Whales, Fjords and French Canada: Saguenay and the St. Lawrence

Enjoy expert presentations and thrilling excursions as you learn about whales, fjords, historical architecture and Québecois culture on this journey to the heart of French Canada.
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Program No. 12684RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

From beluga, humpback, minke, fin and perhaps sperm whales, discover the rich cetacean diversity in the St. Lawrence River, fueled by the upwelling of krill near Saguenay Fjord while never far from shore. Drive through the remnants of a 350-million-year-old meteorite crater and experience the quaint charm in the cultural and historical heart of French Canada set in rural Tadoussac. Discover Québec City as you explore its vibrant culture, historical architecture and European charm.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walks up to one mile; boarding and disembarking boats.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about whale behavior and identification at the whale research station from local experts.
  • Numerous chances to view whales in one of the richest and most diverse cetacean feeding grounds in Canada’s first and largest marine sanctuary.
  • Immerse yourself in Québecois culture with excursions that explore the artistry, old cities and farming villages.
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Harry Hunkin
Harry Hunkin began teaching at the age of twenty and completed his career as a professor of education at the University of Toronto. He worked for four years with the Inuit in Northern Québec assisting with the development of their travel program. Harry’s interest in the arts grew from his time managing the Green Room at Toronto’s famed Massey Hall, where he met Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. Harry is also a history buff with a particular fascination with military history.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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