Introduction to the S.I.C
to the public in 1994, the Seal Interpretive Centre (S.I.C.)
was created as a result of the efforts of the Willie Deraspe
foundation, an infamous local captain. Located on Grande-Entree
island next to the Club
Vacances Les Iles, the S.I.C.'s main objective is to bring
you closer to the fascinating world of seals, in their environmental
and cultural context. Using interactive activities, videos, films,
and question type games, children and adults can use the Centre
to make enriching discoveries.
one section to the next, on two floors, you'll travel with the
seals from the depths of the ocean to the brilliant white ice
floes that you can actually hear drifting and thunderously breaking
apart. In different areas, information is available about the
environment of the seals that can be found around the estuary
and Saint Lawrence Gulf region.
will learn how the different needs of the seals dictate their
migrational or sedentary behaviours. For example, you will witness
the fabulous time of the birth of baby seals that take place
on the ice around the Magdalen Islands. As well, voices et local
legends will make you aware of part of the island's history,
where seals have always held, and always will hold, an important
cultural and economic existence. You'll hear locals talking about
their "sea wolves" and their "sea cows"...
A must-see :
A multiple image slide
show that will take you out to the ice pack with the seals.