Enchantment and education

Whales have fascinated mankind since the earliest of times. Nourishing and perpetuating this fascination is what drives our team. Whether at the museum or on the Internet, we combine research and education to share the most up-to-date knowledge available. Our messages are simple and often humorous, yet always scientifically accurate and conservation-oriented.

Marine Mammal Interpretation Center (CIMM)

The CIMM is the most popular museum in the Côte-Nord region, receiving nearly 35,000 visitors a year. It’s an unforgettable experience! Come face to face with a 13-metre long sperm whale, enter the mouth of a North Atlantic right whale and explore the world of whales through original videos, cetacean acoustics activities, games and an exclusive film. You will face the largest whale skeleton collection in Canada! Specialists are on hand to answer your questions, and the purchases you make at the boutique will contribute to funding whale research projects.

Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre (CIMM)
108, de la Cale Sèche, Tadoussac, QC  G0T 2A0
418 235-4701
Email: [email protected]

Hours and admission

Jardin de la Grève

Lying between the CIMM and the dry dock, the Jardin de la Grève is an area for relaxation, contemplation and activities. In addition to its 5,500 plants typical of the Côte-Nord region, the garden features five life-size beluga sculptures.

Whales Online

Ever since it went live in 2000, WhalesOnLine.org has become THE reference and news source for whales of the St. Lawrence. Enriched by observations coming from a vast network of collaborators, BaleinesEnDirect is a unique portal for the promotion of projects dedicated to St. Lawrence whale research and conservation. The site reaches some 400,000 users a year. Nearly 6,000 people are subscribed to the weekly
e-newsletter or follow us on the social networks..

Discover Whales Online

Whale Portraits

This weekly newsletter is addressed to members of the tourist industry in the St. Lawrence-Saguenay Marine Park. Portrait de baleines relates whale stories gathered from researchers, captains and naturalists in an effort to enhance the quality of information shared with visitors, maximize the awareness potential of marine mammal-watching activities, and promote respect for whales and the adoption of environmentally friendly practices.

Online Training

The Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM), the Marine Mammal Observation Network (MMON), Parks Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada offer an online training course for recreational boaters and kayakers in the St. Lawrence River and the Saguenay Fjord.

Entitled “Navigating Whale Habitat”, the free training helps participants brush up on their knowledge of whales and the regulations that have been put in place to protect them. It is also suitable for different types of watercraft, including kayaks, sailboats and motorboats. The course takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete and is available for your mobile phone or your computer.

Ready to improve your knowledge of whales and how to best operate your watercraft in their habitat ? Visit boaters.navigatingwhales.ca!

This project was funded under Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk and with the support of the Fondation de la faune du Québec and its endangered wildlife program.

Custom Interpretation

The GREMM also offers tailored professional interpretation services at the century-old lighthouse station of Pointe-Noire (Parks Canada), on charter boat excursions and aboard international cruise ships.

For more information, contact us at info (at) gremm.org.