This vast region is named after the Riviere Saguenay and the great lake, Lac Saint-Jean, which it links to the St. Lawrence. The river winds through a majestic fjord whose breathtaking rocky walls hold their own special fascination. To the north extends a vast wilderness of forests and lakes simply brimming with adventure. Many of the 275,000 local residents live in riverside towns that are also home to a lively cultural scene.
So much to see!
If you like the idea of seeing animals roam free their natural habitat, the Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Felicien, open year-round, offers up a range of activities based on interacting with the resident wildlife. Add a dash of history to your stay by stopping by the Village historique de Val-Jalbert, an old hamlet that, for 25 years, thrived around a pulp mill built at the foot of a waterfall. Two peaceful havens await those in search of relaxation: the Grands Jardins de Normandin, whose vast botanical wealth is spread over 17 hectares (42 acres), and the Ermitage Saint-Antoine, a tranquil hermitage in Lac-Bouchette. In Saguenay, the historical spectacle entitled La Nouvelle Fabuleuse (fabulous story of a kingdom) highlights the region's colourful past in truly dazzling style.
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Charlevoix and the Saguenay Fjord | Quebec fly drive holidayThe region known as Charlevoix and Saguenay Lac St Jean are amongst the most spectacular in Quebec province. Villages nestle at the foot of the mountains and in peaceful coves. Fertile fields are...
Zoo Sauvage Adventure, St-Felicien Wildlife Reserve, Quebec | 'The Land of the Caribou' Overnight TripZoo Sauvage de St-Felicien is on the shores of Lac Saint-Jean, at the western end of the Saguenay Fjord, and is one of the biggest wildlife parks in Quebec, boasting over 1000 animals in wide, open sp...
Why should I visit Saguenay?
Roll along at your own pace around Lac Saint-Jean on the Veloroute des Bleuets , where you can enjoy 250 km (155 mi.) of delectable vistas of the boundless waters. The route takes you through the Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon, home to beavers and moose and the perfect spot for a little swimming, kayaking or canoeing. The region also boasts several other national parks: the Parc national des Monts-Valin is noteworthy for its 900-m peaks, its magnificent views, and its many rivers and lakes; while the Parc national 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 conservation area for beluga and other species of whale.
Winter and summer alike, the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region offers up innumerable activities to choose from: hiking, rafting, cycling, off-roading, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dogsledding, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and much more!
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