Welcome to our Guide to Tadoussac
Tadoussac is a small touristic village located on the Northern shore of Saint Lawrence River about 200km North-East from Quebec City. The location is best known for being a starting point of whale-watching tours in the Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park. The city features a small marine biology museum in the port.
How to Get Here
To visit Tadoussac, traveling by train or bus from Montreal to Quebec City which takes about 4 hours. No need for transfer. From Quebec City to Tadoussac, I take a bus. Another 4.5 hours trip. Train and buses terminal in Quebec City are side by side.
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There are different spots we highly recommend to visit for photography. At the port, on the left side, there is a long sand beach where shorebirds are looking for crustaceans and other food. With some patience you can get some very nice close up shots. Don't forget to watch for the incoming tide though or you may get wet. On the right side of the port you have a small hill with trees and a rocky beach. The trees are habitats for small birds the rocky beach are visited by shorebirds. Big rocks allow you to stay covered while waiting for a good photo opportunity.
North from Tadoussac, there is another long stretch of sandy beach with surrounding forests. This place can be reached by foot but it is a walk along the road and not that interesting.
What to See Here
Exceptional good place for bird watching during bird migration in spring and in summer a popular place for whale watching. Additionally, it’s a small town within the Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Parkwith plenty of natural habitats around.
Recent Photos of Species
Species and Seasonality
Number of times a species has been observed, identified and recorded while visiting this park. A species is reported only once per visit to a park. Visit the page Park Visit Journals and learn how we record observations in the field.
Landscape Photos Taken in Tadoussac
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Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to Tadoussac.
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