The Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean region is characterised by two unique stretches of water: The Saguenay River, a navigable fjord, and an interior lake with a diameter of 25 kilometres. Numerous parks and the omnipresence of nature link the area with Charlevoix, Manicouagan and La Haute Côte-Nord. In the Saguenay, one can observe the Sainte-Marguerite River from the shoreline and watch Beluga whales feed themselves at the river’s mouth.
One of the area’s main attractions is the fjord route which brings visitors all the way to Tadoussac near the river’s delta. This route crosses several small and picturesque villages on both shores such as Sainte-Rose du Nord, Petit-Saguenay and L’Anse-Saint-Jean which offer tourists a multitude of enjoyable activities such as kayaking, hiking and cycling along the bicycle paths. Hunting and fishing is also quite popular in the region, particularly in Monts-Valin and its park.
The region offers a number of cruises in the Saguenay fjord which can leave from Tadoussac, Saguenay, La Baie or from Baie-Sainte-Catherine. Festivals and concerts are scheduled throughout the season. For more information, head to : www.bonjourquebec.com.