to the rich food supply stirred up by the mixing of waters here, including a colony of belugas.

This park is co-managed by Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq) and Parks Canada.

  Marine Park
  Marine Park coordination area

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  1. ^ "Registre des aires protégées du Québec" (PDF). Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs du Québec. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  2. ^ "Parks Canada Attendance 2003-04 to 2007-08". Parks Canada. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 

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