Lake Saint-Pierre was designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2000. This recognition was due to a number of characteristics, including the fact that this ecosystem is among the most studied by Canadian scientists.
The Waters of Life virtual exhibition, produced by the Biophare together with Université de Montréal, focuses on the fauna and flora of this major fluvial lake. It features exclusive interviews with leading researchers who work on Lake Saint-Pierre, along with over a hundred short videos that present an overview of life in the water column (plankton) and on the bottom (benthos). The exhibition is organized into sections on the different water masses and tributaries. There’s also a section that discusses the origins of Lake SaintPierre.