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Snorkelling And Seal Watching In Forillon National Park

Photo: Parks Canada

Swimming with dolphins is one thing, but swimming to watch seals is a whole other experience. Forillon National Park is one of the only places in the world that offers snorkeling to see seals and Plongee Forillon has been offering this experience for over 10 years. These curious creatures seem to love to interact with snorkelers and with the increased population of young seals, your chances of seeing these cute creatures are very good. Learn more about the park and seeing seals below.

Forillon National Park

Cap Bon Ami in Forillon National Park extends into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Photo: Yves Marcoux, Getty Images

Cap Bon Ami in Forillon National Park extends into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Photo: Yves Marcoux, Getty Images

Forillon National Park is located at the outer tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec. This beautiful park covers 244 km² along the sea with dramatic cliffs, forests and an abundance of sea life. Go here if you love beautiful scenery, flora and fauna, hiking, biking, kayaking and one of the most unique offerings: snorkeling to see seals.


Snorkel With Seals In Forillon National Park

Operating for over 10 years in Forillon National Park is Plongee Forillon. An operator offering one of the most unique snorkeling experiences in North America, snorkeling with seals. Jump in the water and explore the beautiful underwater world of Forillon National Park. Observe the seals as they swim by you. Have your scuba diving license? Plongee Forillon also offers a deeper dive to better explore the seabed and spend more time with the seals.

Everything You Need To Know To Go

When to go:

The best time to go is the summer. Not only is there beautiful beaches and amazing hiking but you can snorkel to watch the seals June 24th to September 4th. 

How to reserve your spot:

Call 418-892-5888 / 418-360-5323 or visit to book your trip.

How much does it cost:

It costs $75 for the activity + $7.80 Entrance Fee to the Park (Lucky for you all entrance fees to Parks Canada are waived for 2017 in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday).

How long does it take:

The entire adventure is about three hours (minimum one hour in the water).

How to get there: 

Catch a flight into Quebec City from any major city in North America and then drive ten hours from Quebec City to the park. The route follows the south side of the St. Lawrence River and proves to be one gorgeous road trip. Halfway to the park from Quebec City is the small town of Rimouski, stop here to break up the drive and grab food or a place to sleep. Not into the sounds of a 10-hour drive? Catch a small flight from Quebec City into Rimouski and drive to the park from there.

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