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Saguenay (Quebec), Canada

Saguenay (Quebec), Canada

The Fjord du Saguenay cuts a dramatic path of soaring cliffs and rocky landscapes from the glacial Lac Saint-Jean down to the St. Lawrence River. On its south shore, Saguenay is the main town, formed by several historic river settlements.

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Saguenay (Quebec), Canada

Port of Call in Canada/New England

Other Fun Things to Do

  • If you like the idea of seeing animals roam free in their natural habitat, the Zoo sauvage de Saint Félicien, open year-round, offers a range of activities based on interacting with the resident wildlife.
  • Add a dash of history to your stay with a stop at the Village history de Val-Jalbert. This old hamlet thrived for 25 years around a pulp mill built at the foot of a waterfall.
  • The Montagnais people of Lac Saint-Jean share their stories, history and cultural heritage with you at the Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh.
  • The Saguenay Hop-on/ Hop-off tourist bus will take you through popular tourist spots and attractions in the districts of La Baie, Chicoutimi and Jonquiere, Wednesday to Sunday.

Sporting Adventures

  • Roll along at your own pace around Lac Saint-Jean on the Véloroute des Bleuets (blueberry cycle path), where you can enjoy 250 km of delectable vistas of the boundless waters.
  • Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon, home to beavers and moose and the perfect spot for a little swimming, kayaking or canoeing.
  • Parc national des Monts-Valin is noteworthy for 900-meter peaks, magnificent views, and many rivers and lakes.
  • Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay puts the accent squarely on the spectacular beauty of the Saguenay Fjord. The waters of the fjord are part of the Saguenay-Saint-Lawrence Marine Park, a vast marine conversation area for beluga and other species of whale.
  • The Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux offers original ways to explore the fjord: by sea kayak, sailboat, via ferrata or along an aerial rope course through the forest.

Local Currency

In Canada, the Canadian dollar (CAD) is the official currency. Credit cards are widely accepted, and often offer a good exchange rate. In all of Canada, a 5% Goods & Services Tax (GST) must be paid on transportation, accommodation, restaurant meals and most purchases.

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