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Nature Experiences

Seashell Valley



Welcome to Seashell Valley, a unique, 10,000-year-old geological feature in the heart of the Manicouagan-Uapishka Biosphere Reserve. 

Round out your visit to the Glacier Garden with a visit to this beautiful and fascinating natural feature, the only one of its kind in the world. Through a unique confluence of geology and circumstance, layer upon layer of shells were brought to this spot – now in the middle of a dense forest! The shells formed a deposit at the bottom of the Goldthwait Sea, an ancient sea sculpted by glaciers millennia ago. The deposit is 90% pure – an unheard of degree of purity for such a formation!

Your visit includes commentary by a trained guide with specialized knowledge of local geological history. Listen as you gaze in admiration at the 35-foot walls of this amazing natural amphitheatre. Eager students can end their visit by digging and identifying the large variety of shells. While these samples must be left on-site, there are many attractive and interesting souvenirs for sale in our gift shop.

Duration : 75 minutes

Ticket office hours : From 8 a.m.

Time slots for the nature experience : 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


The St-Pancrace Fjard Lookout


Admire magnificent views of Havre St. Pancrace Bay from atop this 600m (1,968 ft.) lookout. During prohibition in the 1930s this isolated spot was a popular delivery point for contraband liquor! Perfect photo stop.

Acces by the 138 freeway

Price: Free