Whales, Sea and Sand: An Adventure in Quebec With Your Grandchild
See feeding whales, visit giant sand dunes, embark on a marine safari and hear the story of local First Nations people as you explore the St. Lawrence River region with your grandchild.
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Program No. 5455RJ
7 days
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Getting There
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At a Glance

From the shores of charming French Canadian rural towns, observe the whales in their feeding grounds, from krill upwelling near the imposing cliffs of Saguenay Fjord to the estuary of the St. Lawrence River sand dunes where river and ocean meet. Experience with your grandchild the marvel of these majestic creatures and learn more about cetaceans from marine mammal experts. Enjoy Québécois culture and rural scenery, marine ecosystems, cliffs and a lighthouse. Balleines, baguettes and bienvenue!
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walks up to one mile; boarding and disembarking boats.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • See beluga, minke, fin and humpback whales up close on two whale-watching safaris in one of the largest marine protected areas in Canada.
  • Learn more about these fascinating creatures at the Whale Museum and Research and Beluga Interpretation Centres, such as identification and species’ behavior.
  • Learn and practice how local First Nation’s peoples made pottery many years ago.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-12. For a comparable family adventure for all generations, check out program #23130!
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