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Regional Overview 6 10

Must-see Experiences Profile of the Region

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Regional Events Culture & Heritage Winter Fun Nature & Outdoor Activities Land Adventures Water Sports Health Centres and Nordic Baths Additional Activities Regional Flavours

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Immense Experiences 180 Adventures in Nature 186 Culture 192 Events 196 Family 204 Foodies 210 Winter & Snowmobiling 216 Cycling 220 Motorbiking 222 Cozy Stops

Useful Information 231 General Information 235 Travelling in QuĂŠbec 237 Legend of Symbols 238 Indexes 241 Map

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TRAVEL TOOLS Web resources to help you plan your trip

Tourism Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean offers several tools on the web to help visitors plan their trip in the region.

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REGIONAL OVERVIEW Any trip to Saguenay– Lac‑Saint‑Jean means kilometre after kilometre of shoreline around a huge lake and along a majestic fjord. Plus, there are breathtaking bike routes & hiking trails and tons of adventure to share.

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MUST-SEE EXPERIENCES... You could spend months here. But when you’re pressed for time, it’s best to cut to the chase. Whether you’re out on the water, back on dry land, or up, up, up in the air, just follow your guide. From the depths of a unique cave to our dizzying mountaintops, pleasure is all around. 6

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VILLAGE HISTORIQUE DE VAL‑JALBERT The Village historique de Val-Jalbert (historical village) rests on a magnificent natural site, where a small company town thrived in the 1920s until it was deserted. Revived from the ghost town of the past, the now bustling site offers a host of charming characters, original period buildings, accommodations and the Ouiatchouan falls towering high above. Enjoy spectacular views from the glass platform, go to the top on the cable car, and visit the village by trolleybus. [ad. p. 240]

Listed as one of the ten most beautiful zoos in the world, the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien is home to over a thousand animals, representing 75 native and exotic species. Here, moose and caribou roam free while visitors observe them safely from aboard a caged train. Watch polar bears and Japanese macaques in their natural habitat and, when night falls, let the Anima Lumina lighted pathway spark your imagination. With two screening rooms and many guided activities, children are sure to love their experience at the zoo. [ad. pp. C2, 198]

Véloroute des Bleuets The Véloroute des Bleuets takes cyclists around Lac Saint-Jean on 256 km of quality bike paths. Each year, over 200,000 cycling enthusiasts travel this circuit, enjoying breathtaking views of the lake through 15 municipalities, across agricultural plains and pristine woodlands. Want to do the whole 256 km? We’ll take care of your luggage! [ad. pp. 37, 217] Photo credits: Charles-David Robitaille, André-Olivier Lyra, Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien, Jonathan Robert

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Parc de la caverne du Trou de la Fée With a combination of many discovery activities and gravity-defying challenges, Parc de la caverne du Trou de la Fée (cavern park) is a must-see experience for families and adventurers alike. Explore the granite cavern, the ideal place for a safe introduction to caving (cave exploration and study), then hike along the trails leading to the three waterfalls, across footbridges anchored to the canyon walls and on the original boardwalk above the river before trying the exhilarating zip-lines. [ad. pp. 12, 203]

Navettes maritimes du Fjord Visit the Saguenay fjord as never before with Navettes maritimes du Fjord. Climb aboard La Marjolaine, a pioneer in sight-seeing cruises, and two modern and eco-friendly tour boats that carry visitors into the heart of the fjord for a special view and to help them understand this colossal natural wonder and those who call it home. Marine shuttle stops in several towns and villages, custom packages, and shuttle service for cyclists offer a wealth of options. [ad. p. C4]

PARC NATIONAL DES MONTS‑VALIN The Monts-Valin aren’t covered with snow all year! During the summer and fall, the mountain range transforms into a hiking, fishing, and canoeing paradise. Parc national des MontsValin offers an outdoor experience with overnight stays in traditional or modern cabins, in addition to the picturesque Pavillon Dubuc. [ad. p. 36] Photo credits: Croisières du Fjord, Gerry Desmeules, Charles‑David Robitaille

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PARC NATIONAL DE LA POINTE‑TAILLON Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon unfolds in a unique combination of protected natural environments. Enjoy summer under the sun’s rays on the beach or with a relaxing camping trip in the woods. The many camping options attract both wilderness campers and families alike. Cyclists, hikers, kayakers, and kitesurfing enthusiasts can explore the longest public beach while enjoying panoramic views of the lake. [ad. p. 36]

La Fabuleuse Histoire d’un Royaume The first large-scale historical performance in the country never ceases to impress with its enormity and breathtaking special effects. After 30 years, it continues to dazzles audiences, acting out the story of Quebec’s history—and the saga of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean’s first settlers—in grand fashion. On stage: 150 actors, horses, cars, whirlwinds of   music and dance, and explosions of fire and light. [ad. p. 189]

Parc national du Fjord‑du‑Saguenay To discover the natural splendours of the fjord, Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay offers hiking, sea kayaking, camping, beluga watching, and the powerful thrill of a via ferrata anchored to Cap-Trinité walls. In addition to climbing to the belvedere where the legendary NotreDame-du-Saguenay statue rests, the long hiking circuit stretches along both of the fjord’s shores from atop spectacular capes. [ad. p. 36] Photo credits: La Fabuleuse Histoire d’un Royaume, Marc Loiselle, Parc national de la Pointe‑Taillon, Charles‑David Robitaille

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PROFILE OF THE REGION: GIGANTIC! Folks in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean are famous for their joie de vivre. One trip is enough to realize that locals’ hearts are as big as the part of the world they live in! Here, there’s a nice balance between a warm welcome and a great outdoors that beckons as far as the eye can see. Whether you’re basking on the beaches of Lac Saint-Jean or heading out onto the fjord, you’re  sure to meet someone with a story to share.

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The Kingdom of Saguenay– Lac‑Saint-Jean, named by Jacques Cartier in 1535, invites you to a land of wonder and delight. From celebrating nature in all forms, to the warm local encounters, including festivities and world-class sporting events, the young and exhilarating history of the Pays des Bleuets is revealed along the way. For hikers, cycling enthusiasts, avid anglers, camping fans, seekers of new flavours, lovers of landscapes, nautical navigators, fans of museums and culture, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean offers a wide range of simple pleasures and stupendous activities. In the same vast region, two contrasting, yet complementing environments can be admired in a playground that’s comparable in size to Belgium: the regions of Lac-Saint-Jean and Fjorddu‑Saguenay. The sea surged into the Saguenay Fjord, a long monumental passage sculpted by powerful glaciers. As a result, dramatic cliffs rose above the river and created areas with charming villages and peaceful coves surrounded by a pristine environment. From sea kayak to ocean liner, there’s a way for everyone to travel the Saguenay Fjord. Beyond the cliffs ot the Saguenay River, the scenery softens, magnifies, and calms as it opens to the endless horizon of Lac Saint-Jean.

Due to the immense size and changing characteristics of this large body of fresh water, it’s called a real inland sea. People here proudly call themselves Bleuets, referring to the little emblematic wild field berry. The Tour du lac Saint-Jean (trip around Lac Saint-Jean) remains a classic tourist attraction, but can now be explored with a car or bike withstops at... the many ongoing attractions. It’s also important to note that Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean has some of the largest cities in Québec and boasts a rich, vibrant urban life as a result. Creativity, innovation, quality of life, and cultural effervescence are reflected in the many exhibition centres, institutions, and galleries.

Beyond the cliffs at the Saguenay River, the scenery softens, magnifies, and calms as it opens to the endless horizon of Lac Saint-Jean.

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LAC-SAINT-JEAN With 210 km of shoreline, white sandy beaches, andblues that stretch to the horizon, Lac Saint-Jean is a dream vacation destination, with or without the kids.

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42 km of beaches around a huge freshwater lake that feels as warm as the sun on your skin.

Around the Lake From East to West A LAKE RESSEMBLING AN INLAND SEA. FRESHWATER SWIMS TOO WARM TO RESIST. PASSIONATE CHEESEMAKERS AND MICROBREWERS. MONKS WITH A FONDNESS FOR CHOCOLATE. AND BLUEBERRIES BY THE TON. LAC-SAINT-JEAN IS ALL THIS AND MORE. SPANNING 210 KM OF SHORELINE AND 42 KM OF BEACHES, THE LAKE IS A VACATION DESTINATION TO DISCOVER FROM EAST TO WEST (OR WEST TO EAST!) ON TWO WHEELS OR FOUR!

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2,750 inhabitants ville.saint-bruno.qc.ca Saint-Bruno was founded in 1885. Located strategically with the Saguenay area to the east and Lac-Saint‑Jean to the north, Saint-Bruno has established an enviable place in the industrial and agricultural sectors throughout the years. Crops of grain cereal, hay, and wheat can be seen for kilometres on end. Milk production is also quite prevalent. The larger dairy farms stand out across the landscape, and the region’s cheese making has an excellent reputation. With their strong spirit of entrepreneurship, the Brunois (residents of Saint-Bruno) have encouraged the creation of numerous businesses and service companies. Today, Saint-Bruno is undergoing a sizeable expansion, thus becoming a new suburb adopted by families who value quality of life above all, yet enjoy being close to the region’s major city centres. Saint-Bruno is part of Québec’s Municipalité amie des enfants (child-friendly municipality) program.

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ville.hebertville.qc.ca Hébertville, the cradle of the Lac-Saint-Jean’s colonization, has preserved its historical heritage. As he traveled the shores of Belle-Rivière, the parish priest Hébert was certainly charmed by this village on the fur trade route. Audio guides for Hébertville’s heritage circuit are available at the welcome desk of Maison du curé (251, rue Turgeon). The tourist industry started at the Mont Lac-Vert ski station where downhill skiing, snowboarding, and tube sliding are offered, in addition to hiking and ATV driving on marked trails in the fall. Winter is busy with snowmobiling, ice fishing, and snowshoeing. Summer brings cyclists who connect with the Véloroute des Bleuets on the Horst de Kénogami bicycle network. Visit the cheese factories, the church, and the Maison du curé Hébert. Find accommodations in bed and breakfasts, inns, and campgrounds on the lake offering kayak and  bike rentals.

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Saint-Gédéonde‑Grandmont 2,030 inhabitants st-gedeon.qc.ca

Saint-Gédéon-de-Grandmont offers beaches and the precious gift of nature’s wonders, beautiful sunsets. One of the most popular vacation resorts, this municipality will please fans of fine cheese, homemade baked goods, and local microbreweries. Boating, fishing, sailing, kayaking, kitesurfing, sandy beaches, golfing (18 holes), and camping are part of daily life. Saint-Gédéon has a very busy marina at the mouth of Belle-Rivière. Birdwatchers appreciate Petit Marais (120 hectares), renowed as a favourite place for observing hundreds of bird species, some of which are extremely rare. The town is also an enjoyable stopover on the Véloroute des Bleuets and offers several services for cyclists. In winter, Festival des glaces takes place as well as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. Bed and breakfasts and an inn on the lake welcome you. [ad. p. 206]

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Desbiens

1,050 inhabitants ville.desbiens.qc.ca

Véloroute des bleuets — Métabetchouan–Lac‑à‑la‑Croix

Métabetchouan− Lac‑à‑la‑Croix 4,236 inhabitants ville.metabetchouan.qc.ca

The Ilnu named this place the “meeting point”, and today, visitors flock to Métabetchouan for its many charms, including an impressive church and old, opulent residences. The shore of Lac Saint-Jean is easily accessed through the municipal park. The supervised beach at the Le Rigolet recreational and tourism centre (swimming free of charge) offers parking along the Véloroute des Bleuets bike circuit and access to a 1.5 km interpretive walking trail. The Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean music camp has an extensive line up of concerts as well as an observatory overlooking the lake. Further inland, the Lac-à-la-Croix area showcases a rich agricultural heritage at the agricultural and rural living interpretation centre (Centre d’interprétation de l’agriculture et de la ruralité). Amateur geologists will enjoy exploring the Cristal du Lac (crystal mine). On the plain, the  Croft Peninsula arboretum invites visitors to discover the area’s native forest (free admission). This sector offers scuba diving in the lake and access to a heated public pool (open swim) at no cost. From June 25 to August 8, gather at Parc Maurice Kirouac for open-air shows at noon.

Nestled on the shores of Lac Saint-Jean, at the mouth of Rivière Métabetchouane, the town of Desbiens has natural, cultural, and historic attractions on the lakeshore and inland. The Parc de la caverne du Trou de la fée combines caving, dazzling experiences, and hiking, and Centre d’histoire et d’archéologie de la Métabetchouane (history and agricultural centre) takes us back to the origins of the first regional settlements. Moreover, La Route des Poteaux, an original concept, represents regional personalities along the main street. White sandy beaches invite cyclists to relax as they ride across Desbiens on the Véloroute des Bleuets. Winter is perfect for snowmobile enthusiasts and anglers fishing for burbot.

Saint-André-duLac‑Saint‑Jean 486 inhabitants

Saint-André is a charming hamlet where the landscape is shaped by the impetuous Rivière Métabetchouane and the magnificent l’Épouvante falls. This municipality was formerly known as “Saint-André-de-l’Épouvante.” However, the origin of the name is unclear. One of the legends talks about a certain Théodule Vandal who settled nearby the Rivière Métabetchouane during the night and was overwhelmed with excitement. The term “épouvante“ from that era loosely translates into “extravagant exhibition.“ True or false? Saint-André is a perfect location for hunters, anglers, and all enthusiasts of the great outdoors. On-site there’s a kiosk, a small cabin available for rent, a camping rest area, and an observation tower at the foot of the l’Épouvante falls. Fruit, vegetable, and honey cultivation companies have all chosen to establish their businesses here. The municipality offers many services: a convenience store, gas station, restaurant, etc. Visit the area and meet the local residents who are united and proud of their roots! Enjoy the peace and tranquility that await you in Saint-André.

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chambord.ca Chambord, a major transportation centre and railway hub, is also known as a holiday haven and a service centre. Located at the crossroads of routes 155 and 169, this municipality deserves to be explored more thoroughly to unveil its affinity with Lac Saint-Jean. Fishing enthusiasts come to Chambord to tease landlocked salmon and walleye. Others come for its beaches. Cyclists enjoy the lake’s immense size and the vast natural areas throughout the Véloroute des Bleuets. This specific section was previously alongside the road and is now a much safer bike trail. The view from the roadside area is simply spectacular! Village historique de Val-Jalbert is located in the Chambord area, which has many accommodations, places to eat, a campground, and a health centre with spa. Every summer, the Festival du Cowboy comes back to town. There is a pump-out station near the visitor information centre.

Saint-François-de‑Sales 641 inhabitants stfrancoisdesales.qc.ca

A peaceful small municipality located at the limits of the Lac-Saint-Jean region, Saint-François-de-Sales is part of the Domaine‑du-Roy County. Founded in 1888, it lies along Route 155, to the south of Chambord. Its name evokes the memory of François de Sales, a Savoyard theologian, preacher, and bishop. The Salésiens (residents of the village) offer travellers a fully equipped campground with a wide range of services and cabins. The campsite has a free supervised beach, a big tent and free games for kids. Vacationers can participate in outdoor activities like tennis, beach volleyball, pétanque and horseshoes. You can also pick your own wild blueberries in fields where this succulent fruit grows in abundance. It’s a fun and delicious family activity.

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lac-bouchette.com The municipality of Lac-Bouchette was named after Joseph Bouchette, a surveyor the government sent to the region in 1928 to open new territories for colonization. He collected geographic data that delineated a vast territory extending over 900 km². There could not have been a more appropriate setting for a worship and pilgrimage site than the quiet shores of Lac Ouiatchouan. In 1907, abbot Elzéar DeLamarre built a house and a small chapel dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua. Painter Charles Huot was inspired to create 23 paintings depicting Saint Anthony miracles. The first pilgrims began arriving in 1912. A new chapel was added in 1915, this time dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes. Ten years later, the Capuchin friars took over the shrine, erecting a monastery at the site in 1948. A large number of people visit the Saint-Antoine hermitage, listed as one of Québec’s five national shrines. The whole family will enjoy the enchanting setting and the amenities and services offered year-round at the Centre Vacances NatureAuberge EVA. In the heart of the village, you will find stores, lodging, and quality restaurants. There is a pump-out station available at the tourist information centre.

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2,285 inhabitants kuei.ca

The Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean territory was first inhabited by the Pekuakamiulnuatsh (Montagnais), the only Aboriginal community in the region still living in Mashteuiatsh. Every summer, the hospitality and gathering tradition continues during the Grand rassemblement des Premières Nations of Québec, with its colorful powwow. Immerse yourself in the culture at the Carrefour d’Accueil Ilnu (welcome centre) and at the UashassihtshIlnu cultural transmission site, or experience the Aboriginal lifestyle by staying in the Montagnais’ natural surroundings and sleeping in a tent. While staying in a bed and breakfast or on a campground, be the first one to watch Mashteuiatsh’s glorious sunsets on Pekuakami (Lac Saint-Jean). Boutiques and galleries will entice with tradition, history, art, and handcrafts, and visit the Musée Amérindien de Mashteuiatsh, which tells the history of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh. At the Nikuishkushtakan (welcome centre), when arriving, say kuei (Hello!) and when leaving, say niaut (Goodbye!). [ad. p. 22]

Sainte-Hedwidge 865 inhabitants ste-hedwidge.qc.ca

Nestled along the foothills of the lush Laurentian hills that encircle Lac Saint-Jean, Sainte-Hedwidge is a typical village that depends primarily on agriculture and forestry. In a rural setting, Rivière Ouiatchouaniche flows in cascades and whirlpools. The charming white church, tidy homes and luxurious gardens, the animated park, the cross illuminated at night... all of these elements attract visitors looking for peace and fresh air. The vast majority of its backcountry is located within the limits of the Zec La Lièvre controlled zone and attracts a large number of hunters and anglers. Snowmobilers and quadders can enjoy an unlimited outdoor practice field. Sainte-Hedwidge invites you to experience wilderness canoeing activities. Visitors will find many services, places to eat, and bed and breakfast accommodations.

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ville.stfelicien.qc.ca Bordered by three majestic rivers, Saint-Félicien is brimming with natural beauty, with loads to see and do. Visiting the Zoo sauvage (wildlife zoo), one of the world’s ten most beautiful zoos, is an unmissable experience! In the summer, bike, hike or kayak in Chutes-à-Michel park. The park trail connects to the Véloroute des Bleuets bike circuit, taking you past campgrounds, the planetarium, a karting track, and the Autodrome. At the marina, go on a hydrospeed excursion or a family rafting adventure in the rapids and falls of the Rivière Ashuapmushuan. Marine equipment can be rented. In the evening, discover local artists on the Féliscène stage and enjoy the free

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“Eau, Son et Lumière” show in Sacré-Coeur park. The family-friendly Tobo-Ski centre offers mountain biking trails, ziplines, and adventure trails. In the winter, enjoy cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding. Or rent a fat bike to try snow biking! In Saint-Félicien, numerous snowmobiling trails lead to the Village Boréal on the frozen waters of the Rivière Ashuapmushuan. There is a wide variety of accommodations available, including B&Bs, hotels, motels, campgrounds, and vacation rentals. Our restaurants, chocolate shops, artisanal cheese shops, and microbreweries take your taste buds on a tour of our local flavours and delicacies. Let yourself be charmed by our warm Saint-Félicien welcome! [ad. pp. 25, 182, 203]

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municipalite.ladore.qc.ca La Doré is a paradise for fishers, hunters, and lovers of wide open spaces. The municipality welcomes you with open arms and hopes you enjoy its friendly nature. La Doré is very proud of its Moulin des Pionniers, a cultural, recreational, and tourist site that celebrates its logging history. Take advantage of the many outdoor activities available, exploring trails on foot, horseback, quad, snowmobile, snowshoes, or dogsled. Admire picturesque landscapes on the western end of the Saint-Maurice basin or near the Petite chute à l’Ours observatory on Route de Normandin, where you can witness the immense power of the Rivière Ashuapmushuan. La Doré also hosts the much-anticipated trucker festival (Festival des camionneurs) in summer and the Rallye des loups snocross competition in winter, attracting thousands of spectators. A member of Québec’s association of relay villages (Fédération des Villages-relais du Québec), La Doré offers all the services a visitor could need: restaurants, B&Bs, inns, and hotels. This year, take a detour to La Doré! You’ll be glad you did.


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Normandin

3,133 inhabitants ville.normandin.qc.ca At the heart of the immense agricultural plain, north of Lac Saint-Jean, Normandin offers visitors dazzling natural surroundings, local attractions, and products along its ecotourism circuit, which clearly demonstrates the entrepreneurial nature of its population. Site touristique Chute à l’Ours offers a campground, cabins, and hiking trails and is known for its close proximity to the spectacular Rivière Ashuapmushuan. Visit the public forest that’s dedicated to community use and recreational tourism or admire the rural landscapes as you cycle along the Véloroute des Bleuets. Places to see: the historic centennial park located in the downtown core, l’Économusée du Pelletier-Bottier et de la Taxidermie (cobbler and taxidermy traditional workshop), La Bergerie du Nord (soap works, lamb products) and Fromagerie La Normandinoise (cheese factory). In June, Normandin honours the memory of one of her sons, the singer Dédé Fortin, during Festival Dédé Fortin in 2018.

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Saint-Edmond-les‑Plaines 385 inhabitants stedmond.ca

Visitors who wander off the beaten path will find a few surprises at Saint-Edmond-les-Plaines. Remaining strongly attached to the history of pioneers who farmed the land and chopped wood, the village offers a picturesque attraction with Parc du Vieil Art which exhibits, among horticultural landscapes, a series of life-size displays of the trades and equipment of the past. La Scierie d’Antan revives the first sawmill established in Saint-Edmond-les-Plaines in 1916 (reservations required). In the village, the old presbytery, moved from Val-Jalbert in 1938, has become an inn and restaurant. The campground is the starting point of a walking trail. The municipality also connects to quad and snowmobile trails. On June 24, Festival de la Saint-Jean celebrates Québec’s national holiday over two days with many activities and competitions. Canoe trips and dogsledding are available.

651 inhabitants stthomasdidyme.qc.ca

Try fishing, hunting, enjoying the wildlife, the river, lakes, the marsh, and woodlands of Lac au Foin. Enjoy picking blueberries, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, playing on the beach, snowmobiling, or quadding. In Saint-ThomasDidyme, there’s always a connection between nature and activities. On the largest lake of the area, Centre de villégiature Lac-à-Jim has a pleasant campground, cottages for rent, and a restaurant. But most of all, it sits on a magnificent lake perfect for water sports or fishing for walleye and landlocked salmon. There are two belvederes with two different vistas: one at the Portage des Aulnaies on Rivière Ashuapmushuan, the other on the shores of Lac au Foin, two kilometres from the village, offering wildlife observation sites. The interpretation sites of Portage des Aulnaies

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2,214 inhabitants albanel.ca Between Lac-Saint-Jean’s northern plains and the waterways of Rivière Mistassini, Albanel shares the location with the starting point for the Au fil des rivières 45 km bike path that stretches to Girardville through forests and blueberry fields, starting at the Véloroute des Bleuets. The fabulous ninth falls of the Mistassini River can be reached from the path or la Route du Premier Rang. In the heart of the village, admire the century-old Sainte-Lucie church and La maison du pionnier Antoine Laprise, built in 1890 (226, rue Principale); they are of considerable architectural and historical interest. The flamboyant sunsets bathe the pastoral lands. The campground is located at the village centre and offers rental cabins year-round. Join us the Festival de la Gourgane that takes place in July. A heated pool, tennis, and minigolf are available. [ad. p. 27]

Girardville

1,077 inhabitants ville.girardville.qc.ca Girardville marks the end of one world (the hustle and bustle of daily life) and the beginning of another: the hush of boreal forests, lakes, and rushing rivers, including the Mistassini (Onzième and Blanche falls) and Ouasiemsca rivers. It is also the last leg of the Au fil des rivières bike path, which starts on the Véloroute des Bleuets in Albanel. Girardville is a natural, larger-than-life playground for those who enjoy adventure, wilderness expeditions, canoe-camping, river rafting, kayaking, hiking, black bear-watching, and fishing. The winter season offers additional pleasures: snowmobiling, dogsledding, snowshoeing, kicksledding, and ice fishing. Located on the Trans-Québec 93 trail, the Lac-des-Coudes relay welcomes snowmobilers in a woodland setting. With its 200,000 sparkling lights, Maison du Père Noël (Santa’s house) attracts many visitors. Learn all about the northern wolf at Parc Mahikan, open year-round. Accommodations are available at the Centre plein air Lac-des-Coudes campground, or in a motel, vacation rental, or alternative lodging.

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ville.dolbeau-mistassini.qc.ca Wild blueberry capital of the world, DolbeauMistassini is on Lac Saint-Jean, on land criss-crossed by impetuous rivers at the edge of the forest estate. Vauvert-sur-le-LacSaint‑Jean is the perfect example of picturesque countryside with seven kilometres of beach, nautical activities, a four-star campground, rustic cottages, and a service centre with resto-bar, terrace, and live entertainment. In the winter, the site becomes a snowmobile relay (no. 367) and an ideal place to ice-fish, snowshoe, and cross-country ski. The Véloroute des Bleuets bike route passes through town via a roadside connection heading to Vauvert. Discover a beautiful beach from the footbridge over Rivière Mistassini. In town, find accommodations at Camping des Chutes along Rivière Mistassibi, offering a great view of the Des Pères falls’ turbulent waters. DolbeauMistassini celebrates the region’s emblematic fruit during its annual blueberry festival. Pick your own at the blueberry farm and taste mouth-watering chocolate-covered blueberries at the Chocolaterie des Pères Trappistes (Trappist monks chocolate shop). [ad. p. 29] Photo credit: Ken Allaire

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Northwest of Lac Saint-Jean, on one of the rare elevated areas of this vast flat territory, an island of homes suddenly appears on the horizon. The church dominates the skyline before the village comes into view five kilometres away. The village begins at the crossroads of rang Saint-Pierre, a peaceful hamlet nestled in the heart of a pristine natural environment. Notre-Dame-de Lorette is the last relay before the boreal forest. Every Labour Day, the forest industry and community artisans have the leading role in the Festival du bûcheron lumberjack festival. A log drive heritage site can be found in the village at the Lac-aux-Rats canal lock in addition to the agritourism company L’Orée des Bois (local liquors) and snowmobile and quad trails. The municipality stands at the gateway to the vast recreational area of the Rivière-aux-Rats Zec, a controlled wilderness zone renowned for high quality hunting, fishing, and canoe-camping activities.

Saint-Stanislas 382 inhabitants st-stanislas.com

If you dream of wide open spaces, the village of Saint-Stanislas is the place for you. Nestled at the northernmost end of the Lac-Saint-Jean region, in Maria-Chapdelaine county, this backcountry hamlet is dotted with farms along Rivière Mistassibi. Beef farms, dairy farms, and the logging industry all fuel the local economy. The rural roads are named after the land-clearing pioneers who first colonized this territory. Be sure to visit Au Clocher, a church converted into a multi-purpose centre complete with climbing wall (Haut Clocher) and restaurant. In this area, Rivière Mistassibi attracts rafting, kayaking, and hydrospeeding enthusiasts. The municipality manages a campground on Lac Éden offering eight campsites with services and several primitive campsites. There is also a beach and a quad trail. Every fall, in mid-September, the village hold a pheasant festival (Festival du Faisan) while in winter, Saint-Stanislas becomes a paradise for snowmobilers.

Rafting on rivière Mistassibi — Saint-Stanilas

Saint-Eugène-d’Argentenay 538 inhabitants st-eugene-argentenay.org

The village of Saint-Eugène-d’Argentenay follows the meandering Aux-Rats River. The first pioneers settled in the area (featured in the novel Maria Chapdelaine) in 1895, then around the little white church and the metal cross that shines like a beacon in the night. Several sites were developed to give access to the main natural attractions. The rest stop at Évelyne falls offers picnic areas by the river. In the heart of the village, the Rivière aux Rats park offers a shelter, a dock, a boat launch, and brand new water games. Summer theatre offered by the municipality combines comedy and history inside the church.

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Where the Rivière Noire and Rivière PetitePéribonka meet, the picturesque municipality of Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc appears, proud of its origins. As you arrive in the village, the beautifully kept heritage site of the Vieux Moulin de Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc represents a historical and visual discovery near the dam. Close by on the Rivière Noire, the 27-metre-long covered bridge with a lattice truss structure is worth the detour. The municipality cherishes this remnant of the past. Painted in red, it’s a romantic attraction in the surrounding hills. Agriculture and husbandry are practiced on a large scale in Sainte-Jeanned’Arc, with impressive operations such as the Gaston Morin dairy farm. The Véloroute des Bleuets crosses through the village using its rural roads and there is a rest area for cyclists and visitors near the bridge.

As soon as they step foot in century-old Péribonka village, visitors are charmed by views of the lake, a big attraction for sea-kayaking and pleasure-boating enthusiasts. Other attractions include references in the novel Maria Chapdelaine and the Musée Louis-Hémon. Agriculture is omnipresent, with many rolling potato fields. The swim race across the lake (Traversée internationale du lac Saint-Jean) is a can’t miss event during the À l’eau Péribonka festival held from July 28 to 30, 2017. The Véloroute des Bleuets bike route follows the river to the ferry. Hop aboard for a ride to Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon. Have a bite to eat at Bistr’eau Pub Péribonka before shopping for souvenirs at the art gallery. The recently renovated campground welcomes the whole family with cottages, ready-to-camp accommodations, yurts, playgrounds, water games, a pool, and mini-putt. Auberge Île du Repos offers a variety of shows in a brand new intimate setting. [ad. pp. 33, 197, 207]

1,090 inhabitants stejeannedarc.qc.ca

469 inhabitants peribonka.ca

Saint-Augustin 380 inhabitants

Saint-Ludger-de-Milot 649 inhabitants

Véloroute des bleuets — Péribonka

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Sainte-Monique-de‑Honfleur 863 inhabitants ville.ste.monique.qc.ca

Sainte-Monique-de-Honfleur is surrounded by natural attractions: Rivière Péribonka, Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon, Lac Saint-Jean and Île du Repos. The municipality has added a few important points of interest to the list of suggestions for visitors, which include, the panoramic promenade above Rivière Péribonka, the Véloroute des Bleuets that travels through town, the marina, and the municipal wharf equipped with a boat launch ramp. The visitor information centre offers accommodations in cabins or at a campground with a pool. Pond fishing and bike rental are also available. Sainte-Monique also offers a variety of bed and breakfasts. Recent works have improved the ATV trails for all seasons.

Saint-Henri-de‑Taillon 745 inhabitants ville.st-henri-de-taillon.qc.ca

Amusing anecdote: Saint-Henri-de-Taillon was previously known as La Pipe, because the pioneers stopped at this location for pipe smoking and relaxation. Located along the shores of a true inland sea, the municipality of Saint-Henri-de-Taillon invites guests to fill their visit with relaxation and pleasant times. With two major natural attractions—absolutely splendid beaches that continue for kilometres on end and Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon, a true paradise for swimming, camping, and cycling. Wiggle your toes in the soft sandy beaches of Plage Belley, Wilson or the national park. Dive and splash around in the warm waters of Lac Saint-Jean. See sunsets that will stay forever etched in your memory at our marina. Bike along a 45 km long cycling network and along the Véroute des Bleuets for 16 km. At the end of the day, fall asleep to the ebb and flow of the  soothing waves… Saint-Henri-de-Taillon welcomes you with open arms!

Camping Plage Belley — Saint-Henri-de-Taillon

Labrecque

1,237 inhabitants ville.labrecque.qc.ca Lac Labrecque has become a refuge for many vacationers, outdoors lovers, and enthusiasts of fishing, water, activities, snowmobiling, quadding, hydroplaning, hiking, snowshoeing and wide open spaces. Cottages were built around this large body of water and vacationers come from all over to enjoy this pleasant environment. Labrecque offers a campground, four-season quad trails and a snowmobile relay at Massif aux trois lacs, from which 18 km of trails were restored for hiking and snowshoeing around Lac Tommy and Lac Chabot. Several shelters, picnic tables, and benches are available along the trail. In early July, Labrecque presents its Festival Country with gymkhana competitions, rodeos, and music shows. The village provides main services. There is a pump-out station at the municipal wharf.

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Lamarche

541 habitants ville.lamarche.qc.ca A small village at the end of the road! A well-kept secret! A different destination. A true discovery for lovers of motorized sports, the outdoors, water sports, fishing, camping, sea kayaking, and adventure. The territory of Lamarche gives access to two major natural attractions: awesome Lac Tchitogama that opens on the Rivière Péribonka. At that point, it forms a waterway of approximately 120 km between two dams. Quads and snowmobiles are masters on this immense territory, in addition to the pontoon and sea kayaking available on the lake and river. A panoramic campground with services welcomes recreational vehicles and backcountry camping lovers. Amenities include a marina, boat launch, parking lot, shuttle service for quads, pontoon excursions, landlocked salmon fishing, and hiking trails. Accommodations are available in cabins, bed and breakfasts, and PODs.

L’Ascension-deNotre‑Seigneur 2,022 inhabitants ville.ascension.qc.ca

The dynamic community of L’Ascension-deNotre‑Seigneur relies on agroforestry, industrial and commercial sectors, in addition to services and known tourist attractions. Its vast territory is mainly bordered by the city of Alma’s northern sector and Rivière Péribonka. The horticultural company Jardin Scullion stands out with robust flower gardens, games for children, and the boreal forest. Water sport enthusiasts can use the boat launch to navigate on the river up to the Péribonka IV dam over a distance of almost 100 kilometres. For snowmobiles and quads lovers, it’s a destination of choice with its restaurant-relay. The festival L’Ascension en Fête takes place in mid-August and the winter carnival in mid-February. There are a campground and a pump-out station on 4e Avenue (near the municipal garage).

Alma

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tourismealma.com ville.alma.qc.ca The construction of the L’Isle-Maligne hydroelectric plant in Lac Saint-Jean gave way to the creation of the town of Alma. Life in the Ville de l’hospitalité (town of hospitality) relies on its three strengths: industry, culture, and water. Odyssée des Bâtisseurs bears witness to history through expositions, outdoor activities and the theme park at the foot of the former water tower, where the multisensory film L’aventure de l’eau is worth seeing on a 360° projection screen. Alma is the starting point of the Véloroute des Bleuets and the visitor information centre offers free parking and services to cyclists. A 25 km urban cycling network gives access to the city centre and the shuttle, Le Maligneau, brings you across Rivière La Grande Décharge. The Dam-en-Terre tourist complex offers a beach, campground, and tourist accommodations close to town, in addition to a summer theatre and cruises on the majestic Lac Saint-Jean. All year-round, festivals and major events take place in this flowery town, which has been honoured by Les Fleurons du Québec. Join us in celebrating our 150th anniversary in 2017! The year will be filled with activities for everyone, including the Jeux du Québec games! There’s always something happening in this urban town with a vast choice of restaurants, bars, boutiques, a marina, and many hotels. Five Wi-Fi zones are available in the town. [ad. pp. C6, 184, 218]

Saint-Nazaire 2 157 inhabitants

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145,365 inhabitants saguenay.ca Saguenay is a festive city that offers the best of urban living right on nature’s doorstep! Good food, quality accommodations, festivals, and unique attractions make it an ideal vacation destination. Discover its three boroughs. Saguenay: extravagant, 365 days a year! [ad. pp. C4, 37, 39, 43, 47, 193, 211, 217]

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Take a pleasant stroll past coffee shops and terraces along Rue Saint-Dominique or do some shopping in Carré Davis in Arvida, a company town founded by Alcoa. Discover the Rivière-aux-Sables park, Centre d’histoire Sir-William-Price and the parc commémoratif Sir-William-Price. The aluminium bridge over the Saguenay River is a must-see historic civil engineering landmark. Cyclists will enjoy the 120 km cycling route, including the Horst de Kénogami section (45 km), connected to the Véloroute des Bleuets and Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay. For hiking enthusiasts, there is the Sentiers du Saguenay trails (14 km) and the Lac Kénogami visitor information centre (45 km). Snowmobile enthusiasts will find groomed trails and a crossing toward Monts-Valin. During the winter season, the Festival Saguenay en Neige dazzles with its incredible snow sculptures. Jonquière offers a wide range of fine dining and popular restaurants, hotels and campgrounds, without forgetting beautiful Lac Kénogami.

Chicoutimi Borough (jP

In the heart of the major city, the Chicoutimi borough holds many points of interest in its city centre and surrounding areas. In March, the REGARD International Short Film Festival features cinema’s short masterpieces. In the spring, the Festival Jazz et Blues program focuses on excellence. During the summer, feel the rhythm of Festival International des Rythmes du Monde. Many popular live

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presentations and events are presented at Zone portuaire, including Festival des bières du monde (beers) and Festival des vins (wines) that attract crowds of connoisseurs form far and wide. Visiting the historic site of La Pulperie de Chicoutimi and the regional museum is a can’t-miss experience. Nearby is the historic Bassin area, home to the famous Petite Maison Blanche (little white house) that withstood the great flood in 1996. For an entertaining, informative and ecological visit, the Saguenay tourist bus will transport you to the various tourist attractions.

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The borough of La Baie has earned its reputation over the past 30 years with the fabulous theatre presentation of La Fabuleuse Histoire d’un Royaume during July and August. The spotlight also shines on the port of call, a place for gatherings and celebrations, where emerging artists take centre stage on the agora. International cruise ships dock at the wharf in a celebratory atmosphere. The harbour village is connected by the Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay that stretches to Musée du fjord and Parc Mars. Recipient of numerous awards, this institution invites visitors to discover the fjord’s nature and local residents. In August, the Festival Les Grandes Veillées brings traditional music to town. During the winter, the bay transforms into an ice fishing kingdom with its village of 1,200 huts installed on the frozen fjord (rentals available). Other activities include downhill and crosscountry skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and kitesurfing.


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From its strategic position, Larouche is at the crossroads of main routes and at the border of two regions: Saguenay’s urban agglomeration on one side and, on the other, the town of Alma and the beginning of the vast agricultural plains of Lac-Saint-Jean. For those wanting to escape from the bustle of city life, you’ll enjoy serenity and nature while living close to large urban centres and roadways. Larouche is a residential municipality along the railway line and focuses on the future, as displayed by the contemporary styles of the church and school. Older houses are a reminder of the past. A belvedere built atop a peninsula reveals phenomenal panoramic views of the municipality and surrounding woodland areas. Larouche offers a fine dining restaurant, two hiking trails, an exhibition centre, and a snowmobile relay in the Cascouia area.

This picturesque hamlet was literally saved from the waters during the construction of the Chute-à-Caron dam when it was rebuilt higher above ground in 1915. A harmonious tableau with a handful of homes, which form the Place des Ormes heritage complex, is cradled between the small church built in 1915 and the surrounding fields and offers views of the Saguenay River. Saint-Charles-de-Bourget connects to the river with a wharf and boat launch ramp (free) where a rest area, overnight camping, and bathrooms are all in proximity. Visitors will find an art exhibit of paintings by the artist Linda-Pierre Bélanger can be viewed in the church. In the surrounding area, the Marais du Lac Duclos marsh (intersection of rang 3 and route Racine) is an ideal location for birdwatching. An interpretation trail will bring hikers to a rocky plateau that offers magnificent views and a natural terrace overlooking a second marshland.

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Saint-Ambroise

Saint-David-de‑Falardeau

In 1870, the settlers of Saint-Ambroise were attracted by the quality of the farming land. Even today, the potato fields seem to stretch out to the foothills of the Monts-Valin mountain range, and the blueberry and canola fields are proof that the land is still fertile and perfect for growing crops. Many lakes have attracted vacationers, and the municipality offers a multitude of services. Quad and snowmobile trails criss-cross the territory, and a bike trail allows cycling enthusiasts to ride through the town, which is equipped with recreational and cultural amenities, in addition to a dynamic commercial sector. The backcountry invites you to discover the hiking trail of the powerful Gagnon falls. In mid-August, the Festival de la chanson de Saint-Ambroise has entertained people of all ages for 25 years. Camping, live performances, camping services, and pump-out stations are available.

The economy of this village is based on forestry and recreational tourist activities. A prime holiday destination, Saint-David-de-Falardeau is home to over 1,000 cottages, including nearly 500 located in the alpine village at Le Valinouët ski station. All enthusiasts of sledding, snowshoeing, dogsledding, and snowmobiling enjoy the impressive snow cover on Monts-Valin, a sector that offers many choices for quality accommodations (inns, bed and breakfasts, and cabins), places to eat, a Nordic bath, and many services (snowmobile rental, long-term parking, and food supplies). An elaborate snowshoeing circuit is laid out in the Valinouët sector. The Falardeau Centre d’observation de la Faune is a private zoo that allows close contact with young animals. A few kilometres from this centre, a hiking trail, accessible to the entire family, criss-crosses and continues along Rivière Shipshaw to the spectacular Chuteaux‑Galets site.

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3,711 inhabitants st-ambroise.qc.ca

889 inhabitants begin.ca Bégin is a village located away from the route that connects the northern sector of the Chicoutimi Borough to Lac-Saint-Jean. Neighbouring Saint-Ambroise, Bégin is home to a friendly and hardworking municipality. It offers a recreational centre with an original approach. Club Perce-Neige is the perfect place for numerous family activities no matter the season. Around 30 kilometres of marked and well-kept trails for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, where sculptures of animals and other critters are found, in addition to a suspended bridge and belvederes at heights for taking a break and picnics. The quad and snowmobile trails in winter make Club Perce-Neige, a year-round relay. In a lush setting, Bégin also offers a nine-hole golf course near a campground with services, a pump-out station, and propane.

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Along the Fjord WITH ITS HINTS OF NORWAY, THE SAGUENAY FJORD NEVER FAILS TO IMPRESS. DOWN ON THE WATER OR UP ON THE STEEP CLIFFTOPS, THE VIEWS ARE ALWAYS POSTCARD-PERFECT.

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Ferland-et-Boilleau

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Ferland-et-Boilleau was born in 1978 from the merging of two municipalities, Ferland and Boilleau. The peaceful village stretches over dozens of kilometres along the breathtaking Route 381, and has grown from the forest industry since 1890 and it’s still providing the livelihood of the Ferboilliens (local inhabitants). The villagers enjoy living cradled within a spectacular natural setting midway between Saguenay and Charlevoix, in a region of high mountains and picturesque lakes. The municipality offers two campgrounds, one without services at Grand lac Ha! Ha!, and the other one with services and cabin rentals at Petit lac Ha! Ha!. Sea kayaking, canoeing, hiking, fishing, and snowshoeing are available. The covered bridge of Lac Ha! Ha! was erected in 1934 and can be seen from Route 381. The rest stop belvedere looking over Montagne Dufour provides a magnificent view of the landscape.

During the summer, the population of SaintFélix‑d’Otis nearly triples with the arrival of vacationers. On its immense territory south of the Saguenay Fjord, there are 189 lakes enjoyed by anglers and water sports enthusiasts. Fans of hunting, snowshoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, and quadding will find everything they’re looking for in the woodland areas. At the heart of the action, Grand Lac Otis remains a major destination close to the town of Saguenay. The only public beach in the sector is at the municipal campsite. Saint-Félix-d’Otis is a village flourishing in a decor that has seduced some of the greatest Québec and foreign filmmakers. Site de la Nouvelle-France (New France site) is established in l’Anse-à-la-Croix, where the Saguenay Fjord and Baie des Ha! Ha! meet, and is a a major historical attraction with the recreation of Québec City in the 17th century.

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Rivière-Éternité 471 inhabitants riviere-eternite.com

Gateway to Parc national du Fjord-duSaguenay and to the breathtaking natural sites of Baie-Éternité and Cap-Trinité, the municipality of Rivière-Éternité has been charming cruise passengers and artists for over two centuries. Even today, cruise passengers are spellbound, as are many outdoor enthusiasts of camping, fishing, short and long hiking, sea kayaking, climbing, and via ferrata. The statue of NotreDame-du-Saguenay remains a national monument. The long walking circuit of Notre-Dame Kapatakan, a 215 km ”mini Compostela“, starts at Rivière-Éternité. In winter, experience ice fishing at the foot of the capes, long hikes, skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Visit the Exposition internationale de Crèches international nativity scene exhibition and Parc des Artistes, then climb to the giant nativity scene in the heart of the village. A contemporary art symposium is held in October. Accommodations are available in bed and breakfasts, inns, and campgrounds. [ad. p. 52]

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L’Anse-Saint-Jean 1,223 inhabitants lanse-saint-jean.ca

From fjord to mountain… You must leave the main road (170) to truly discover L’Anse-Saint-Jean. Admire the architecture of historic homes and the church, in addition to the famous covered bridge where you’ll find the Couvr’Art exhibit, a collection of paintings from regional artists. Go up to the L’Anse-de-Tabatière belvedere for a striking view of the fjord. Enjoy a guided visit in the shuttle. From the marina, access the fjord by sailboat, sea kayak or with Navettes maritimes du Fjord. L’Anse-Saint-Jean offers hiking trails for everyone, a cycling path, trout and salmon fishing, horse and buggy excursions, and horseback riding. The art symposium is held in October. A four-season destination, Station touristique Mont-Édouard and its alpine village will satisfy all enthusiasts of sledding and snowshoeing. The countryside is a perfect playground for snowmobiling and dogsledding. A variety of accommodations services, campgrounds, restaurants and bistros, boutiques, and festivities are available. [ad. p. C5)

Petit-Saguenay 691 inhabitants

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petit-saguenay.com Nestled in the valley, at the foot of towering rocky cliffs, the village extends along magnificent Rivière Petit Saguenay. The dock offers incredible panoramic vistas where spectacular sunsets can be admired along 27 km of the fjord’s horizon. In L’Anse Saint Étienne you’ll discover an immense beach where beluga whales and seals can be observed from a serene and peaceful environment. Numerous activities are enjoyed throughout the territory, such as hiking along the many trails, fishing, salmon observation, sea kayaking, hunting and canoeing. Located along the country roads, artisans and farmers present their local products. The charming inns, authentic bed and breakfasts, pastoral cottages, and campgrounds on exceptional sites all offer an extraordinary and personalized welcome on your arrival. You’ll also find restaurants offering a variety of different

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dining options (local products, bistro, take‑out, etc.). In October, the Symposium de peintures celebrates the autumn colors. In winter, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and backcountry excursions are enjoyed alongside the rivers and mountains. No matter the season, live the Petit-Saguenay and fjord experience… naturally!

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ville.st-fulgence.qc.ca Saint-Fulgence, on the Route du Fjord and in the “biodiversity valley,” has the privilege of having a rich natural environment and a few unusual characteristics. A recognized relay village, it offers ecotourism, agritourism, and culture. Be sure to see a play put on by the La maison coupée en deux summer theatre, whose stage is the cross-section of a house! L’Anse-aux-Foins (hay cove), thus named in 1839, has a sandbar that marks the beginning of the Saguenay Fjord. Many anglers and kitesurfers are drawn to this location. Saint-Fulgence’s tidal flats are a paradise for birdwatchers. The Sentier des battures trail and its educational panels provide a wealth of information on the bird species found there. Paraglider enthusiasts leap from Cap des Roches with wild abandon. It’s quite a sight! The Cap Jaseux adventure park welcomes lovers of the great outdoors, kayakers, anglers, and campers. Families enjoy its non-traditional accom­ modations, via ferrata course, and Fjord High Ropes treetop adventure. Saint-Fulgence is the gateway to Parc national des Monts-Valin and the Martin-Valin fishing and outdoor adventure site in a controlled harvesting zone. [ad. p. 52]

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Sainte-Rose-du‑Nord 401 inhabitants

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ste-rosedunord.qc.ca Known as “the pearl of the fjord,” Sainte-Rosedu‑Nord is a member of the Association des plus beaux villages du Québec. Located in a charming valley bursting with life on the north shore of the Saguenay Fjord, Sainte-Rose-du-Nord is located along a winding road, lined with woodlands and majestic mountains. The village of 401 kind inhabitants was formerly known as “La Descente-des-Femmes.” A historic anecdote tells of Aboriginal women who travelled to the towering cliffs overlooking l’Anse Théophile to await the return of the men on fishing expeditions. They would slide down the banks instead of taking the winding paths to reach their awaited loved ones. Sainte-Rose-du-Nord offers the perfect niche for artisans and tourists. The location’s panoramic splendour attracts many photographers, painters, and lovers of nature, no matter the season. Numerous watercraft dock at the wharf in summer and ice fishing brings together anglers during the winter.

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a view of the fjord at its best. Backcountry camping sites with services, yurts, bed and breakfasts, cabins, inns—a wide variety of accommodations are offered at Sacré-Cœur.

Tadoussac

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tadoussac.com Member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club and the Association des plus beaux villages du Québec, Tadoussac is a top whale-watching destination. Aboard large sightseeing boats or zodiacs, seasoned interpretive guides will tell you all about the 12 species of marine mammals in the St. Lawrence River. Tadoussac’s high dunes are one of the best places in North America to watch the migration of over 80 bird species. The area boasts several short hiking trails, in addition to the start of Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay’s lengthy Le Fjord trail. Discover the history of Tadoussac, the first European settlement north of Mexico, by visiting the replica of the Chauvin trading post (originally built in 1600), and Petite chapelle, the oldest wooden religious building in Canada (built in 1747). Don’t miss the much-loved song festival (Festival de la Chanson), painting event (Happening de peinture), migratory bird festival (Festival des oiseaux migrateurs), the first beach library (Biblio-Plage) in Québec, and the farmers’ market every Saturday. Enjoy seakayaking excursions, camping, B&Bs, boutiques, restaurants for every taste and budget, and free Wi-Fi everywhere in the village!

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THE REGION in Numbers 105 km The length of the Saguenay Fjord, one of the world’s longest.

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950 million The number of years since the Saguenay Fjord was created.

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REGIONAL EVENTS Festival international des Rythmes du Monde

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May 5 to 7, 2017

Zone portuaire de Chicoutimi

Festival de la Bernache

Chicoutimi Borough, Saguenay 418 698-3025 • zoneportuaire.com

Saint-Fulgence 418 673-1714 • ville.st-fulgence.qc.ca

The Zone portuaire of Chicoutimi presents variety of cultural events. Visit our Web site for the complete programmation.

A multitude of family activities over two days: Jumpaï, soap box derby, ornithological safari, observation site, games, artisan's market and exhibitions. No charge for admission

Year-round Downtown Alma

Alma 418 662-8332 • centrevillealma.com Many activites to come during summer 2017 in Alma's city centre. Visit our Facebook page and website for the complet program.

Festival de la Bernache

April 4 to 8, 2017 Festival Jazz et Blues de Saguenay

May 18 to 27, 2017

Chicoutimi Borough, Saguenay 418 602-0883 • jazzetblues.com

Festival des Musiques de Création du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

The 22nd edition of the Festival Jazz et Blues de Saguenay shines a spotlight on talented female artists such as Martha Wainwright, Stacey Kent, Susie Arioli, Betty Bonifassi, Gabriella, Angel Forrest and many more. [ad. p. 194]

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Jonquière Borough, Saguenay 418 547-2904 • musiquesdecreation.org Are you looking for a unique and exclusive musical experience? Attend the only festival of new, current and unclassified music in the region. The event presents artists that go above and beyond known musical boundaries. Tickets are limited! saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

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June 22 to 25, 2017

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Symposium international de peinture et sculpture du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

Saint-Honoré Airport 418 674-VENT (8368) • 1 877 545-8368

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The biggest kite buggy gathering in Canada on an asphalt runway on the same site as the Festival SaintHonoré dans l’Vent. June 16 to 18, 2017 Festival Saint-Honoré dans l’Vent

Saint-Honoré Airport 1 800 918-VENT (8368) • sthonoredanslvent.com A unique international kite festival experience! Miniature, giant performance and artistic kites. Family oriented, many activities for kids. Aviation section and night flying on Saturday evenings. The biggest kite festival in Québec! [ad. p. 195] June 17, 2017 Compétition d’Hommes Forts d’Alma

Alma 418 662-4083 • 1 888 662-0314

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The strongman competition in Alma is a provincial contest for professional athletes. This meeting is offered in a family oriented and celebratory fashion intended for the entire population. June 20 to August 23, 2017 Outdoor performances in the Chicoutimi town centres

Chicoutimi Borough, Saguenay, Place du Citoyen 418 693-5126 • cvs.saguenay.ca/chicoutimi Free outdoor concerts at the Place du Citoyen tuesdays and wednesdays 12pm to 1pm.

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Chicoutimi Borough, Saguenay 418 678-9032 • 418 812-2684

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Enriching cultural manifestation, bearer of creativity and delight gathering about 40 artists-painters and sculptors coming from the region, the province and worldwide. June 23 to 25, 2017 Les Régates de Saint-Félicien

Saint-Félicien 418 679-6157 • 418 679-5869 • regates-sf.com Hydroplanes races on the Ashuapmushuan River, part of the North-American circuit (ACHA). Live entertainment in the downtown core. Friday, an evening of performances. Races during the day and shows in the evening. Saturday and Sunday, final races with awards ceremony. June 24 and 25, 2017 Spectacle aérien international de Bagotville

La Baie Borough, BFC Bagotville 418-677-3073 • saibagotville.com The BIAS17 is undoubtedly the most important family activity in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. In addition to offering breathtaking aerial displays, a vast exhibition on the ground is also presented to visitors. July 6 to 9, 2017 Festival country de Labrecque

Labrecque 418 481-9999 • festivalcountrylabrecque.ca Rodeos, gymkhana, entertainment, country dancing, exhibitions and animation. Fun times for the entire family! Possibility of camping on-site.


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July 20 to 23, 2017 Festival des Bières du Monde

Chicoutimi Borough, Saguenay 418 545-1115 • bieresdumonde.ca More than sixty exhibitors, 450 different beers to savour, international presentations and over 90,000 visitors at the Port Village Area in Chicoutimi. Great beer, great food and great music! July 22 to 30, 2017 Traversée internationale du lac Saint-Jean

Roberval 418 275-2851 • traversee.qc.ca

Festival International des Arts de la Marionnette à Saguenay (FIAMS)

A major festival that unites open-water swimming competitions, shows, entertainment, fireworks and the renowned Souper dans les rues Loto-Québec (supper in the streets), where 10,000 attendees come together around a table that’s over a kilometer long!

July 8 to 16, 2017

July 25 to 30, 2017

Festirame

Festival international des arts de la marionnette à Saguenay (FIAMS)

Alma 418 662-4083 • 1 888 662-0314 • festivalma.com Festirame is a popular festival combining sport and culture for the past 43 years. Over a period of nine days, the event takes places on different activity sites. During eight evenings, Place Festivalma entertains and offers outdoor activities to the visitors and local residents of the area. July 13 to 15, 2017

Saguenay 418 542-5521 • fiams.com FIAMS welcomes visitors of all ages to enjoy the art of puppetry. Join us this summer for the 14th biennial: Indoor shows, unique outdoor programming and exhibitions in addition to mingling with professionals. The place to be for a fun-filled festival in the heart of Saguenay.

Festival des vins de Saguenay

July 27 to 29, 2017

Chicoutimi Borough, Saguenay 418 602-0883 • festivinsaguenay.ca

Festival des bières d’Alma

Take part in the greatest wine festival in Québec. Discover over 400 wine products and articles at our many kiosks. [ad. p. 194] July 14 to 16, 2017

Alma 418 669-4011 • bieresalma.com For five years now, the event offers new product tastings from Québec’s microbreweries in a festive and friendly atmosphere.

Grand Rassemblement des Premières Nations

August 2 to 6, 2017

Mashteuiatsh 1 888 222-7922 • kuei.ca

Festival du Bleuet de Dolbeau-Mistassini

Canoe and portage competitions, triathlon, pow-wow, songs and dances to the teuehikan (drum), fireworks, wild game tasting and so much more!

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Dolbeau-Mistassini 418 276-1241 • festivaldubleuet.com A popular blueberry-themed festival. Live entertainment, professional shows, visits to blueberry farms, inflatable games, tasting of the largest blueberry pie in the world and a fashion show in the evening. saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

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August 3 to 6, 2017

August 10 to 13, 2017

Festival du Cowboy de Chambord

Festival LM Country de Saint-Nazaire

Chambord 418 342-6274, ext. 385 • festivalducowboy.com

Saint-Nazaire 418 662-1005 • festivalcountrystnazaire.com

The Festival du Cowboy de Chambord offers an exciting program: A rodeo with bulls and wild horses, free outdoor shows and activities for the entire family!

Twenty-five country singers will be performing. August 11 to 13, 2017

August 3 to 12, 2017

Festival des Artisans de Sainte-Rose-du-Nord

Festival International des Rythmes du Monde

Sainte-Rose-du-Nord 418 675-2250, ext. 2607 • festivaldesartisans.com

Chicoutimi Borough, Saguenay 418 545-1115 • rythmesdumonde.com Unique multicultural event where music from all over the world movesunites and moves crowds to the rhythm of the beat.

This year, the 11th edition demonstrates the know-how of the Festival des Artisans. Family event and free access. You'll find regional artists and artisans awaiting you. A big top is installed outside..

August 4 to 8, 2017

August 14 to 19, 2017

Fête des Saveurs et Trouvailles

Festival de la Chanson de Saint-Ambroise

Jonquière Borough, Saguenay 418 542-8020 • saveursettrouvailles.com

Saint-Ambroise 418 672-1144 • chansonsaintambroise.com

Over 20 artists and 80 companies will attend this event: restaurants, delicatessens, chocolate factories, vineyards, cheese factories, cider houses, breweries, coffee, tea and so much more.

Appreciate emerging talent from all over Québec during this festival.

August 8 to 13, 2017 Festival de contes et légendes Atalukan

Mashteuiatsh 418 618-2212 • atalukan.com The festival unites storytellers from various First Nations across Québec who will introduce you to their mysterious world. This nomadic event travels to several neighbouring communities. August 10 to 13, 2017 Festival Gymkhana de Falardeau

Saint-David-de-Falardeau 418 673-4158 • festivalfalardeau.com Tenth edition. A family festival that includes an equestrian gymkhana competition. Games for kids, mini-farm, trampoline, line dancing, exhibitions and entertainment. Live country music shows with the Alan Jackson Experience and other popular groups. No charge for admission. 62 saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

August 17 to 20, 2017 Milot en rodéo

Saint-Ludger-de-Milot 418 373-2566, ext. 2503

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Gymkhana competitions, a variety of entertainment and a multitude of activities. August 18 and 19, 2017 PaddleFest O'Soleil

Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Coopérative O'soleil 418 345-8080 • osoleil.ca A host of festivities over two days with paddle boarding (SUP) and music in the spotlight. This unique formula offers demonstrations and SUP races, in addition to an introduction to the water sport and board manufacturer kiosks.


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August 19 and 20, 2017 Glisse en ville Saguenay

Chicoutimi Borough, Saguenay 418 602-0883 • cvs.saguenay.ca/chicoutimi The largest city-based water slide in the world on Rue Racine in the heart of downtown Chicoutimi! August 27, 2017 Je m'en Racine et je me cultive

Chicoutimi Borough, Saguenay 418 693-5126 • cvs.saguenay.ca A festive event that unites the lower downtown sector's commercial, community and cultural attractions. Programation : kiosks, entertainment, live shows, demonstrations, tastings, games, etc. at Place du Citoyen. September 2 and 3, 2017 Festiciel de Saint-Fulgence

Saint-Fulgence 418 674-VENT (8368) • 1 877 545-8368

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The gliding festival unites gliders, kitesurfers and general public activities. Presentation of the best film screenings of the Festival international du Film de Vol Libre et des sports aériens (international film festival of gliding and air sports). 3 septembre 2017 Challenge cycliste des bleuets Desjardins

Dolbeau-Mistassini, 105, avenue de l'Église 418 276-1317, ext. 2451

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The Challenge Cycliste des Bleuets is the largest one-day federated performance cycling event in Québec. It’s the perfect occasion to travel around Lac Saint-Jean for 205 kilometers and designed for intermediate to advanced cyclists. September 8 to10, 2017 Happening de Peinture de Tadoussac

Tadoussac 418 235-4421 • happeningtadoussac.com A gathering of more than 75 renowned artists who combine passion and talent to commemorate the many facets of Tadoussac. Supper with live entertainment and free access to numerous venues and the grand opening celebrations. Photo credit: Glisse en ville Saguenay

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September 9 and 10, 2017 Symposium de peinture du Village Historique Val-Jalbert

Chambord 418 275-3132 • 1 888 675-3132 • valjalbert.com The Symposium de Peinture du Village Historique de Val-Jalbert (painting symposium) is celebrating their 20th edition this year. A friendly annual meeting that unites almost thirty painters who are looking forward to sharing their passion and creativity. October 6 to 8, 2017 Symposium provincial des Villages en Couleurs de L'Anse-Saint-Jean et de Petit-Saguenay

L’Anse-Saint-Jean and Petit-Saguenay 418 272-2910 • villagesencouleurs.com 27th painting symposium with more than 40 professional artists at the Mont-Édouard tourist station in L’Anse-Saint-Jean, and at l'Aréna de la vallée in Petit-Saguenay, with the president, Martine Tremblay. saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

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October 12 to 22, 2017

January 15 to March 15, 2018

Saguenay en Bouffe

Village sur glace de Roberval

Saguenay 418 602-0883 • 1 800 463-6565

Roberval 418 637-2036 • villagesurglaceroberval.com

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Visit participating restaurants during this culin-ary event and discover cuisine from around the world, in addition to attending our free activities and workshops hosted by our featured guest chefs.

Located on the frozen surface of Lac Saint-Jean, 150 huts are placed around a walking path and ring of ice. Festival Boule de Neige in February. No charge for admission and activities February 1 to 11, 2018 Saguenay en Neige

Jonquière Borough, Saguenay 418 695-1769 • saguenayenneige.com Winter family festival presenting 200 snow sculptures, a gigantic mobile art gallery and 11 days of free activities! Saguenay en Bouffe

February 24, 2018 Traversée du Lac Saint-Jean à vélo

November 30 to December 3, 2017 and December 7 to 10, 2017 Marchés de Noël européen de Saguenay

Chicoutimi Borough, Saguenay, Place du Citoyen 418-693-5126 • cvs.saguenay.ca/chicoutimi

Péribonka; Roberval 418 482-9728 • velosurlac.com The Traversée du lac Saint-Jean à vélo (lake crossing): a frosted cycling adventure! A linear marked course that reunites both shores of Lac Saint-Jean.

Experience a Christmas-infused atmosphere in our village with wooden cabins at the foot of out majestic tree. Artisans, local products, chorales, Christmas stories, warm wine, sweets, charcuterie and grilled meats are waiting for you!

February 24 and 25, 2018

December 1, 2017 to January 6, 2018

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La Maison du Père Noël

Girardville 418 258-1111 • lamaisonduperenoel.com Welcome to one and all! My elves are workinghard to have everything ready for December, 2017. See you soon! Santa Claus. December 3, 2017 to January 3, 2018 La Forêt Enchantée

Chicoutimi Borough, Saguenay 418 693-3334 • laforetenchantee.ca

Coupe du Québec Kite sur neige / Freestyle At’traction

La Baie Borough, Saguenay 418 674-VENT (8368) • 1 877 545-8368 Friendly gatherings and snow kite competitions on the Baie des Ha! Ha! Freestyle, speed, adrenalin and initiation to power kites for everyone. March 14 to 18, 2018 REGARD International Short Film Festival

Chicoutimi and Jonquière Borough, Saguenay 418 698-5854 • festivalregard.com The most important international short film festival in Canada. Over 200 films , numerous activities, encounters and celebrations are presented during five days in March.

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CULTURE & HERITAGE Parc thématique l'Odyséee des Bâtisseurs

Museums, ecomuseums and interpretation centres Lac-Saint-Jean Centre d’Interprétation de l’Agriculture et de la Ruralité (CIAR)

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Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 281, rue Saint-Louis 418 349-3633 • ciar-lacalacroix.com The CIAR offers many activities from May to October: The permanent exhibition Champs du Pays; temporary exhibitions; a 96,000 square foot maze in a cornfield; small farm; vegetable garden and field berries; fall festival; arboretum; wagon tour of the farm for groups. Open: May to October.

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Cristal du Lac

Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 1840, route 169 418 213-0702 • cristaldulac.com Discover the rich qualities of quartz crystals accompanied by a specialist. See the fascinating transformation from its natural rough state in our deposit to fine jewelry quality offered in our boutique. An exclusive occasion to discover this unique mineral. Accompanied by a guide, visit the interpretation centre and explore our private collection of more than a hundred specimens. Visit our shop and plunge into the fascinating world of geological discovery! Open: Mid-may to end of September. [ad. p. 18] Poste de traite Métabetchouan de Desbiens

Desbiens, 243, rue Hébert (route 169) 418 346-5341 • lepostedetraite.com

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The Poste de traite de Desbiens is an interpretation centre that shares the same site as the first regional trading post in 1676. It’s one of the rare tourist attractions located along the shores of the majestic Lac Saint-Jean! It presents the region’s history to visitors in an original, interactive and immersive fashion, in addition to learning about those who prevailed during the clash of the cultures. THIS is where it all began… Open: June to September.

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Uashassihtsh - Ilnu cultural site

Chambord, 95, rue Saint-Georges 418 275-3132 • 1 888 675-3132 • valjalbert.com

Mashteuiatsh, 1514, rue Ouiatchouan 1 888 875-4842 • cultureilnu.ca

Travel back in time and meet colorful characters as secrets are revealed on this 1927 authentic company town and its 40 original buildings frozen-in-time. The convent-school, general store, post office, abandoned houses and the pulp mill are full of surprises. Discover life at the mill with tactile models on manufacturing mechanical pulp. A grandiose immersive show promising astonishments, and the then influent characters will recount their history for about 20 minutes. Open : May 27 to October 9, 2017. [ad. p. 240]

Uashassihtsh, which means “small bay,” is located along the magnificent shores of Pekuakami (Lac Saint-Jean). You'll learn about the Pekuakamiulnuatsh traditional way of life at this exceptional site. Enjoy the Pekuakamiulnuatsh culture while exploring the different locales with local guides and artisans on-site. This site is host to many summer events. Watch for upcoming activities. Open: June 12 to september 1. [ad. p. 203]

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Ermitage Saint-Antoine

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Lac-Bouchette, 250, route de l’Ermitage 418 348-6344 • 1 800 868-6344 • st-antoine.org Founded in 1907, Ermitage Saint-Antoine is a true jewel of our cultural heritage and invites visitors to discover a history rich in colourful characters, unique in the region throughout various trails and incredible scenery. Open: Beginning of June until the end of September. Open: June to end of September. [ad. p. 187] Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh

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Saint-Prime, 148, avenue Albert-Perron 418 251-4922 • 1 888 252-4922 museecheddar.org “Dans la peau du fromager”: A new unique experience in Canada where visitors are invited to make cheese and discover the history of an old-fashioned dairy farm internationally recognized for the excellence of their cheese. Winner of the Prix Excellence de la Société des Musées in 2015 Open: June to September. [ad. p. 23] Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien

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Saint-Félicien, 2230, boulevard du Jardin 418 679-0543 • 1 800 667-5687 • zoosauvage.org

The museum's permanent exhibition takes visitors on a voyage across the Pekuakamiulnuatsh's 6000 years of history. Stroll through the vibrant and dynamic surroundings of this age-old culture and listen to the wisdom-filled voices from yesteryear. Discover the territory's richness by visiting the Nutshimatsh external garden. The craft shop also offers unique items inspired by Aboriginal culture. Open: Year-round. October to April : Tuesday to Friday. [ad. p. 190] Nikuishkushtakan

La Vieille fromagerie Perron

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Mashteuiatsh, 1516, rue Ouiatchouan 418 275-7200 • kuei.ca Nikuishkushtakan is a reception centre that offers seasonal interpretations along a small trail around the building. The creations from the Carrefour d’Accueil Ilnu are presented by the artisans from the community and represent each of their five seasons. The interpretation signs enhance the works of art. The visit is offered with or without guides for groups (with reservations). [ad. p. 22] 66 saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

At the Zoo, you'll discover a living collection with our experienced naturalists who'll introduce you to the magnificent world of the boreal wildlife and plant life. Visit the nature trail on board an enclosed train, and watch North-American animals roaming almost free, as you travel through historic sites with interpretation. Discover our Os nature exhibit where skeletons will impress people of all ages! Open: Year-round. [ad. p. C-2, 198] Moulin des Pionniers de La Doré

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La Doré, 4205, chemin des Pionniers 418 256-8242 • moulindespionniers.com Visit the ONE and ONLY sawmill (1889) driven by the raging waters and the mechanical workshop (1894). Still operational, they are the gems of our forestry and industrial history. In addition to the Maison de Marie restaurant, the tower of fire, the small farm, the entertaining and magical enchanted forest, scenic


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vistas, hiking trails and the humorous adventure of Jimmy Doucet (according to the schedule). NEW ADDITION: the storyteller's house. Open: June 10 to September 17. Low season: May 17 to June 10 and September 18 to October 31 by reservation only. [ad. p. 187] Bilodeau Fur dealer-bootmaker and Taxidermy Économusée ®

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Normandin, 943, rue Saint-Cyrille 418 274-2511 • bilodeaucanada.com At BILODEAU Canada, the fascinating world of fur and taxidermy is revealed from meeting artisans at work. For over thirty years, the company, has been manufacturing 100% regional products for their visiting audience. A spectacular visit at the heart of this larger than life company. Open: Year-round. Reservations required for Saturdays and Sundays. [ad. p. 190] Les Délices du Lac-Saint-Jean, J$ Jam maker : wild blueberry Économusée ®

Albanel, 170 - A, rue Principale 418 515-0359 • delicesdulac.com The family company Délices du Lac-Saint-Jean, specializing in the transformation of wild blueberries, continues their goal of offering products made from this small fruit symbolic of Saguenay-Lac-Saint- Jean. The jam artisans, Émilie and Marie-Soleil Gaudreault and their mother, Lisette Paré, ensure to treat this refined fruit to preserve its culinary and health-based benefits. Open: Year-round. [ad. p. 207] Épicea

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Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc, 125, rue du Vieux-Moulin 418 276-3166 • stejeannedarc.qc.ca The Vieux Moulin in the heart of the village, offers an exceptional view alongside the church from the panoramic promenade and where two rivers meet, the Petite Péribonka and the Noire. This watermill played a key role in the municipality's development. Inside you'll find equipment and period objects that were used in the past. It's an example characteristic of the region colonization. Guided visit of the site, depending on availa-bility, and interpretation panels. Open: midJune to the end of August.

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Musée Louis-Hémon

Péribonka, 700, route Maria-Chapdelaine 418 374-2177 • museelh.ca The Musée Louis-Hémon takes you on a visit to Maria-Chapdelaine’s country. Go back to the colonial era and follow the steps of Louis Hémon by visiting the Maison Samuel-Bédard inspired from the novel Maria Chapdelaine. Our entertaining activities will be sure to please visitors of all ages! An adventure for the entire family awaits at the Musée Louis-Hémon Open: Year-round. Low season: Tuesday to Friday or by reservation. [ad. p. 33, 197]

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Dolbeau-Mistassini, 80, rue des Hospitalières 418 276-1566 • epicea.ca Épicea specializes in creating products with boreal flavours. The production is done at Centre Augustinien (a non-profit organization working with people affected with intellectual disabilities), notably at the Centre de rétablissement et d’intégration en santé mentale (Cristal) who endorses the philosophy of recovery. As you visit the production centre, you can walk through Cristal and gain a better understanding of their philosophy. Open: Year-round. Musée Louis-Hémon

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Langage Plus

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Alma, 555, rue Collard 418 668-6635 • langageplus.com

Centre d’histoire Sir-William-Price

The trendy Langage Plus art centre is the perfect artistic stopover during your vacation. Discover a wide variety of exhibitions presenting works of art by artists from here and abroad. Enjoy our free guided tours in French and English and become a one-day artist by participating in our workshops (reservations required). Visit Language Plus and benefit from package deals that demystify the world of modern art! Open: year-round by reservation only on Mondays. Miel des Ruisseaux, Beekeeper Économusée ®

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Jonquière Borough, 1994, rue Price 418 695-7278 • sirwilliamprice.com Experience the story of Kénogami, a company town created by Sir William Price and formerly known as the "King of Paper" Our exhibitions introduce the foundation and evolution of this company town, the history of Compagnie Price, in addition to the history of the forestry industry through the eyes of workers who worked so hard in writing our regional history! Open: Year-round. Centre national d’exposition (CNE)

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Alma, 2920, route du Lac Ouest 418 668-7734 • mieldesruisseaux.com

Jonquière Borough, 4160, du Vieux-Pont 418 546-2177 • centrenationalexposition.com

Come and live a fun and informative adventure at the beekeeping workshop museum. Specializing in honey and mead production, the Miel des ruisseaux will take you on an adventure into the exceptional world of bees. The guided tour includes a visit at the honey house, product tasting and bee watching (12pm to 2pm). Behind a bay window, the whole family will be fascinated by the works in the bee hive. Open: June 22 to September 1. [ad. p. 205]

The Centre national d’exposition of Mont Jacob is located in the heart of a natural and unique environment offering an exceptional view of the Jonquière area. The CNE primarily operate in distribution, education, cultural action and research. The mission of the CNE is to promote and develop expositions, events and activities for traditional, modern and contemporary art, in addition to history and science. Open: Year-round.

Parc thématique l’Odyssée des Bâtisseurs

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Alma, 1671, avenue du Pont Nord 418 668-2606 • 1 866 668-2606 odysseedesbatisseurs.com Exhibitions and family based activities are offered in a magnificent heritage building. Discover our Au-delà de l'eau exhibit and walk across a giant map that illustrates our vast territory. In the summer, the outside course offers experiences with water based themes: A Multisensory 360º film from within an old water tower, lookout, adventure trail for kids, industrial remains and historic characters. Open: Yearround Outdoor activities from June to September. [ad. p. 33, 200]

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Chicoutimi Borough, 700, Racine Est, door 688 418 543-4861 • centrehistoriquesndbc.com Discover the history of the religious sisters of Notre-Dame du Bon-Conseil and through founder, Françoise Simard. The permanent exhibition tells how these women, by their major role in education, influenced the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region in the 20th century. Visitors can genuinely experience the silent and peaceful ambiance in the chapel and near the founder’s grave. Open: Year-round.


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La Pulperie de Chicoutimi − Musée régional

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Discover the industrial cathedrals dating back to the last century, which shelter La Pulperie de Chicoutimi and its impressive collection of over 26,000 ancient artifacts and works of art. Explore travelling exhibitions from worldwide museums, including the ones designed and created by the team at La Pulperie. You can also walk around at your leisure on our hiking trails and interpretation circuit amidst an immense and completely renewed park. Open: Year-round. [ad. p. 1]

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Chicoutimi Borough, Rue Bossé 418 549-6600 • petitemaisonblanche.com Come inside and see with your own eyes the century old Petite Maison Blanche, the renowned little white house that withstood to a volume of water equivalent to Niagara Falls over many days. Visit the exhibition on the Saguenay flood that caused over one billion dollars in damages. Audio-guides and bilingual interpretation panels. "Where is Charlie?", a children’s game. Major innovation unique in Québec: Robotic characters. Enjoyments guaranteed for the entire family! Open: June to October. Contact Nature Rivière-à-Mars

La Baie Borough, 3232 chemin Saint-Louis 418 697-5093 • riviereamars.com

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La Baie Borough, Parc des Ha! Ha!, rue Mgr Dufour 418 697-5077 • museedufjord.com

Chicoutimi Borough, 300, rue Dubuc 418 698-3100 • 1 877 998-3100 • pulperie.com

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La Pyramide des Ha! Ha!

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Tackle the mysteries and plunge into the world of salmon and sea trout! The Mars River salmon interpretation centre will introduce you our noble king of the waterways. Discover its habitat by visiting our interpretation trail and observatory. Naturalist guides are present on-site to answer any questions that you may have. Open: June to October.

Build by a group of residents ideeply affected by the 1996 flood, the Pyramide des Ha! Ha! is covered with 3,000 “Yield” road signs attached to aluminium structures. It offers a spectacular view of Baie des Ha! Ha! from 21 meters above ground. The Musée du Fjord is in charge of bilingual guided tours and of the interpretation site during the summer . Open: July and August. [ad. p. 43]

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Air Defence Museum

La Baie Borough, 6513, chemin Saint-Anicet 418 677-7159 • museebagotville.ca Military aviation history has been marked by heroes and their extraordinary exploits. The exposition Maîtres du ciel tells of the glory and disasters of pilots thorough history. The park offers technologically advanced in an original technologically advanced environment. The guided tour of the base gives the opportunity to see fighter aircrafts and watch some take offs. Learn the secrets of Canadian aviation history. Open: June to September. [ad. p. 44] Musée du Fjord

La Baie Borough, 3346, boulevard de la Grande-Baie Sud 418 697-5077 • 1 866 697-5077 museedufjord.com

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Located on shores of Baie des Ha! Ha!, the Musée du Fjord opens a gateway to the marine world of the Saguenay Fjord. It's both a laboratory and a place for learning and amazement, where science and history exist in harmony. Through the glass walls of the aquarium where portholes of the technological vessel, provides an intimate view of the creatures found in the Saguenay Fjord. Exhibits, excursions and entertaining presentations. Winner of many awards of excellence. Open: Year-round. [ad. p. C-3, 190]

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Touverre fine stone cutting and glass blowing Économusée ®

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La Baie Borough, 3205, boulevard de la Grande-Baie Sud 418 544-1660 • touverre.com

Saint-Fulgence, 71, rang Saint-Joseph 418 590-2755 • chevrierdunord.com

An unforgettable cultural and scientific experience! The glass sculptor, Giuseppe Benedetto, beautifies glass and stone characteristics. Witness the different steps in making unique and original works of art. Participate in certain stages of glassblowing and make your own carvings from precious stones. The boutique is open year-round and offers different collections: surprising jewels, blown glass and sculptures of regional inspiration. Demonstration and paying guided tour, bilingual interpretation panels. Open: Year-round. Route du Fjord Site de la Nouvelle-France

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Saint-Félix-d’Otis, 370, Vieux Chemin 418 544-8027 • 1 888 666-8027 sitenouvellefrance.com The Site de la Nouvelle-France enables visitors to travel back to the 17th century with or without a guide. Voyage to Nouvelle-France accompanied by the colony's inhabitants. Take the hiking trail on-site for incredible views of Saguenay and the fjord. Attend the Les Filles de la Forêt equestrian show and visit the archeological sites. Hot meals available for lunch. Open: June to October. Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay

Le Chevrier du Nord 5 Animal fibre craft : mohair Économusée ®

A family farming business that raises angora goats to transform the goat’s hair, called mohair, using traditional production methods such as knitting, weaving, felting, fulling and dyeing. It's then converted to fabricate clothing designed by Annie Pilote. Discover the production and transformation process of these silky fibers. Open: Close Sundays to Tuesday, mid-October to mid-May. Côte-Nord Centre d’Interprétation des Mammifères Marin (CIMM)

Tadoussac, 108, rue de la Cale-Sèche 418 235-4701 • baleinesendirect.net / gremm.org The CIMM is the most visited museum on Côte-Nord. Meet a 13 meter long sperm whale, explore the world of whales: premiere videos, world of sounds, games, a collection of skeletons and a movie showcase. Specialists on-site will answer your questions, and purchases at the boutique contribute to research projects on whales. Duration: about 1 hour. Open: Mid-May to the end of October.

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Rivière-Eternité, 91, rue Notre Dame 418 272-1556 • 1 800 665-6527 • parcsquebec.com Our two discovery and service centres offer exhibits where you can discover the fjord's unique characteristics, its history and the species that inhabit the fjord. Visit the Le Fjord du Saguenay centre in Rivière-Éternité and Le Béluga in Baie-Sainte-Marguerite in the municipality of Sacré-Cœur. Open: Mid-May to mid-October. [ad. p. 36]

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territory's richness by visiting the Nutshimatsh external garden. The craft shop also offers unique items inspired by Aboriginal culture. Open: Year-round. October to April : Tuesday to Friday. [ad. p. 190] Site Uashassihtsh – Site de transmission culturelle ilnu

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Hébertville, 251, rue Turgeon 418 344-1803 • hebertville.qc.ca Discover Hébertville with audio guides from the famous priest Hébert that will heighten your visit through the village and rural circuits Visit the priest's apartments and admire the objects of worship in our two treasure rooms. Bathe in the serenity of the first church in Lac-Saint-Jean which has been recently restored. Enjoy one moment of relaxation in the Parc Historique Curé-Hébert, an ideal place for the perfect picnic. Open: Mid-June to the end of August. Notre-Dame Kapatakan trail

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Lac-Bouchette, 250, route de l’Ermitage 418 698-3167 • 1 800 463-6565 (Promotion Saguenay) 418 348-6344 • 1 800 868-6344 (Ermitage) sentiernotredamekapatakan.org The Sentier Notre-Dame Kapatakan, called the “little compostela” of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, is a 215 km long walking trail that joins Notre-Dame-du-Saguenay in Rivière-Éternité to Lac-Bouchette’s national Sanctuary, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes de l’Ermitage Saint-Antoine. For the entire length of the Kapatakan, an Aboriginal word meaning “trail”, 14 thematic sectors are offered through towns and villages in the discovery of the region's spiritual, natural and cultural sites. Open: End of May to early October. Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh

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Mashteuiatsh, 1514, rue Ouiatchouan 1 888 875-4842 • cultureilnu.ca The museum's permanent exhibition takes visitors on a voyage across the Pekuakamiulnuatsh's 6000 years of history. Stroll through the vibrant and dynamic surroundings of this age-old culture and listen to the wisdom-filled voices from yesteryear. Discover the

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Mashteuiatsh, 1514, rue Ouiatchouan 1 888 875-4842 • cultureilnu.ca Uashassihtsh, which means ”small bay”, is located on an exceptional site that borders the Pekuakami (Lac Saint-Jean). This unique site opens a window on the Pekuakamiulnuatsh traditional lifestyle. Enjoy their culture as you travel through the different sites animated by local guides and artisans. Open: June 12 to September 1. [ad. p. 203]

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Circuit patrimonial d’Alma

Alma, 1671, avenue du Pont Nord 418 668-2606 • odysseedesbatisseurs.com The historic route in Alma offers four courses to be discovered. Meander along on foot or bicycle though the Riverbend Borough, downtown Alma, the Isle-Maligne Borough and the Petite Décharge/ Pointe des Américains. Thanks to the La Gazette des Bâtisseurs interpretation signs, these sectors in Alma share their memories. Get a free copy of the Odyssée des Bâtisseurs historic route or visit our website. Open: Year-round. [ad. p. 33, 200] Saguenay Le Croissant culturel

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Chicoutimi Borough, 152, rue Racine Est 418 698-3200, ext. 4095 • 1 800 463-6565 croissantculturel.ca Museums, heritage sites, galleries, current art centres, artisan workshops and boutiques, live shows, libraries, archaeological and cultural events. New: the Site patrimonial du Poste-de-Traite-de-Chicoutimi (trading post) now accessible in the summer. Open: Year-round.

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Top Things to Do | Culture & Heritage SUMMER THEATRE VENUES AND SHOWS

Summer theatre venues and shows Lac-Saint-Jean

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Camp musical du Saguenay– Lac-Saint-Jean

Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 1589, route 169 418 349-2085 • 1 888 349-2085 campmusical-slsj.qc.ca The musical camp offers a program of 20 summer concerts with renowned artists in jazz and world music, in addition to youth concerts. Program and rates available online and in the visitor information centres. Reservations online, by phone or in person. Bistro and patio Le Belvédère. Access to the promenade with breathtaking panoramic vistas of Lac Saint-Jean. Open : June to August.

and learn more about the park's history that was founded in the beginning of the 1900's and is bordered by the Ashuapmushuan River. Open: Mid-June to Thanksgiving. [ad. p. 25, 182, 203] La Route des légendes 35 « Aventure humoristique et historique »

Moulin des Pionniers La Doré, 4205, chemin des Pionniers 418 256-8242 • routedeslegendes.com

The humorous and historical adventures of the Moulin des Pionniers have entertained families for over 5 years at this enchanting site. A brand new show will be presented this year. An unforgettable experience for the entire family! Open: Friday and Saturday, July 1rst to August 18.

Optithéâtre Métabetchouan

Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, 88, Saint-André 418 349-3447 • optitheatre.com An auditorium with 250 seats and 6 boxes for 6 people. Lounge area with bar and restaurant. A variety of shows, summer theatre performances, film presentations and conferences. Rentals available. Open: Year-round. Saveurs musicales d’ici (Maison de la culture)

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Saint-Félicien, 1058, boulevard du Sacré-Cœur 418 679-9888 • 1 877 525-9888 ville.stfelicien.qc.ca

Moulin des Pionniers

Come feel the unique ambiance of the local culture in a series of outdoor musical shows. The performance hall La Féliscène is located in the town centre along the Ashuapmushuan River and the Saveurs musicales d’ici (local musical flavours) will lighten up your summer evenings. Open: July and August. Spectacle « Eau, son et lumière »

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Saint-Félicien, parc du Sacré-Cœur 418 679-9888 • 1 877 525-9888 ville.stfelicien.qc.ca During the evening, attend our magnificent Eau, son et lumière water fountain free presentation, located in Parc du Sacré-Coeur, just in front of the imposing church. You can also admire the beautiful landscapes 72 saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

Site touristique Chute à l’Ours

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Normandin, 101, chemin Louis-Ovide Bouchard 418 274-3411 • 418 671-7761 • chutealours.com Les Zanimés theatre company has been present in the normandinois medium since 1992. Composed of volunteers passionate about the theatre, the plays presented are comedies that are perfect for summer theatre, being light, funny and entertaining. Fifteen presentations are shown throughout July and August. Funds generated are primarily given as donations to organisations in the domain. Information and tickets by calling 418 671-7761 or on Facebook Troupe de théâtre Les Zanimés. Open: July and August. [ad. p. 25, 184]

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La Route des légendes 5 « Théâtre d'été des Halles du bleuet »

Les Halles du bleuet Dolbeau-Mistassini, 265, boulevard des Pères 418 979-3394 • routedeslegendes.com

Discover our brand new summer theatre presentation: A humorous play with Jimmy Doucet in the spotlight. A spectacular journey in the forest and amusing anecdotes are waiting just for you! Open: Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. from July 14 to August 18.

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Alma, 1385, chemin de la Marina 418 668-3016 • 1 888 289-3016 damenterre.qc.ca The Dam-en-Terre summer theatre is a genuine institution in a resort environment. They offer increasingly hilarious productions every year. Don't miss our 28th theatre season filled with entertainment and comedy. Open: June 29 to August 26. Closed Sundays and Mondays. [ad. p. 35, 202, 212, 219]

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Le Météore / Pub et Bob Dolbeau-Mistassini, 1504, boulebard Wallberg 418 276-7469 • meteore.ca

Circus presentations, intimate cabaret. In an electric atmosphere infused with the talent of local artists for an unforgettable evening! A first in the region! Open: July 19 to August18. La Route des légendes « Mes sympathies »

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Saint-Eugène-d'Argentenay church Saint-Eugène-d'Argentenay, 511, rue Principale 418 276-1787 • routedeslegendes.com Last year, the summer theatre presented a marriage at the church in Saint-Eugène-d'Argentenay. This summer, visitors can attend the funeral of Pépère, an old man with very original ideas who wanted his funeral to be one of a kind. Join us in reliving the 80's and for good times full of laughter and joy. Auberge et Camping Île du Repos

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Péribonka, 105, route Île du Repos 418 347-5649 • iledurepos.com Every summer, L’Île du Repos presents a programme of different cultural activities including a series of shows specially selected for their intimate character and highest quality. Big names in a small professional auditorium of 130 places. The stage also encourages co-presentations of up and coming regional artists. The inn is equally active many art and cultural sectors. The show starts at 9 p.m. unless stated otherwise. Open: May to September.

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Centre de villégiature Dam-en-Terre

Saguenay Festival international des arts de la marionnette à Saguenay (FIAMS)

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Jonquière Borough, Théâtre La Rubrique, 4160, du Vieux-Pont 418 542-5521 • fiams.com The FIAMS welcomes visitors of all ages to enjoy the art of puppetry. Join us this summer for the 14th biennial: Indoor shows, unique outdoor programming and exhibitions in addition to mingling with professionals. The place to be for a fun-filled festival in the heart of Saguenay. Open: July 25 to 30, 2017. Québec Issime présente « De Céline Dion à la Bolduc »

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Chicoutimi Borough, Théâtre Banque Nationale, 534, rue Jacques-Cartier Est 418 690-4080 • quebecissime.net From De Céline Dion à la Bolduc at the Bell Centre, to the Veillée du bon vieux temps, Québec Issime revives the great eras and hits of Québec song. Thousands of spectators have applauded the rhythm, madness and emotion of this mega-production. A voyage into the heart of our history with 18 artists on the stage, 120 songs and over 400 costumes. Open: July and August, Wednesday to Saturday. saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

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La Pulperie de Chicoutimi – Musée régional « Le Système Ribadier »

Site de la Nouvelle-France

A play that is ferociously amusing and twisted that tells of the adventures of Ribadier, the second husband of Angele, widow of Sir Robineau. As a result of the deception caused by her late husband, Angèle develops a paranoia-frustrated jealousy and closely watches the activities of her second husband. However, Ribadier possesses the gift of hypnotism and systematically takes advantage of his skill to put his wife to sleep during his adventures, waking her only on his return with a trick that only he knows. Open: July 5 to August 23, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. [ad. p. 1]

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Chicoutimi Borough, 49, rue Lafontaine 418 698-3025 • zoneportuaire.com

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Enjoy a visit with the family filled with wonder while attending the Les Filles de la Forêt equestrian show. This tale tells the story of two young ladies in search of horses that have been missing for many years. The proximity with the trail gives the impression of being part of the story. Fun for the entire family. Open : June and August. Bistro de L’Anse

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L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 319, Saint-Jean-Baptiste 418 272-4222 • bistrodelanse.com Entertainment every Saturday nights. Programme available on-site. Open: Mid-May to mid-October. La Route des légendes 5 « La maison coupée en deux »

Located in the heart of the Chicoutimi city centre, the the Zone portuaire park is a great place to watch different types of shows on the TC Média stage. Many free shows offered during the entire season. Open: June to September. La Fabuleuse Histoire d’un Royaume

Saint-Félix-d'Otis, 370, Vieux Chemin 418 544-8027 • sitenouvellefrance.com

Chicoutimi Borough, 300, rue Dubuc 418 698-3100 • pulperie.com

Zone portuaire de Chicoutimi

Route du Fjord

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La Baie Borough, 1831, 6e avenue 418 698-4080 • lafabuleuse.com An exquisite and legendary live performance guaranteed to please all senses. The story of SaguenayLac-Saint-Jean's birth and evolution is told by 150 volunteer comedians throughout a visually stunning and acoustically engaging live presentation. A breathtaking sight and sound infused environment, a never before seen theatrical lineup with horses, burning flames, flooding, cannon shots, live animals… The audience bears witness to the birth and development of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean's history. Open: July 8 to August 20. [ad. p. 189]

Saint-Fulgence, 253, rue Saguenay 418 815-3619 • routedeslegendes.com

Maison Coupée en Deux presents the tales and legends of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Our region also has its share of tales and legends and we invite you to discover them through a comedy show that's different from anything that you've ever seen. To discover Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean in a unique fashion, travel with us through our very best magnificent and imaginary tales! Open: Thursdays and Fridays, June 29 to August 11.

Souvenirs, arts and crafts, galleries Lac-Saint-Jean Cristal du Lac

Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 1840, route 169 418 213-0702 • cristaldulac.com The Cristal du Lac souvenir shop offers a wide range of natural polished quartz crystals, available in a variety

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of shapes and colours. Shop for crystals that are cut and sparkle like diamonds, an original and exclusive collection at Cristal du Lac. We also offer a wide selection of minerals throughout our displays. Precious stones for all ages and budgets. Open: Mid-May to end of September. [ad. p. 18] Atelier Marie-Cuir

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Chambord, 10, rue du Bureau-de-Poste 418 342-6603 • mariecuir.com Visit our shop and discover almost 40 years of skill and knowledge. Passion through modelling, shaping and painting for unique and creative pieces. Explore a panoply of leather articles: Keychains with blueberries, flowers, jewelry, utility products, belts, reading lights, purses, embossed leather paintings, and so much more…Open: Year-round.

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Artisanat Eshkan

Mashteuiatsh, 2204, rue Ouiatchouan 418 275-4657 • artisanateshkan.com At Artisanat Eshkan, experience art in original forms where you'll discover Ilnu originality, diversity and culture. You'll find sculptures, dream catchers, cleansing elements and souvenirs. You can also buy raw material on site, such as leather, rawhide lacing, feathers and pearls. An authentic boutique at 5 km from Roberval. Come and meet us, a visit will charm you! Open: Year-round.

Relais du Souvenir

Chambord, 1801, rue Principale 418 342-1392 Tastings of our various products are available at all times. We offer a vast choice of blueberry themed souvenirs. We support local artisans and regional products. Come and meet our friendly staff who will be more than pleased to offer their advice. For over a year now, we've been offering our guests a new lodge: the Gîte du Pêcheur. Open : May to October. Boutique Teuehikan (MASHK)

Roberval, 1695, boulevard Horace-J.-Beemer 418 275-7012 • mashk.com The shop was born from the love and respect of the aboriginal culture. It brings you back to basics, a cultural immersion with First Nations arts and crafts. It inspires respect for our culture; Of the Earth, our Mother; Of the Sun, our Grandfather; Of the Moon, our Grandmother; The sacred seasons of life. It reminds us of the importance of each invaluable Pekuakamiulnuatsh object. We are the guardians that keep them safe. Open: Year-round.

Boutique Teuehikan (MASHK)

Le Petit Marché de Saint-Prime

Saint-Prime, 1113, rue Principale 418 515-4018 • petit-berger@hotmail.com A store that reflects the past where you'll relive a forgotten era and where you can purchase a souvenir of handmade soap, locally produced goods, antiques, wool and a variety of creations made from recycled wood, from within a Christmas themed atmosphere year-round. A gift shop to visit during your travels in the region! Horaire : toute l'année, fermé du lundi au mercredi de janvier à avril.

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Bistr'eau Pub Péribonka

Péribonka, 360, boulevard Édouard-Niquet 418 374-2967 • peribonka.ca Péribonka offers visitors an art gallery abound with treasures keepsakes. Local artisans have something special for everyone: Paintings, stained glass, jewelry, quilts, recycled fur clothing, local products and much more! Restaurant and visitor information centre located on-site. Open: June 24 to September 4. [ad. p. 33, 197, 203]

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Twist créations métiers d’art

Alma, 555, rue Collard 418 668-6635 • langageplus.com

Jonquière Borough, 1995, rue Davis 418 512-1818 • twistcreations.ca

Much than just a simple gallery presenting today's art, the Centre d’art actuel Langage Plus also offer souvenirs and remarkable gifts. The boutiques shines a spotlight on original and contemporary creations created by artists and artisans from Saguenay–LacSaint-Jean and Québec. A collection of unique objects at a variety of affordable prices allowing you to stock up on great gifts for any occasion! Open: Year-round. Mondays by reservation only.

A company operating in the domain of arts and acts as a showcase for over 130 artisans and designers from Québec and Canada. All products in the boutique are handmade. The products quality and creativity come from the know-how of artisans and designers. Behind a creation, there is a person, an idea, a passion. Gift ideas with originality, history and personality. Open: Year-round, closed on Sunday and Monday.

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Alma, 1671, avenue du Pont Nord 418 668-2606 • odysseedesbatisseurs.com L’Odyssée des Bâtisseurs boutique is the perfect place for finding original products at affordable prices. You’ll find souvenirs from Lac-Saint-Jean, regional flags, blueberry inspired products and creations from local artisans, such as jewelry, blown glass items and works of art from Cercles de Fermières (hand-crafted quilts and mittens). A wide variety of historic publications and a kids corner are available. Open: Year-round [ad. p. 33, 200] Saguenay Conception Cuir Expression

Jonquière Borough, 2893, boulevard du Royaume 418 548-2268 • 1 877 745-2847 conceptioncuir.com Not just useful products, but also artifacts in harmony with the taste and passion of both creators. Conception Cuir, it’s a brilliant team of creators with thirty years of accumulated experience in making furniture, pictures and leather products. For Gilles Bergeron and Danielle Tremblay, artisans-designers, each piece reflects a particular mood, a way of thinking and manufacturing technique. Open: Year-round. Closed on Week-end.

L’Orignal Fringant

Chicoutimi Borough, 1915, boulevard Talbot 418 973-9990 • orignalfringant.ca A can't-miss shopping experience while in the region at our original boutique. You'll find regionally made products including accessories in genuine fur, cowboy boots from the famous Canadian brand Boulet and bison leather goods directly from Alberta. Aboriginal items such as dream catchers and leather moccasins… Stop in for a visit! We're looking forward to showing you our original and genuine items! Open: Year-round. Closed Sundays. Twist créations métiers d’art

Chicoutimi Borough, 439, rue Racine 418 973-6818 • twistcreation.ca A company operating in the domain of arts and acts as a showcase for over 130 artisans and designers from Québec and Canada. All products in the boutique are handmade. The products quality and creativity come from the know-how of artisans and designers. Behind a creation, there is a person, an idea, a passion. Gift ideas with originality, history and personality. Open: Year-round.

Conception Cuir Expression

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Touverre fine stone cutting and glass blowing Économusée ®

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La Baie Borough, 3205, boulevard de la Grande Baie Sud 418 544-1660 • touverre.com The Économusée® also has a boutique that shines the spotlight on products that are unique and influenced by the region: Giant blueberries, snowy owls, white geese, hummingbirds, paperweights, beluga whales, roquals ... You'll also find a variety of jewelry with precious gems and original designs where amazonite, a regional stone, is highlighted. It's the perfect boutique for finding meaningful and special handmade treasures. Open : year-round.

Aboriginal tourism Lac-Saint-Jean

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Carrefour d'accueil Ilnu

Mashteuiatsh, 1516, rue Ouiatchouan 418 275-7200 • kuei.ca The Ilnu community of Mashteuiatsh is the only aboriginal nation in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean. Their presence during thousands of years adds visible enrichment to the region through terminology and kind employees. The Ilnu culture is imbued with the respect and the know-how that the Pekuakamiulnuatsh are proud to share with visitors. Meet with artisans, elders and youth for an introduction to their world in the well-established hub for major regional tourist attractions. Open: year-round. [ad. p. 22]

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Uashassihtsh – Site de transmission culturelle ilnu

Mashteuiatsh, 1514, rue Ouiatchouan, 418 275-4842 • cultureilnu.ca

Touverre Économusée

Route du Fjord Atelier boutique - Rebelles des Bois

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L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 358-C, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste 418 272-1883 • rebellesdesbois.com A boutique featuring Québec artisans and a designing jewel and moose antlers workshop. Clothing from Québec designers, pottery, jewels, book covers, local products and much more to be discovered! Open: Year-round. Le Chevrier du Nord Économusée de la lainerie

Saint-Fulgence, 71, rang Saint-Joseph 418 590-2755 • chevrierdunord.com A family farming business that raises angora goats to transform the goat’s hair, called mohair, using traditional production methods such as knitting, weaving, felting, fulling and dyeing. It's then converted to fabricate clothing designed by Annie Pilote. Discover the production and transformation process of these silky fibers. Open: Closed from Sunday to Thursday from mid-October to mid-May. Photo credit: Touverre Économusée

Uashassihtsh, which means ”small bay”, is located on an exceptional site that borders the Pekuakami (Lac Saint-Jean). This unique site opens a window on the Pekuakamiulnuatsh traditional lifestyle. Enjoy their culture as you travel through the different sites animated by local guides and artisans. Open: June 12 to September 1rst. [ad. p. 203]

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Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh

Mashteuiatsh, 1787, rue Amishk 418 275-4842 • 1 888 875-4842 • cultureilnu.ca The Museum’s permanent exhibit takes you through 6000 years of Pekuakamiulnuatsh history. Travel throughout the dynamic and colourful ways of an ancient culture and listen to voices infused with the wisdom of many generations before them. Discover the rich cultural heritage linked to the Nitassinan people by visiting Nutshimatsh, the outdoor garden. The artisan souvenir shop offers unique objects inspired by Aboriginal culture, of which many are made by residents of the community. Open: Year-round. Tuesday to Friday from October to April. [ad. p. 190] saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

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Religious landmarks

Ermitage Saint-Antoine

Sentier Notre-Dame Kapatakan From Rivière-Éternité to Lac-Bouchette

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418 348-6344 • 1 800 868-6344 (Ermitage) 418 698-3167 • 1 800 463-6565 (Promotion Saguenay) sentiernotredamekapatakan.org The Sentier Notre-Dame Kapatakan called the “little compostela” of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, is a 215 km long walking trail that joins Notre-Dame-du-Saguenay in Rivière-Éternité to Lac-Bouchette’s national Sanctuary, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes de l’Ermitage Saint-Antoine. For the entire length of the Kapatakan, an Aboriginal word meaning “trail”, 14 thematic sectors are offered through towns and villages in the discovery of the region's spiritual, natural and cultural sites. Open: End of May to early October. Lac-Saint-Jean Corporation Hébert Village Historique

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Hébertville, 251, rue Turgeon 418 344-1803 • hebertville.qc.ca Visit the church in Hébertville that was built in 1868. It is the first church to be erected in Lac-Saint-Jean. The building's interior has been recently restored. It shines with shades of blue as a tribute to Notre-Dame de l'Assomption. Open : mid-June to end of August. Village Historique de Val-Jalbert

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Lac-Bouchette, 250, route de l’Ermitage 418 348-6344 • 1 800 868-6344 • st-antoine.org

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Chambord, 95, rue Saint-Georges 418 275-3132 • 1 888 675-3132 • valjalbert.com Travel back in time and meet colorful characters as secrets are revealed on this 1927 authentic company town and its 40 original buildings frozen-in-time. Celebrated 100 years in 2015, the convent-school, general store, post office, abandoned houses and the pulp mill are full of surprises. Discover life at the mill with tactile models on manufacturing mechanical pulp. A grandiose immersive show promising astonishments, and the then influent characters will recount their history for about 20 minutes. Open : May 27 to October 9. [ad. p. 240] 78 saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

A natural sanctuary and spiritual oasis located just a few minutes from Lac Saint-Jean, on a woodland field along the shores of Lac Ouiatchouan, Ermitage Saint-Antoine is a destination praised by pilgrims, individuals looking for inner peace and for tourists in search of natural beauty and serenity. Hosted by the Capuchins, this national sanctuary offers quality accommodations, a restaurant, in addition to a host of services and attractions. Open: May 20 to October 22. Open Easter weekend and during Christmas. [ad. p. 187] Église Kateri Tekakwitha

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Mashteuiatsh, 1787, rue Amishk 1 888 875-4842 • kuei.ca The church in Kateri-Tekakwitha was built in 1987 due to a fire that completely destroyed the original church on March 12, 1986. Saint Kateri Tekakwitha is the first aboriginal in North America to be recognized by the Catholic Church. The Mashteuiatsh community was bestowed with the mission of spreading the devotion of the holy Kateri Takewitha with the region's visitors. Open to the general public. Horaire : June 12 to September 1rst. Follow our opening hours. [ad. p. 22] Chocolaterie des Pères Trappistes de Mistassini

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Dolbeau-Mistassini, 100, route des Trappistes 418 276-1122 • 1 800 461-3699 chocolateriedesperes.com Plunge in the universe of the Pères Trappistes and the chocolate factory through the discovery of a splendid site during your visit. Meet Father Augustin at our shop and discover our chocolats and a wide variety of delicious regional products. Pray with the monks during a religious service. The perfect opportunity to reflect and pray if you have a few days to recharge your batteries by staying at the monastery's hotel. Open: Year-round. Low season: Closed Sundays. [ad. p. 27, 207]


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Saguenay Centre Historique des Soeurs du Bon-Conseil

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Chicoutimi Borough, 700, rue Racine Est (door 688) 418 543-4861 • centrehistoriquesndbc.com Discover the history of the religious Sisters of Notre-Dame du Bon-Conseil and through founder, Françoise Simard. The permanent exhibition tells how these women, by their major role in education, influenced the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region in the 20th century. Visitors can genuinely experience the silent and peaceful ambiance in the chapel and near the founder’s grave. Open: Year-round. Route du Fjord Exposition international de crèches de Rivière-Éternité

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Rivière-Éternité, 418, rue Principale 418 608-8441 • villagedecreches.com

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Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 1840, route 169 418 213-0702 • cristaldulac.com At 11 km from Métabetchouan, the guides of Cristal du Lac present the regional geological history, the characteristics of quartz crystal and the art of artisanal prospecting. Find your very own quartz crystals, a stone that dates back 500 million years, in an open mine and bring your treasures back home as souvenirs. Goggles, gloves, hats and a mineral wash basin are waiting for you and offer a unique experience in Québec! Open: June to September. [ad. p. 18] Village Historique de Val-Jalbert

The Exposition internationale de crèches (nativity scene exhibition) shows around 250 Nativity scenes and many nativity paintings. The exhibition pays tribute to artists from Québec and other regions. Admire both gateways to the village and discover the nativity scene in the heart of the village perched on the mountain with nine bas-relief sculptures and twenty-five actual size nativity scenes at the artists park. Visit our nativity scenes during the holiday season. Open: June 1 to August 27 and from December 16 to January 7, 2018. [ad. p. 52] Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay

Scientific Tourism

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Rivière-Éternité, 91, rue Notre Dame 418 272-1556 • 1 800 665-6527 • parcsquebec.com The Notre-Dame du Saguenay historic statue was erected in 1881 and is perched at 180 meters above on the first of Cap Trinité's three plateaus. A 7.6 km trail (round trip) leads to the base of the statue. It can also be seen from the various cruise and kayak excursions offered in the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park (departures from Baie Éternité). Open: mid-May to the end of October.

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Chambord, 95, rue Saint-Georges 418 275-3132 • 1 888 675-3132 • valjalbert.com One hundred and ten years later, a hydroelectric mini power plant is installed in Val-Jalbert, ensuring the continuity of the tourist experience. The discovery of this treasure of architectural integration is revealed during an interpretative walk. Belvederes and boardwalks offer a spectacular view of the Ouiatchouan falls. The circuit gives the visitor an overview of the historical, industrial, technical, socio-economical, environmental and even an artistic aspects for a global understanding of the project. Open: May 27 to October 9. [ad. p. 240]

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QUÉBECPHOTOGRAVIE

Sainte-Hedwidge, Lac à Madeleine 418 515-4616 • Québecphotogravie.com A can’t-miss experience! QUÉBECPHOTOGRAVIE offers three scientific activities for small groups of 1 to 4 people: 1) Tracking the tracks: an initiation to identifying animal tracks; 2) The boreal forest: Explore and learn; 3) Discover the birds hiding in the boreal forest… Visit our website for details. Open: Year-round.

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Planétarium Saint-Félicien

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Saint-Félicien, 2025, boulevard du Jardin 418 900-1098 • clubdesborealides.com The Saint-Félicien astronomical centre is the only one in Québec to offer planetarium animations and telescope observations. Live presentations are held rain or shine since most are held indoors. Open: May to October. [ad. p. 25, 182] Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien

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Saint-Félicien, 2230, boulevard du Jardin 418-679-0543 • 1 800 667-5687 zoosauvage.org Do you enjoy travelling and have an insatiable sense of curiosity? At the wildlife zoo, the perfect activity for you is the “The walking adventure in the land of the Caribou”. Accompanied with an experienced guide, you'll discover the boreal forest, wildlife and plant life through different activities. The package includes 26 hours with one night in a prospector tent: hike in the forest, paddle on a lake and encounter a caribou herd. A stimulating and educational experience! Open: June to October. [ad. p. C-2, 198] Saguenay Musée du Fjord

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La Baie Borough, 3346, boulevard de la Grande-Baie Sud 418 697-5077 • 1 866 697-5077 museedufjord.com

Touverre fine stone cutting and glass blowing Économusée ®

La Baie Borough, 3205, boulevard de la Grande Baie Sud 418 544-1660 • touverre.com An unforgettable cultural and scientific experience! The glass sculptor, Giuseppe Benedetto, beautifies glass and stone characteristics. Witness the different steps in making unique and original works of art. Participate in certain stages of glassblowing and make your own carvings from precious stones. The boutique is open year-round and offers different collections: surprising jewels, blown glass and sculptures of regional inspiration. Demonstration and paying guided tour, bilingual interpretation panels. Open: Year-round Route du Fjord Site de la Nouvelle-France

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Saint-Félix-d'Otis, 370, Vieux Chemin 418 544-8027 • sitenouvellefrance.com Come and meet our archaeologists! They'll share their passion and their discoveries, of which some date back to over 5000 years! The occupation of l’Anse à la Croix will be told via the 150,000 artifacts that have been discovered during the past 21 years. Fun for the entire family. Open : June to September.

The secrets of the shores. Explore this interpretation trail along the shores of Baie des Ha! Ha! Get familiar with its particularities and learn more on its history, geology, its flora and fauna. Ask for your treasure map at the desk and go on the discovery of this ecosystem. Reservation required. Open: June 23 to September 1. [ad. p. C-3, 190]

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Top Things to Do | Winter Fun WINTER HORSE RIDING, FATBIKE

WINTER FUN Cross-country skiing at Valinouët

Winter horse riding Lac-Saint-Jean Centre Équestre Les Écuries Mistouk

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Alma, 4251, chemin Saint-François 418 550-7514 • lesecuriesmistouk.webs.com Visitors will discover spectacular winter landscapes along our trails nestled in the boreal forest. Le Chalet is a comfortably heated reception area with a wood stove to keep you warm when you return. Try our newest addition: A nighttime winter excursion. The enchanting views of the forest and shimmering trees covered in snow will leave visitors in awe. During the day or night, horseback riding in the winter is an experience that's not to be missed! Open: winter. [ad. p. 213]

Fatbike

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Alma, 1385, chemin de la Marina 418 668-3016 • 1 888 289-3016 damenterre.qc.ca The Centre de Villégiature Dam-en-Terre offers fatbike rentals. The 3 to 5 km long trails located in the vicinity allow for an initiation this increasingly popular winter sport. Open : December to March. [ad. p. 35, 202, 212, 219]

Saguenay

Lac-Saint-Jean Club Tobo-Ski

Club Tobo-Ski offers you a warm way to spend your energy while enjoying the crisp winter air along magnificent trails designed for fatbikes. A rendezvous in a magnificent natural setting with trees draped in snow! During your journey, you'll have the chance to pedal along the shores of the Ours River, in addition to Lac Julien and its majestic swamplands. Travel along glittering snow-covered ridges. We offer convenient options with our rental services for the entire family! Open: January to March. [ad. p. 25, 182]

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La Baie Borough, 7400, chemin des Chutes 418 697-5132 • becscie.riviereamars.com

Saint-Félicien, 500, Petit Rang 418 679-3855, ext. 3352 • 1 866 900-5243 toboski.ca

Trails and fatbike rental! Discover the natural beauty of the Mars River corridor. Open: December to April.

Photo credit: Canopée Médias

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Top Things to Do | Winter Fun SLEDDING, SNOWMOBILING

The companies identified by this icon are accredited by Aventure Écotourisme Québec for high quality and safety standards.

Discover our snowmobile trails by downloading the snowmobile map on the Tourist Saguenay– Lac-Saint-Jean website

Sledding Lac-Saint-Jean

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Saint-Félicien, 500, Petit Rang 418 679-3855, ext. 3352 • 1 866 900-5243 toboski.ca The Club Tobo-Ski offers two sliding corridors of over 200 m long. The slides are equipped with a lift and are lit-up at night. The ideal activity for the entire family (no height restriction). Open: Mid-December to the end of March. Open on weekends, holidays and during school breaks. [ad. p. 25, 182]

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Centre de villégiature Dam-en-terre

Alma, 1385, chemin de la Marina 418 668-3016 • 1 888 289-3016 • damenterre.qc.ca Besides the icy trails of Camping Dam-en-Terre available to ice skaters, the Centre de villégiature Damen-Terre also offers a slide that extends to the Baie Dam-en-Terre. Free access and air tube rentals on-site. Open: January to March. No services on Mondays and Tuesdays. [ad. p. 35, 202, 212, 219]

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Centre du Sport Lac-St-Jean

Chambord, 1454, rue Principale 418 342-6202 • 1 877 270-0160 centredusportlacstjean.com Yamaha, Kawasaki, Arctic Cat and Polaris dealer. The owner and his son, Réjean and Mathieu Tremblay, started their business in 1994 with a first dealership located in Chambord, specializing mainly in motorized sports (motorcycles, motocross, snowmobiles, ATV and jet skis). The family company soon became a leader in the industry. Open: Year-round.

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Chalets et spa lac Saint-Jean

Chambord, 96, chemin du Parc-Municipal 418 342-1111 • chaletsetspa.com Snowmobile relays and rentals. Open: winter season.

Snowmobiling Lac-Saint-Jean Dallaire Équipement

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Saint-Bruno, 560, rue Melançon 418 343-3758 • dallairest-bruno.com

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Restaurant, accommodations, secure garage, rental packages and snowmobiling. Open: December to March. [ad. p. 200, 212]

Artic Cat dealer. Open: Year-round.

Auberge Motel Panorama

Centre récréotouristique Le Rigolet

Lac-Bouchette, 146, route Victor Delamarre 418 348-9992 • motelpanorama.ca

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Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, 18, rue Saint-André 418 349-3696 • ville.metabetchouan.qc.ca The centre is located alongside the No 383 regional snowmobiling trail. Restaurant and bar service available. Open: year-round.

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Lac-Bouchette, 160, chemin de la Montagne 418 348-6832 • aubergeeva.com

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Motel Panorama is located on highway 155 in Lac-Bouchette, just beside the entrance to the No 355 snowmobiling trail. With 11 rooms, safe parking, cable TV and WiFi, Motel Panorama is a cozy and secure place to relax after a long day of snowmobiling. We also offer discounted group rates. Open : year-round.


Top Things to Do | Winter Fun SNOWMOBILING

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Saint-Félicien, 2337, Rivière aux Saumons 418 679-1174 • clubrelaisdesbuttes.com Renowned for its numerous snowmobiling trails connecting the winter tourist attractions, the Club et Corporation du Relais des Buttes de Saint-Félicien offers a magnificent relay with fireplace for relaxing, planning and reviewing the excellent activities. A standard meal options are available. The Zoo sauvage the Village boréal and the magnificent trails will satisfy all visitors. The regional and warm welcome of our local residents will ensure a memorable stay. Looking forward to meeting and taking care of your every need. Open: Snowmobiling season: Closed Mondays.

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Saint-Ludger-de-Milot, 10, chemin de la Plage 418 373-2424 • cde.milot@hotmail.com Snowmobile relay. Open: End of December to April. Relais Jos Bonka

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L'Ascension, 4885, route Uniforêt 581 200-2131 • daniel.shanks@hotmail.ca A restaurant offering magnificent views overlooking the Péribonka River and bar service, themed dinners every weekend, table d’hôte menus for lunch and supper, in addition to many activities such as an antique snowmobile race, the carnival, an ice fishing village and so much more. Refuelling service available on-site. Open : Year-round. Équinox Aventure

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Alma, 1385, chemin de la Marina 418 668-7381 • equinoxaventure.ca Adventure tourism licensed travel agent. Organized tours. Yamaha snowmobiles. Multi-activity combos: dogsledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing and winter Fat bike. Open: January to March. Hôtel Universel

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Alma, 1000, boulevard des Cascades 418 668-5261 • 1 800 263-5261 hoteluniversel.com Located in the heart of the region, this 4-star hotel offers 72 recently renovated rooms. Direct access via trail #561, the complex is member of Secure Hotels.

Clients have access to a locked enclosure with surveillance camera. Pacini restaurant and Bar L'Apéro are located in the building. Package deals for snowmobilers December to April, Indoor spa and pool, Baie sur Mer health centre and movie theatre. Over 3 million dollars invested since 2015. Open: Year-round. [ad. p. 197, 221] Sports D.R.C.

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Alma, 3055, du Pont Sud 418 668-7389 • sportsdrc.com BRP Ski-Doo dealer. Open: Year-round. Saguenay

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Jonquière Borough, 2020, rue Fortier 418 512-0780 Full day or half-day snowmobile rentals. Guide available with reservations. Open: winter season. Restaurant Bar du Camping Jonquière

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Jonquière Borough, 3553, rue Saint-Dominique 418 542-0176 • relaisdemotoneigesaguenay.com The snowmobile relay Restaurant Bar du Camping Jonquière is located in the heart of a captivating site, steps away from the municipality of Jonquière. This relay sits on the shores of Lac Kénogami, offering spectacular and serene winter scenery that will be sure to please nature enthusiasts. Site with ice fishing huts. Open: January to March. Closed Monday to Wednesday.

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Équipements Villeneuve

Chicoutimi Borough, 1178, boulevard Sainte-Geneviève 418 543-3600 • 1 877 543-3600 equipementsvilleneuve.com Snowmobilers, are you ready for your next ride? Équipements Villeneuve offers the latest snowmobiles and Ski-Doos for the ultimate snowmobiling experience. Our snowmobiles are loaded with state-of-the-art technology, such as the E-TEC and ACE, R MOTION rear suspension and adjustable PILOT skis that will make every trip an unforgettable adventure. Our store is accessible by snowmobile. Trail pass available for purchase on-site. Open: Year-round. saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

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Évasion Sport

Chicoutimi Borough (Laterrière sector), 2639, route 170 418 678-2481 • 1 866 678-2481 evasion-sport.com A 5-star CatMaster, Arctic Cat and Yamaha dealer. Snowmobile sales and repairs. Renting snowmobiles for over 20 years. Equipment rentals and organized excursions accompanied by professional guides. The latest snowmobile models. Access via path No 368. Open: December to April. Contact Nature Rivière-à-Mars

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La Baie Borough, Centre plein air Bec-Scie, 7400 chemin des Chutes 418 697-5132 • becscie.riviereamars.com Un relais motoneige avec service d'essence, restauration et bar. Horaire : December to March. [ad. p. 184]

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Imago Village

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Bégin, 632, chemin du Lac à l’Ours 418 817-2375 • loisirslr.com

Direct access by automobile, ATV or snowmobile via the Trans-Québec No 93 trail, Imago Village offers incredible views overlooking the Valinouët ski resort and faces the south with sunshine throughout the year. Five yurts are available for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers for an incredible experience in non-traditional accommodations. A visit to the bistro-bar in a large 32-foot yurt is worth the detour in itself. Open: During the winter. Route du Fjord

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L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 67, Dallaire 418-272-2927 • montedouard.com The Station touristique Mont-Édouard is an excellent snowmobile stop in Bas-Saguenay. Enjoy all of our services available: places to eat, accommodations, mechanical services, night club with live entertainment and nordic spa. Mont-Édouard is without a doubt a key place for excursions in the heart of a region known for grandiose panoramas, its atmosphere and warm hospitality. Open: December to April. Auberge La Tourelle du Fjord

Located alongside trail No 367. Rent and ride! Six snowmobiles are available. Several different directions are available: Monts-Valin, Saguenay, LacSaint-Jean, etc. Flexible departure and arrival times. Cabin rentals are available on-site. Open: November to March. Destination Monts-Valin

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Saint-David-de-Falardeau 581 235-8511 • imagovillage.com

Station Mont-Édouard

Discover our excursions and or expeditions by snowmobile in Bas-Saguenay. Experience our trails in the heart of the boreal forest with our experienced guides and discover the impressive glacial valleys. Packages adapted to your needs: ½ day to 7 days. We also offer multi-activity adventures (dog sledding, snowshoeing, ice fishing and Scandinavian spa). Open: December to March. Les Gestions Loisirs LR

offers off-trail and on-trail snowmobile rentals and guide service. In addition, a basic mechanic service is available. Package deals including accommodations, meals and ice fishing are also offered for those who want to live the Monts Valin winter experience to the fullest. Open: November to April.

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Saint-David-de-Falardeau 418 673-7335 • destinationmontsvalin.com Located in proximity to the federated trails in the Le Valinouët ski resort sector, Destination Monts-Valin 84 saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

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Saint-Fulgence, 820, Route de Tadoussac 418 502-0588 • aubergelatourelledufjord.com Restaurant-bar with accommodations accessible via snowmobile, car or ATV only 10 minutes from the Monts Valin. L'Auberge La Tourelle du Fjord offers unique views of the Saguenay Fjord from almost 100 m above ground. Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., the restaurant is located only 6 km from the new international calibre trail No. 328. L’ Auberge La Tourelle du Fjord also offers a vast parking lot for your vehicles and a secure shelter for your snowmobiles. Open: Year-round


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L’Auberge du 31

Saint-Fulgence, Route L200, km 31 418 948-0960 • aubergedu31.com

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Centre de villégiature Dam-en-Terre

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Saint-David-de-Falardeau 418 579-8763 • organisaction.com Excursions or guided snowmobiling expeditions on the Monts Valin. Enjoy spectacular scenic vistas of the mountains and the fjord accompanied by our professional guides. Personalize your package with half-day to seven day adventure tours. We also offer a multi-activity planning service (dog sledding, snowshoeing and ice fishing). Open: December to April.

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Sacré-Cœur, 465, route 172 Nord 418 236-4551 • ferme5etoiles.com Set out on the conquest of vast and snowy landscapes and discover the most popular Québec winter sport: snowmobiling. Our passionate guides and snowmobiling experts will lead you through an unforgettable experience. The snowmobile circuits are mainly characterized by their originality and by the views overlooking the Saguenay Fjord, the St. Lawrence River and the bay in Tadoussac. Live an authentic and original adventure! Open: Mid-December to the end of March. [ad. p. 57, 203, 229] Hôtel Motel Restaurant Coronet

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Alma, 1385, chemin de la Marina 418 668-3016 • 1 888 289-3016 • damenterre.qc.ca Our ice trails offer 1.5 km of skating along the frozen campsite roads. Live music and illuminated site in the evenings. Open: January to March, no service on mondays and tuesdays. [ad. p. 35, 202, 212, 219] Saguenay Parc Mille Lieux de la Colline 0

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Chicoutimi Borough, 200, rue Pinel 418 698-7000 • parcmillelieux.com

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Sacré-Cœur, 401, Route 172 Nord 418 236-9444 • hmcoronet.com Experience winter in the heart of the fjord! The hotel-motel is located at the exit for the Monts-Valin, directly on the Trans-Québec No 93 trail, at the crossroads of the Saguenay−Lac-Saint-Jean, North Shore and Charlevoix regions. It's the only location in the region to offer all of these services in one place. Open: During the winter.

Open: January to March. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. [ad. p. 43, 202]

Ice fishing Lac-Saint-Jean Pêche Blanche Lac Saint-Jean

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Hébertville 418 218-1994 • pecheblanche.net Try ice fishing in an all-inclusive package in one of our huts located on the immense icy surface of Lac SaintJean. A professional fishing guide will accompany you throughout the day. You can even enjoy your fish directly on-site by your guide culinary skills. Come and live the adventure! Open: December 20 to March 31.

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À Doré le Lac

Saint-Gédéon 418 487-6099 • adorelelac.com Visit our “ocean of ice” and rent one of our cabins on Lac Saint-Jean. Accompanied with or without guides (optional), live an unforgettable experience ice fishing for walleye and burbot. Cabins heated with oil. Equipment and transportation by snowmobile provided. Open: December to March.

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Pêche Blanche Lac Saint-Jean

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Roberval, 2048, route Roberval 418 218-1994 • pecheblanche.net Try ice fishing in an all included package in one of our huts located a few minutes away from Alma. Live an all-inclusive ice fishing experience on the immense icy surface of the stupendous Lac Saint-Jean. A snowmobile will take you to the hut. You'll be accompanied by a helpful guide for the entire day. Walleye, pike and perch are the species you'll be fishing. Your guide will expertly prepare your fish dish directly on the ice! Experience the adventure for yourself! Open: December 20 to March 31.

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Pêche Aventures Saguenay

La Baie Borough, 4855, boulevard de la Grande-Baie Sud 418 540-9570 • pecheaventuressaguenay.com Rental of luxurious wooden huts and propane heated tents. Fishing guide on site, heated washrooms, professional equipment. Fishing for whitefish (redfish, turbot, codfish) in addition to the smelt. Accommodation on site. Some packages make it possible to stay for several days (Grande-Baie sector). Open: January to March.

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Pêche Blanche du Fjord

La Baie Borough, 3422, boulevard de la Grande-Baie Sud 418 544-4182 • pecheblanchedufjord.com Rental of huts on the Saguenay Fjord, for 4 to 16 people. Many fish species: redfish, codfish, smelt, etc. 32 huts are available. Open: January to March.

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Hébertville, 173, chemin du Vallon 418 344-4000 • 1 888 344-1101 montlacvert.qc.ca

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Top Things to Do | Winter Fun DOWNHILL SKIING, CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING, SNOWSHOEING

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Saint-David-de-Falardeau, 200, route du Valinouët 418 673-6455 • 1 866 260-8254 valinouet.qc.ca

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Saint-Félicien, 500, Petit Rang 418 679-3855, ext. 3352 • 1 866 900-5243 toboski.ca [ad. p. 25, 182] Centre de villégiature Dam-en-Terre

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Saguenay Parc de la Rivière-du-Moulin

Chicoutimi Borough, 1577, rue des Roitelets 418 698-3235 • 418 698-3200 rivieredumoulin.saguenay.ca Club Perce-Neige

Bégin, 100, rue Lemieux 418 672-4270 • clubperceneige.com Contact Nature Rivière-à-Mars – Centre plein air Bec-Scie [ad. p. 184]

La Baie Borough, 7400, chemin des Chutes 418 697-5132 • becscie.riviereamars.com Le Valinouët

Saint-David-de-Falardeau, 200, route du Valinouët 418 673-6455 • 1 866 260-8254 • valinouet.qc.ca

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Rivière-Éternité, 91, rue Notre-Dame 418 272-1556 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com

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L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 67, rue Dallaire 418 272-2927 • montedouard.com

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Sacré-Coeur, 1121,route 172 Nord 418 272-1556 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com/saguenay [ad. p. 36]

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Top Things to Do | Winter Fun SNOWKITE, DOGSLED RIDES

Snowkite Lac-Saint-Jean Progression Kite

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Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, 505 5e Chemin 418 590-5041 • progressionkite.com Slide in complete freedom over our frozen waterwaysand in our magnificent fields with kite professionals. Progression Kite offers courteous and quality service, equipment adapted to your level and conditions. Safety is priority at Progression Kite. Learn about this stupendous sport that offers a new perspective to experienced adventure enthusiasts. IKO and AEQ certified instructors and centre. Open: December 15 to April 15. Entre chien et loup

Route du Fjord Entre chien et loup, chiens de traineau

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L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 190, chemin Perigny 418 272-1540 • entrechienetloup.ca A small company where the 38 dogs are happy and roam freely everyday. We offer half-day excursions to five day expeditions through landscapes of mountains and lakes close to the Saguenay Fjord. Live an adventure in harmony, comfort and happy times. Open: December to April.

Progression Kite

Dogsled rides

Côte-Nord

Lac-Saint-Jean Aventuraid – Parc Mahikan

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Girardville, 2395, rang Lapointe 418 258-3529 • aventuraid.qc.ca Live an unforgettable and independent experience in the heart of the boreal forest. In a setting that dreams are made of, in command of your team, you'll discover the authenticity and ambiance surrounding the trapper’s way of life. In small groups with your guide, let yourself be at one with nature, in harmony with your dogs and surrounding environment. A comforting wooden cabin with sauna or a hut nestled in the mountains await your return in the evening along the shores of the lake. Initiations or excursions. Duration: an entire day or several days. Open: December to April. Photo credit: Progression Kite, Charles-David Robitaille

Centre de vacances Ferme 5 étoiles

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Sacré-Coeur, 465, route 172 Nord 418 236-4551 • ferme5etoiles.com Our specialty: you drive your own dogsled. Ride our woodland circuits while admiring the panoramic vistas of the Saguenay Fjord with our dogs guiding the way. Visit the dogs in our kennel and pet the Siberian Huskies and Malamutes. Excursions accessible to all, with a passionate guide who'll share his knowledge with you. Training provided for driving and the associated methods. Open: Mid-December to the end of March. [ad. p. 57, 203, 229]

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Top Things to Do | Nature and Outdoor Activities GOLFING AND MINIGOLF

NATURE & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Parc national des Monts-Valin

Saguenay

A wise golfer always makes a reservation before tee time.

Golfing and minigolf Lac-Saint-Jean Auberge Éva

Lac-Bouchette, 160, chemin de la Montagne 418 348-6832 • aubergeeva.com Number of Holes: 18 Services : ö¶ Minigolf. Facing Lac Bouchette. A perfect place for a picnic! [ad. p. 200, 212]

Mini-golf fluo SPK

Chicoutimi Borough, 2175, boulevard Saint-Paul 418 693-3334 • saguenaypaintball.com Number of Holes: 18 Services : Jö¶ Indoor 18-hole minigolf, colorful and air conditioned. Fun guaranteed for the entire family! Reception room for children's birthday parties and corporate events. Open year-round (operating hours change with the seasons). Club de golf Port-Alfred

La Baie Borough, 851, 4e Rue 418 697-5109 • golfportalfred.com Number of Holes : 18 Par : 72 Length (yards): 6,532 Services : Jö¶ Located in the heart of the city, near the cruise wharf with stunning views of Baie des Ha! Ha!, Club de golf Port-Alfred offers an image representative of our region's quality landscapes. Public golf course with members. Rentals available for groups. Competitive prices with our valuable package deals.

Mini-golf fluo SPK

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Top Things to Do | Nature and Outdoor Activities RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT RENTAL

Recreational equipment rental

Saint-Félicien, 500, Petit Rang 418 307-8013 • velostfelicien.com Mountain bike and fatbike rentals available during the winter. Open Mid-June to August. [ad. p. 25, 182]

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Club nautique Péribonka

Lac-Saint-Jean

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Équinox Aventure

Saint-Gédéon, 250, rang des Îles 418 720-6663 • equinoxaventure.ca This centre is specialized in nautical equipment rental, such as duo and solo sea kayaks, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats and Rabaska canoes. We also rent hydrid bikes, by the hour, half-day or full-day. Possibility of renting over several days. Open: June to September. Coopérative O’Soleil

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A rental centre conveniently located directly along the Véloroute des Bleuets. Discover magnificent panoramic vistas of Lac Saint-Jean. Rentals of performance bikes, tandem bikes and towing carriage for children available. Repair service on-site. Rentals per hour, for a half-day or full-day. Open: May to September.

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Desbiens, 125, rue du Quai 418 346-7238 • aventure-expedition.com

Lac-Bouchette, 160, chemin de la Montagne 418 348-6832 • aubergeeva.com

Rental of solo or tandem sea kayaks, per hour, halfday and full-day, or select a rustic kayak-camping expedition to l’île Bouliane. Rental of hybrid bikes including a two-seater trike, a booster seat for kids and travel packs. Located directly on the bike trail, the marine shuttle is at your service to take you on the discovery of the bike trails in Pointe-Taillon. Ideal activities for the entire family. Open: June to September. [ad. p. 33]

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Alma, 1385, chemin de la Marina 418 480-7226 • equinoxaventure.ca This centre is specialized in bike equipment rentals: hydrid bikes, road bikes, kid’s bicycles, trailers and bicycle-towed child trailer. We also offer rentals for sea kayaks and canoes by the hour, half-day or full-day. Multiple day rentals also available. Open: June to September. Vélo-Jeunesse (Tandem)

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Alma, 1691, avenue du Pont 418 662-9785 • velo-jeunesse.ca

Rental of nautical equipment: canoes, kayaks, riverboards, tubes and paddleboards (suppable). Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open: May to October. Auberge Éva

Péribonka, 375, rue Édouard-Niquet 418 374-2967 ext. 201 • peribonka.ca

Équinox Aventure

Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 505, 5e chemin 418 345-8080 • osoleil.ca

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Vélo-Jeunesse is a small social economy business that recycles bikes and offers bicycle rental services, accessories, sales and repairs. The mission of Vélo-Jeunesse is to offer local youth who are having trouble adapting, a place that encourages community involvement and skills development.

Bike, canoe, pedal-boat, rowboat, kayak and PFD rentals. Open: June to August. [ad. p. 200, 212]

Équinox Aventure Photo credit: Équinox Aventure

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Top Things to Do | Nature and Outdoor Activities RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT RENTAL

Saguenay Jeff Moto

Parc de la Rivière-du-Moulin

Jonquière Borough, 2020, rue Fortier 418 512-0780 Full day or half-day snowmobile rentals. Guide available with reservations. Open: Year-round. Parc de la Rivière-aux-Sables

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Chicoutimi Borough, 1577, rue des Roitelets 418 698-3235 • rivieredumoulin.saguenay.ca

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Jonquière Borough, 2230, rue de la Rivière-aux-Sables 418 698-3000, ext. 4243 • saguenay.ca

The Rivière-du-Moulin park is truly a forest in the middle of a city! Enjoy marked trails and loops for hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. Many different types of equipment are available for rent according to the seasons to take full advantage of this exceptional environment: Boats (canoes, single or double kayaks, pedal boats), adapted bicycles, crosscountry skis and snowshoes. Open: Year-round.

This pleasant city park will allow you to take a well-deserved pause. Halls, public areas, a market, bike riding, games area and water games offer fun for the entire family. You can fish for speckled trout in the river (stocked yearly), rent a watercraft (kayaks, canoes, Cyclopal® and paddle boats) and skate around our ice rink during the winter! The aluminium cycling-pedestrian bridge overlooks the site, connecting both shores. Interpretation panels. Open: Year-round. Évasion Sport

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Chicoutimi Borough (Laterrière sector) , 2639, route 170 418 678-2481 • 1 866 678-2481 evasion-sport.com

Parc de la Rivière-du-Moulin

A 5-star CatMaster, Arctic Cat and Yamaha dealer. Snowmobile sales and repairs. Renting snowmobiles for over 20 years. Equipment rentals and organized excursions accompanied by professional guides. The latest snowmobile models. Access via path No 368. Open: Year-round. OrganisAction

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Chicoutimi Borough, 94, rue Jacques-Cartier Est 418 579-8763 • organisaction.com Sales, rentals and repairs of outdoor adventure gear and material. Specializing in nautical, safety material and outdoor equipment. A consultant service is offered to help you make the right choice for your needs. We offer a high standard service with professionalism, flexibility and high quality products. Open: Year-round.

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Voile Mercator

Club nautique de L’Anse-Saint-Jean L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 359, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste 1 888 674-9309 • voilemercator.com Sailboat rental without a captain. Livable 29 to 37 foot boat. Duration: 2 to 14 days or more upon request. Navigation zone: Saguenay Fjord. Must detain a basic cruising license or equivalent experience required. Refresher training available on request. Open: May to September. Parc national des Monts-Valin

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Saint-Fulgence, 360, rang Saint-Louis 418-674-1200 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com/montsvalin In the summer, fishing boat, canoe and paddleboard rentals. In the winter, showshoes and Hok skis are available to explore the trails. Open: Year-round. June to October and December to March. [ad. p. 36] Photo credit: Fabrice Tremblay


Top Things to Do | Nature and Outdoor Activities MARINAS, PUBLIC DOCKS AND BOAT LANDINGS

Marinas, public docks and boat landings

Débarcadère du quai municipal

Lac-Saint-Jean

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Saint-Gédéon, 208, rue De Quen 418 345-8001 • st-gedeon.qc.ca Boat launch with access to La Belle Rivière and Lac Saint-Jean. Free parking. Open: May to October. [ad. p. 206]

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Auberge Éva

Lac-Bouchette, 160, chemin de la Montagne 418 348-6832 • aubergeeva.com Free boat launch available. Open: June to August. [ad. p. 200, 212] Carrefour d’Accueil Ilnu

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Located in the town centre and on the shores of the Ashuapmushuan River, the municipal landing offers to freely launch your boat on this beautiful river. Navigators can enjoy a good meal or a walk through town and dock their boat at the wharf. Services nearby: places to eat, accommodations, water and restrooms. Depth at dock: 5 m. [ad. p. 25, 182, 203]

To know where to get a marine map, see www.cartes.gc.ca. To see the tide tables, see www.waterlevels.gc.ca.

Marina de Saint-Gédéon

Saint-Félicien, 1058, boulevard du Sacré-Coeur 418 679-9888 • 1 877 525-9888 ville.stfelicien.qc.ca

Marina Centre de loisirs Belle-Vue

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Saint-Félicien, 1065, rue Bellevue 418 679-9888 • 1 877 525-9888 ville.stfelicien.qc.ca Marked by illuminated buoys, l'Ashuapmushuan will bring you to the Belle-vue marina, recently built in 2015. With 66 seats and 12 places the visitors, all required services are available: water, electricity, fuel, pump-out station, places to eat, bar and WiFi. Take advantage of the athletic and family entertainment areas and rent marine equipment In addition, enjoy the magnificent view of the river, from your comfortable and relaxing seat on the patio. Depth at dock: 3 m.

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Mashteuiatsh, 1516, rue Ouiatchouan 418 275-7200 • kuei.ca Public boat launch available for small and medium boats, access via the parking area of the Carrefour d’accueil Ilnu. A direct access to the majestic Pekuakami. A few parking places available for 12 hours or less. Services nea rby: visitor information, bathrooms, bike trail, tourist site and places to eat less than 80 meters away. Open: May to November. [ad. p. 22] Club nautique de Roberval

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Roberval, 854, rue Arthur 418-765-0115 • marinaroberval.ca Located near downtown, with a direct access to Lac Saint-Jean and to a multitude of services. The marina site offers a restaurant, an ice cream counter and a park for children. Classified “five anchors and five drops” by the Association maritime du Québec, the marina’s capacity is 195 docking sites, of which 30 are available at all times for visitors. Open: End of May to the end of September. Photo credit : Ville de Roberval

Marina de Roberval

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Débarcadère du Bôme

Saint-Félicien, 3585, chemin du Bôme 418 679-9888 • 1 877 525-9888 ville.stfelicien.qc.ca The Bôme wharf is located at the mouth of the majestic Lac Saint-Jean and of the beautiful Mistassini River, which are both accessible. Enjoy the magnificent scenery offered at the Bôme tower. Depth at dock: 13.7 m. [ad. p. 25, 182, 203]

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Club nautique de Péribonka

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Péribonka, Marina de Péribonka, 375, rue Édouard-Niquet 418-374-2967, ext. 201 • peribonka.ca On the Péribonka River at the mouth of the majestic Lac Saint-Jean, it's the perfect place for a stopover! Located at 50 m from a grocery store and restaurant, our marina with 50 sites offers a wide array of services that will satisfy all nautical navigators: picnic area, room rentals, showers, drinking water, electricity, gas station, boat launch and pump-out station. Sea kayak rentals available on-site. Open: May to September. [ad. p. 33]

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Centre de villégiature Dam-en-Terre

Alma, 1385, chemin de la Marina 418 668-3016 • 1 888 289-3016 • damenterre.qc.ca Marina of 90 sites located in the Dam-en-Terre bay along the Grande-Décharge River with gas station, ice for sale and pump-out station. Sites reserved for clients-guests, giving access to many services and activities at the Centre de villégiature Dam-en-Terre (fees apply). Open : end of May to September.

The marina in Shipshaw, in addition to the places to eat and bar, offers cyclists the possibility of crossing to Jonquière. Boaters who have a site at the wharf, have access to a refuelling station for filling up at their leisure. The location is also available for rent to accommodate events, such as weddings, birthdays and anniversaries. Motel Panoramique–Débarcadère

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Chicoutimi Borough, 1303, boulevard Saguenay Ouest 418 549-7102 • motelpanoramique.com Motel Panoramique offers visitors a boat launch ramp on the Saguenay River. Accessibility may be limited according to the tides or conditions of the Saguenay River. [ad. p. 226]

Quai de Petit-Saguenay

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Petit-Saguenay, 35, rue du Quai 418 272-2323 • petit-saguenay.com

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Alma, 10, avenue du Quai 418 662-0348 • portdeplaisance.ca The Alma marina offers 36 docking sites, including 30 seasonal sites and 6 daily rental sites. Boat launch, picnic area, kayak rentals and fishing. Gas station, pump-out station and public bathrooms available on-site. Services available depending on seasonal schedule. Open: June 8 to September 24. [ad. p. C-6, 184, 218]

Saguenay Camping Jonquière

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[ad. p. 335, 202, 212, 219] Port de plaisance d’Alma

Marina de Shipshaw

Jonquière Borough, 3861, chemin de la Péninsule 418 695-3635 • zoneporturaire.com

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Jonquière Borough, 3553, rue Saint-Dominique 418 542-0176 • campingjonquiere.com The Bellevue marina includes 63 sites for boats and 10 sites for personal watercrafts. A magnificent beach that can accommodate up to 1,500 people and offers the following services: beach lifeguard, places to eat, comfort station and private changing rooms. Open: June to September.

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The dock in Petit-Saguenay is a privileged access point to Saguenay. Offering a view along 27 km of the fjord, it's the ideal place for diving, picnicking, trying your hand at smelt fishing or admiring the spectacular sunsets. Boaters will be pleased with the dock's facilities that include a boat landing, pontoons and bathrooms. Open: May to October Sainte-Rose-du-Nord nautical halt

Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, 126, de la Descente-des-Femmes 418 675-2250 • ste-rosedunord.qc.ca Boat launch and kayak platform allowing boaters to launch their boats and accommodate kayakers. Open : May to October.


Top Things to Do | Nature and Outdoor Activities MARINAS, PUBLIC DOCKS AND BOAT LANDINGS, NATIONAL PARKS

Côte-Nord Municipalité de Tadoussac

Route du Fjord

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Tadoussac, 197, rue des Pionniers 418 235-4744 • tadoussac.com The municipal wharf is the starting point for whale watching excursions. It welcomes more than 150,000 visitors per year. It's also home to the Canadian Coast Guard and the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. Open: May to October.

National parks Lac-Saint-Jean Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon (Sépaq)

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Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, 835, rang 3 Ouest 418 347-5371 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com/pointetaillon

Rivière-Éternité, 91, rue Notre-Dame 418 272-1556 • 1 800 665-6527 • parcsquebec.com The Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay preserves and promotes the Saguenay fjord, a unique environment in Québec. Short and long hiking trails in a network of over 100 km, will take you to the door of phenomenal scenic viewpoints. Via ferrata, cruises, sailing, sea kayaking, rabaska boats, Zodiacs and many other ways to discover the landscapes surrounding the fjord and the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. Open: mid-May to end of October and mid-December to end of March. [ad. p. 36] Côte-Nord Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay J5 (Sépaq)

The park forms a large peninsula that extends from the waters of Lac Saint-Jean and the Péribonka River. This 97.5 km2 territory protects a portion of the natural region of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean lowlands. Pointe Taillon offers a landscape with sandy plains and flat land, without hills or mountains. Visitors will be enchanted by the maritime and seaside ambiance from the sandy shores as far as the eye can see. Open: End of May to mid-October. [ad. p. 36] Saguenay Parc national des Monts-Valin (Sépaq)

Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay J53 (Sépaq)

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Saint-Fulgence, 360, rang Saint-Louis 418 674-1200 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com/montsvalin The nothern region of the Parc national des Monts-Valin protects and showcases the region surrounding Mont Valin. During the summer, hiking, canoeing, fishing and vacationing are the main activities. During the winter, snowshoeing and alpine skiing bring hikers to meet the snow-covered mommies and ghosts. Open: June to October and December to March. [ad. p. 36]

Sacré-Cœur, 1121, Rte 172 Nord 418 236-1162 • 1 800 665-6527 • parcsquebec.com The Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay preserves and promotes the Saguenay Fjord, a unique environment in Québec. A network of more than 100 km of short or long-distance trails that lead to the forefront of magnificent landscapes on the mountains and the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. Discovery activities, wildlife observation, hiking expeditions… so many activities to discover the fjord! Open: Mid-May to the end of October and mid-December to the end of March. [ad. p. 36] Saguenay – St. Lawrence Marine Park

Tadoussac, Parcs Canada, 182, rue de l’Église 418 235-4703 • 1 888 773-8888 • parcmarin.qc.ca The marine park protects marine life in a section of the St. Lawrence River and Saguenay Fjord. Explore the marine park and enjoy wildlife observation, boating, sea kayaking, hiking and museum tours. Many scenic viewpoints are located in Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, Sacré-Cœur, Tadoussac, Rivière-Éternité, L’Anse-SaintJean, Petit-Saguenay and Baie-Sainte-Catherine. You may even see beluga whales, seals and a variety of marine birds. Open: May to October. [ad. p. 184]

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Top Things to Do | Nature and Outdoor REGIONAL PARKS, FISHING

Regional parks

Port de Plaisance d'Alma

Lac-Saint-Jean Parc régional des Grandes Rivières du lac Saint-Jean

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Alma, 10, avenue du Quai 418 662-0348 • portdeplaisance.ca

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Dolbeau-Mistassini, 173, boulevard Saint-Michel 418 276-8222 • 418 2760022 grandesrivieres.com The Parc régional des Grandes-Rivières du lac SaintJean emphasizes the landscapes associated with the rivers north of lac Saint Jean. Winter and summer alike, a trail network allows for the hiking, cycling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. High quality routes are also offered to quadders and snowmobilers. Outfitters associated with the Park offer stays in the back-country with canoe-camping, dogsled excursions and rafting adventures. No charge to use the trails. Dogs on leash permitted. Open: Year-round

Fishing

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Saint-Gédéon 418 487-6099 • adorelelac.com Live a day to remember fishing in a boat on Lac Saint-Jean. Species in the spotlight: Landlocked salmon and walleye. Other species: Large pike, perch, whitefish and burbot (in winter). Dual engine Lund boats. All equipment is provided on-board. Packages for 1 to 3 anglers with the possibility of 4. (See also Ice Fishing and Migratory Bird Hunting). Open: May to September. Corporation de LACtivité Pêche Lac-Saint-Jean (CLAP)

Dolbeau-Mistassini, 135, rue Niquet 418 276-2527 • 1 888 866-2527 claplacsaintjean.com Lac Saint-Jean community wildlife area – The best fishing in the “landlocked salmon Kingdom”! The walleye is also abundant: limit of 10 without any length limit, unique in Québec! Visit our website to order your free information brochure. 96 saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

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La Baie Borough, 3232, chemin Saint-Louis 418 697-5093 • riviereamars.com The Mars River offers a multitude of pools for Atlantic salmon fishing or sea trout fishing. The downstream section of the river is close to the urban area, while the upstream section provides a wide variety of natural scenic views. We will be pleased to direct you to the most suitable areas for a truly unique experience! Open: June to October. [ad. p. 184] Pêche Aventures Saguenay

Lac-Saint-Jean A Doré le Lac

It's the perfect place for fishing enthusiasts to try for pike, landlocked salmon and walleye. In association with Équinox Aventure, fishing kayak rentals are available at the wharf for discovering the sheer natural beauty of our rivers! [ad. p. C-6, 184, 218]

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La Baie Borough, 822, route de l’Anse-à-Benjamin 418 540-9570 • pecheaventuressaguenay.com Guided excursion for fishing whitefish (redfish, turbot and cod). Sea trout and smelt fishing also available. No fishing permit required. Fishing is offered on a safe boat that meets requirements, with a kitchenette and washrooms on board. All-inclusive. Customized cruises are also available. Open: May to October. Route du Fjord Village-Vacances Petit-Saguenay

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Petit-Saguenay, 99, chemin Saint-Étienne 418 272-3193 • villagevacances.ca L'Anse Saint-Étienne is a perfect place for sea trout fishing. With both feet in the water for fly fishing or light casting in the company of belugas who may just pay a visit. Up to 5 sea trout can be caught per day, with only one of 14 inches long or more allowed. It's recommended to begin fishing when the tide is at its lowest level. Open: May to October.


Top Things to Do | Nature and Outdoor Activities FISHING, PUBLIC BEACHES

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Parc national des Monts-Valin

Saint-Fulgence, 360, rang Saint-Louis 418 674-1200 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com/montsvalin

Chambord, 121, route 169 418-346-5436 • campingblanchet.ca

Speckled trout fishing is authorized in many lakes and rivers in the park, whether in a rented or personal boat. Anglers have two options: one-day fishing or a fishing package with accommodations. Open: June to September. [ad. p. 36]

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Zec Martin-Valin

Saint-Fulgence, Chemin L-200 Summer : 418 674-9170 • zecmartinvalin.com Boat rentals available on many waterways. Over 450 lakes within the ZEC for native brook trout fishing. Open: May to October.

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Pourvoirie Homamo

Saint-Fulgence, (TNO, Monts-Valin sector) 418 831-5674 • homamo.ca Exclusive territory of 129 km2, with comfortable rustic cabins, quality equipment, 65 lakes, including 42 of them still prestine, 3 magnificent rivers for light tackle and fly fishing, accessible by cars since only 2007. Quality fishing, services and good times! Cabin rental in July and August, with or without fishing. Various nature packages and “à la carte” adventures, with or without guide (white waters, canoeing, camping, hiking trails, etc.). ATV rental, etc. Open: May to October and February.

Public beaches Lac-Saint-Jean Centre récréotouristique Le Rigolet

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Métabetchouan–Lac-à-La-Croix, 18, Saint-André 418 349-3696 • ville.metabetchouan.qc.ca Recreational centre with a beach on lac Saint-Jean, hiking trail, parking area, RV campers authorized, places to eat, bathrooms and a public park. Swimming under supervision between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Open: June to August.

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Camping Plage Blanchet

It Feels like the south in the Southern part of lac SaintJean. With 2,000 feet of fine sand and its palapas on the beach, Camping Blanchet offers an exceptional view of Lac Saint-Jean, a real inland sea. Sunsets that will remain forever etched in your memory. Nearby large urban centres sush as Alma and Roberval. In the heart of the regional tourist route. Direct access to regional route 169 and to the Véloroute des Bleuets. Beach lifeguards from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open: June to August.

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Camping Plage Robertson

Mashteuiatsh, 2202, Ouiatchouan 418 275-1375 campingQuébec.com/plagerobertson Enchanting woodland site along a gentle beach of fine sand on the shores of Lac Saint-Jean where the sun dives in every evening. Swimming and games area. Go where the sun is all summer long! Open: May to September. Plage municipale de la Pointe Scott

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Roberval, 850, boulevard de la Traversée 418 275-0202, ext. 2303 • ville.roberval.qc.ca The Pointe-Scott beach offers swimming under supervision from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A service pavilion is also available including 2 showers, 2 bathrooms and dressing rooms. Access to the site is free. In addition to the beach, nearby are 2 lit-up beach volleyball courts and a picnic area with swings. The Véloroute des Bleuets at less than 200 m from the site. Open: mid-June to mid-August. Vauvert-sur-le-lac-Saint-Jean

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Dolbeau-Mistassini, 472, route de Vauvert 418 374-2746 vauvertsurlelacsaintjean.com This beautiful sandy beach provides access to the majestic and colossal Lac Saint-Jean. It's one of the main attractions available at the Centre de villégiature Vauvert-sur-le-Lac-Saint-Jean. No charge for entry. Lifeguard on-site during favorable weather conditions. Open : June to August.

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Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon

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Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, 835, rang 3 Ouest 418 347-5371 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com/pointetaillon

Camping Jonquière

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Alma, 700, chemin de la Baie Moïse 418 662-9113 campingquebec.com/colonienotredame Beautiful large beach of fine sand with view of small islands. Open: June to August. [ad. p. 35, 202, 212, 219] Centre de villégiature Dam-en-Terre

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Jonquière Borough, 3553, chemin du Quai 418 542-0176 • campingjonquiere.com

The park’s long sandy shoreline offers an access point to Lac Saint-Jean, a real 1,100 km2 inland sea. Enjoy supervised swimming and watercraft rentals in the service area. The perfect place to take advantage of the lake’s quietness and warm water. Kids’ game area, volleyball courts and places to eat on the site. Open: June to August. [ad. p. 36] Camping Colonie Notre-Dame

Saguenay

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Alma, 1385, chemin de la Marina 418 668-3016 • 1 888 289-3016 damenterre.qc.ca Beach located in the Dam-en-Terre bay along the Grande-Décharge River. Paid parking and free access to the beach. Open: June to September.

Centre touristique Lac-Kénogami

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A charming marina with 63 boat sites and 10 watercraft sites. A splendid beach vast enough to accommodate 1,500 people and offers the following services: people, with the following services: beach lifeguards, places to eat, comfort station and changing rooms. Open: June to September. Centre touristique Lac-Kénogami

5

Jonquière Borough, 9000, route de Kénogami 418 344-1142 • sepaq.com/kenogami A beautiful supervised sandy beach. Marine equipment rentals: canoes, single or double sea kayaks, recreational kayaks and pedal boats. Grounds and places to eat on-site. Access to areas with shade. Open : June to September. [ad. p. 183] Route du Fjord Camping municipal de Saint-Félix-d’Otis

5

Saint-Félix-d’Otis, 400, sentier Saint-Hilaire 418 697-1617 • 1 888 697-1617 campingstfelixdotis.com The only public beach on the south shore of the Saguenay Fjord, the municipal camping beach is appreciated for the site, the quality of the swimming water and the friendly atmosphere. Campers and visitors are welcome on this beach located close to the restaurant and comfort stations, making this beach a convenient place to enjoy swimming, warm sand and a great view of the Lac Otis shoreline. Open: May to September.

Centre de villégiature Dam-en-Terre

Photo credits: Centre touristique Lac-Kénogami (Jonathan Robert), Centre de villégiature Dam-en-Terre


Top Things to Do | Nature and Outdoor Activities HIKING

Hiking Trail Trail rating ● : easy ■ : intermediate ◆ : difficult

Trail

Length ( km )

Trail rating

Hiking season

2

Year-round

18

Year-round

3

Yearround

hórÂY

8

Yearround

3

Year-round

h

8

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Mid-June to October

h¶

215

Yearround

3

Year-round

2,4

May to October

Services

Lac-Saint-Jean Le Petit Marais de Saint-Gédéon

$

Saint-Gédéon, n front of City Hall Acces 208, rue de Quen 418 345-8001• st-gedeon.qc.ca

5

Mont Lac-Vert

Hébertville, 173, chemin du Vallon 418 344-4000 • 1 888 344-1101 montlacvert.qc.ca Arboretum de la presqu’île Croft

$

Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, Chemin no 32, Rang 2 Est 418 349-2060, ext. 2225 • ville.metabetchouan.qc.ca

5

Sentier du Banc de Sable

Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, Chemin no 3, route 170 418 349-2060 • ville.metabetchouan.qc.ca

5

Sentier du Rigolet

Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, Centre récréotouristique access, 18, rue Saint-André 418 349-2060 • ville.metabetchouan.qc.ca Parc de la caverne « Trou de la Fée »

5

Desbiens, Chemin du Trou de la Fée, 7e Avenue 418 346-1242 • cavernetroudelafee.ca Sentier Notre-Dame Kapatakan

5

Lac-Bouchette, 418 348-6344 sentiernotredamekapatakan.org Parc de la Chute-à-Michel

$

Saint-Félicien, 2036, boulevard du Jardin 418 679-9888 • 1 877 525-9888 ville.stfelicien.qc.ca Site touristique Chute à l’Ours

Normandin, 101, chemin Louis-Ovide-Bouchard 418 274-3411 • chutealours.com

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5

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Top Things to Do | Nature and Outdoor Activities HIKING

Hiking Trail Trail rating ● : easy ■ : intermediate ◆ : difficult

Trail

Length ( km )

Trail rating

Hiking season

5

Year-round

hóÂ

45

May to October

hö¶Y

7

May to October

hÂór¶

5

Year-round

2

May to October

6

Year-round

3

May to October

Services

Lac-Saint-Jean Parc de la Pointe des Pères

5

Dolbeau-Mistassini, 400, boulevard des Pères 418 276-6502 Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon

5

Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, Taillon Sect. (Rang 3 Ouest) Péribonka, Péribonka Sect. Sainte-Monique Sect. (Rang 6 Ouest) 418 347-5371 • 1 800 665-6527 • parcsquebec.com Le Massif aux 3 Lacs

5

Labrecque, 1500, chemin des Vacanciers 418 481-2022 • ville.labrecque.qc.ca Sentier du Lac Tchitogama

$

Lamarche, Chemin du Domaine Bouchard 418 481-2861, ext. 2 facebook.com/SentierpedestreTchitogama Parc Falaise

$

Alma, 30, chemin du Foyer 418 668-3611 • 1 877 668-3611 tourismealma.com Sentier des grands pins blancs

$

Alma, Centre de villégiature Dam-en-Terre access 1385, chemin de la Marina 418 668-3611 • 1 877 668-3611 tourismealma.com Zec des Passes

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5

Alma, 20, rue Saint-Joseph Sud 418 668-3136 • zecdespasses.ca

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Hiking Trail Trail rating ● : easy ■ : intermediate ◆ : difficult

Trail

Length ( km )

Trail rating

Hiking season

14.5

● ■ ◆

Year-round

1.7

Year-round

h

3

● ■

Year-round

29

● ■ ◆

Year-round

öó

25

Year-round

hör óYÂ

2.9

Year-round

3

Year-round

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Services

Saguenay

$

Les sentiers du Saguenay

Jonquière Borough, chemin du Golf, aluminum bridge and more 418 698-3200, ext. 4172

$

Parc commémoratif Sir-William-Price

Jonquière Borough (Kénogami sector), rue Price 418 546-2046

$

Sentier du Mont-Jacob

Jonquière Borough, 4160, rue du Vieux-Pont 418 698-3200, ext. 4178

$

OrganisAction

Chicoutimi Borough, 94, rue Jacques-Cartier Est 418 579-8763 • organisaction.com

$

Parc de la Rivière-du-Moulin

Chicoutimi Borough, 1577, rue des Roitelets 418 698-3235 / 3200 • rivieredumoulin.saguenay.ca

$

Sentier aux Rats Musqués

Chicoutimi Bor. Rosaire-Gauthier Park, 710, rue Bégin 418 698-3200, ext. 4178 • lvbf.org

$

Sentier Sportif Parc de la Colline

Chicoutimi Bor. (North Sector), rue Saint-Gérard/Pinel 418 698-3200, ext. 4178 Contact Natures Rivière-à-Mars – Centre plein air Bec-Scie

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La Baie Borough, 7400, chemin des Chutes 418 697-5132 • riviereamars.com Lacs Nérée et Poléon

$

La Baie Borough, Rio Tinto Alcan La Baie, 3681, route du Petit-Parc • 418 544-0575 Parc Mars

La Baie Borough, rue Mars 418 698-3167 • 1 800 463-6565 • saguenay.ca

3

● ■

Year-round

6

May to November

$

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Top Things to Do | Nature and Outdoor Activities HIKING

Hiking Trail Trail rating ● : easy ■ : intermediate ◆ : difficult

Length ( km )

Trail

Trail rating Hiking season

Services

Saguenay Sentier Eucher

$

La Baie Borough, Marina / route de l’Anse-à-Benjamin 418 698-3167 / 1 800 463-6565 • saguenay.ca Sentier des Marais

8

April to November

2.1

Year-round

hÂór

5.8

● ■ ◆

Year-round

hÂór

4.2

June to October

5

● ■

May to November

$

Saint-Ambroise, Rang 9 418 672-4765 • st-ambroise.qc.ca Site de Chute-aux-Galets

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$

Bégin, 100, rue Lemieux , Club Perce-Neige 418 672-4270 • espace-nord.qc.ca/pedestre Sentier de la Chute-Gagnon

Year-round

$

Bégin, Barrière Zec Lac-de-la-Boiteuse ou rang des Chutes 418 672-4270 • begin.ca Sentier pédestre de Bégin

$

Saint-Charles-de-Bourget, Rang 3 et route Racine 418 672-2624 • stcharlesdebourget.ca Sentier de la montagne des Conscrits

2.5

$

Saint-David-de-Falardeau 418 673-4647

Route du Fjord Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay / ANSE-SAINT-JEAN SECTOR

$

418 272-1556 • 1 800 665-6527 • parcsquebec.com Sentier de l’Anse-de-Tabatière

Chemin de l’ Anse

0.5

mid-May to mid-October

10

mid-May to mid-October

Sentier des Poètes

Anse-Saint-Jean to Petit-Saguenay toward Baie-Éternité

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Top Things to Do | Nature and Outdoor Activities HIKING

Hiking Trail Trail rating ● : easy ■ : intermediate ◆ : difficult

Trail

Length ( km )

Trail rating

27 or 32

13.8

Hiking season

Services

Route du Fjord Sentier Les Caps

Chemin Saint-Thomas Nord or chemin de l’Anse Sentier des Chutes until the montagne Blanche

Chemin Saint-Thomas Nord Auberge de Jeunesse du Bout du Monde

$

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Mid-May to midOctober

h¶ó

3.5

● ■

Year-round

1.6

● ■

May to October

hY¶

3

June to October

25

Year-round

L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 40, chemin des Plateaux 418 272-9979 • boutdumonde.ca Station Mont-Édouard

$

L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 67, rue Dallaire 418 272-2927 • montedouard.com Sentier Pic-aux-Vents

$

Petit-Saguenay, Village-Vacances, 99, ch. Saint-Étienne 418 272-3193 • 1 877 420-3193 villagevacances.ca Sentier de la rivière Petit-Saguenay

$

Petit-Saguenay, 100, rue Eugène-Morin 418 272-1169 • 1 877 272-1169 petitsaguenay.com Sentier du monde enchanté de mon enfance et Sentier des vallées

$

Petit-Saguenay, rue du Quai 418 272-3219 • petit-saguenay.com

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Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay / PETIT-SAGUENAY SECTOR $

418 272-1556 • 1 800 665-6527 • parcsquebec.com Sentier de la Pinède

l’anse Saint-Étienne

8

Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay / BAIE-ÉTERNITÉ SECTOR

h $

Rivière-Éternité, 418 272-1556 • 1 800 665-6527 • parcsquebec.com Sentier des Méandres-à-Falaises

Discovery and services centre

1.6

Mid-May to October

8.4

Mid-May to October

Sentier de la Rivière

Baie-Éternité Camping between 54 and 56 site

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Hiking Trail Trail rating ● : easy ■ : intermediate ◆ : difficult

Trail

Length ( km )

Trail rating

Hiking season

7

Mid-May to October

27 or 32

Mid-May to October

10

● ■

May to October

12

Year-round

ó

12

Year-round

ó

3

Year-round

óh

3

Year-round

ó

22

Year-round

ó

6,5

Year-round

óh

12

● ◆

Year-round

ó

3

Year-round

ó

5

June to October

8

● ◆

Year-round

Services

Route du Fjord Sentier de la Statue

Discovery and services centre Sentier Les Caps vers L’Anse-Saint-Jean

P3 parking lot (2 possible arrival) Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux

$

Saint-Fulgence, 250, chemin de la Pointe-aux-Pins 418 674-9114 • 1 888 674-9114 • capjaseux.com

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Parc national des Monts-Valin / SAINT-FULGENCE SECTOR 418 674-1200 • parcsquebec.com/montsvalin $ Sentier des Plateaux

Lac Martin-Valin Sentier Dubuc

Pic-de-la-Hutte parking lot Sentier Le Pic-de-la-Hutte

Pic-de-la-Hutte parking lot Sentier Lac-des-Pères

Discovery and visitors centre Sentier La randonnée des Pics

Discovery and visitors centre Sentier La vallée des Fantômes

Route Bras des canots Sentier Le Pic-du-Grand-Corbeau

Discovery and visitors centre Sentier Le Mirador

Discovery and visitors centre Sentier les Sommets

Pic-de-la-Hutte parking lot Sentier Le Pic-de-la-Tête-de-Chien

Discovery and visitors centre

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Top Things to Do | Nature and Outdoor Activities HIKING

Hiking Trail Trail rating ● : easy ■ : intermediate ◆ : difficult

Trail

Length ( km )

Trail rating

8

2.8

1.1

10

● ■ ◆

Hiking season

Services

Route du Fjord Sentier de la montagne du Chapeau

$

Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, Chemin du Tableau parking lot 418 675-2250 • ste-rosedunord.qc.ca Sentier de La Plate-Forme

$

Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, rue de la Montagne parking lot or 213, rue du Quai 418 675-2250 • ste-rosedunord.qc.ca Sentier du Quai

$

Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, Municipal docks 418 675-2250 • ste-rosedunord.qc.ca Sentier Lac de la Roche

$

Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, Route 172 parking lot 418 675-2250 • ste-rosedunord.qc.ca Côte-Nord

$

Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay / BAIE-DE-TADOUSSAC SECTOR

418 236-1162 • 1 800 665-6527 • parcsquebec.com Sentier de la Coupe

Tadoussac fish farming Sentier de la Pointe-de-l’Islet

Tadoussac dock Sentier de l’Estuaire

La Maison des Dunes, Tadoussac Sentier le Fjord vers Baie-Sainte-Marguerite

Tadoussac fish farming Sentier de la plage

Tadoussac, Hôtel Tadoussac west entrance 418 234-4744 • tadoussac.com

Mid-May to October

0.8

Year-round

0.8

Mid-May to October

41.1

● ◆

Mid-May to October

1

Yearround

0.6

Yearround

$

Tadoussac, Tadoussac beach 418 235-4744 • tadoussac.com Parc de nos Ancêtres

1.1

$

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Top Things to Do | Nature and Outdoor Activities CYCLING AND BIKE PATHS

Cycling and bike paths

Circuit rating ● : Easy ◆ : Intermediate ■ : Difficult Véloroutes

Bike route

La Route Verte Véloroute des Bleuets

Lac-Saint-Jean

Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay

Centre récréotouristique Le Rigolet

Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 18, rue Saint-André 418 349-3696 Length: 13 km Paved shoulder, designated shared roadway, bike lane. Trail rating: ● ■ &d The crossroads where the Véloroute des Bleuets and the Route Verte (horst de Kénogami) converge when travelling from Saguenay. Réseau cyclable de Saint-Félicien

Saint-Félicien, 1209, boulevard du Sacré-Coeur 418 679-9888 • 1 877 525-9888 ville.stfelicien.qc.ca

Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon

5

Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, 835, rang 3 Ouest 418-347-5371 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com/pointetaillon Length: 45 km Bike path and designated shared roadway. Trail rating: ● &d

Length : 24 km Bike path, bike lane, paved shoulder, shared roadway. Trail rating: ● &d Throughout the year, cyclists are cherished in Saint-Félicien due to our famous cycling route, which extends its course along the Ashuapmushuan River to to the famous Zoo sauvage. The mountain bike centre offers kilometers of paths for mountain biking and Fatbiking, which are renowned throughout Québec. Come and discover our fabulous landscapes! Events: Quebec mountain biking cup July 8 and 9, 2017 and Raid Boréeal September 9. [ad. p. 12, 25, 182, 203] Navette maritime (entre Péribonka et la Pointe-Taillon)

path skirts along the riverbank leading you to the heart of the village, where you can take the marine shuttle and enjoy the unique character of lac SaintJean and nature that's larger than life, bike paths in the Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon. [ad. p. 33, 197]

5

Péribonka, 375, Édouard-Niquet 418 374-2967 • peribonka.ca Length: 2.5 km Bike path. Trail rating: ● Located along the Véloroute des Bleuets, Péribonka is an ideal starting point for bicycle touring. The bike

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Cycling is one of the best ways to discover the park. The trail, that encircles the peninsula, crosses through various habitats such as those belonging to the beaver and moose. Rest areas and relays let you stop and enjoy the magnificent landscapes. A selection of bikes, tandems and electric bikes are available to rent for the entire family. [ad. p. 36] Équinox Aventure

5

Alma, 1385, chemin de la Marina 418 668-7381 • equinoxaventure.ca Bike path, bike lane, paved shoulder, designated shared roadway. Trail rating: ● ◆ ■ Travel agent permit. Cycling trip organizer from 1 to 7 days on the Véloroute des Bleuets and on the Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay. Departure from the Véloroute des Bleuets. Luggage transportation everywhere in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean. Hybrid and road bikes available in our packages. Service in English at all times. New: fatbike bike.


Top Things to Do | Nature and Outdoor Activities CYCLING AND BIKE PATHS, MOUNTAIN BIKING

Liberté à Vélo–Randonnée Hydro-Québec 5

Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay

Alma 418 668-8430 • 1 877 668-8430 • liberteavelo.ca

Chicoutimi Borough, 295, rue Racine Est 418 698-3167 • 1 800 463-6565 • velo.saguenay.ca

Length: 262 km Bike path, paved shoulder, bike lane, designated shared roadway. Trail rating: ◆

Length : 400 km Bike path, bike lane, paved shoulder, shared roadway. Trail rating: ● ◆ ■

La Randonnée Hydro-Québec from June 23 to 25, 2017. For beginner or advanced cyclists. Tour of Lac St-Jean along the Véloroute des Bleuets. Departures from Alma. A 3-day package including meals, luggage transportation, accommodations (camping or gymnasium), entertainment, certified guides and many additional services. Additional loops for cyclists looking for added kilometers. Tours of tourist sites at affordable prices. Reservations required.

The Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay is a bike trail over 400 km long and unveil breathtaking landscapes crisscrossing along both shores of the Saguenay Fjord. It’s adapted for everyone: recreation and family, touring and performance cyclists. You can also travel from shore to shore with Fjord Marine Shuttles.

Véloroute des Bleuets

$

[ad. p. 37, 217]

$

Alma, 1692, avenue du Pont Nord 418 668-4541 • 1 866 550-4541 veloroutedesbleuets.com Length: 256 km Bike path, paved shoulder, bike lane, designated shared roadway. Trail rating: ● &í A bike trail that encircles Lac Saint-Jean over 256 km, across 15 municipalities and through the Mashteuiatsh community. With access to the Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon, the Véloroute des Bleuets offers many occasions for places to eat, accommodations and exploring the numerous tourist activities in the vicinity. No matter your age, travelling alone or not, a cycling excursion to the land of blueberries will provide an unforgettable experience. [ad. p. 37, 217] Saguenay Réseau cyclable de la Ville de Saguenay

$

Chicoutimi Borough, 295, rue Racine Est 418 698-3167 • 1 800 463-6565 • velo.saguenay.ca Length : 164 km Bike path, bike lane, paved shoulder, shared roadway. Trail rating: ● &í

Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay

Mountain biking Lac-Saint-Jean

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Centre de vélo de Montagne

Saint-Félicien, 500, Petit Rang 418 307-8013 • velostfelicien.com Length : 60 km Difficulty : ● ◆  ■

d

Mountain biking paths with trail ratings for all cyclists. Backcountry camping on-site. [ad. p. 25, 182]

Photo credit: JM Decoste

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Top Things to Do | Nature and Outdoor Activities MOUNTAIN BIKING, ZECS AND WILDLIFE RESERVES

Saguenay

Réserve faunique des Laurentides

$

Centre de vélo de montagne Le Panoramique

Chicoutimi Borough, boulevard Barrette and chemin de la Réserve 418 698-3167 • 1 800 463-6565 velochicoutimi.qc.ca Length: 40 km Trail rating: ● ◆  ■

d

The Centre de vélo de montagne Le Panoramique is located in the downtown core of Chicoutimi on beautiful woodland private lots across a surface area of approximately 9 sq km. It's the largest mountain biking centre in Saguenay. Since the beggining, over 35 km of paths have been marked, cleaned and maintained. Trails are on hilly terrain on mixed road surfaces: granite, black earth and clay. It offers easy, intermediate and difficult trails. Contact Nature Rivière-à-Mars Contact Centre plein air Bec-Scie –

La Baie Borough, 7400, chemin des Chutes 418 697-5132 • becscie.riviereamars.com Length: 25 km Trail rating: ◆

&d

The trails of the Centre plein air Bec-Scie offer spectacular landscapes throughout all seasons. The variety of trail ratings and exceptional landscapes offered at the canyon and the Rivière-à-Mars are the can't-miss experiences for enthusiasts of mountain biking and hiking. [ad. p. 184]

ZECs and wildlife reserves Lac-Saint-Jean Réserve faunique Ashuapmushuan (Sépaq) 5

La Doré, Route 167, km 33 418 256-3806 • 1 800 665-6527 • sepaq.com Two accommodation sites in cabins near Route 167 with modern accommodations in the heart of the forest. Open: May to October.

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La Doré, Gîte du Berger Route 169, Km 38 418 554-1321 (in season) 418 528-6868 • 1 800 665-6527 • sepaq.com Immense territory in the heart of Québec scattered with lakes and endless sceneries reknowned for hunting, fishing, soft adventure and ecotourism. Open: May to October. Zec des Passes

5

Saint-Ludger-de-Milot, Reception area 69, avenue Lévesque 418 373-2368 • zecdespasses.reseauzec.com The ZEC des Passes is a 1,491 km2 territory, with over 600 lakes offering a variety of fish, including speckled trout, walleye, pike and burbot. Boat rentals. Hiking trail from the Alex River. Seventeen (17) boat launch ramps are offered across the territory. Backcountry camping. Hunting for small and big game. Only 39 km from Alma and 32 km from Dolbeau-Mistassini. Open: May to October. Route du Fjord Zec Martin-Valin

5

Saint-Fulgence, Chemin L-200 Summer: 418 674-9170 • Winter: 418 548-4799 zecmartinvalin.com A 1,200 km2 territory, 450 lakes for speckled trout fishing, and 100 km long canoeing-camping route. Summer and fall activities: canoeing, canoeing-camping (reservation), row boats, fishing, small and big game hunting, in addition to wildlife observation. Services: primitive camping, inn, convenience store, gas. Canoeing and rowing boat rentals (reservations required) (safety equipment included). Open: Mid-May to October.


Top Things to Do | Land Adventures CANYONING, HORSEBACK RIDING AND WAGON RIDES

LAND ADVENTURES

Via Ferrata − Parc national Fjord-du-Saguenay

Canyoning Lac-Saint-Jean H2O Expédition

5

Desbiens, 125, rue du Quai 418 346-7238 • 1 866 697-7238 aventure-expedition.com One of the most beautiful canyoning sites in Québec. Meander along the river walking, rappelling, swimming, besides exploring an underground cave. A unique adventure for an unforgettable experience! Open: June to October. Two departures daily at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Photo credit: Sean Scott

Horseback riding and wagon rides Lac-Saint-Jean Centre équestre Les Écuries Mistouk

5

Alma, 4251, chemin Saint-François 418 550-7514 • lesecuriesmistouk.webs.com Enjoy a magical moment on a horseback riding escapade. Available year-round, our excursions offer an introduction to our beautiful forests and woodlands no matter the season. Vous parcourrez des sentiers bordés par la rivière Mistouk. Ces sentiers ont été laissés dans leur état naturel, celui de la forêt boréale, mais sont adaptés aux montures afin que vous plongiez au cœur de la nature. De quoi vous faire rêver! Open: Year-round. [ad. p. 213]

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Top Things to Do | Land Adventures HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE WATCHING AND NATURE INTERPRETATION

Saguenay Centre équestre et Auberge la Martingale

Black bear and beaver observation

5

Saint-Honoré, 5490, boulevard Martel 418 373-3956 • lamartingale.net Horseback riding, carriage ride (guide and package recommendations) near Monts-Valin. Certified guides. Initiation and accommodationd. Reservation required. Duration: hourly up to 3 days. Open: Year-round. Route du Fjord Centre équestre des Plateaux

5

L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 34, chemin des Plateaux 418 272-3231 • cedp.ca

Live an up close and personal experience with black bears and beavers! An authentic experience in the boreal forest with your trapper guide! We accept a maximum of six (6) people per evening to ensure a high quality adventure. Black bear observation is carried out in a safe environment at the top of an observatory along the shores of a small lake. Transportation by 4X4 in the forest is included from Roberval. Make your reservations early! Open: May to December. QUÉBECPHOTOGRAVIE

5

Roberval, Site Ouiatchouaniche, 1242 boul. Marcotte 418 515-4616 • quebecphotogravie.com

Site near the Fjord, calm and well dressed horses. Duration: 1 hour up to 5 days with initiation. Open: Year-round.

The Ouiatchouaniche site is located on Route 169, more precisely at 1242, boulevard Marcotte, vis-a-vis the Hôtel Château Roberval. On the banks of the river of the same name, an equipped and fully functional space offers fantastic photo ops of wild birds living along the river. The site also serves as a starting point for various excursions on the river. Visit our website for more information. Looking forward to welcoming you! Open : March to December.

Wildlife watching and nature interpretation

QUÉBECPHOTOGRAVIE

5

Sainte-Hedwidge, Lac à Madeleine 418 515-4616 • quebecphotogravie.com

Lac-Saint-Jean Arboretum de la presqu’île Croft

$

Roberval, 2048, route de Roberval 418 218-1994 • pecheblanche.net

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Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, Chemin No. 32, rang 2 Est 418 349-2060, ext. 2225 • ville.metabetchouan.qc.ca The regional native forest was recreated on this site by planting over 2,000 trees. The site includes a hiking, cycling and walking trails, besides cross-country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter. Open: Year-round.

QUÉBECPHOTOGRAVIE: Photo hunting package with guide. Unique in Québec: Night watching of the flying squirrel, all from seven meters above ground in a comfortable setting (a non-traditional accommodations experience). To discover: Scientific activities and digital photography courses for small groups of 1 to 4 people. Visit our website for more information. Open: Year-round. Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien

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Saint-Félicien, 2230, boulevard du Jardin 418 679-0543 • 1 800 667-5687 • zoosauvage.org Observation of the Boréalie fauna in the pedestrian section or along the Nature park trail on our encaged train watching as the animals roam free and the visitors watch from cages. A unique observation expe-

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Top Things to Do | Land Adventures WILDLIFE WATCHING AND NATURE INTERPRETATION

rience unlike anywhere else. Meet our baby animals at the nursery and observe our animal care experts at work in our mini vet clinic. Participate in a unique rare adventure in caribou country with The walking adventure in the land of Caribou. Open: Year-round. [ad. p. C-2, 198] Aventuraid − Parc Mahikan

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Girardville, 2395, rang de la Pointe 418 258-3529 • aventuraid.qc.ca Live an unforgettable encounter with three wolf packs (40) living in semi-freedom at the wolf observation and interpretation centre of our Parc Mahikan. In addition to, hiking or snowshoeing, observation and interpretation of wildlife and plant life of the boreal forest along our trail network a woodland setting. On reservation. Outdoor Ethics Leave no trace Canada. Open: Year-round. Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon

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Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, 835, rang 3 ouest 418 347-5371 • parcsquebec.com/pointetaillon Animals are abundant in Pointe Taillon… Including beavers who mark their presence with dams and fallen tree trunks. Moose have also established their headquarters in the park. During the migration period, Canada geese and the greater snow goose visit the park by the thousands. In recent years, sandhill cranes have also been observed in the territory during the spring. Open: Year-round. [ad. p. 36] Saguenay Okwari Aventures – Contact Nature 5 Rivière-à-Mars – black bear wildlife watching

La Baie Borough, 7400, chemin des Chutes 418 697-5132 • okwariaventures.com Discover an exceptional adventure in the Okwari boreal forest! Offering the opportunity to discover the fabulous canyon of the Rivière-à-Mars, to visit an Aboriginal camp, go canoeing, go on a canoe-Rabaska excursion and observe the black bear in its natural habitat, safely in a watchtower. Reservation only. Open: June to October. [ad. p. 184]

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La Baie Borough 418 579-8763 • organisaction.com Venture safely in the forest with the expertise of our naturalist guide. Discover the world of ecosystems and microsystems in the Saguenay backcountry in 3, 6 or 36 hour packages. We also offer multi-activity packages and excursions all year-round. Open: on reservation.

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Zoo de Falardeau

Saint-David-de-Falardeau, 309, rang 2 418 673-4602 • zoodefalardeau.com A zoo, a refuge, a love story! A visit to the region wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Zoo de Falardeau. Open: Year-round. October to April by reservation only. Route du Fjord Parc national des Monts-Valin

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Saint-Fulgence, 360, rang Saint-Louis 418 674-1200 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com/montsvalin Thirty-seven species of mammals are recorded in the database. There are 134 entries grouped into 37 families on the list of known bird species. To date, studies have enumerated 439 species of plants, of which two-thirds are of boreal affinities. A large number of plants from temperate environments and some alpine arctic plants have been identified. The park is proud to have 9 species or varieties of blueberries on their land. Open: June to October and December to March. [ad. p. 36] Pourvoirie Homamo

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Saint-Fulgence, Km 102, route L-200 (TNO, Monts-Valin sector) 418 831-5674 • homamo.ca Main activities: hunting and fishing over a territory of 129 sq km with 65 lakes and 3 majestic rivers. Black bear observation. Wild mushroom and berry picking. Hiking trail with maintained panoramic scenic lookouts. Various additional activities including kayaking and boating. Nature interpretation service. Open: May to October.

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Côte-Nord Gîte Domaine de nos Ancêtres

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Sacré-Coeur, Ferme 5 étoiles 1895, route 172 Sud 418 236-4833 • ours-noir.net At 10 km from Tadoussac, watch the black bear in its natural environment. Our passionate guide will introduce you to this legendary animal, comfortably installed in a secured lookout. With a 90% bear sighting success rate, the chances of watching a bear eating are very high. A video will be presented where we save orphan baby bears, and you'll be able to see everything that we do at our refuge. Visit duration depends on sun setting times. Open: May to October. [ad. p. 57, 203, 229] Centre de vacances Ferme 5 étoiles

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Sacré-Cœur, 465, route 172 Ouest 418 236-4551 • ferme5etoiles.com Why not combine your visit of our domestic and wild animals with a unique wolf encounter? This approach that's unique in Québec, will give you the opportunity to understand and to live an exclusive moment with our wolves. You'll need to establish a bond of trust with our grey and artic wolves. Interpretation and discovery of their way of life. An unforgettable moment during your holidays! Open: Year-Round, mornings only. [ad. p. 57, 203, 229] Pourvoirie des Lacs à Jimmy

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Tadoussac, 62, route 138 418 235-4814 • vacancesessipit.com Safely observe the black bear in its natural environment in a fenced enclosure with an experienced guide. The curious and cunning black bear is fascinating to watch! Daily departures with reservations and only 8 km from Tadoussac at the Pourvoirie des Lacs à Jimmy. We also offer whale watching cruises on board our Zodiac-style boats with departures from Bergeronnes. A safe way to enjoy exciting discoveries! Open: Mid-June to mid-September.

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Baie-Sainte-Catherine, Parcs Canada 418 237-4383 • 418 235-4703 • 1 888 773-8888 parcscanada.gc.ca/saguenay Pointe-Noire is located at less than one kilometer from the Tadoussac–Baie-Sainte-Catherine ferry. Enjoy one of the best views of the Saguenay Fjord and watch belugas and other whales in their natural habitat the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. Pointe-Noire used to be the home of lighthouse keepers. Meet our guides and visit the exhibit. Enjoy a picnic with a view of the sea while children explore nearby. Free admission in 2017. Open: June 17 to 4 September 4, 2017: everyday. September 5 to October 9 : open friday to Sunday and Monday, October 9. [ad. p. 184]

Aerial adventure trails Lac Saint-Jean Hébertisme aérien Saint-Félicien

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Saint-Félicien, 500, Petit Rang 418 307-8013 • 1 866 900-5243, poste 3352 hebertismeaerien.com Adventure trails and activities from high above in the tree tops. A high-flying adventure chalked-full of adrenaline! Open: Mid-June to the end of August. [ad. p. 25, 182]

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Saint-Fulgence, 250, ch. de la Pointe-aux-Pins 418 674-9114 • capjaseux.com You want to be adventurous? Discover our high ropes courses Fjord en Arbres for the entire family (Bambino's Adventure, Fjord High Ropes Children’s Adventure, High Ropes Regular Adventures and Zipline Adventure. An exhilarating experiencing as you travel from tree to tree along the course while admiring the magnificent views of the Saguenay Fjord. Looking for even more adventure? The UNIQUE Fjord en Arbres Extrême course is a true revolution. Many challenges and high adrenaline guaranteed! Open: May 20 to October 9. [ad. p. 52, 182]


Top Things to Do | Land Adventures AERIAL ADVENTURE TRAILS, QUAD, ATV AND OTHER MOTORIZED SPORTS

Saguenay

Côte-Nord Chalets Camping J5 Domaine des Dunes

Tadoussac, 585, chemin du Moulin-à-Baude 418 235-4843 • domainedesdunes.com The treetop aerial adventure trail that includes 23 challenges perfect for the entire family. An outdoor activity with exercises on cedar wood modules and ropes on a ground covered with wood shavings, making it soft and pleasant like forest moss. Test your balance on a spider web, when rappelling or on a rope bridge and so much more. Discover on the trail our interpretation panels on the wildlife and plant life. Open: Mid-May to mid-October.

Quad, ATV and other motorized sports

The largest dealer of Honda ATV and BRP ATV in Saguenay! Park your vehicle on-site and take the ATV paths to access to the Monts Valin mountain range. Trail permits for the regional ATV clubs available for purchase. Open: Year-round

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Évasion Sport

Chicoutimi Borough (Laterrière sect.), 2639, route 170 418 678-2481 • 1 866 678-2481 evasion-sport.com

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Saint-Bruno, 560, rue Melançon 418 343-3758 • dallairest-bruno.com

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La Baie Borough, 7400 chemin des Chutes 418 697-5132 • becscie.riviereamars.com ATV relay station with refuelling service, restaurant and bar. Open: winter season. [ad. p. 184]

Dallaire Équipement is a large dealer in the region of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean and a reference for all motorcycle, ATV and snowmobile enthusiasts. For those who are fond of campervans, tent trailers and fifth-wheels. The owner, Robin Dallaire, is passionate about recreational products. Open: Year-round. Équinox Aventure

Chicoutimi Borough, 1178, boulevard Ste-Geneviève 418 543-3600 • 1 877 543-3600 equipementsvilleneuve.com

A 5-star CatMaster, Arctic Cat and Yamaha dealer. Sale and repair of quads, snowmobiles, motorbikes and marine products. Rentals of the latest Quad and Side By Side models. Guided services. Excursion planning. Open: Year-round.

Lac-Saint-Jean Dallaire Équipement

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Alma, (Centre de Villégiature Dam-en-Terre) 1385, chemin de la Marina 418 668-7381 • equinoxaventure.ca Restricted adventure travel organizer licence. We organize your stay with a planned itinerary and reservations for accommodations. Open: May to October.

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Imago Village

Saint-David-de-Falardeau 180, rue du Massif 1000 L-201 581 235-8511 • imagovillage.com Direct access by automobile, ATV or snowmobile via the Trans-Québec No 93 trail, Imago Village offers incredible views overlooking the Valinouët ski resort and faces the south with sunshine throughout the year. Five yurts are available for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers for an incredible experience in non-traditional accommodations. A visit to the bistro-bar in a large 32-foot yurt is worth the detour in itself. Open: year-round.

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Saint-Fulgence, ZEC Martin-Valin, Km 31, Route L-200 418 948-0960 • aubergedu31.com

Saint-Fulgence, 250, ch. de la Pointe-aux-Pins 418 674-9114 • capjaseux.com

Access to the entire ZEC Martin-Valin territory, in addition to hunting and fishing trails. Open: summer season.

You want to be adventurous? Discover our high ropes courses Fjord en Arbres for the entire family (Bambino's Adventure, Fjord High Ropes Children’s Adventure, High Ropes Regular Adventures and Zipline Adventure. An exhilarating experiencing as you travel from tree to tree along the course while admiring the magnificent views of the Saguenay Fjord. Looking for even more adventure? The UNIQUE Fjord en Arbres Extrême course is a true revolution. Many challenges and high adrenaline guaranteed! Open: May 20 to October 9. [ad. p. 52, 182]

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Centre de vacances Ferme 5 étoiles

Sacré-Coeur, 465, route 172 Ouest 418 236-4551 • ferme5etoiles.com A quad excursion is a marvellous opportunity to explore forest and mountains on great nature trails in addition to magnificent and unforgettable sightseeing. Once safety and driving instructions are given, your guide will take you on a ride that will reach an unrivaled sight of the majestic Saguenay Fjord. Bring your camera! Open: mid-May to end of October. [ad. p. 57, 203, 229]

Ziplines (aerial rope slide) Lac-Saint-Jean Parc de la caverne du Trou de la Fée

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Desbiens, Chemin du Trou de la Fée, 7e Avenue 418 346-1242 • cavernetroudelafee.ca Adrenaline enthusiasts can cross the Métabetchouane River canyon on the highest ziplines in the area. 50 m above the river, you will live unparalleled thrills and have an exceptional view of the entire site from high above. Our two ziplines measure 350 m in length and are connected by a cabled trail that will introduce you to the via ferrata trail. Rates are not included in the general admission fees. Certain conditions apply. Average duration: 1 hr 20 min. Open: June 23 to September 4. [ad. p. 13, 203]

Via Ferrata Route du Fjord Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay

Experiment the via ferrata activity that scales the impressive cliffs of Baie Éternité. Three landscaped paths will lead you to breathtaking scenic vistas of the Saguenay–St. Lawrence marine park and the Saguenay Fjord’s most impressive bay, where the landscape changes with the ebb and flow of the tides. You can travel at your own pace during the ascent. A professional guide will accompany you along the way. Enjoy an exclusive experience in a small group. Open: June 17 to October 9. [ad. p. 36] Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux

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Saint-Fulgence, 250, ch. de la Pointe-aux-Pins 418 674-9114 • capjaseux.com Unforgettable moments from high above. The via ferrata at Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux is the ideal activity. Imagine yourself on a sheer cliff overlooking the majestic Saguenay Fjord… a unique, thrilling and safe adventure. The sheer magnitude of the wide open spaces at your fingertips! Arouse all your senses under a full moon. Open: May 20 to October 9. [ad. p. 52, 182]

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Rivière-Éternité, 91, rue Notre-Dame 418 272-1556 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com


Top Things to Do | Water Sports CANOE

WATER SPORTS

Kayak in Baie Éternité

Aventuraid – Parc Mahikan

Anyone operating a motorized vessel must be properly licensed..

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Desbiens, 125, rue du Quai 418 346-7238 • 1 866 697-7238 aventure-expedition.com

Lac-Bouchette, 160, chemin de la Montagne 418-348-6832 • aubergeeva.com

Canoe-camping along the region's great rivers for a true escape in the boreal forest. Whether you're looking for serenity and quiet waters, or an exhilarating whitewater experience, the perfect river is waiting for you. Travel along the river to the rhythm of nature for one to several day excursions. Initiation, guided expeditions. Canoe and kayak rentals, in addition to a shuttle service. Canoe training (FQCK). Certified guides. Outdoor ethics Leave no trace Canada. Open: June to October.

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Dolbeau-Mistassini 418 579-8763 • organisaction.com

Canoe rentals for one to seven day expeditions. on Métabetchouane and Ashuapmushuan rivers. Open: May to October. Auberge Éva

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Girardville, 2395, rang de la Pointe 418 258-3529 • aventuraid.qc.ca

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Enjoy nature at its best in canoe on the great northern rivers. Beginner level on the northwestern portion of the Mistassini River or intermediate / expert on the northeastern portion of the Mistassibi River. 5 to 8-day guided expeditions. We also offer a vehicle shuttle service. Open: May to September.

Canoe rental for two people on Lac Bouchette, paddles and PFDs available. Open: June to August. [ad. p. 200, 212]

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Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, 835, rang 3 ouest 418 347-5371 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com/pointetaillon The national park is surrounded by water and offers many possibilities for canoeists: The Péribonka River, Lac Saint-Jean and the Taillon River. The Taillon River is a small quiet river located in the beach area and the marine rental centre. Open: May to October. [ad. p. 36]

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Petit-Saguenay, 100, rue Eugène-Morin 418 272-1169 • petitsaguenay.com Canoeing on the calm and peaceful waters on 12 km on the Petit-Saguenay River in a luxurious nature. For the entire family. Open: June to mid-September. L'Auberge du 31­

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Saint-Fulgence, Zec Martin-Valin, Km 31, Route L-200 418 948-0960 • aubergedu31.com Open: Summer season. Parc national des Monts-Valin

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Saint-Fulgence, 360, rang Saint-Louis 418 674-1200 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com/montsvalin

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Alma, 1385, chemin de la Marina 418 668-3016 • 1 888 289-3016 damenterre.qc.ca The boat La Tournée welcomes for discovering the vastness of Lac Saint-Jean. Enjoy a change of scenery with entertainment, music and exceptional landscapes on this excursion-cruise. Dance and have fun to latino rhythm on our special Friday night cruises. Starting on July 10th, the boat sails into the sunset in Roberval on many Sundays during the summer. Open: May to September. Closed on Monday. [ad. p. 35, 202, 212, 219] Saguenay OrganisAction

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Chicoutimi Borough 418 579-8763 • organisaction.com

The Valin River offers scenic views of the mountain from a new perspective. By paddling upstream from the Centre de découverte et de services, canoeists will enjoy the meandering Valin River and the Bélanger pond. Other great experiences are also awaiting in the lakes in the Martin-Valin sector. Open: June to October. [ad. p. 36] Pourvoirie Homamo

All permits for the marine carriers listed are valid as of this edition. For more information, call Commission des transports du Québec at 1 888 461-2433. Lac-Saint-Jean

Route du Fjord Site de la Rivière Petit-Saguenay

Cruises and excursions

Discover places that are otherwise inaccessible on the majestic Saguenay Fjord on board one of our two pneumatic boats. Contact us to charter a boat with a captain (12 people max on a Zodiac). We also organize multi-activity packages and expeditions. Discover our cruises and meet the marine mammals of the Saguenay Fjord this summer. Open: May to October.

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Saint-Fulgence, Km 102, route L-200 (Monts-Valin Sector) 418 831-5674 • homamo.ca River canoeing and kayaking, with or without guide. Three rivers, Class 1 to 5, with or without portaging, from beginner or advanced. Canoe-camping with or without fishing, cottage rentals, boats, gas or electrical motors, ATV rentals. Nature adventures and various activities. Custom packages or simply as an outdoor holiday destination. Open: July and August. 116 saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

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Voile Mercator

La Baie Borough, Bagotville dock 900, rue Mars 418 543-7630 • 1 800 363-7248 navettesdufjord.saguenay.ca

Rivière-Eternité, Dock of Baie-Éternité 1 888 674-9309 • voilemercator.com Sail and sleep, including sailing for three to seven hours, an evening meal, local products, night in the calm Baie Éternityé and breakfast. Livable sailboats with on-board bathrooms. Private groups, two to five people per sail boat. Also offered: sailing training, two to five days cruise. Locations: Saguenay Fjord and Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Online reservations. Open: May to September.

Navettes Maritimes du Fjord is wonder in its pure state! With the steep cliffs and blue waters of the Saguenay Fjord, your trips will turn into an unforgettable excursion or cruise with our three available boats. Use this means of transportation to see the villages and attractions, including the Notre-Dame du Saguenay statue! Open: July 1 to September 4.

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Route du Fjord OrganisAction

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Rivière-Eternité, Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay (Baie-Éternité sector), 91 rue Notre-Dame 418 579-8763 • organisaction.com Discover places that are otherwise inaccessible on the majestic Saguenay Fjord on board of our two pneumatic boats. Contact us to charter a boat with a captain (12 people max on a Zodiac). We also organize multi-activity packages and expeditions. Discover our cruises and meet the marine mammals of the Saguenay Fjord this summer. Open: May to October. Navettes maritimes du Fjord

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Rivière-Eternité, Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay dock L’Anse-Saint-Jean, L’Anse-Saint-Jean dock Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, Sainte-Rose-du-Nord dock 418 543-7630 • 1 800 363-7248 navettesdufjord.saguenay.ca

Navettes Maritimes du Fjord is wonder in its pure state! With the steep cliffs and blue waters of the Saguenay Fjord, your trips will turn into an unforgettable excursion or cruise with our three available boats. Use this means of transportation to see the villages and attractions, including the Notre-Dame du Saguenay statue! Open : June 3 to October 9. [ad. p. C-4]

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L’Anse-Saint-Jean, Yacht club of L’Anse-Saint-Jean 359, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste 1 888 674-9309 • voilemercator.com Sailing initiation excursion of three to seven hours. Individual, family (2 years and older) or groups. Take part in sailing manoeuvres. 29 to 34 ft livable sailboats with on-board bathrooms. Also offered: ail and sleep, including sailing for five hours, evening meal, night and breakfast. Locations: Saguenay Fjord and Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Certified Quality Safety certified by Aventure Écotourisme Québec. Online reservations. Open: May to September.

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Petit-Saguenay, Village-Vacances Petit-Saguenay 418 579-8763 • croisieresfjordbaleine.com On board our 24 passenger Zodiac, explore the Saguenay Fjord and the mouth of the St. Lawrence River to meet whales and other marine mammals. An experience in nature with a human dimension accompanied by our naturalist captain. Please note that we also organize multi-activity trips and sea kayaking expeditions.Open: June 24 to September 4. saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

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Saint-Fulgence, 250, Chemin de la Pointe-aux-Pins 418 674-9114 • capjaseux.com

Tadoussac, Dock of la Marina de Tadoussac 418 543-7630 • 1 800 363-7248 navettesdufjord.saguenay.ca

Discover the emblematic sandspit where the Saguenay River becomes the fjord starting in Cap Jaseux. Renowned for the observation of winged wildlife, this sector offers an ecosystem teeming with life and an equally captivating history. On board a Zodiac or a sailboat, our captains will bring you to breathtaking landscapes in this little corner of paradise. Activities offered in partnership with OrganisAction and Voile Mercator. Open: June 23 to September 4. [ad p. 52, 182]

Navettes Maritimes du Fjord is wonder in its pure state! With the steep cliffs and blue waters of the Saguenay Fjord, your trips will turn into an unforgettable excursion or cruise with our three available boats. Use this means of transportation to see the villages and attractions, including the Notre-Dame du Saguenay statue! Open: July 1 to September 30. [ad. p. C-4] Croisières Essipit

Côte-Nord Croisières AML

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Tadoussac, 177, rue des Pionniers 418 237-4274 • 1 800 563-4643 croisieresaml.com Discover the spectacular beauty of the Saguenay Fjord and its marine mammals on board a Zodiac or the AML Zéphyr and AML Grand Fleuve. Immerse yourself by the natural splendors. Explore the majestic fjord and admire its exceptional landscapes! You'll be amazed! Breathe the fresh sea air and soak up in breathtaking scenery! Discover the fjord during an unforgettable excursion through stunning panoramas that reveal this glacial valley dating back 70 million years. Open: May to October. [ad. p. 55]

Live an exciting whale watching adventure on board our Zodiac type boats (Five 12-passenger and one 36-passenger). Participate in a privileged and personalized sea experience with our naturalist captains who are passionate about the marine environment! From June to October at the wharf in Bergeronnes, 24 km east of Tadoussac. Duration: 2 hours. Seven days a week, reservations required. Several departures per day. Meet the largest mammals on the planet! Open: June 9 to October 9. [ad. p. 54]

Navettes maritimes du Fjord

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Les Bergeronnes, 498, rue de la Mer 418 232-6778 • 1 888 868-6666 vacancesessipit.com

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Top Things to Do | Water Sports CRUISES AND EXCURSIONS, SEA KAYAKING

Croisières Neptune

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Les Bergeronnes, 507, du Boisé 418 232-6716 • 1 877 763-7886 croisieresneptune.net

Lac-Saint-Jean

Discover marine mammals on board pneumatic boats, a new generation of Zodic-style crafts and certified by the Canadian Coast Guard. A family company specializing in whales watching excursions for over 25 years. Safety and comfort guaranteed with our experienced captains and bilingual naturalist guides who'll inform and entertain you during the tour. We have kiosks in Bergeronnes and Escoumins to better service our visitors. Four departures per day. Open: June 1 to October 15. Croisière Escoumins

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Les Escoumins, 37, rue des Pilotes 418 233-4061 • 1 866 225-3463 croisierebaleine.ca Adventure the whales’ paradise on board a new generation of safer and more environmentally friendly Zodiac. This sector of Escoumins is recognized as the best whale-watching site in the Saguenay– St. Lawrence Marine Park. You're guaranteed too see whales or your money back. Experienced local captains, theme cruises (photography and biology). Open: June to October. Les Écumeurs du Saint-Laurent

Sea kayaking

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Les Escoumins, 31, rue des Pilotes 418 233-2141 • 1 888 817-0999 lesecumeurs.com The company, Les Écumeurs du Saint-Laurent, are proud members of l’Alliance Éco-baleine that acts as a quality indicator for whale watching. We are proud to you to bring on boats with a 12 and 30 passenger maximum to ensure the best experience and interpretation during observation persiods, in addition increased speed for moving more quickly between the observation sites and for better visibility to admire the whales. Looking forward to seeing you there. Open: June 3 to October 3.

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Équinox Aventure

Saint-Gédéon, 250, rang des Îles 418 668-7381 • equinoxaventure.ca Organisation of kayak-camping on Lac Saint-Jean with rentals of sea kayaks and camping equipment. Sea Kayaking Training (FQCK). Initiation. Shuttle for canoe and kayak all over the region Open: June to September.

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Coopérative O’Soleil

Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 505, 5e Chemin 418 345-8080 • osoleil.ca From our rentals site along the shores of the La Belle Rivière, discover the majestic Lac Saint-Jean or paddle up La Belle Rivière to the mini power station. Possibility of exploring the waterways via sea kayak (solo or duo) or boat. Hourly, half-day or daily rentals. Open: May to September. Saguenay

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OrganisAction

Chicoutimi Borough La Baie Borough 418 579-8763 • organisaction.com Benefit from the wonders of the Saguenay Fjord accompanied by our certified guides for an exciting sea kayaking excursion. With half-day and multi-day packages available, the natural secrets of this immense body of water influenced by the tides will be unveiled. Contact us for more details! Please note that we also offer multi-activity and excursion packages. Open: May to September.

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Route du Fjord OrganisAction

Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux

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Rivière-Eternité, Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay (Baie-Éternité sector) 91, rue Notre-Dame 418 579-8763 • organisaction.com Benefit from the wonders of the Saguenay Fjord accompanied by our certified guides for an exciting sea kayaking excursion. With half-day and multi-day packages available, the natural secrets of this immense body of water influenced by the tides will be unveiled. Contact us for more details! Please note that we also offer multi-activity and excursion packages. Open: May to October.

Do you want to discover the Saguenay Fjord from a new perspective? Our site is the ideal location for initiation to sea kayaking. Go on the discovery of the Saguenay Fjord and its ecosystem. From sunrise to sunset, for half-day, breathtaking sceneries are guaranteed! Family outings available (3 years and older). Excursions also offered during a full moon and meteor showers. Open: May 20 to October 9. [ad. p. 52, 182]

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L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 359, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste 418 272-3024 • 1 866 725-2925 • fjordenkayak.ca For over 20 years, we've been offering sea kayaking excursions on the Saguenay Fjord. A distinctive experience from the Canadian Tourism Commission. Ecotourism certified in 2014 from Aventure Écotourisme Québec. Exclusive family excursions, 2 hours for children as young as 3 years old, and 3 hours to 1 day for adults. Two to four-day expeditions with gourmet meals. Small groups, high quality fiberglass kayaks. Our guides have received advanced training. Sailing, cruises, bike rentals and lake kayak. Open: Mid-May to mid-October. [ad. p. 181] OrganisAction

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Sacré-Coeur, 465, route 172 Nord 418 236-4551 • ferme5etoiles.com Discover the Saguenay Fjord splendors from within in a sea kayak. As you paddle along the towering cliffs, you might see marine birds, seals, belugas or whales. With a professional guide, you'll experience an unforgettable adventure, no matter if it's during our half-day excursions with phenomenal scenic vistas, or during a sunset excursion as you watch the fjord in all its splendor. Open: Beginning of June to the end of September. [ad. p. 57, 203, 229]

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Petit-Saguenay, 99, chemin Saint-Étienne 418 579-8763 • organisaction.com Benefit from the wonders of the Saguenay jord accompanied by our certified guides for an exciting sea kayaking excursion. With packages available for 2 or 3 hours, the secrets kept by the immense body of water influenced by the tides will be unveiled. Contact us for more information! Please note that we also offer multi-activity and excursion packages. Open: June to October.

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Top Things to Do | Water Sports WHITE WATER KAYAKING, RIVERBOARDING, PADDLEBOARDING, ROWBOAT

White water kayaking

Desbiens, 125, rue du Quai 418 346-7238 • 1 866 697-7238 aventure-expedition.com

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Saint-Fulgence, Route L-200, Km 102 (Monts-Valin sector) 418 831-5674 • homamo.ca Whitewater canoeing and kayaking, with or without guide. Three rivers, Class 1 to 5, with or without portaging, from beginner or advanced. Canoe-camping with or without fishing, cottage rentals, boats, gas or electrical motors, ATV rentals. Nature adventures and various activities. Custom packages or simply as an outdoor holiday destination. Open: July and August.

Paddle board (SUP) rentals, 1.5 hr minimum No transportation available since we are located along the shores of Lac Saint-Jean and the Métabetchouane River. SUP yoga classes available by reservation, 4 person minimum. Open: June to October. Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon

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Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, 835, rang 3 ouest 418 347-5371 • parcsquebec.com/pointetaillon Visitors can bring their own board or rent one on-site. Lac Saint-Jean offers both raging waves and calm waters, or visit the Taillon River and travel along the tranquil waterways. Open: May to October. [ad. p. 36]

Rowboat

Riverboarding

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Contact Rivière-à-Mars – Okwari aventure

La Baie Borough, 7400, chemin des Chutes 418 697-5132 • okwari.riviereamars.com

Desbiens, 125, rue du Quai 418 346-7238 • 1 866 697-7238 aventure-expedition.com A high octane water sports activity! Speed down the rapids while laying on a riverboard. (Physically demanding) Open: June to October.

Paddleboarding Lac-Saint-Jean Coopérative O'Soleil

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Okwari Aventures: A unique experience in the region! An exceptional site awaits near the town along the edge of an extensive majestic forest! Observe the black bear in its natural habitat in a safe environment. In addition, the circuit includes an interpretation trail where qualified guides will pass along their passion for nature. You can also opt for an excursion in a rabaska canoe on one of the region's lakes. Open : June to October. [ad. p. 184]

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Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, 505, 5e chemin 418 345-8080 • osoleil.ca Paddle to the rhythm of the waves in Lac Saint-Jean on a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP). Upright on a large and very stable paddleboard, glide through the water with help from a paddle. Discover the lake and magnificent lakes, or try the SUPilates course with our certified instructor. Open: May to September. Coopérative O'Soleil Photo credit: Joseph Roby

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Top Things to Do | Water Sports RAFTING, KITESURFING, SAILING

Rafting Lac-Saint-Jean H2O Expédition

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Desbiens, 125, rue du Quai 418 346-7238 • 1 866 697-7238 aventure-expedition.com Rafting on the Métabetchouane River in Desbiens, Lac-Saint-Jean. An exciting, performance and safe activity. Also available: rafting on the Mistassibi and Shipshaw rivers (upon request). Open: May to October, two departures daily, 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Québec Raft

Québec Raft − Expéditions en rivières

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Saint-Félicien, 1065, rue Bellevue Sud 418 618-RAFT (7238) • 1 800 351-RAFT (7238) quebecraft.com Discover family rafting on the Ashuapmushuan River in Saint-Félicien. The best of both worlds… kids play while parents relax! During the excursion, you'll enjoy watching the wildlife and plant life, paddling in small eddies, swimming in rapids and having fun! Additional services: hydroluge, sportyak, sea kayaking, day camps, equipment and recreative embarcation rentals. Open: June to mid-September. Québec Raft − Expéditions en rivières

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Saint-Stanislas, 1031, rue Principale 418 618-RAFT (7238) • 1 800 351-RAFT (7238) quebecraft.com

Kitesurfing Lac-Saint-Jean Coopérative O’Soleil

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Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 505, 5e Chemin 418 345-8080 • osoleil.ca Initiation to kitesurfing by IKO certified instructors. Courses from beginner to advanced levels. Open: May to September.

Sailing Route du Fjord

The Mistassibi River offers the most intense and robust rafting experience in Québec. Our world-class certified and experienced guides will take you on the most incredible rafting experience. An incredible experience for rafting beginners and experts alike. Québec Raft will cater to your every need. Additional services: family rafting, hydroluge and sea kayaking. Open: June to October.

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Rivière-Éternité, Dock of Baie-Éternité 1 888 674-9309 • voilemercator.com Initiation to sailing cruise of two days or more, public groups or private. 29 to 37 ft sailboats. Become a skipper in complete autonomy or as a crew member on board a livable cruising sailboat. Rentals without captain available. Locations: Saguenay Fjord and Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Approved by Voile Québec/Voile Canada and Quality Safety certified by Aventure Écotourisme Québec. On-board washrooms. Open: May to September.


Top Things to Do | Water Sports SAILING

Voile Mercator

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L’Anse-Saint-Jean, Yacht Club of L’Anse-Saint-Jean Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, Nautical stop of Sainte-Rose-du-Nord La Baie Borough, Marina of La Baie Borough, 822, route de l'Anse-à-Benjamin

359, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, 1 888 674-9309 • voilemercator.com Initiation to sailing cruise of two days or more, public groups or private. 29 to 37 ft sailboats. Become a skipper in complete autonomy or as a crew member on board a livable cruising sailboat. Rentasl without captain available. Locations: Saguenay Fjord and Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Approved by Voile Québec/Voile Canada and Quality Safety certified by Aventure Écotourisme Québec. Open : May to September.

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Voile Mercator

Tadoussac, Tadoussac Marina 100, rue du Bord-de-l’Eau 1 888 674-9309 • voilemercator.com Initiation to sailing cruise of two days or more, public groups or private. 29 to 37 ft sailboats. Become a skipper in complete autonomy or as a crew member on board a livable cruising sailboat. Locations: Saguenay Fjord and Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Approved by Voile Québec/Voile Canada and Quality Safety certified by Aventure Écotourisme Québec. On-board washrooms. Open: May to September.

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Top Things to Do | HEALTH CENTRES AND NORDIC BATHS

HEALTH CENTRES AND NORDIC BATHS

L'Éternel spa

Lac-Saint-Jean Chalets & Spa Lac Saint-Jean

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Chambord, 96, chemin du Parc-Municipal 418 342-1111 • 1 877 342-7933 chaletsetspa.com Access to three Finnish saunas, a Californian hot water basin and an arctic falls. Enjoy the yurt and indoor and outdoor relaxing areas. [ad. p. 18, 213] Le Jardin d’Ô (Hôtel du Jardin)

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Saint-Félicien, 1400, boul. du Jardin 418 679-8383 • 1 866 679-8383 • jardindo.com The professionals at Jardin d’Ô have been trained to the massage therapy principals, methods and techniques. Everyday, they provide the best care with pride and professionalism. Our well-being specialists welcome you for a massage-therapy, kinesiotherapy, esthetics, body treatments, hydrotherapy and NeuroSpa. Open: Year-round. Closed on Sundays.

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Alma, 1000, boulevard des Cascades 418 662-7668 • baiesurmer.ca An excellent destination in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean for your family vacations or a romantic getaway. Our Alma and Chicoutimi Baie sur Mer spas offer a unique experience with personalized packages adapted to your needs. No matter if you're looking for a luxurious massage for yourself or your significant other, for a relaxing hot rock treatment or aesthetic care, Baie sur Mer will surpass your expectations. Open: Year-round, close sunday. [ad. p. 197, 221] Saguenay Thalassa Concept Europe Santé

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Jonquière Borough, 2655, boulevard du Royaume 418 548-2727 • thalassa.ca

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The Hamman Thalassa urban spa invites you to relax in a mellow and serene ambiance. An absolute level of relaxation in the heart of City of Saguenay. Services offered: massage therapy, esthetics, body and skin

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Top Things to Do | HEALTH CENTRES AND NORDIC BATHS

treatments, UV tanning, facials, IPL hair removal, skin rejuvenation and cellulite treatments. Boutiques: Physiodermie, Bernard Cassierre-Paris, Usana. Open: Year-round. Closed on Sundays. Baie sur Mer (Hôtel Le Montagnais)

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Chicoutimi Borough, 1080, boulevard Talbot 418 549-0899 • 1 800 661-7117 • baiesurmer.ca An excellent destination in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean for your family vacations or a romantic getaway. Our Alma and Chicoutimi Baie sur Mer spas offer a unique experience with personalized packages adapted to your needs. No matter if you're looking for a luxurious massage for yourself or your significant other, for a relaxing hot rock treatment or aesthetic care, Baie sur Mer will surpass your expectations. Open: Year-round. [ad. p. 229] Centre de Santé Au Gré des Marées (Auberge des Battures)

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La Baie Borough, 6295, boulevard de la Grande-Baie Sud 418 544-8234 • 1 800 668-8234 hotel-saguenay.com At the health centre Au Gré des Marées of the Auberge des Battures, you find a calm and relaxing atmosphere. For a massage, facial, manicure, pedicure and hair removal treatments, our qualified professionals will meet your needs and ensure that you experience an unforgettable stay. Package with accommodation available. Treatment by appointment only. Let us pamper you! Open: Year-round. [ad. p. 227] Centre de détente Parfum du Fjord (Auberge des 21)

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La Baie Borough, 621, rue Mars 418 697-9111 • 1 800 363-7298 aubergedes21.com Our health centre Parfum de Fjord is a paradise of calm and tranquility. Our variety of personalized treatments will you're every desire from within a serene atmosphere. Our highly specialized professionals offer a wide array of treatments: body, relaxation and esthetics. Take time to relax and restore your energy with a thermal experience in our nordic spa. Open: Year-round. Tuesday to Saturday. By reservation only on Sundays and Mondays. [ad. p. 207, 229]

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L’Éternel spa

Saint-David-de-Falardeau, 160, rue du Massif 418 673-3330 • 1 855 673-3330 leternelspa.com L’Éternel spa is a Scandinavian spa in the mountains. Lovers of nature and tranquility will enjoy this spa located in the heart of the Monts-Valin. Thermal experience, massage therapy, in addition to facial and body treatments in a unique setting. The hot water pool and natural cold water pool are located near a natural river makes this the perfect place to relax and unwind. Open: Year-round. [ad. p. 184] Route du Fjord

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Édouard-les-Bains

L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 1, rue de La Canourgue 418 272-3232 • piededouard.com Beautiful scenery and a melodious environment helps you to leave behind daily stress. As you relax, you'll have an incredible view of the mountain and hear the wind rustling the trees' branches above, welcoming you to this enchanting site. Outdoor whirlpools, hammam (steam room), dry and traditional sauna, nordic waterfalls and basins, thermal waterfall, multi-level pool, indoor relaxation areas with fireplaces. Open: Year-round. Côte-Nord

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L'Espace Bien-être (Hôtel Tadoussac)

Tadoussac, 165, rue du Bord-de-l’eau 418 235-4421 • 1 800 561-0718 hoteltadoussac.com L'Espace Bien-être oh the l’Hôtel Tadoussac health centre offers personalized massage therapy treatments. Enjoy a moment of relaxation by choosing a massage or treatment. Discover our body wraps, body exfoliation, beauty treatments and services for children. Stop the clock and let our hands take care of you! Reservations required. Open: May 12 to October 28. [ad. p. 223]

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Top Things to Do | Additional Activities FAMILY FUN

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES MégaFun Centre d'amusement

Family fun

Escalade Haut Clocher

Lac-Saint-Jean MégaFun Centre d'amusement

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Alma, 705, avenue du Pont Nord 418 769-3015 • megafunalma.com MégaFun is a recreational centre with 15 activity zones and services for all ages, even for teens, adults and the elderly! Discover the three-stage module, foam ball pistols, mini golf, a tiny tots area, the ceramic painting workshop, inflatable games, foosball and pool tables, croquet sets, shuffleboard and giant chess games! We also have a candy Bar with a mountain of goodies! Come and join in the fun! Open: Mid-May to September. [ad. p. 203] Cristal du Lac

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Saint-Stanislas, 950, rue Principale 418 276-1530 • escaladehautclocher.com

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Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, 1840, route 169 418 213-0702 • cristaldulac.com Find rubies, emeralds, quartz crystals, amethysts, fossils and many other minerals in the Prospect-Express. Similar to the Klondike days, sift through your bag of sand in mineral washhouse: A 12 foot waterfall. Identify your stones by referring to the poster offered by Cristal du Lac. Purchase a bag of minerals. An activity that's fun for everyone along regional road No 169. Access to the washhouse is free of charge. Open: mid-May to the end of September. [ad. p. 18]

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The municipality of Saint-Stanislas invites you to discover the new climbing wall located inside the multi-service centre. The almost 30 feet high wall offers 7 lines with 28 different courses. Each line opens to 4 ways, thus satisfying the different levels of our clientele, be it beginner, intermediate or advanced. Top-of-the-line equipment and accredited facilitators. Open: Year-round. Saguenay Parc Mille Lieux de la Colline

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Chicoutimi Borough, 200, rue Pinel 418 698-7000 • 1 844 833-7007 • parcmillelieux.com The Parc Mille Lieux de la Colline is a theme park with live entertainment for children aged 2 to 8. The host of lovable characters including Charbon, Edgare, Capucine, Axelle, Bonzo and Capitaine Boullion, will introduce visitors to discover the different worlds in which they live: the mountain, la Place de la famille du Lait, train station, labyrinth, race track, water games and Tourticoli tower. Visit their houses and the house of Atchoum, the park's spokesperson. Big fun for little people and the entire family. Open: Year-round. Closed November, December and April. [ad. p. 43, 202]

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Top Things to Do | Additional Activities FAMILY FUN, MOVIES, KARTING

Savana Centre d’amusement

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Chicoutimi Borough, 2150, rue Fabien 418 696-1111 • savanainc.ca

Lac-Saint-Jean

Savana is an indoor play park where the sun is always shining! It’s a rendez-vous in a playful world of a creative decor filled with colours, activities and animation. The Park has three games areas over nearly 5,000 ft 2 for kids of all ages. You will find on the site rooms for birthday parties, health restauration area and a nursing room. A unique place in Saguenay for family activities! Open: Year-round. Festival Saint-Honoré dans l'Vent

Movies

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Saint-Honoré, Saint-Honoré Airport 1 800 918-VENT (8368) • sthonoredanslvent.com The international festival of kites, Saint-Honoré dans l'Vent is largest of its kind in Québec! Discover the universe of giant and colourful kites, original artistic kites, high-flying stunt kites and power kites on an airport landing strip. Live entertainment throughout the day and in the evening. “Night flights” on Saturdays evenings during which the kites dance against the night’s sky accompanied by sound and lights! Open: June 16 to 18, 2017. [ad. p. 195]

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Cinéma du Zoo

Saint-Félicien, Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien, 2230, boulevard du Jardin 418 679-0543 • 1 800 667-5687 • zoosauvage.org Two screening rooms presenting two different films every night, one room equipped with RealD (3D) technology. Combining comfort and modernity, you'll have a great time at the Cinéma du Zoo. Open: Year-round. [ad. p. C-2, 198]

Karting Lac-Saint-Jean

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Go-karts − Karting Saint-Félicien

Saint-Félicien, 2223, boulevard du Jardin 418 630-4000 • kartingstfelicien.com Karting track (12 years and older): challenge your timing and develop your skills. Speed of 65 km/hr, timing system. Go-kart track (family): kart speeds at approximately 25 km/hr, with remote controlled system for a safe driving practice. Perfect place for learning to drive. Park Enfantastik: electric 4-wheels on paved track. Boats and pedal boats. Open: May to September. Saguenay

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Saguenay Paintball − Karting

Chicoutimi Borough, 2175, boulevard Saint-Paul 418 693-3334 • saguenaypaintball.com Outside karting centre. 1 km long outside lit course. 17 new 11 HP (85 km/h) karts. Also, double go-kart (children and adults). Bar, terrace, reception hall, group rate. Open: May to October.

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Top Things to Do | Additional Activities PAINTBALL, TOURIST SERVICES

Paintball

OrganisAction

Saguenay Saguenay Paintball − Karting

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Dolbeau-Mistassini 418 579-8763 • organisaction.com

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Chicoutimi Borough, 2175, boulevard Saint-Paul 418 693-3334 • saguenaypaintball.com Outdoor paintball centre. Ten different sites, urban village, labyrinth village, valley. Large capacity. Terrace, bar, reception hall, paintball and airsoft specialized boutique. Karting track. Fluorescent minigolf. Open: May to October.

Tourist services Lac-Saint-Jean Véloroute des Bleuets 5 luggage transportation service

Chambord, 1859, rue Principale 418 342-6651 • 1 888 342-6651 gillesgirardnavette@hotmail.com Luggage transportation shuttle: $40 per person for a three to four-day period. Bike transportation also available. All-inclusive package deal in collaboration with Groupe Voyages Québec agency. Open: June 10 to mid-September Group reservations for 10 to 15 people possible in the off season. Les Taxi Stéphane Lavoie 5

Saint-Félicien, 1177 Des Pins 418 679-3330 • lestaxistephanelavoie@gmail.com We offer all of our customers courteous and personalized transportation services throughout the Lac-Saint-Jean region, to or from the Saint-Félicien area. Discounts available for reservations made at least 48 hours in advance. An itinerary according to your needs. Electronic payments accepted. A delivery service for small purchases to your accommodations (hotel, motel, campsite, etc.). Float of hybrid vehicles. Open: Service 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

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Take advantage of our convenient shuttle transportation or vehicle transfer services during your travels in the region. Our team of qualified professional chauffeurs ensure that you’ll always reach your destination safely. Contact us for more information! We also offer a planning service for multi-activity adventures or canoeing and kayaking expeditions over several days. Open: Year-round. Marine shuttle (service J5 between Péribonka and Pointe-Taillon)

Péribonka, 375, rue Édouard-Niquet 418 374-2967 ext. 201 • peribonka.ca Located directly along the Véloroute des Bleuets, the municipality of Péribonka is an ideal starting point for bicycle touring. The bike path skirts along the river's banks, transporting you into the heart of the village where you can board the marine shuttle. Enjoy Lac Saint-Jean's unparalleled beauty and wilderness along the trails in Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon. Open: June to September. [ad. p. 33, 197] Équinox Aventure J5

Alma, 1385, chemin de la Marina 418 668-7381 • equinoxaventure.ca Luggage transportation service for cyclists throughout the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. We can help organize your trip. Licenced custom passenger transportation service for canoers, kayakers and cyclists available year-round. Open: year-round. Saguenay OrganisAction

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Chicoutimi Borough La Baie Borough 418 579-8763 • organisaction.com Take advantage of our convenient shuttle transportation or our vehicle transfer during your travels in the region. Our team of qualified professional chauffeurs ensure that you’ll always reach your destination safely. Contact us for more information! We also offer a planning service for multi-activity adventures or canoeing and kayaking expeditions. Open: Year-round.


Top Things to Do | Additional Activities TOURIST SERVICES, CITY TOURS AND GUIDED TOURS

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Rivière-Éternité (Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay) 418 579-8763 • organisaction.com Official vehicle transfer service for hikers and kayakers in the Parc National du Fjord-du-Saguenay. Also offered: Charter services for your tourist activities in the area. Transport your vehicle safely with our team of experienced chauffeurs. Please note that we offer multi-activity packages and sea kayaking expeditions. Open: year-round. Charlevoix Traverse Saint-Siméon / Rivière-du-Loup J5

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La Baie Borough , Bagotville dock 900, rue Mars, 418 543-7630 • 1 800 363-7248 navettesdufjord.saguenay.ca The Marine Shuttle will introduce you to cities and villages along the fjord. You can take a same-day return trip or during several days. All our shuttles offers phenomenal views to admire the Cap Éternité and Cap Trinité, the fjord’s most spectacular summits. New service: luggage and bicycle transportation between La Baie, Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, L’Anse Saint-Jean, the Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay and Tadoussac. Open: July 1 to September 4. [ad. p. C-4] Route du Fjord OrganisAction

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Petit-Saguenay (Village-Vacances Petit-Saguenay) 418 579-8763 • organisaction.com Take advantage of our convenient shuttle transportation or vehicle transfer services during your travels in the region. Our team of qualified professional chauffeurs ensure that you’ll always reach your destination safely. Contact us for more information! We also offer a planning service for multi-activity adventures or canoeing and kayaking expeditions over several days. Open: Year-round.

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Rivière-du-Loup, 199, rue Hayward 418 862-9545 • traverserdl.com A unique and safe environment. Restaurant (May 21 to October 9), counter lunch service, local products for purchase, bar, souvenir shop and elevator. Recreational vehicles (RV's) welcome. Round trip excursions for pedestrians. Open : April 13, 2017 to January 2, 2018. [ad. p. 56]

City tours and guided tours Lac-Saint-Jean

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Société de développement économique Ilnu

Mashteuiatsh, 1516, rue Ouiatchouan 418 275-7200 • 1 888 222-7922 • kuei.ca Guided tour of the community offered with reservations only. Possibility of having a guide on-board the motor coach for groups. The guide will introduce sites of historical interest and tell you about the community's features. You can also procure the heritage notebook at the Carrefour and travel the trail on foot guided by the map and the snowshoe tracks marked on the ground. A perfect family-friendly activity! A new heritage circuit will be available on the mobile app in May, 2017. Open: Year-round. [ad. p. 22]

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Top Things to Do | Additional Activities CITY TOURS AND GUIDED TOURS, FLIGHTSEEING, INDUSTRIAL VISITS

Flightseeing

Saguenay Saguenay Tourist bus

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Chicoutimi Borough, 295, rue Racine Est 418 698-3167 / 1 800 463-6565 • bus.saguenay.ca The Saguenay tourist bus is much more than just a tour of the city! Discover the attractions, history and heritage with an accredited guide. Three circuits are available. Tickets are valid for three days and offer two-for-one deals at certain sites and attractions. Affordable tickets for adults and no charge for youth 12 years and under. Open : July and August. [ad. p. 43] Tours Aventure Fjord et Monde

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Chicoutimi Borough, 295, rue Racine Est 418 290-8687 • 1 877 990-8687 fjordetmonde.ca

Aéroclub la Friche

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La Baie Borough, 900, rue Mars 418 290-9903 • guidesaguenay.com Guides Saguenay offers a multilingual and professional travel guide service, according to the points of interest of each customer. We organize customized guided visits depending on the needs of your groups. To achieve this, our guides are specialized in various topics and travel types: tourism, industrial, historical, familiarisation. When planning your visit in Saguenay, we can help you make reservations for bus, tourist attractions, museums, in addition to planning your itineraries. Open: Year-round.

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Saint-Félicien, 4497, route 373 418 679-1651 • aeroclub.destination.ca Airplane tours above the Lac-Saint-Jean area. The plane can carry up to three passengers. Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour or more. Open: Year-round. Saguenay Air Saguenay

Enjoy the most popular activity in Saguenay. A guided visit by motorcoach along the fjord's south shore on the way and a 2.5 hr cruise in a bateau-mouche from L’Anse-Saint-Jean to La Baie on the way back. Open: Tourist season: Everyday from July 1 to September 1. Cruise season (Saguenay harbour): May to October. Guides Saguenay

Lac-Saint-Jean

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Saint-David-de-Falardeau, 450, junction No. 9, Lac Sébastien, 418 543-1312 • airsaguenay.com Service in English, depending on availability. Airplane tour of 20 minutes or more. Reservations required. Open: May to October. Exact Air

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Saint-Honoré, 850, chemin du Volair 418 673-3522 • 1 877 673-3522 • exactair.ca Live an unforgettable experience by reserving an airplane tour with Exact Air. We offer flightseeing tours of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean at very competitive prices. Don't miss your chance for an exclusive view high above the region! Open: Year-round.

Industrial visits Lac-Saint-Jean

Visite Rio Tinto  

Alma 418 668-3611 • 1 877 668-3611 • riotinto.com

A unique opportunity for discovering the world of aluminum. Visits to the Rio Tinto plant in Alma. On reservation only. Open: June 26 to August 25.

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REGIONAL FLAVOURS Saguenay en Bouffe

Local specialities

we offer specialized coffees, hot chocolate, teas, sorbets, etc. Fresh blueberries coated in dark or milk chocolate are available starting in August. Open: Year-round

Lac-Saint-Jean

La Tablée du Lac

Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 1716, route 169 418 349-2999 • latableedulac.com

Chocolat et cabane à Lulu

Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 1832, route 169 418 720-5364 • chocolatlulu.com For over forty years, Chocolat Lulu has been manufacturing premium chocolate products that include: in season, the famous fresh chocolate-covered blueberry, marshmallow products, fine chocolates and specific products depending on the occasion Treats and chocolates for Easter, Valentine's Day, Christmas, Halloween, etc.). Our highly successful dairy bars are reknowned for our ice cream dipped in real chocolate. Open: May to October. Chocolaterie Rose Élisabeth

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Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 95, rue Saint-André 418 719-4664 • roselisabeth.com The Chocolaterie Rose Élisabeth offers delectable chocolates inspired by the wild fruit and spices of Saguenay—Lac-St-Jean. No matter if it's the wild blueberries, rhubarb, cheese or microbrewery beer… sophistication is on the menu. During the summer,

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A family company in the domain of homemade food. Your mouth will be watering with their meat, delicatessen, pastries, cheese, dairy bar and local products! There is a counter of fresh sandwiches. Everything for the BBQ! A superior quality meat marinated and prepared to your taste. A choice of over 40 flavours of homemade sausages, terrines, pâtés and homemade smoked meat. Locally produced chocolate, homemade juice bar, smoothies... Open: Year-round. La Maison du Bleuet

Chambord (Val-Jalbert), 3026, route 169 418 275-7000 • lamaisondubleuet.com Transformation of biological blueberries and chocolate, jams, jellies, syrups, blueberry onion confit, caramel, spread and souvenirs. Open: June to mid-October.

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Délices du Lac-Saint-Jean

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Chambord, 1801, rue Principale 418 342-1392 • louise.bol@hotmail.fr

Albanel, 170-A, rue Principale 418 515-0359 • delicesdulac.com

Tastings of our various products are available at all times. We offer a vast selection of blueberry themed souvenirs. We support local artisans and regional products. Come and meet our friendly staff who will be more than pleased to offer their advice. For over a year now, we've been offering our guests a new lodge: The Gîte du Pêcheur. Open: May to October.

Located in the heart of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Délices du Lac-Saint-Jean is a family-run company that grant a second life to authentic little blueberry! From transforming the pulp to the juice extraction process, the fruit's organic properties are always treated with the highest respect. The company specializes in processing wild blueberries in true artisan style and is located in Albanel. The blueberry is reborn in the form of blue delicacies, chutneys, jams, jellies, teas, syrups and butters. Open: Year-round. [ad. p. 207]

La Maison du Bleuet

Roberval, 1221, boulevard Marcotte 418 275-9101 • lamaisondubleuet.com Transformation of organic blueberries and chocolate, jams, jellies, syrups, blueberry onion confit, caramel, spreads and souvenirs. Open: Year-round.

Domaine L’Orée des Bois

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Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, 37, rang Saint-Joseph 418 276-1075 • loreedesbois.ca

Regional dishes are offered: preserved delicacies, small seasonal fruit pies, jam and broad bean soup. Local products cooked on-site. Open: Year-round.

A boutique offering a wide variety of regional products. Various spreads (blueberries, haskap berries, Saskatoon berries). Local spirits: Wild blueberry sparkling wines (traditional method), wild blueberry still wines, cream liqueurs (haskap berries, raspberries and Saskatoon berries). Regional product package: A "Discovery" picnic basket to enjoy on-site. Free tastings. Fully licenced site. Open: June to September.

Fromagerie Ferme des Chutes

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Saint-Félicien, 2350, rang Saint-Eusèbe 418 679-5609 • fromagerie-des-chutes.qc.ca

Dolbeau-Mistassini, 80, rue des Hospitalières 418 276-1566 • epicea.ca

Organically conscious and a companion to all animals! We offer our organic cheeses and yogurts that are made in true artisan fashion with milk exclusively from our farm. You'll also find a variety of regional products. The perfect place for a picnic! For cycling enthusiasts, we’re located in front of the Véloroute des Bleuets. Free tastings on-site. Open: Year-round.

Vinaigrettes: strawberry, mint and white spruce, blueberry and black spruce, garden vegetables and jack pine, maple and scots pine, raspberry, cranberry, leek and balsam fir and pear and white spruce. Open: Year-round.

Chez Grand-Maman et Pâtisserie

Saint-Félicien, 1883, boulevard du Jardin 418 679-5551 • patisserie-grand-maman.ca

La Maison du Bleuet

Saint-Félicien, 1006, boulevard du Sacré-Coeur 418 630-4333 • lamaisondubleuet.com Transformation of biological blueberries and chocolate, jams, jellies, syrups, blueberry onion confit, caramel, spread and souvenirs. Open: Year-round.

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Chocolaterie des Pères Trappistes de Mistassini

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Dolbeau-Mistassini, 100, route des Trappistes 418 276-1122 • 1 800 461-3699 chocolateriedesperes.com Plunge in the universe of the Pères Trappistes and the chocolate factory through the discovery of a splendid site during your visit. Take part in our themed circuit by exploring an instructive and fun course that provides an enriching experience! Uncover historical facts and maybe even find a treasure to bring home! Meet Father Augustin at our shop and discover our chocolats


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and a wide variety of delicious regional products. Open: Year-round. Closed on Sundays except during the summer. [ad. p. 27, 207] La Maison Gourmande de Dolbeau-Mistassini

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Dolbeau-Mistassini, 1708, boulevard Wallberg 418 979-3394 • lamaisongourmande@hotmail.com Bakery, pastry, breakfasts and local products, take-out coffee. Open: Year-round. Closed on Monday. Les Halles du bleuet

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Dolbeau-Mistassini, parc de la Pointe-des-Pères 418 979-3394 • hallesdubleuet@gmail.com

Alma, 1425, avenue Beauvoir 418 668-4596 • coffretsduroyaume.com Subscribe to Coffrets du Royaume and leave with a lasting memory of the region and its flavors. Every month, discover new products from local suppliers selected just for you and delivered right to your door. A three month subscription makes a perfect gift! Subscribe to the spectacular and enjoy a moment of peace while visiting our website and ordering your first box set. Miel des Ruisseaux

A dairy bar for all tastes. A local products shop, with local producers and an art gallery. Open: March to October. Vergers de Velours

Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, 324, route 169 418 347-4639 • vergersdevelours.com Sole producers of cider in the region. First cherry liquor (porto) in Québec. First liquor made from haskap berries in Québec, international bronze medal. Pear liquor double silver medal in 2015. Saskatoon berry brandy-style beverage. Mistelle plum flavored gooseberry, currant and grape silver medalist in Québec and bronze at the international level. Free tastings. Apéro aux Vergers guided tour. Open: May to September. Open: May 15 to September Labor Day holiday. [ad. p. 27] Chocolaterie au Coeur Fondant

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Alma, 2920, route du Lac Ouest 418 668-7734 • mieldesruisseaux.com Specializing in the production of honey and mead, Miel des Ruisseaux offers four varieties of mead: Liquid honey, creamy style, blueberry and buckwheat flavours unique in the region. A multitude of products such as hive pollen, propolis, beeswax and royal jelly also available. Économusée de l’apiculteur (beekeeping workshop musuem) guided tour also available (fees extra). Open: Year-round. Winter season: closed on week-ends. [ad. p. 205] Potager Mistook  

Alma, 6401, avenue du Pont Nord 418 480-7606 • potagermistook@outlook.com A charming little farm-based kiosk offering a variety of delicious local vegetables. Locally made jams, salad dressings, honey varieties and much more are also available! Saguenay

Alma, 209, avenue du Pont Sud 418 480-1919 • aucoeurfondant.com

Chocolat et cabane à Lulu

Handmade chocolate, dairy bar, gift shop, coffee bistro, pastries and teas. Open: Year-round.

Jonquière Borough, 2600, rue Saint-Hubert 418 549-1203 • chocolatlulu.com

La Maison Gourmande

Alma, 240, rue Collard Ouest 418 662-3279 • facebook.com/MGAlma Bakery, pastry, breakfasts and local products, take-out coffee. Open: Year-round. Closed on Monday.

For over forty years, Chocolat Lulu has been manufacturing premium chocolate products that include: in season, the famous fresh chocolate-covered blueberry, marshmallow products, fine chocolates and specific products depending on the occasion Treats and chocolates for Easter, Valentine's Day, Christmas, Halloween, etc.). Our highly successful dairy bars are reknowned for our ice cream dipped in real chocolate. Open: Year-round.

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Chocolat et cabane à Lulu

Jonquière Borough, 3421, route Saint-Léonard (Shipshaw Sector) 418 549-1203 • chocolatlulu.com For over forty years, Chocolat Lulu has been manufacturing premium chocolate products that include: in season, the famous fresh chocolate-covered blueberry, marshmallow products, fine chocolates and specific products depending on the occasion Treats and chocolates for Easter, Valentine's Day, Christmas, Halloween, etc.). Our highly successful dairy bars are reknowned for our ice cream dipped in real chocolate. Open: May to October. Domaine le Cageot – Vignoble

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Jonquière Borough, 5455, chemin Saint-André 418 547-2857 • domainelecageot.com Winery and fruit liquor unique in the region! Wines, appetizers, after dinner drinks, sparkling wines made from: Raspberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and grapes. First and only vineyard in Saguenay! Also, agri-food industry: blueberry wine and raspberry--blackcurrant salad dressing, jams, jellies, chocolates. We have cumulated international medals, awards and honours since our foundation. Groups welcome. Picnic area, free tasting. Bilingual guided tour with reservations (surcharge). Open: Year-round. [ad. p. 205] Bons délices

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Chicoutimi Borough, 244, rue Lafontaine 418 545-1660 • bizzimage@hotmail.com All chocolates have been made on-site since 2002. In season: blueberry chocolate, soft ice cream dipped in real chocolate. New this year: Italian soft ice cream (gelato), sherbet and other blueberry and maple goods. Fill your eyes in a decor from the past and be tempted the smell of chocolate. Open: End of January to the end of September. Chocolat et cabane à Lulu

Chicoutimi Borough, 1806, boulevard Saguenay Ouest 418 549-1203 • chocolatlulu.com For over forty years, Chocolat Lulu has been manufacturing premium chocolate products that include: in season, the famous fresh chocolate-covered blueberry,

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marshmallow products, fine chocolates and specific products depending on the occasion Treats and chocolates for Easter, Valentine's Day, Christmas, Halloween, etc.). Our highly successful dairy bars are reknowned for our ice cream dipped in real chocolate. Open: Year-round. Passion Café

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Chicoutimi Borough, 1130 boulevard Talbot 418 545-0369 • passioncafe.biz Conveniently located close to Hôtel Le Montagnais de Chicoutimi, it's the perfect place to find the best gourmet products in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean. Blueberry pastries, haskap berry jams, craft beer preserves, field berry vinaigrettes from Domaine Le Cageot, chocolate from Alma and Métabetchouan, Labrador tea, etc. Ceramics from Lac Saint-Jean, magnificent espresso from Laterrière. Renowned coffee. Open : Year-round. Boucanerie d'Henri

La Baie Borough, 2982, Chemin du Plateau 581 683-8636 • labouccaneriedhenri.com New addition: La Boucanerie d’Henri now makes traditional smoked salmon, a product with a unique flavor and texture! Maple wood smoked with a recipe that dates back 3 generations. Their smoked salmon jerky is another delicacy to be discovered at La Boucanerie d’Henri. Come and learn more about our passion! Guests can visit the one-of-a-kind smokehouse. Our boutique also offers a variety of regional products. Open: Thursday to Sunday and by appointment. O’Gelato et Cacao

La Baie Borough, 992, rue Victoria 418 306-8686 • ogelato.com O’Gelato & Cacao are open year-round and produce more than one ton of gelato per week during the summer season! Their customers benefit from a vast selection of 60 recipes created on-site. Discover our soft gelato, a unique concept from Québec. We also offer gourmet chocolate, macaroons, desserts in a jar, cakes and hot beverages, in addition to a gift shop offering goodies that will be sure to please the finest of palates.Open: Year-round.


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Route du Fjord

Savonnerie Chèvre-Feuille

La Baie Borough, 803, rue de la Fabrique 418 306-5166 • chevrefeuille.ca

KAO Chocolat

Chèvre-Feuille is a family company specializing in making locally produced soap from whole goat's milk and pure vegetable oils. Some of our soaps are made with oils essential offering multiple beneficial properties. Others are slightly fragrant and blended with natural ingredients including honey, clay, maple syrup and fruit juice, in addition to additional highquality additives that add to their already exceptional quality. Bleuetière Michel Rivard et fille

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Saint-Ambroise, 315, rang 9 418 672-4578 • fermerivard.com

Kao Chocolat offers gourmet chocolate made by hand with natural ingredients. Discover flavours each one more unique than the other! As beautiful as they are tasty, our chocolates will satisfy all of your senses! Also available on-site: Cookies, meringues, chocolate soufflé, chocolate covered almonds and cranberries, dark chocolate covered fresh blueberries, chocolate bars and beverages. Open: Year-round.

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La Cabane à glaces

L'Anse-Saint-Jean, 358 D, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste 418 608-8399 • lacabaneaglaces.com

Welcome to our kiosk at the farm. We offer fresh blueberries, blueberry spreads, blueberry butter, blueberry pies and many other tasty wonders to enjoy. Blueberry U-pick from August 11 to September 4, 2017. Potato U-pick from September 1st to October 1st, 2017. Looking forward to meeting you! Open: July 1 to September 30. Les Alpagas Là! Là! du Domaine des Rois

Saint-Ambroise, 518, rang Ouest 418 321-5252 • alpagalala.com

La Cabane à Glaces is a family run business, a project by three sisters and one French hockey fan. Their dairy bar offers high-quality frozen products made in Québec, with toppings made in-house from local ingredients, in addition to snacks for the road and refreshing beverages. A must-see attraction to stock up on frozen delights facing the majestic Saguenay Fjord! Open: June to October. Chez Roger Boulangerie Dépanneur

Discover a fiber seven times warmer than sheep’s wool. As soft as cashmere and hypoallergenic, the Alpaca fiber, also known as Incas’ gold, will keep you warm. Both active and sedentary people will enjoy Alpaca clothing. Come and see our little camelids and discover the heat of the sun and the softness of clouds. Open: Year-round. Auberge Carcajou

L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 224, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste 418 608-8494 • kaochocolat.com

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Saint-David-de-Falardeau, 305, chemin Lévesque 418 673-1991 • aubergecarcajou.com We are located in the foothills of the Monts Valins and are Ambassadeur de Saveurs de la Zone Boréale. We offer visitors the opportunity to discover the region through the foods and flavours of the north and dishes with 90% of the ingredients from various local producers. Boutique on-site with products from the inn and regional artisans. Open : Year-round, on reservation only.

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Saint-Fulgence, 126, rue Saguenay 418 674-2534 At Roger’s, you'll find the DELICIOUS “PAIN FESSE ROGER” (homemade bread), in addition to gourmet pastries and homemade traditional dishes: Cretons, pies, tourtière (meat pie), donuts, etc. Come and discover the great classics of our region! Open : year-round.

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Herboréal

Saint-Fulgence, 174, rue Saguenay 418 502-0562 • herboreal.ca Traditional herbalist specializing in the harvesting and manufacturing of products made from medicinal plants found in the boreal forest. We offer over 40 plants in bulk, herbal tea blends and spices from the forest, in addition to mosquito repellent and a range of body products for bathing and skin care. Medicinal plant interpretation (one hour) is available with reservations for groups (French and English). Open: Year-round.

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Le P'tit marché de la Bergerie La Vieille Ferme

Discover local food and enjoy a 360-degree experience! Within an enchanting decor with a view overlooking the fjord, offering a farm to table gastronomic experience from our authentic ingredients (the Discovery trail). To take-out or eat on-site: a sampler plate of charcuterie and cheeses, merguez sausage, salads, lunch boxes, buffets, hot meals, broths, pies, cookies, expressos, fruit and vegetables, eggs, etc. Visit our canning facility, grocery section and so much more… Open: July 1 to October 9 and Saturdays year-round.

Pick-your-own

The town of Dolbeau-Mistassini has a visitor blueberry farm located right in the heart of town, near the visitor information center. It's accessible to visitors during the season. Open 7 days a week during the day, visitors can pick-their-own blueberries, in addition to buying fresh berries and related products on-site. Open: Mid-July to the end of August. Musée Louis-Hémon

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Péribonka, 700, route Maria-Chapdelaine 418 374-2177 • museelh.ca Pick-your-own fresh blueberries in a maintained blueberry field. Open: August. [ad. p. 33, 197] Complexe touristique du bleuet

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Labrecque, 4005, rue Ambroise 418 481-1777 • bleuetierecoopstleon.com

Lac-Saint-Jean

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Saint-François-de-Sales, Chemin du Moulin dianelemay785@outlook.com Pick your own famous Lac-Saint-Jean blueberries on on an easily accessible site and exclusively maintained for hand pickers. Very competitive and affordable prices. You can bring your own container or buy them on-site. Open every day weather permitting. All are welcome! Open: August. Délices du Lac Saint-Jean

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Dolbeau-Mistassini, 400, boulevard des Pères 418 276-7646 • 1 866 276-7646

Saint-Fulgence, 163, chemin de la Pointe-aux-Pins 418 674-1237 • agneaudufjord.com

Bleuetière touristique St-François- de-Sales, Coopérative de solidarité

Bleuetière touristique

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Albanel, 170-A, rue Principale 418 515-0359 • delicesdulac.com Délices du Lac Saint-Jean now offers the chance to pick wild blueberries in-season. Contact us for more information! Open: August 1 to September 15.

A friendly and safe site for handpicking or buying fresh blueberries. Interpretation trail, picnic table, homemade products and much more. Open: The end of July to early September. Saguenay Bleuetière Michel Rivard et fille

Blueberry U-pick from August 11 to September 5, 2017. Potato U-pick from September 1 to October 1, 2017. Available at the farm: Fresh blueberries, blueberry jams, blueberry butter, blueberry pies and many other tasty wonders to enjoy. Looking forward to meeting you! Open: August 11 to October 1.

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Wild blueberries

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Saint-Ambroise, 315, rang 9 418 672-4578 • fermerivard.com

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Top Things to Do | Regional Flavours ARTISANAL CHEESE MAKERS

Artisanal cheese makers Lac Saint Jean Fromagerie St-Laurent

Saint-Bruno, 735, rang 6 Nord 418 343-3655 • 1 800 463-9141 fromageriest-laurent.com Fresh daily cheddar, parmesan, Porto or fines herbs flavoured aged cheddar. Fresh cheese daily. Open: Year-round. Fromagerie L’Autre-Versant

Fromagerie au Pays-des-Bleuets

Saint-Félicien, 805, rang Simple Sud 418 679-2058 • ferme3j.com La Fromagerie au Pays-des-Bleuets is a family-run farm with a personal touch. Certified Relais du Terroir, they offer a rally for all ages from Monday to Saturday (the rally is free of charge, but a voluntary contribution is always appreciated for support). Small farms, fruit trees, frogs, etc. Sampling of our cheese and products (free of charge). Open: Year-round. Closed on Sundays from September 2 to June 27. Fromagerie Ferme des Chutes

Saint-Félicien, 2350, rang Saint-Eusèbe 418 679-5609 • fromagerie-des-chutes.qc.ca

Fromagerie et Boulangerie Médard

We offer our organic cheeses and yogurts that are made in true artisan fashion with milk exclusively from our farm. We have practised organic agriculture for over 35 years. Curd cheese (cheddar), fresh and aged cheeses from 6 months to 10 years. Lactose-free cheeses. Natural yogurts with blueberries and strawberries. New: Blueberry-infused cheese! Free tastings and designated picnic areas. Located in front of the Véloroute des Bleuets. Open: Year-round

Saint-Gédéon, 10, rue Dequen 418 345-2407 • fromageriemedard.com

Fromagerie La Normandinoise

Hébertville, 901, rang 3 418 344-1975 • lautreversant@digicom.qc.ca Quality raw milk farm cheese: Le Tremblay (soft cheese), Curé-Hébert (semi-firm) and Cru du Canton (firm). Whole farm milk 2L. Cheddar cheese curd and whole. Open: Year-round. Closed Monday to Wednesday.

The Médard companies are an agri-food complex that includes an artisanal cheese factory (tasting and sale of cheeses, soft ice cream, dairy farm and local products), a bakery (bread and pastries counter) and a bistro (decadent lunches and dinners). Enjoy a cappuccino, soft ice cream and cheese tastings or learn more about life on the farm in an enchanting location. Open : Bakery/bistro: May to September.

Normandin, 554, rue Saint-Cyrille 418 274-3465 • lanormandinoise@hotmail.ca Soft cheese: Le Maria-Chapdelaine, Le FrançoisParadis, Le Péribonka. The cheddar: fresh, aged, flavoured. The ash cheese: Le chant du coq. Farm cheese. Open: Year-round.

Fromagerie Perron

Saint-Prime, 156, avenue Albert-Perron 418 251-3164 • fromagerieperron.com Founded in 1890, La Fromagerie Perron is the oldest cheese company in Québec. Its international reputation of excellence has never faltered. They make exceptional cheese, such as the famous aged cheddar, Swiss cheese and fresh daily cheddar. For a few years now, La Fromagerie Perron has been operating Chez Perron, a can't-miss restaurant and boutique during a visit in Saint-Prime in Lac-Saint-Jean. Excellency has a name: La Fromagerie Perron! Open: Year-round. Fromagerie Blackburn Photo credit: Zone Boréale

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Saguenay

edge of Rivière-aux-Sables and offers a spectacular aluminium bridge for pedestrians and cyclists. Browse the public halls and discover regional products for your picnic. Cycling, boat rentals, trout fishing. Open: Summer only.

Fromagerie Blackburn

Jonquière Borough, 4353, chemin Saint-Benoit 418 547-4153 • fromagerieblackburn.com Cheeses: Le Cabouron, Le Mont-Jacob, Le Napoléon, Le Blackburn and fresh cheddar. Local products. Semifirm and firm cheeses, cow milk. Open: Year-round. La Baie Borough, 2152, chemin Saint-Joseph 418 544-2622 • fromagerieboivin.com Fresh and specialty cheddar. Open: Year-round.

Gardens and horticulture Lac-Saint-Jean

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L’Ascension, 1985, rang 7 Ouest 418 347-3377 • 1 800 SCULLION jardinscullion.com

Microbreweries and locally produced beverages Lac Saint Jean Microbrasserie du Lac Saint-Jean

The garden inaugurates the most important development project since its creation 30 years ago. Visitors will have access to one of the largest coniferous gardens in the world on 4.2 km of accessible trails with electric carts and includes 260 varieties and cultivars. Guests will also discover the 300 ton natural stone arch bridge. This family garden has over 2000 vegetable varieties. Open: June 15 to September 15.

Public markets Saguenay Parc de la Rivière-aux-Sables

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Chicoutimi Borough, 49, rue Lafontaine 418 698-3025 • zoneportuaire.com You'll find the halls in the park of Zone portuaire, a public market where a great variety of products are offered. There are fruits and vegetables, pastries, crafts and so much more. Yours to discover! Open: May to September.

Fromagerie Boivin

Le Jardin Scullion

Les Halles du Vieux Port

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Saint-Gédéon, 120, rue de la Plage 418 345-8758 • microdulac.com The Microbrasserie du Lac-Saint-Jean's bistro and pastoral terrace welcome you to an unforgettable experience, just a stone's throw from the Véloroute and surrounding beaches. Craft beers, such as the renowned Gros Mollet, are offered on-site. Sixteen seasonal beers are available to savour. Succulent local menu with beer and BBQ on Thursdays. Discover exclusive beers and unique products in the boutique. Tour of the facilities and package deals for groups. Open: Year-round. Closed Monday to Wednesday, September 7 to May. Vignoble Couchepagane

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Jonquière Borough, 2230, rue de la Rivière-aux-Sables 418 698-3000, ext. 4243 • saguenay.ca Water games area, petanque, lawn bowling and ultimate amusement. This park is located along the 138 saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 1328, rang Sainte-Anne 418 487-0178 • couchepagane.com Vine growing (cold-climate tolerant hybrid grapes) and production of homemade wine. Selling blush wine, white wine, late grape harvest (ice wine type). Wine tasting on-site. Open: Mid-June to mid-October.


Top Things to Do | Regional Flavours MICROBREWERIES AND LOCALLY PRODUCED BEVERAGES

Microbrasserie La Chouape

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Saint-Félicien, 1134, Sacré-Cœur 418 613-0622 • lachouape.com Savour our natural and local beer selection in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Located in the downtown core, the microbrewery is the ideal gathering place for cocktails and to spend the evening in good company on one of the most beautiful terraces along the shoreline. Take the opportunity to discover unique beer brewed exclusively for our tasting locale and our award-winning beers at national and international competitions. Open: Year-round. Closed Sundays to Tuesday, September to June. Microbrasserie le Coureur des Bois

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Dolbeau-Mistassini, 1551, boulevard Wallberg 418 979-1197 • facebook.com/lecoureurdesbois The Coureur des Bois is a can't-miss experience north of the lake! Offering a wide selection of beers brewed on-site, you're bound to find one that will thrill your taste buds and please your palate! Grab a bite to eat from the menu offering appetizers and local products. For tasting with your family or friends from a spacious and sunny terrace. An ideal activity during rainy weather in a friendly environment and country-style decor. To discover: Our new boutique! Open: Yearround. Closed Sundays to Tuesdays in low season. Domaine L’Orée des Bois

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Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, 37, rang Saint-Joseph 418 276-1075 • loreedesbois.ca Production of liqueurs made from field berries. Specialities: Wild blueberry sparkling wines (traditional method), other still wines, alcohol-infused fruit curds (haskap berry, raspberry, Saskatoon berry, etc.) licenced location. Tour and interpretation. Various package deals. Picnic with regional products offered on-site (reservations required). Open : June to September. Vergers de Velours

Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, 324, route 169 418 347-4639 • vergersdevelours.com

Microbrasserie Riverbend

Saskatoon berry beverage Plum mistelle flavoured with currants and raisins (silver and gold medallist). Free tastings at all times. Open: May to September.

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Microbrasserie Lion Bleu

Alma, 45, rue Saint-Joseph 418 769-0795 • microlionbleu.com This unique concept offers intimate spaces, a locale for artists, a stage with weekly shows and sporting events on a giant screen. Each beer is served in an appropriate glass according to the style and at the perfect drinking temperatures: 4, 8 and 10 degrees. The bistro-style menu will be sure to please all palates. Try our beer tasting menu and savour our private imported selection of wine and scotch.

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Microbrasserie Riverbend

Alma, 945, avenue Sicard 418 758-1519 • microriverbend.com Microbrasserie Riverbend brews its beers alongside the Véloroute des Bleuets and close to the Centre de Villégiature Dam-en-Terre. Located in the industrial Borough north of Alma, our brewery is distinguished by our quality canned beer, which you can enjoy at the beach, when camping, in the forest, while fishing, etc. Beer, promotional items, tour of the facilities and free tastings on-site in our shop. Everyone is welcome! Open: Year-round.

The only cider producer in the area (silver medallist). The first cherry liqueur, Port wine, in Québec (bronze medallist). The first safe for consumption honeysuckle liqueur (haskap berry) in Québec (bronze medallist). Pear liqueur (two-time bronze medallist). Brandy-style Photo credit: Microbrasserie Riverbend

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Miel des Ruisseaux

Alma, 2920, route du Lac Ouest 418 668-7734 • mieldesruisseaux.com The only mead producer in the region, Miel des Ruisseaux offers four varieties of mead, including the unique blueberry mead. As you stop by, discover the secrets of the bees during a visit to the Économusée de l’apiculteur (beekeeping workshop). The guided visit of the facilities includes product tasting and observing through a bay window a live and active beehive as you enter the fascinating world of bees. Open: Year-round. Saguenay Domaine le Cageot – Vignoble

taste and aroma of the food in their menu. Come and live a one of a kind malt-infused experience! Open: Year-round. La Voie Maltée

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Chicoutimi Borough, 777, boulevard Talbot 418 542-4373 • lavoiemaltee.com La Voie Maltée came to life over 15 years ago. Their specialized know-how enables them to offer a score of delicious beer brewed on-site in a friendly and festive atmosphere. Ambassadors of beer infused cuisine, they combine the subtle flavours of beer with the taste and aroma of the food in their menu. Come and live a one of a kind malt-infused experience! Open: Year-round.

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Jonquière Borough, 5455, chemin Saint-André 418 547-2857 • domainelecageot.com Winery and fruit liquor unique in the region! Wines, appetizers, after dinner drinks, sparkling wines made from: Raspberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and grapes. First and only vineyard in Saguenay! Also, agri-food industry: blueberry wine and raspberry--blackcurrant salad dressing, jams, jellies, chocolates. We have cumulated international medals, awards and honours since our foundation. Groups welcome. Picnic area, free tasting. Bilingual guided tour with reservations (surcharge). Open: Year-round. Microbrasserie et pizzéria HopEra

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Jonquière Borough, 2377, rue Saint-Dominique 418 412-9900 • hopera.ca

Come and visit our production factory! Boutique with craft beer and promotional articles of all kinds. Bar and tasting lounge on-site. Open: Year-round. Pub La Tour à Bières

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Chicoutimi Borough, 517, rue Racine Est 418 545-7272 • latourabieres.com A flavour-infused location where clients can taste excellent beers prepared on-site. Outdoor and inside terraces offering breathtaking sceneries. Open: Year-round. Route du Fjord

Discover our authentic microbrewery that specializes in marrying Italian traditional pizzas and delicious homemade beers. Our wish is to share our world, half-way between modernism and tradition. Open: Year-round La Voie Maltée

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Chicoutimi Borough, 224, rue des Laurentides 418 542-4373 • lavoiemaltee.com

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Jonquière Borough, 2509, rue Saint-Dominique 418 542-4373 • lavoiemaltee.com La Voie Maltée came to life over 15 years ago. Their specialized know-how enables them to offer a score of delicious beer brewed on-site in a friendly and festive atmosphere. Ambassadors of beer infused cuisine, they combine the subtle flavours of beer with the 140 saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

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L'Anse-Saint-Jean, 319, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste 418 608-8559 • chasse-pinte.com Microbrasserie La Chasse-Pinte offer beer infused with plants from the local botany forest, which gives them a unique and refined taste. The beers are carefully brewed in small batches, thus guaranteeing their freshness and authenticity. Open : mid-May to mid-October.


Top Things to Do | Regional Flavours SUGAR SHACKS AND FARM TOURS

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Érablière Sucre d'Or

Chicoutimi Borough, 7800, chemin de la Chaîne 418 678-2505 • sucredor.com

Saint-Félicien, 2350, rang Saint-Eusèbe 418 679-5609 • fromagerie-des-chutes.qc.ca

Érablière Au Sucre d’Or is the only maple producer in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean and are renowned for their warm and welcoming atmosphere. No matter if it's for a meal at our sugar shack, for brunch, our activities during the sugar season, our snowmobile relay, renting our venue for your events or purchasing our delicious products, we are looking forward to your visit! Visit our enchanting site and production plant. Open: mid-March to mid-April. L’Auberge Carcajou

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Saint-David-de-Falardeau, 305, chemin Lévesque 418 673-1991 • aubergecarcajou.com Leave your den and taste the best from our maple trees: maple syrup! The idea of installing an inn on our maple grove also means that we want others to discover the site, share the fabrication process and, of course, sample the product. On the menu: maple sugar brunch, gourmet supper, fresh maple syrup on snow. Reservation required. Open: Mid-March to mid-May. Côte-Nord Centre de vacances Ferme 5 étoiles

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Sacré-Coeur, 465, route 172 Nord 418 236-4833 • 1 877 236-4551 ferme5etoiles.com Discover or reconnect with the traditions of the past. Spend an unforgettable day at the sugar shack of the Ferme 5 Étoiles with a delicious meal infused with the flavours of the maple season. Maple syrup on snow, horse drawn sleigh rides to visit the animals at the farm. Games and Québec dancing. Musicians and entertainment on weekends. Special package: sugar shack including one night, breakfast and “sugar time” programme available. Open: mid-March to end of April.

Outdoor interpretation panels that describe our farm, feed the cows and more. Guided tour of the farm and cheese factory offered with reservations ($). Visit our website for more information. Free tastings and designated picnic areas. Open: Year-round.

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Le Gîte de la fermette

Normandin, 248, avenue du Rocher 418 274-2676 • wix.com/garship/gitedelafermette Tourist farm with interpretation. Horses, alpacas, goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens, etc. On-site bed and breakfast and picnic area. Open: May 15 to October.

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Domaine L’Orée des bois

Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, 37, rang Saint-Joseph 418 276-1075 • loreedesbois.ca Tour with or without guide, interpretation trail (the circuit is included with the package deals), fine liqueurs (wild blueberry sparkling wines (traditional method)), alcohol-infused fruit curds, etc. Many custom packages are offered for your convenience. Picnic with regional products offered on-site (reservations required). Packages: Terroir, L'Artiste, Trêve (visit our website or contact us for more information). Free tastings at all times. Open: June to September. Ferme Benoît et Diane Gilbert et Fils

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Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, 587, rue Principale 418 347-3697 • 418 487-8021 • fermegilbert.com The visit includes: cow herd, fields, vegetable garden, farmhouse and the vegetable stand. Tractor rides for groups of 20 people or more. Visit to the Lac Saint- Jean surrounding areas. Open: End of June to the end of September. Wednesdays and Thursdays by reservation only. Other dates available with reservations.

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Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, 324, route 169 418 347-4639 • vergersdevelours.com

Saint-Ambroise, 518, rang Ouest 418 321-5252 • alpagalala.com

Fruit and alcoholic beverages renowned on the national and international scale. Group receptions (from 10 to 50 people with places to sit). “Apéro aux Vergers” guided tour (reservations required). The activity starts at 6 p.m. and lasts about 2 hours on average. During the activity: Tour of the different orchards, processing facilities and the reception pavilion, where the tasting of regional products and a variety of spirits are offered. Open: May 15 to Labor Day Holiday.

We'll be happy to welcome you at the Ferme Les Alpagas Là! Là! Children and adults will enjoy discovering the great camelid from Peru. As you learn about the alpaca, you can pet them and feed. And don’t forget our beautiful boutique, where the warmth of the sun and the softness of the clouds can be touched. Open: Year-round.

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L’Ascension, 1985, rang 7 Ouest 418 347-3377 • 1 800 SCULLION jardinscullion.com

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Saint-Fulgence, 71, rang Saint-Joseph 418 590-2755 • chevrierdunord.com

This family site, including a mini-farm, games for kids and picnic area is described by professional gardeners as one of the most beautiful gardens in Québec. A spectacular beautiful landscaping uniting 2,000 plant species from all over the world. Jardins Scullion also offers guided tours of a peat land and of various forest plants. Guided tour of a giant fresco on the regional biodiversity. Places to eat on-site. Open: June 15 to September 15. Saguenay Alpagas Bersi

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A family farming business that raises angora goats to transform the goat’s hair, called mohair, using traditional production methods such as knitting, weaving, felting, fulling and dyeing. It's then converted to fabricate clothing designed by Annie Pilote. Discover the production and transformation process of these silky fibers. Open: mid-October to mid-May, closed Sundays to Thursdays. Côte-Nord Centre de vacances Ferme 5 étoiles

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Chicoutimi Borough, 2022, boulevard Sainte-Geneviève 418 690-0896 • alpagabersi.ca Forget your everyday woes and take the time to experience tranquility with our small animals in their natural setting. Take pleasure in feeling like a child again as you immerse yourself in the world of alpaca. A can't-miss experience! Bring your food and we’ll do the rest! Group visits: Early childhood centres, schools, various associations and social clubs. A pleasant discovery to share! Open: Year-round.

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Sacré-Coeur, 465, route 172 Nord 418 236-4551 • ferme5etoiles.com Looking for ideas for fun activities during your family vacation? Experience a visit at the Ferme 5 Étoiles. You can observe in our wildlife refuge nature park: bison, fallow deer, moose, wolf and our young lynx. Walk around the enclosures and enjoy petting our farm rabbits, dogs and other animals. A can't-miss experience! Open: Year-round.


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Accommodation and Places to Eat | PLACES TO EAT

PLACES TO EAT Microbrasserie du Lac-Saint-Jean

Price range $: under $15; $$: $15-30; $$$: $31-50; $$$$: over $50 Meals 1: breakfast; 2: lunch; 3: supper Lac-Saint-Jean Restaurant L’Entregens

Saint-Bruno, 455, avenue Saint Alphonse 418 343-3474 • restaurantlentregens.com $$ 1,2,3 3J† Contemporary interior design and architectural concept, L’EntreGens offers a wide variety of dishes, from quick preparations to grilled meals and refined tables d’hôte menus. Rotisserie and pizzeria. Selection of pastas, fresh fish, seafood and salads. Snack-bar menu: burgers, fries, poutine, paninis, smoked-meat and much more. Brunch buffet on Sundays. A reception or meeting room that can accommodate 50 people.

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Auberge Presbytère Mont Lac-Vert

Hébertville, 335, rang Lac-Vert 418 344-1548 • aubergepresbytere.com $$ 3 J† Refined and exquisite cuisine inspired from regional products. Each ingredient is carefully selected. Intimate and comfortable dining room. During the cold winter months, breakfast, lunch and supper will please even the most refined palates. A variety of selections from the table d’hôte menu. The house speciality is the all you can eat Chinese fondue. Microbrasserie du Lac-Saint-Jean

Saint-Gédéon, 120, rue de la Plage 418 345-8758 • microdulac.com $$ 2,3 J†÷ Award winner at the Grands Prix du Tourisme Québécois (Gold). A friendly bistro with a spacious pastoral patio offering sumptuous cuisine that expertly combines local cheeses, grilled meats and charcoal smoked delicacies, in addition to many beer-infused specialities. Warm and friendly atmosphere. The pairing of craft beer and cuisine at its best. Regional wine, spirits, coffee and teas are also on the menu. Don’t miss the BBQ on Thursdays with our special charcoal cooked menu! [ad p. 206, 207, 219]

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Dairy and snack bar – Casse-croûte Chocolat LULU

Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 1832, route 169 418 720-5364 • chocolatlulu.com $ 2,3 ÷ The regional chocolate factory offers a variety of products, a fully equipped ice cream parlor and a take-out snack bar. Large selection of flavours: soft or hard ice cream dipped in chocolate, Italian ice cream (gelato), frozen yogurt, milkshakes, slushies, etc. Picnic area. Coopérative O’Soleil

Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 505, 5e chemin 418 345-8080 • osoleil.ca $$ 2,3 3J†÷ A bistro with a relaxing beach infused atmosphere, highlighting local products, O’Soleil is the perfect place to savour one of our delicious meals on the patio alongside La Belle-Rivière or enjoy a refreshing beverage. Fresh market cuisine, menus inspired by the changing seasons and microbrewery beer. Live shows in the evening from renowned or up and coming musicians. Motel Le Rond Point

Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 1773, route 169 418 349-3413 • motelrondpoint.com $ 1,2,3 † The restaurant connected to the Motel Le Rond-Point offers a family friendly menu offering local and traditional Québec cuisine, in addition to a variety of pizzas. Quick service restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and supper. Variety of daily menus. Sunday brunch. Diner-style decor. Sunny dining room. Convenience store and gas station. Chalets & Spa Lac Saint-Jean

Chambord, 96, chemin du Parc-Municipal 418 342-1111 • 1 877 342-7933 chaletsetspa.com $$$ 1,3 J†

Le Relais du Souvenir

Chambord, 1801, rue Principale 418 480-8464 • louise.bol@hotmail.fr $$ 1,2,3 J†÷ A brand new antique décor is waiting for you in our boutique-restaurant. Discover the best the blueberry has to offer in our traditional dishes, vinaigrettes, our blueberry ketchup (delicious on our burgers, or as an accompaniment to our wraps or walleye dishes) and our blueberry sausages. We have a large selection of healthy selections, including paninis and salads. Enjoy our homemade fries, our pies and espressos! Views from the terrace overlooking Lac Saint-Jean. Restaurant du Vieux Moulin et Bistro

Chambord, 95, rue Saint-Georges 418 275-3132 • 1 888 675-313 • valjalbert.com $$$ 1,2,3 3† The Restaurant du Vieux Moulin is located in Village historique de Val-Jalbert’s old mill. Five choices of table d’hôte menus are available, which include the main course, soup and dessert and a heritage-infused menu. Offering a wide range of gourmet delicacies featuring local products. The shuttle service will bring you to mill, to the reception area and through the heart of village. The Ouiatchouan Falls, higher than the Niagara Falls, are illuminated at night. Access to the glass boardwalk is also available. A restaurant that’s unique in the region! [ad p. 240] Auberge Éva

Lac-Bouchette, 160, chemin de la Montagne 418 348-6832 • aubergeeva.com $$ 1,2,3 J†÷ Something for everyone! The Resto-Pub St-Patric in Auberge Éva offers both traditional and refined dishes to please all palates. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Bar with live entertainment. Newly renovated decor. Lounge and reception hall. Live music. [ad p. 200, 212]

A restaurant offering a friendly atmosphere, in log cabin and a magnificent view of Lac Saint-Jean. Table d’hôte menu and seasonal regional products. In proximity to accommodations and Nordic bath. [ad p. 18, 213] Auberge Éva Photo credit: Auberge Éva

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Price range $: under $15; $$: $15-30; $$$: $31-50; $$$$: over $50 Meals 1: breakfast; 2: lunch; 3: supper

Ermitage Saint-Antoine

Lac-Bouchette, 250, route de l’Ermitage 418 348-6344 • 1 800 868-6344 • st-antoine.org $$ 1,2,3 3J÷ The Ermitage’s restaurant, Le Campanile, offers daily preparations and à la carte menu. Traditional Québec and family friendly menus. The famous Lac Saint-Jean tourtière (meat pie) is also available. Selection of wine and local bakery shop goods. [ad p. 187] Brochetterie Chez Greco

Roberval, 979, boulevard Marcotte 418 275-5707 • chezgreco.com $$ 2,3 † Since 1987, Chez Greco has been offering authentic Greek cuisine. The most popular dishes on the menu: Kebabs, tzatziki, souvlakis, salads, grilled steak, fish, seafood and pasta. Courteous service. Kids menu. Emporte-moi, Resto & Salon de thé

Roberval, 815-A, boulevard Saint-Joseph 418 765-0171 • emporte-moi.com $$ 1,2,3 J†÷ International and Mediterranean cuisine, fresh food and colourful dishes. A pure delight for the eyes and taste buds! House specialty: Grilled elk steak. Hundreds types of teas and a complete range of accessories. Regional chocolate from Rose Élizabeth. Relaxed atmosphere in a refined decor. After-work parties from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. A world of flavours to discovery!

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L’Abordage de l’Hôtel Château Roberval

Roberval, 1225, boulevard Marcotte 418 275-7511 • 1 800 661-7611 chateauroberval.com $$ 1,3 J† The hotel’s restaurant welcomes visitors with an all new decor with a new menu for the entire family: Seafood, steaks and children’s menu. Delicious dishes that everyone will enjoy! [ad p. 203] Chez Perron / Fromagerie Perron

Saint-Prime, 598, rue Principale 581 584-3164 • fromagerieperron.com $$ 2,3 J†÷ Fromagerie Perron’s restaurant offers a menu that places regional products in the spotlight that can be enjoyed from their spacious sunny terrace or dining room. Offering unique daily menus during the winter months and a poutine bar year-round, it’s the perfect place for a delicious gourmet meal. In the evening, near the fireplace for a romantic dinner or for an after-hours celebration with friends, they offer a wide selection of cocktails and draft beer accompanied with a tasty bistro menu. Auberge la Seignerie du Lac

Saint-Félicien, 3127, rue Saint-Méthode 418 618-8104 $$ 3 á†÷ Escape and relaxation in a in a former centenary presbytery that’s been restored and decorated to highlight its charm of the past. Servers in medieval clothing serve the best seafood and steaks in the region, in addition to Canadian and Italian dishes. Restaurant à L’Audace Boréale de l’Auberge des Berges

Saint-Félicien, 610, boulevard Sacré-Coeur 418 679-3346 • 1 877 679-3346 auberge-des-berges.qc.ca $$$ 1,3 J†÷ Jeannois products (from Lac Saint-Jean) are honoured in this fine cuisine of northern inspiration. Menu prepared varies with the seasons and arrivals according to Aboriginal traditions. House specialties: Fresh and smoked wild game, organic vegetables, field berries, aged cheese. Traditional menus infused with modern concepts. Certified Ambassadeur de saveurs of the Zone Boréale. [ad p. 207] Photo credit: Charles-David Robitaille


Accommodation and Places to Eat | PLACES TO EAT

Bistro-Bar L’Eden de l’Hôtel du Jardin

Restaurant Ô Mets Chinois

Saint-Félicien, 1400, boulevard du Jardin 418 679-8422 • 1 800 463-4927 hoteldujardin.com $$ 1,3 J†

Saint-Félicien, 1005, boulevard Sacré-Cœur 418 679-3339 • restaurantometschinois.com $$ 1,2,3 J3†

A festive and friendly atmosphere in a open concept pub with big screen TV and fireplace. Bistro-style menu. Québec and Italian cuisine, grilled foods and local products. [ad p. 203] L’Oasis de l’Hôtel du Jardin

Saint-Félicien, 1400, boulevard du Jardin 418 679-8422 • 1 800 463-4927 hoteldujardin.com $$ 1,3 3J† Our dining room offers flavourful delicacies combined with local products. Kids menu available. [ad p. 203] La Maison Banville

Saint-Félicien, 1086, boulevard Sacré-Coeur 418 613-0888 • lamaisonbanville.com $$ 2,3 J†÷ The memory of Dr. Banville is still alive and well in this vast heritage house. Serving light meals such as paninis, soups and salads made with local products. A creative table d’hôte menu of regional delights is also served (Fridays and Saturdays), completed by warm and delicious desserts right out of the oven. Enjoy regional ingredients with our traditional menu during the summer.

For almost 30 years, this popular restaurant has been offering Canadian Chinese cuisine with their buffet and à la carte menu. Also serving a selection of grilled foods, chicken, pasta, pizza and salad, in addition to regional specialties (tourtière and blueberry pie) in season. Breakfast served daily, brunch on Sunday mornings and catering Restaurant Ô Pied Marin

Saint-Félicien, 1065, rue Bellevue Sud 418 307-5052 • opiedmarin.com $$ 2,3 J†÷ The Ô Pied Marin restaurant offers a magnificent view of the river from our two outdoor patios, one of which is on the 2nd floor. Enjoy our local beer while relaxing and admiring the breathtaking sunset. We offer a jazzy and friendly atmosphere and our team will ensure that your memorable evening is nothing less than perfect. Regional menus and other tasty dishes are offered! Enjoy a moment of relaxation and discovery new flavors at the restaurant Ô Pied Marin!

Marco’s Pub et Tifosi d’Italiano

Saint-Félicien, 1128, boulevard Saint-Félicien 418 679-9933 • marcospub.com $$$ 2,3 J†÷ A reputation of excellence for over 20 years! Two atmospheres under one roof! Located near the Véloroute des Bleuets and the snowmobile trail, Marco’s Pub offers a diverse menu of steaks, chicken, burgers, pizzas, ribs and more. For refreshments, we offer several choices of imported beer, beer on tap and from local microbreweries. Sporting events presented in HD on our 13 TVs. The Tifosi lounge offers a warm atmosphere, authentic Italian decor and a unique pasta bar that will be sure to please. We have the best cuisine in town! Restaurant Ô Pied Marin Photo credit: Yves Bergeron

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Auberge des Plaines

Price range $: under $15; $$: $15-30; $$$: $31-50; $$$$: over $50 Meals 1: breakfast; 2: lunch; 3: supper

Restaurant La Maison Marie du Moulin des Pionniers

La Doré, 4205, chemin des Pionniers 418 256-8242 • moulindespionniers.com $$ 2 J†÷ Enjoy our regional specialities such our delicious tourtière from Lac-Saint-Jean, our broad bean soup and our delicious pudding cake. Guests are cordially welcomed by the mill’s pioneers in an actual period home. An exclusive and enriching experience. Open to the public. Dinner theatre performed by l’Aventure théâtrale. [ad p. 187] Restaurant Dédélicieux

Normandin, 1455, avenue du Rocher 418 274-4561 • dedelicieux.com $ 1,2 † A menu that highlights traditional regional cuisine (broad bean soup, tourtière, blueberry pie) in season, in addition to a choice of thin crust pizzas, paninis, ciabatta sandwiches, salads and sautéed pasta dishes. Gourmet breakfast items such as fresh fruit, waffles, pancakes and omelets. Culinary creations inspired from the songs by Dédé Fortin.

Saint-Edmond-les-Plaines, 554, rue Principale 418 274-4884 • 1 855 774-4884 aubergedesplaines.ca $$ 1,2,3 J†÷ Auberge des Plaines invites you to enjoy a countrystyle meal at the former presbytery in Val-Jalbert. Seafood, filet mignon steak, in-house speciality pizza, sweet desserts. Daily menu for lunch from Monday to Friday: Traditional cuisine. Table d’hôte menu for supper from Thursday to Sunday. A wide variety of breakfast choices on Sunday. Le Méandre du Motel Chute des Pères

Dolbeau-Mistassini, 46, boulevard Panoramique 418 276-1492 • hotelier.qc.ca $$ 1,2,3 J†÷ Enjoy a spectacular view of the Mistassibi River rapids while dining from a menu of traditional Québec cuisine infused with regional accents and local products. House specialties: grilled food, chicken, pasta and seafood. Brunch on Sunday. Table d’hôte and kids menu. [ad p. 225] Le Météore / Pub et Bob

Dolbeau-Mistassini, 1504, boulevard Wallberg 418 276-7469 • meteore.ca $$ 2,3 †÷ Previously known as the Cinéma Météore from 1948 to 1977, the building was transformed in a restaurant, bar and grill in 2013, while retaining its theatrical heritage as a cabaret and dinner theatre. A culinary and musical experience in an lively and dazzling vintage decor. Steak house, pizzeria and rotisserie.

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Normandin, 101, chemin Louis-Ovide-Bouchard 418 274-3411 • chutealours.com $ 1,2,3 J For campers and vacationers, the site’s restaurant and accommodation store offers a dining room and daily menus. Popular regional and Québec cuisine and quick service restaurant. House specialties: Grilled food and fillet of walleye. WiFi and computer available on-site. Open June to September. [ad p. 25, 184]

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Auberge La Diligence

Dolbeau-Mistassini, 414, avenue de La Friche 418 276-6544 • hotelier.qc.ca $$ 1,3 J3† A menu offering traditional Québec and regional cuisine (in season). Grilled food and seafood also available. Hearty breakfast, à la carte or table d’hôte supper menu. Sunday brunch. Rooms and lounge for groups. [ad p. 225]


Accommodation and Places to Eat | PLACES TO EAT

Resto 3F

À l’Orée des Champs

Dolbeau-Mistassini, 1500, rue des Érables 418 276-8445 • lisefortin@tournant3f.com $$ 1,2,3 á

Saint-Nazaire, 795, rang 7 Est 418 669-3038 • aloreedeschamps.com $$$ 1,2,3 J†

Fine homemade cuisine. French and international inspired menu. Fresh market cuisine, seafood, game and steak house. Regional local products. Daily menu available on Facebook. Bring your wine and beer. Located in the commercial centre Les Galeries des Érables. Bring your own wine. Closed on Sunday.

This concept combines country-style dining, nature and a farm, in modern and welcoming facilities. House specialties: Fresh lamb produced on-site, fresh market cuisine and a menu inspired by local products. Family farm for 80 years. On reservation only.

Auberge et camping Île du Repos

Péribonka, 105, route de l’île-du-Repos 418 347-5649 • iledurepos.com $$ 1,2,3 J†÷ Country-style bistro with seating available for 60 people with a high quality menu inspired by regional and French cuisine. Outdoor terrace for 40 guests with breathtaking views overlooking the river. The perfect place for meals with friends. Relaxed atmosphere. A magical location for families. Exhibits and live presentations. Bistr’eau Pub Péribonka

Péribonka, 360, boulevard Édouard-Niquet 418 374-2967 • peribonka.ca $$ 1,2,3 J†÷ Located directly along the bike trail, le Bistr’eau Péribonka is a can’t-miss establishment. Savour the beauty of the river accompanied by a beer and a bistro menu from our terrace. You can also get more visitor information at our kiosk, besides visiting the art gallery; all this in addition to the Bistr’eau Péribonka! [ad p. 33, 197, 207] Auberge La Locanda du Passant

Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, 400, rue Principale 581 230-1781 • shbergeron.sb@gmail.com $$ 1,2,3 J†÷

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Auberge-Bistro Rose et Basilic

Alma, 600, boulevard des Cascades 418 669-1818 • roseetbasilic.com $$$ 2,3 J†÷ The warm welcome and attentive service of our dynamic team will ensure that your stay is nothing less than perfect. You’ll also enjoy the luminous atmosphere offered at our three dining rooms overlooking La Petite Décharge River, in the heart of downtown Alma. Our simple and original cuisine, which emphasizes local products from Québec soil, is accompanied with an imaginative wine and cocktail menu. Complement your Rose & Basilic experience with an overnight stay in our urban decor rooms! Bar-Restaurant Mario Tremblay

Our restaurant offers primarily Italian dishes. The chef specializes in fresh pastas, but the menu is varied, healthy and delicious. Our offering is ideal for cyclists completing the tour of Lac Saint-Jean. Meals for take-out are also available. Relax on the terrace while enjoying a nice glass of wine and a beautiful view of the lake! During winter, snowmobilers can enjoy a hearty meal while warming up beside the fireplace. Reservations are required for supper. Our breakfasts are succulent and deliciously simple. We have an espresso machine for coffee lovers!

Alma, 534, rue Collard Ouest 418 668-7231 • lerbmt.com $$ 2,3 J3†÷

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Café du Clocher

Alma, 19, rue Saint-Joseph Sud 418 662-4801 • cafeduclocheralma.com $$$ 2,3 J†÷ A bistro in a relaxed yet festive atmosphere, with a performance venue and bar. Friendly service. Generous portions. Fresh pasta from their neighbor, La Pâterie. Gourmet pizza, burgers and homemade fries, in addition to vegetarian dishes and an affordable table d’hôte menu.Desserts: Homemade pastries and cakes made on-site. Bar and live entertainment. L’Exode Café

Alma, 960, avenue du Pont Sud 418 769-0996 • lexodecafe.com $$ 1,2 J†÷ Urban coffeehouse with contemporary decor. Air conditioned. Paninis, salads, soups, vegetarian meals, Danish pastries. Health-wise breakfasts served with fresh fruit, homemade granola yogurt, waffles and vegetarian pâté. Ambassadeur de saveurs of the Zone Boréale. International coffee locally roasted. After work parties on Thursdays. Wine and local microbrewery beer. Conference room. Le Décanteur

Alma, 475, rue Harvey 418 769-2117 • ledecanteur.bv@gmail.com $$ 3 J†÷ This menu from chefs passionate about good food, fine wine and liquor, emphasizes local products and fine cuisine. Shared dishes. Generous portions. Privately imported wines. Large selection of scotch and whisky. Microbrewery beers and qualified staff. Friendly atmosphere and terrace.

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Pacini (Hôtel Universel)

Alma, 1000, boulevard des Cascades 418 668-0872 • 1 800 263-5261 hoteluniversel.com $$ 1,2,3 J3† Pacini features a host of exciting specialties, including unique and exclusive meals with no artificial trans fats. Pastas for all tastes, always cooked al dente, pizzas brushed with olive oil and cooked in Pacini’s own special way thus eliminating artificial trans fats, offers tender and tasty Italian style grills and extraordinary desserts. Direct access to the 561 snowmobile trail from the restaurant. [ad p. 197, 221] Resto Roberto

Alma, 11, rue Scott Est 418 662-2191 • restoroberto.com $$ 1,2,3 J†3 Large and affordable choice of dishes: Québec and Italian cuisine, pizza, grill and classic regional doshes. Breakfast at all times, lunch menu, tables d’hôte menu from 4 p.m. to closing. Prompt service and warm atmosphere. Delivery and take-out service. Regional chain of restaurants in Alma, Jonquière and Chicoutimi. Saguenay Auberge Villa Pachon

Jonquière Borough, 1904, rue Perron 418 542-3568 • 1 888 922-3568 aubergepachon.com $$$$ 3 J†2 From Carcassonne, the master of the cassoulet, chef Pachon, infuses his personal style to this traditional meal in the region. At the Sir William-Price dining room, he offers a menu that ingeniously combine French and Québec cuisine. Attention to detail, food freshness, blends of herbs and spices are all part of his signature style.


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HopEra Microbrasserie et pizzéria

Restaurant La Vilaine

Jonquière Borough, 2377, rue Saint-Dominique 418 412-9900 • hopera.ca $$ 2,3 J†÷

Jonquière Borough, 2166, rue des Étudiants 418 542-8106 • 1 800 387-4069 motelprincesse.ca $$ 1,2,3 J†

Discover our authentic microbrewery that specializes in marrying Italian traditional pizzas and delicious homemade beers. Our wish is to share our world, halfway between modernism and tradition. La Voie Maltée

Jonquière Borough, 2509, rue Saint-Dominique 418 542-4373 • voiemaltee.com $$ 2,3 J†÷ This microbrewery produces many seasonal beers each with distinctive characteristics. Spectacular cuisine infused with their very own craft beer. Elaborate bistro menu and generous portions. Exceptional beer and fantastic food. Grill, tartars and various meats, chicken, fish, fish & chips, salads and more… A bustling and entertaining atmosphere. Passion Café

Jonquière Borough, 1929 rue Davis 418 412-4404 • passioncafe.biz $ 1,2,3 J÷ In a sector with unique urban planning soon to be recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site, Passion Café du Carré Davis offers friendly and thoughtful menus based on regional products, with a service that is both welcoming and fast. Home-made breakfasts (eggs, sausages from the local butcher, artisan bread, etc.), variety of paninis and sandwiches served with salads (tomato-bocconcini, quinoa-cranberry, beets, etc.) Local pastries. Our coffee is worth the detour in itself (delicious lattes and iced cappuccinos)!

The restaurant La Vilaine in Motel Princesse offers a popular and family friendly cuisine that’s uncomplicated and affordable. House specialties: breakfasts served with homemade bread, lunch menu, table d’hôte menu, Montréal-style smoked meat sandwiches and homemade fish & chips. Private rooms. [ad p. 227] Restaurant Tendance du Delta Saguenay

Jonquière Borough, 2675, boulevard du Royaume 418 548-3124 • 1 800 363-3124 deltahotels.com/fr/Hotels/Delta-saguenay-hotel-etcentre-des-congres $$ 1,2,3 3† The Restaurant Tendance is an original concept that marries passion, respect and freshness, which enable us to offer beautiful and delicious cuisine with healthy choices. [ad p. 226] Resto Roberto

Jonquière Borough, 2315, rue Saint-Hubert 418 695-1555 • restoroberto.com $$ 1,2,3 J† Large and affordable choice of dishes: Québec and Italian cuisine, pizza, grill and classic regional doshes. Breakfast at all times, lunch menu, tables d’hôte menu from 4 p.m. to closing. Prompt service and warm atmosphere. Delivery and take-out service. Regional chain of restaurants in Alma, Jonquière and Chicoutimi. Auberge-Resto le Parasol

Chicoutimi Borough, 1287, boulevard du Saguenay Est 418 543-7771 • 1 866 543-7771 aubergeleparasol.com $$ 1,2,3 J† Discrete and calm ambiance. Breathtaking view of the city and river. A continental and regional cuisine infused with an international touch is offered by the chefs. Vegetarian meal choices. Salads, sandwiches, pasta, meat, chicken and fish à la carte. Bar, wine, coffee service. Daily menu available online. [ad p. 223] Auberge-Resto Le Parasol Photo credit: Martial Tremblay

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Café du Presbytère

Chicoutimi Borough, 240, rue Bossé 418 543-6578 • cafedupresbytere.com $$ 1,2,3 J†÷ Located in the former presbytery in a “Château Normand“ decor, the café is a social economy project offering quality meals in a picturesque setting. International inspired cuisine with a menu offering products from the region and from the boreal forest (gathered by our chef). Breakfast menus with “croquignole“ (small pastries) as the house speciality. Quick service. Daily menu Terrace with a view of the garden.

Hôtel Mont-Valin

Chicoutimi Borough, 3665, boulevard Talbot 418 545-4912 • 1 800 558-8254 hotelmontvalin.com $ 1,2,3 J†÷ The first accommodation and place to eat when arriving from the Réserve faunique des Laurentides (Route 175). A renowned truck stop for travellers since 1953. Breakfast, lunch and supper. Bar and terraces. Singer, DJ, karaoke, dancing and intertainment. Large parking area. La Piazzetta

Chicoutimi Borough, 412, boulevard du Saguenay Est 418 549-4860 • lapiazzetta.ca $$ 2,3 J†÷ Known for its gourmet and square pizzas, this warmly decorated restaurant is located in the old Chicoutimi train station. We offer a «taste-taster’s» menu presenting a variety of fresh Italian ingredients that are simple and delicious. Vegetarian meals, focaccia, pastas, salads. Italian and international wines.

Café Mont-Royal

Chicoutimi Borough, 6, rue Jacques-Cartier Est 418 543-6427 $ 1,2,3 A snack bar with booths and counter seats offering traditional Québec cuisine. House specialties: Breakfast starting at 4 a.m. until 7 p.m., baked beans and homemade crepes. Daily lunch and supper menus. Newspapers available. Located downtown. Chocolat et Cabane à LULU

Chicoutimi Borough, 1806, boulevard Saguenay Ouest 418 549-1203 • chocolatlulu.com $ 2,3 ÷ The regional chocolate factory offers a variety of products, a fully equipped ice cream parlor and a take-out snack bar. Large selection of flavours: soft or hard ice cream dipped in chocolate, Italian ice cream (gelato), frozen yogurt, milkshakes, slushies, etc.

La Voie Maltée

Chicoutimi Borough, 777, boulevard Talbot 418 542-4373 • lavoiemaltee.com $$ 2,3 J†÷ This microbrewery produces many seasonal beers each with distinctive characteristics. Spectacular cuisine infused with their very own craft beer. Elaborate bistro menu and generous portions. Exceptional beer and fantastic food. Grill, tartars and various meats, chicken, fish, fish & chips, salads and more… . A bustling and entertaining atmosphere. Le Légendaire (Hôtel Le Montagnais)

Chicoutimi Borough, 1080, boulevard Talbot 418 543-6120 • 1 800 463-9160 lemontagnais.qc.ca J3† $$ 1,2,3 A renowned steak house, Le Légendaire serves only exclusive cuts of Angus and Prime. House specialities: chateaubriand, prime rib and boneless rib steak. It’s also a family friendly restaurant with a menu that has something for everyone. Pastas, pizza and traditional Italian meals and regional dishes. Steaks, seafood and pastas are the specialities offered at Le Légendaire.. [ad p. 229]

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Passion Café

Restaurant Inter

Chicoutimi Borough, 1130, boulevard Talbot 418 545-0369 • passioncafe.biz $ 1,2,3 J÷

Chicoutimi Borough, 460, rue Racine Est 418 690-5129 • restaurantinter.ca $$ 2,3 J†÷

An atmosphere that is both tranquil and lively, this café-restaurant is located in the heart of Boulevard Talbot’s commercial area and is close to the Hôtel Le Montagnais. Renowned cafe (excellent lattes), a dozen choices for lunch, daily menus created on-site (cannelloni with veal, seafood tortes, etc.), a variety of paninis, sandwiches and salads (tomato-bocconcini with basil, beet-dill, quinoa-cranberry, etc.), wide selection of tempting of desserts. Fast service. Breads, pastries and desserts from local artisans. A location frequented by the locals and perfect for enjoying the city’s nightlife.

Restaurant Inter is a Mediterranean inspired meeting place for lovers of music and gourmet food serving an adult clientele. Local and international inspired cuisine. AAA Angus beef, fresh pasta, gourmet pizzas. Large selection of wines by the glass and private imports. Local draught or bottled beer. Live entertainment.

Restaurant-Bar Le Stade

Chicoutimi Borough, 989, boulevard Talbot 418-549-6119 • restaurantbarlestade.com $$ 2,3 J3†÷ The ideal location for meeting with friends or watching live sporting events. Our big screen TVs and modern decor will ensure that you’re evening is nothing less than perfect. Our menu offers AAA Angus beef, BBQ chicken nd ribs, besides our surf n’ turf meals. Twelve varieties of beer on tap. Quick and professional service.

Restaurant La Cuisine

Chicoutimi Borough, 387, rue Racine Est 418 698-2822 • restaurantlacuisine.ca $$ 2,3 J†÷ La Cuisine restaurant, located in downtown Chicoutimi, offers authentic and innovative cuisine. Everything is prepared from scratch on-site, inspired by the seasons and places fresh local products in the spotlight. We are known as «Ambassadeur de Saveurs» from La Zone Boréale. This accreditation, awarded by the Table Agroalimentaire du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, commits us to highlight the typical regional products, of which our chef, David Janelle, is a brilliant success! Two conference rooms are available for private group gatherings. Restaurant Le Tremblay (Hôtel La Saguenéenne)

Chicoutimi Borough, 250, rue des Saguenéens 418 543-2442 • lasagueneenne.com $$ 1,2,3 J3† International cuisine with house specialities: Steaks, seafood, poultry and pizza. Tables d’hôte menu offered year-round. Diverse menu renewed on a regular basis. Family restaurant in a relaxed atmosphere. Glass porch and bar. [pub p. 228] Resto Roberto

Chicoutimi Borough, 1378, boulevard Saint-Paul 418 543-2139 • restoroberto.com $$ 1,2,3 J† Large and affordable choice of dishes: Québec and Italian cuisine, pizza, grill and classic regional doshes. Breakfast at all times, lunch menu, tables d’hôte menu from 4 p.m. to closing. Prompt service and warm atmosphere. Delivery and take-out service. Regional chain of restaurants in Alma, Jonquière and Chicoutimi. Restaurant La Cuisine Photo credit: JM Decoste

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Rouge Burger Bar

Chicoutimi Borough, 460, rue Racine Est 418 690-5129 • rougeburgerbar.ca $$ 3 J†÷ Red, the colour of meat. Rouge Burger Bar favours freshness and the proximity of local producers. Variety of beef, lamb, stag, vegetarian and salmon. Large selection of toppings. Create your own burger! Flank steak, or mussels with fries, tartare, fish and sandwiches. Quiet atmosphere with ambient music. Take-out menu. Restaurant le Minaki

La Baie Borough, 9122, chemin de la Batture 418 697-0222 • 1 866 697-0222 aubergesaguenay.com $$$ 1,3 J† Healthy cooking at its best in respect to food combinations, protein-vegetable balance and the opportunity to rediscover the taste of fresh food. Fish specialities and regional products. In-season local products from our garden or from our neighbors. We are very aware of intolerance to gluten and lactose and we have the ingredients to prepare delicious dishes! Vegans will be delighted! Welcome to outdoor enthusiasts, cyclists, anglers, families and small groups (up to 30 people). [pub p. 227] Auberge des 21

La Baie Borough, 621, rue Mars 418 697-2121 • 1 800 363-7298 aubergedes21.com $$$ 1,2,3 J† Auberge des 21 is an establishment of choice for Québec gourmet relay stations. Shining a spotlight on regional products through their offering of modern cuisine inspired from local and Aboriginal traditions. A selection of internationally renowned wines also

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La Baie Borough, 6295, boulevard de la Grande-Baie Sud 418 544-8234 • 1 800 668-8234 hotel-saguenay.com $$$ 1,3 J† Gourmet French and regional cuisine from local products. Hearty breakfast for all tastes. Dining room Les Outardes with a fireplace and a spectacular view of Baie des Ha! Ha! Tables d’hôte menu supper menu. Relaxing atmosphere.Terroir et Saveurs du Québec certified and Ambassadeur de saveurs of the Zone Boréale. [pub p. 227] Au Pavillon Noir

La Baie Borough, 780, rue des Croisières 418 306-2666 • aupavillonnoir.com $$$ 2,3 J†÷ Join us at the Pavillon Noir in the heart of the harbour village close to the Saguenay Fjord! This urban and young establishment offers classic grill, pulled pork from Québec producers, ribs, burgers, smoked meats, pizza and seafood, in addition to snacks and Boivin cheese. Selection of wine and beer. La Grange aux Hiboux, Restaurant-gîte

La Baie Borough, 521, rue Mars 418 544-7716 • 1 866 544-7716 lagrangeauxhiboux.com $$ 1,2,3 J†÷ In the heart of La Baie, this bistro-style restaurant has successfully managed to create a peaceful setting with a view of the bay. Refined and creative cuisine, inspired by arrivals at the market and local products. Modern and friendly decor. Wine and microbrewery beer.


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Auberge Carcajou

Restaurant L’Islet sur la montagne

Saint-David-de-Falardeau, 305, chemin Lévesque 418 673-1991 • aubergecarcajou.com $$$ 1,3 J†÷

L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 60, rue Dallaire 418 272-9944 • restaurantlislet.com $$$ 1,2,3 J†÷

Fine dining discoveries with themes inspired from the seasons, market arrivals or local wild ingredients. Regional and local flavours. New homemade products. Operated by a passionate family, in the heart of the boreal forest, at the foot of Monts-Valin. Original breakfast menu. Bar and microbrewery beer. Mechoui.

Simple and delicious menu using Anjeannois products (from L’Anse-Saint-Jean) such as, stag, maple syrup, mushrooms, field berries. Steaks, caribou, stag, smoked duck and duck confit, seafood, homemade smoked fish, variety of salads. At the foothills of the Mont-Édouard ski centre. Many breakfast options. Lunch menu. Small and large selection of table d’hôte menu.

Route du Fjord Auberge La Fjordelaise

L’Anse-Saint-Jean 370, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste 418 272-2560 • 1 866 372-2560 • fjordelaise.com $$$ 1,3 J†÷ Picturesque heritage house facing the fjord. Intimate dining room. Terrace overlooking the cove. Market and Québec cuisine, wild game, seafood and eclectic suggestions. Local and regional products. Generous portions. Comforting breakfast and table d’hôte menu in evenings. Wine list with private importations. Café du Quai

L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 358-A, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste 418 608-8425 • cafeduquai.ca $ 1,2 J†÷ Menu inspired from the culinary Breton tradition, integrating several Québec and local products. Variety of desert crepes or flambé (sweet), crepe meals (savory) with a choice of fillings, specialty coffees. Vegetarian dishes. Gluten-free menu, sandwiches and salads. June to October: Every day. Low season: Weekends only. Bistro de L’Anse 0

L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 319, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste 418 272-4222 • bistrodelanse.com $$ 2,3 J÷ An old fishing camp transformed into a friendly and festive bistro with a patio overlooking the fjord. Local market cuisine: Wild game, gourmet pizzas and burgers, in addition to homemade fish n’ chips and local delicacies. Their own house beer, the Chasse-Pint, is brewed with local ingredients. Cultural entertainment and live shows every Saturday. Open from June to October. Open: from June to October.

Auberge du Jardin

Petit-Saguenay, 71, rue Dumas 418 272-3444 • aubergedujardin.com $$ 1,3 J† The Auberge du Jardin restaurant offers simple, yet refined cuisine with an emphasis on local Québec products in a relaxing atmosphere. Reservations recommended. [pub p. 227] Café Bistro Boutique Léz’Arts

Petit-Saguenay, 59, rue Dumas 418 272-3279 • zabmiron@gmail.com $ 2,3 J†÷ Concept combining food service with all types of cultural activities. Popular regional cuisine or quick meals of international and market inspiration. Paninis, soups, gourmet pizzas, pasta and seafood. Local products. Bar service and specialty coffees. Enchanting setting and friendly atmosphere. Village-Vacances Petit-Saguenay

Petit-Saguenay, 99, chemin Saint-Étienne 418 272-3193 • villagevacances.ca $$ 1,2,3 †÷ In tourist season, Restaurant Le Vacancier offers three buffet-style meals per day that are included in Village-Vacances Petit-Saguenay’s «all-inclusive» package. Travelling visitors are welcome without reservations. A wide variety of dishes are offered, especially during lunch and supper. American-style breakfast. A pasta dish, meat dish, fish dish and a vegetarian dish are always offered during supper. A variety of choices are available. Le Pub Le Refuge is adjacent to the restaurant and offers an extensive wine list, in addition to cocktails and beer. saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

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La table fermière de la Bergerie La Vieille Ferme

Saint-Fulgence, 163, chemin de la Pointe-aux-Pins 418 674-1237 • agneaudufjord.com $$ 1, 2 J÷ In a picturesque setting, along the shores of the fjord, enjoy country-style, natural and responsible cuisine; 80 % of the products used come from our farm. On the menu: Soups, charcuteries, smoked salmon, salads, sandwiches, hot meals, cookies, desserts and homemade lemonade. Take-out meals and lunches at the local market. A light walking excursion is offered: Enjoy a pleasant outing in a pastoral setting while contemplating the Saguenay Fjord. Ideal for nature enthusiasts and families, La Table Fermière is a tasty take-out restaurant open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (reservations not required). Auberge La Tourelle du fjord

Saint-Fulgence, 820, route de Tadoussac 418 502-0588 • aubergelatourelledufjord.com $$ 1,2,3 J†÷ Without leaving the Saguenay Fjord, you will experience a bistro-style cuisine offering steaks, burgers, poultry, regional dishes and new flavours every day. Daily menu or à la carte 16 different tapas are offered in the evening, including the option to create your meal to be divided among 2 or 4 people. Wide selection of breakfast choices. Bar-terrace with panoramic views overlooking the Saguenay Fjord. A special pork and beef rotisserie offered from June 17 to September 17. A must-see location and an unforgettable detour!

Restaurant Les 3 G

Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, 100, rue du Quai 418 675-2380 • restaurantles3g.com $ 1,2,3 J÷ This quick service snack-bar is located near the wharf and parking lot. Known for its homemade fries and poutine. Popular cuisine menu. Flavour infused soft ice cream. Soft ice cream infused with 100% pure maple butter. Exterior Picnic tables. Open: from May to October. L’Auberge du 31

ZEC Martin-Valin, Km 31, Route L-200 418 948-0960 • aubergedu31.com $$$ 1,2,3 J3† Rendezvous of snowmobilers, hunters, anglers and outdoors enthusiasts on Monts-Valin. The Auberge du 31 dining room offers a quick service during the day, generous breakfasts and gourmet tables d’hôte menu in the evening. House specialities: Chinese fondue, steaks and seafood. Selection of wines and draught beers. Côte-Nord Hôtel Motel Restaurant Coronet

Sacré-Coeur, 401, Route 172 Nord 418 236-9444 • hmcoronet.com $$ 1,2,3 J† This hotel company offers several services including a restaurant. The Quebecois menu offers popular traditional meals and regional cuisine. Pizzeria and rotisserie with a daily menu or table d’hôtes. Rest area with bar service and terrace.

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Chicoutimi Borough, 110, rue Price Ouest 418 549-0676 • 1 877 549-0676 • ajsaguenay.com 32 units $ Jc Auberge de jeunesse 0 Les Mains Tissées

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L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 40, chemin des Plateaux 418 272-9979 • boutdumonde.ca 11 units $ Jc Auberge Aventure Rose-des-Vents 0 ★★★

Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, 136, rue du Quai 418 675-2625 • aventurerosedesvents.com 12 units $ Jc

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Camping municipal Saint-François-de-Sales

Price range ($: under $75; $$ : $75–$100; $$$: $101– $150; $$$$: $151–$200; $$$$$: over $200)

Saint-François-de-Sales, 290, rue du Parc 418 348-6736 campingquebec.com/saintfrancoisdesale Camping Site :114 ½ 25% 23-44 $ Ready-to-camp Site : 4

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Campgrounds and ready-tocamp ★★★ Hébertville, 338-A, rang du Lac-Vert 418 344-1205 • ville.hebertville.qc.ca Camping site : 52 ½ 30% 26-39 $

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★★★★ Lac-Bouchette, 250, route de l’Ermitage 418 348-6344 • 1 800 868-6344 • st-antoine.org Camping Site : 36 ½ 10% 20-35 $

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★★★★ Roberval, 993, route de l’Aéroport 418 275-0910 • campingmontplaisant.com Camping Site : 225 ½ 70% 28-40 $ Ready-to-camp Site : 2

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Saint-Gédéon, 16, chemin de la Plage 418 345-2670 • campingplagestjude@gmail.com Sites de camping : 168 28-50 $

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Camping Plage St-Jude

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Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 600, 10e Chemin 418 345-2655 • 418 345-3422 Camping Site : 225 ½ 40% 35-50 $

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Mashteuiatsh, 2202, rue Ouiatchouan 418 275-1375 campingquebec.com/plagerobertson Camping Site : 150 ½ 70% 22-41 $

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Saint-Félicien, 875, rue Bellevue Sud 418 679-1635 • campingbellevue.ca Camping Site : 18 ½ 40% 30-60 $

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Chambord, 95, rue Saint-Georges 418 275-3132 • 1 888 675-3132 • valjalbert.com Camping Site : 178 ½ 60% 28-44 $ Ready-to-camp Site : 15

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Saint-Prime, 95, chemin du Quai 418 251-1662 • campingstfelicien.com Camping Site : 47 ½ 30% 25-45 $

Camping Bellevue Sud

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Camping Chigoubiche - Réserve faunique Ashuapmushuan ★★★★

Camping Vauvert- sur-le-Lac-Saint-Jean

La Doré,km 113, route 167 418 256-3806 • sepaq.com/ashuapmushuan Camping Site : 37 ½ 10 % 28-28 $

Dolbeau-Mistassini, 488, route de Vauvert 418 374-2746 • 1 800 974-2746 vauvertsurlelacsaintjean.com Sites de camping : 108 ½ 50 % 26-36 $

™” ★★★★

Camping Site touristique Chute à l’Ours

Péribonka, 105, chemin de l’Île-du-Repos 418 347-5649 • iledurepos.com Camping Site : 73 ½ 90% 31-31 $

[ad. p. 25, 184]

J”_ã ★★★

Camping Complexe touristique du Lac-à-Jim

Saint-Thomas-Didyme, 150, chemin des Bussières 418 274-6033 • lacajim.ca Camping Site : 54 ½ 0% 25-36 $ Ready-to-camp Site : 6

Ju”Âw

★★★★ Péribonka, 330, 2e avenue 418 374-2967 • 1 888 374-2967 • peribonka.ca Camping Site :99 ½ 50% 27-43 $ Ready-to-camp Site : 6

Camping municipal de Péribonka

Ju”™_

[ad. p. 27]

★★★

Camping municipal d’Albanel

Albanel, 307, rue de l’Église 418 279-5250 • info@albanel.ca Camping Site :95 ½ 50%

Jv”Â_Ñ™

20-40 $

★★★ Dolbeau-Mistassini, 44, boulevard Panoramique 418 276-5675 • vauvertsurlelacsaintjean.com Camping Site : 60 ½ 50% 22-32 $

Camping des Chutes

Jv”™Â_ Parc régional des Grandes-Rivières du lac Saint-Jean

[ad. p. 33, 197]

Camping municipal Saint-Ludger-de-Milot

Á

Camping centre touristique Sainte-Monique

v”JÂ Camping et plage Belley

★★★ Dolbeau-Mistassini, 543, rang Saint-Louis 418 276-4670 • 1 877 276-4670 angelfire.com/pq2/stlouis Camping Site : 165 ½ 30% 25-35 $

Ju”Â_

Âã

★★★★

Sainte-Monique, 900, 6e rang Ouest 418 347-3124 • 1 877 347-3124 ctouristiquesm.com Camping Site : 80 ½ 30% 29-38 $

Dolbeau-Mistassini, 400, boulevard des Pères 418-276-8222 • grandesrivieres.com Camping Site : 10 ½50 % 25-25 $

Jv”™w

★★★

Saint-Ludger-de-Milot, 10, chemin de la Plage Camping Site: 68 ½ 70 % 22-33 $ Ready-to-camp Site : 4 u”™Âw

[ad. p. 27]

Camping Saint-Louis

★★

Camping Île du Repos

Normandin, 101, chemin Louis-Ovide-Bouchard 418 274-3411 • chutealours.com Camping Site : 241 ½ 60% 28-40 $

J3u”_¶

Ju”™Â

★★★★

Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, 100, chemin Belley 418 347-3612 • campingbelley.com Camping Site : 321 ½ 50% 40-54 $ Camping Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon

★★★★

Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, 835, 3e rang Ouest 418 347-5371 • 1 800 665-6527 • parcsquebec.com Camping Site : 75 ½ 50% 25-25 $ Ready-to-camp Site : 15

JӋ_w

[ad. p. 36]

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Camping Domaine de Vacances La Rocaille

Price range ($: under $75; $$ : $75–$100 ; $$$: $101– $150; $$$$: $151–$200; $$$$$: over $200)

Chicoutimi Borough, 7894, chemin du Portage-des-Roches Nord 418 678-2657 • campinglarocaille.com Camping Site: 143 ½ 50 % 22-45 $

Legend of symbols, p.237

J”u  ★★

Camping Colonie Notre-Dame

Alma, 700, chemin de la Baie-Moïse 418 662-9113 campingquebec.com/colonienotredame Camping Site : 185 ½ 60% 25-36 $ Ready-to-camp Site : 2 Centre de villégiature Dam-en-Terre ★★★★

Alma, 1385, chemin de la Marina 418 668-3016 • 1 888 289-3016 • damenterre.qc.ca Camping Site : 240 ½ 60% 32-46 $ [ad. p. 35, 202, 212, 219]

La Baie Borough, 3736, chemin Saint-Louis 418 544-6486 • 1 877 544-6486 jardindemonpere.com Camping Site : 170 ½ 15% 25-52 $ Ready-to-camp Site : 5

Á

Imago Village

Saint-David-de-Falardeau, 180, rue du Massif 581 235-8511 • imagovillage.com Ready-to-camp Site : 5 Open year-round

Ju” ★★

Camping et marina Tchitogama

Lamarche, 200, chemin du Quai 418 481-2222 • ville.lamarche.qc.ca Camping Site : 45 ½ 60% 26-36 $ Ready-to-camp Site : 1

v”™Â Saguenay Camping Centre touristique du Lac-Kénogami

Camping Au jardin de mon père ★★★★★

Ju” _

Ju”Â_

J3u”™_

★★★

★★★★

Jonquière Borough, 9000, route de Kénogami 418 344-1142 • 1 800 665-6527 • sepaq.com/ct/ken Camping Site : 145 ½ 50 % 31-48 $ Ready-to-camp Site : 14 Jv”™_Â [ad. p. 183] ★★★★ Jonquière Borough, 3553, rue Saint-Dominique 418 542-0176 • campingjonquiere.com Camping Site : 253 ½ 75% 34-45 $

Camping Jonquière

Jv”™_ w

Route du Fjord Camping municipal Saint-Félix-d’Otis ★★★★

Saint-Félix-d’Otis, 400, sentier St-Hilaire 418 697-1617 • 1 888 697-1617 campingstfelixdotis.com Camping Site : 208 ½ 50% 25-41 $ Ready-to-camp Site : 1

Jv” w Saint-Félix-d’Otis, 162, chemin du Lac-à-la-Croix 418 590-5350 • opodsolaire@gmail.com Ready-to-camp Site : 2 ½ 0% 20-60 $

”æ Camping Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay – Baie-Éternité

★★★

Rivière-Éternité, 91, rue Notre-Dame 418 665-6527 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com Camping Site : 102 ½ 55% 30-39 $ Ready-to-camp Site : 7

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Camping Ô Pods Solaires

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Accommodation and Places to Eat | Accommodation CAMPGROUNDS AND READY-TO-CAMP

Camping Parc national du Fjord- ★ du-Saguenay – Sentier maritime du fjord

Rivière-Éternité, 91, rue Notre-Dame 418 665-6527 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com Camping Site : 108 ½ 0% 25-25 $

JӋ

★★★★ L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 325 rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste 418 272-2554 • campingdelanse.ca Camping Site : 78 ½ 35% 29-48 $

Camping de l’Anse

Jv” L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 143, route 170 418 272-2525 • 1 866 305-2525 camping4chemins.qc.ca Camping Site : 55 ½ 25%

★★★★

28-40 $ ★★

Camping Rivière Petit-Saguenay

Petit-Saguenay, 100, rue Eugène-Morin 418 272-1169 • 1 877 272-1169 petitsaguenay.com Camping Site : 25 ½ 75% 21-30 $ Ready-to-camp Site : 1

Jv”Âw ★★★★

Petit-Saguenay, 99, chemin Saint-Étienne 418 272-3193 • 1 877 420-3193 villagevacances.ca Camping Site : 61 ½ 40% 25-40 $

Jv”w Camping Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux ★★★

Saint-Fulgence, 250, chemin de la Pointe-aux-Pins 418 674-9114 • 1 888 674-9114 • capjaseux.com Camping Site : 51 ½ 0% 23-35 $ Ready-to-camp Site : 13

Jé”™Â_

[ad. p. 52, 182]

[ad. p. 36]

Camping La Descente-des-Femmes

0★

Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, 154, rue de la Montagne 418 675-2581 • campingsaguenay.com Camping Site : 46 ½ 60% 22-30 $

错 Côte-Nord Camping Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay – Le Bleuvet

Ju”ÂÑ

Camping Village-Vacances Petit-Saguenay

Saint-Fulgence, 360, rang Saint-Louis 418 674-1200 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com/montsvalin Camping Site : 9 ½ 0% 22-30 $

JӋw

[ad. p. 36]

Camping le 4 chemins

Camping Parc national des Monts-Valin ★★

0★

Sacré-Cœur, 1121, route 172 Nord 1 800 665-6527 • parcsquebec.com Camping Site : 45 ½ 60% 30-38 $ Ready-to-camp Site : 9

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[ad. p. 36]

Canopée Lit

Á

Sacré-Coeur, 303, chemin de l’Anse-de-Roche 418 236-9544 • canopee-lit.com Camping Site : - 145-240 $ Ready-to-camp Site : 8

J”é™ ★★★ Tadoussac, 585, chemin du Moulin-à-Baude 418 235-4843 • domainedesdunes.com Camping Site : 45 ½ 50% 30-40 $ Ready-to-camp Site :4 Open year-round

Camping Domaine des Dunes

Jv”™w ★★★ Tadoussac, 428, rue du Bateau-Passeur 418 235-4501 • 1 855 708-4501 vacancesessipit.com Camping Site : 191 ½ 70% 30-52 $ Ready-to-camp Site : 5

Camping Tadoussac

Ju”™Â

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Cottages, condos, housekeeping units

Price range ($: under $75; $$ : $75–$100; $$$: $101– $150; $$$$: $151–$200; $$$$$: over $200) Legend of symbols, p.237

Resorts

Lac-Saint-Jean

Lac-Saint-Jean

Les Appartements 4 saisons des Îles

★★★

Auberge Éva

Lac-Bouchette, 160, chemin de La Montagne 418 348-6832 • aubergeeva.com 48 units J3¶Â [ad. p. 200, 212] Aventuraid – Centre écoaventure

Girardville, 2395, rang Lapointe 418 258-3529 • aventuraid.qc.ca 10 units J¢”+

★★

Saint-Gédéon, 399, rang des îles 418 345-2150 4 units $$ , Âæ Capacity of the largest unit: 4 4

★★★ Métabetchouan-Lac-à-Croix, 372A, 372, 374, 376, rue Saint-Jean 418 719-3220 • sites.google.com/site/appartementsduvieiledifice/ 4 units $$ JD, ! Capacity of the largest unit: : 5 Appartement du Vieil Édifice

★★★

2

Route du Fjord Village-Vacances Petit-Saguenay 0 ★★★★

Petit-Saguenay, 99, chemin Saint-Étienne 418 272-3193 • 1 877 420-3193 villagevacances.ca 37 units J¶

Chambord, 95, rue Saint-Georges 418 275-3132 • 1 888 675-3132 • valjalbert.com 5 units $$ J¶ Capacity of the largest unit: 4 [ad. p. 240] Chalets du Village historique 0 de Val-Jalbert

Côte-Nord Centre de vacances Ferme 5 étoiles

Chalets du Village historique 0 de Val-Jalbert

★★★

Sacré-Cœur, 465, route 172 Ouest 418 236-4833 • 1 877 236-4551 ferme5etoiles.com 78 units J¶Â [ad. p. 57, 203, 229]

★★

Chambord, 95, rue Saint-Georges 418 275-3132 • 1 888 675-3132 • valjalbert.com 10 units $$$ J¶ !, Capacity of the largest unit: 4 [ad. p. 240] 10

Chalets & Spa Lac Saint-Jean

★★★

Chambord, 96, chemin du Parc-municipal 418 342-1111 • 1 877 342-7933 chaletsetspa.com 4 units $$$ J¶ _, p Capacity of the largest unit: 20 [ad. p. 18, 213] 4

Auberge Éva

Village-Vacances Petit-Saguenay

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Lac-Bouchette, 160, chemin de la Montagne 418 348-6832 • aubergeeva.com 7 units $$ J¶ D! Capacity of the largest unit: 6 [ad. p. 200, 212] Photo credit: Village-Vacances Petit-Saguenay

★★


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★★

Chalets Vacances famille 0 Mont-Plaisant

Dolbeau-Mistassini, 472, route de Vauvert 418 374-2746 • 1 800 974-2746 vauvertsurlelacsaintjean.com 13 units $$$ !, Capacity of the largest unit: 6

Roberval, 993, route de l’Aéroport 418 275-0910 • campingmontplaisant.com 8 units $$$ J¶Â_ Capacity of the largest unit: 4

13

★★

Domaine Philippe (secteur central)

Mashteuiatsh, 200, rue du Boisé 418 275-0541 • domainephilippe.com 6 units $$ Dæ! Capacity of the largest unit: 6

Auberge Île du Repos − Chalet

★★

0

Péribonka, 105, chemin de l’Île-du-Repos 418 347-5649 • iledurepos.com 1 unit $$$ ¶_, Capacity of the largest unit: 4 ★★

Camping St-Prime 0

Saint-Prime, 95, chemin du Quai 418 679-1719 • 1 866 679-1719 campingstfelicien.com 7 units $$$ Capacity of the largest unit: 8

Camping municipal de Péribonka

0

Á

Péribonka, 330, 2e avenue 418 374-2967 • 1 888 374-2967 • peribonka.ca 4 units $$$ J!, Capacity of the largest unit: 6 [ad. p. 33, 197, 207] ★★

Camping Saint-Félicien 0

Saint-Félicien, 2206, boulevard du Jardin 418 679-1719 • 1 866 679-1719 campingstfelicien.com 20 units $$ J¶ D! Capacity of the largest unit: 6 ★

Chigoubiche - chalets 0

La Doré, km 113, route 167 418 256-3806 • 1 800 665-6527 sepaq.com/ashuapmusuan 14 units $$ ! Capacity of the largest unit: 6 ★★

Site touristique Chute à l’Ours

Normandin, 101, chemin Louis-Ovide-Bouchard 418 274-3411 • chutealours.com 21 units $$$$ J¶!, Capacity of the largest unit: 10 [ad. p. 25, 184] 21

Chalets Camping municipal d’Albanel 0 ★

Albanel, 307, rue de l’Église 418 279-5250 • albanel.ca 8 units $ J¶_ Capacity of the largest unit: 6 [ad. p. 27] Chalet et loft-Ferme forestière Ouasiemsca

★★★

Vauvert-sur-le-Lac-Saint-Jean

★★★

Girardville, 2020, rang du Rapide 418 258-1120 • marionfournier2020@gmail.com 2 units $$$ Jæ!,_ Capacity of the largest unit: 6

Chalet du Lac Serein

★★★★

Saint-Ludger-de-Milot, 173, 177, chemin du Lac-Serein 418 373-2412 • chaletsdulacserein.com 2 units $$$$$ æ!Â, Capacity of the largest unit: 10 Centre touristique Sainte-Monique 0 ★★

Sainte-Monique, 900, 6e Rang Ouest 418 347-3124 • 1 877 347-3124 ctouristiquesm.com 8 units $$$ !, Capacity of the largest unit: 4 Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon 0

Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, 835, Rang 3 Ouest 418 347-5371 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com/pointetaillon 2 units $$$ !, Capacity of the largest unit: 4 [ad. p. 36] Mont Vilain 0

★★

Lamarche, 2000, chemin de la Montagne 418 481-1666 • montvilain.com 5 units $$$ ¶!n, Capacity of the largest unit: 6 [ad. p. 181, 212] La maison aux Cerisiers

★★

3580, rue Ambroise, Labrecque 418 481-9999 • lamaisonauxcerisiers.com 1 unit $$$$ J!æ Capacity of the largest unit: 20 saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

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★★★★ Chicoutimi Borough, 1475-B, boulevard Renaud 418 696-2975 • residencetouristiquerenaud.com 1 unit $$$ Jæ!n Capacity of the largest unit: 6 Résidence Touristique ★★★ Résidence Renaud

Centre de villégiature Dam-en-Terre ★★★

Alma, 1385, chemin de la Marina 418 668-3016 • 1 888 289-3016 damenterre.qc.ca 12 units $$$ ¶D! _ Capacity of the largest unit: 4 [ad. p. 35, 202, 212, 219] Centre de villégiature Dam-en-Terre 0 ★★ (chalets)

Alma, 1385, chemin de la Marina 418 668-3016 • 1 888 289-3016 damenterre.qc.ca 5 units $$$ D ¶ !, _ Capacity of the largest unit: 4 [ad. p. 35, 202, 212, 219] Centre de villégiature Dam-en-Terre ★★★★ (condos)

Alma, 1385, chemin de la Marina 418 668-3016 • 1 888 289-3016 damenterre.qc.ca 14 units $$$$ J¶ D! _ Capacity of the largest unit: 6 [ad. p. 35, 202, 212, 219] Saguenay Les Chalets Baie Cascouia 0

★★★ Chicoutimi Borough, 174, Jacques-Cartier 418 290-8687 • residencetouristiquechicoutimi.com 1 unit $$$ J!, Capacity of the largest unit: 2 Appartement Jacques-Cartier

★★★★

Larouche, 515, chemin Champigny 418 542-7849 • chaletgitesaguenay.com 5 units $$$ J!, Capacity of the largest unit: 10 ★ Jonquière Borough, 9000, route de Kénogami 418 344-1142 • 1 800 665-6527 • sepaq.com/ct/ken 6 units $$$ J ¶, Capacity of the largest unit: 8 [ad. p. 183] Centre touristique Lac-Kénogami

★★ Jonquière Borough, 3553, rue Saint-Dominique 418 542-0176 • campingjonquiere.com 5 units $$$ ¶! Capacity of the largest unit: 4

Chalets du Camping Jonquière 0

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Chicoutimi (studio)

Chicoutimi Borough, 428, rue La Fontaine 418 290-8687 • residencetouristiquechicoutimi.com 1 unit $$$ D!, Capacity of the largest unit:: 2 Résidence Touristique ★★★ Chicoutimi (loft)

Chicoutimi Borough, 430, rue La Fontaine 418 290-8687 • residencetouristiquechicoutimi.com 1 unit $$$ D!, Capacity of the largest unit: 4 Résidence Touristique Chicoutimi (condo)

★★★

Chicoutimi Borough, 432, rue La Fontaine 418 290-8687 • residencetouristiquechicoutimi.com 1 unit $$$$ D!, Capacity of the largest unit: 6 Résidence Touristique ★★★ la Maison Gagnon

Chicoutimi Borough, 397, ruelle Gaudreault 418 290-8687 • 1 877 990-8687 residencetouristiquegagnon.com 1 unit $$$$$ , Capacity of the largest unit: 10 ★★★ La Baie Bor., 2221, sentier du Poste-des-Villeneuve 1 819 962-2221 • auxselscristallins.com 2 units $$$ J!, Capacity of the largest unit: 8 Aux sels cristallins

Chalet de l’Auberge

La Baie Borough, 9122, chemin de la Batture 418 697-0222 • 1 866 697-0222 aubergesaguenay.com 1 unit $$$ J ¶!, Capacity of the largest unit: 4 [ad. p. 227]

★★★


Accommodation and Places to Eat | Accommodation COTTAGES, CONDOS, HOUSEKEEPING UNITS

★★★

La Maison des Ancêtres

La Baie Borough, 1722, chemin Saint-Joseph 418 544-2925 • lamaisondesancetres.com 1 unit $$$$$ æ!Â_ Capacity of the largest unit: 10 ★★★

La Maison des Épinettes

La Baie Borough, 2553, chemin Saint-Joseph 418 544-8040 • lamaisondesepinettes.com 1 unit $$$ Dæ! Capacity of the largest unit: 6 La Baie Borough, 915, rue Victoria 418 544-3089 • lamansarde@live.fr 1 unit $$$ æ! Capacity of the largest unit: 6 La Baie Borough, 7643, chemin des Chutes 418 544-4456 • lesmainstissees.com 1 unit $ J!n Capacity of the largest unit: 6 Bégin, 634, chemin du Lac-à-l’Ours 418 817-0428 • loisirlr.com 1 unit $ JÂæ,n Capacity of the largest unit: Saint-Honoré, 9661, rue de l’Hôtel-de-Ville 418 673-7334 • logementtouristique.ca 1 unit $$$$ J, Capacity of the largest unit: 5 2

★★★

Saint-Félix-d’Otis, 120, sentier Lévesque 418 820-6610 • 418 544-7873 chaletssaintfelixdotis.com 1 unit $$$$$ Jæ!, Capacity of the largest unit: 7 Chalet de l’Anse aux Cailles

0

★★★★ L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 131, rue de la Providence 514 586-9437 • lamaisondufjord.com 1 unit $$$$$ Jæ¢! Capacity of the largest unit: 8 ★★★★

L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 8, chemin du Cran 581 221-2022 • lansedetabatiere@gmail.com 1 unit $$$ JD!n Capacity of the largest unit: Rivière Petit-Saguenay − Chalets

Route du Fjord Chalet du Lac Goth

★★★

L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 143, route 170 418 272-2525 • 1 866 305-2525 camping4chemins.qc.ca 5 units $$$ J!n Capacity of the largest unit: 6

Résidense touristique de l’Anse de Tabatière

★★★

Appartement de l’ange

Rivière-Éternité, 91, rue Notre-Dame 418 272-1556 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com 6 units $$$ ! Capacity of the largest unit: 4 [ad. p. 36]

La Maison du Fjord

★★

Chalet Bord de l’eau

★★

Camping le 4 chemins

★★★

Les Mains Tissées

Saint-Félix-d’Otis, 400, sentier St-Hilaire 418 697-1617 • 1 888 697-1617 chaletssaintfelixdotis.com 5 units $$$$ !, Capacity of the largest unit: 6 Chalets de villégiature du 0 Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay

★★★

La Mansarde

Les Chalets du camping municipal 0 ★★★ de Saint-Félix-d’Otis

0

Petit-Saguenay, 100, rue Eugène-Morin 418 272-1169 • 1 877 272-1169 petitsaguenay.com 8 units  $ Capacity of the largest unit: 8 ★★★★ Saint-Fulgence, 305 and 306, rang Sainte-Marie 418 674-1402 • 418 590-9101 chalets-st-fulgence.com 2 units $$$ J!n Capacity of the largest unit: 6 Chalets St-Fulgence

Á

Saint-Félix-d’Otis, 170, chemin de l’Anse-aux-Cailles 418 820-6610 • 418 544-7873 chaletssaintfelixdotis.com 1 unit $$$$$ æ Capacity of the largest unit: 4

0 ★★★ Saint-Fulgence, 163, chemin de la Pointe-aux-Pins 418 674-1237 • agneaudufjord.com 1 unit $$$$$ JD! Capacity of the largest unit: 4 Écogîte de la vieille ferme

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Hébertville, 872, rang Caron 418 344-4345 • gitescanada.com/2172.html 3 units $ J¶+ Au Gîte du Pêcheur

Legend of symbols, p.237

Parc national des Monts-Valin

★★

0

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Le Gîte Belle Rivière

Price range ($: under $75; $$ : $75–$100 ; $$$: $101– $150; $$$$: $151–$200; $$$$$: over $200)

Saint-Fulgence, 360, rang Saint-Louis 418 674-1200 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com/montsvalin 12 units $$$ , Capacity of the largest unit: 4 [ad. p. 36]

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Au lac de l’HéCô

Chambord, 1863, rue Principale 418 342-6938 • 1 877 259-9561 giteaulacdeheco.tripod.com 3 units $$ J¶æ+

★★★ Saint-Fulgence, 119, chemin de la Pointe-aux-Pins 418 674-1344 • gitedelartisan.ca 2 units $$$ JæD!, Capacity of the largest unit: 6

Résidence de l’Artisan

Côte-Nord Centre de vacances Ferme 5 étoiles

★★

Sacré-Coeur, 465, route 172 Nord 418 236-4551 • 1 877 236-4551 ferme5etoiles.com 5 units $$$ !nÂ, Capacity of the largest unit: 10 [ad. p. 57, 203, 229] ★★★

Chalets Domaine des Dunes

Tadoussac, 585, chemin du Moulin-à-Baude 418 235-4843 • domainedesdunes.com 11 units $$$ J,! Capacity of the largest unit : 6

Bed and breakfasts

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Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, 12, avenue Morel 418 480-8464 • louise.bol@hotmail.fr 3 units $$ J¶

Gîte du Voyageur

\\\

Roberval, 2475, rue Saint-Dominique 418 275-0078 • gitescanada.com/giteduvoyageur 3 units $$ J¶æD

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Gîte La brise du lac

Roberval, 493, rue Brassard 418 275-0656 • gitelabrisedulac.com 5 units $$ JD¶, _ 5

Gîte Les deux sœurs

Roberval, 484, boulevard Saint-Joseph 418 275-4243 • les2soeurs.com 5 units $$ J¶ ,

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1

Auberge Maison Robertson

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Mashteuiatsh, 1645, rue Ouiatchouan 418 275-8375 • aubergemaisonrobertson.ca 5 units $$$ J¶, _ 3

Le Gîte du lac Saint-Prime

Saint-Prime, 49, rue des Amandiers 418 251-4854 • 418 679-7282 gitedulacst-prime.com 4 units $$ J¶, Â

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1

Au Gîte couleur soleil

Lac-Saint-Jean

0

Saint-Félicien, 1116, rue Philomène-Savard 418 679-8529 • gitecouleursoleil.com 3 units $$ J¶,

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Gîte du Pont Flottant

Hébertville, 165, rang Saint-Isidore 418 344-1120 • gitedupontflottant.com 4 units $$ J¶æ, 4

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Chez Mado

Saint-Félicien, 1305, rue Crémazie 418 679-4402 • gitechezmado.com 3 units $ J¶+

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Ferme Dallaire

Saint-Félicien, 678, rang Double 418 679-3462 • gitefermedallaire@live.ca 3 units $$ JDæ+ Saint-Félicien, 1016, boulevard Sacré-Cœur 418 679-0784 • giteafleurdeau.com 5 units $$$ JæD, _ 5

Gîte du Parc

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Saint-Félicien, 1120, rue Saint-Antoine 418 679-3506 • gitescanada.com/11240.html 2 units $$ JD¶æ+

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La Maison Banville

Saint-Félicien, 1086, boulevard Sacré-Coeur 418 613-0888 • lamaisonbanville.com 5 units $$$ J¶,

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La Doré, 2170, chemin du Lac-Ouitouche-Nord 418 256-8262 • auxsaveursdulac.com 2 units $$ J¶æ+

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Refuge Moulin d’eau

La Doré, 4201, rue des Peupliers 418 256-3799 • info@refugemoulindeau.com 5 units J¶D3, 5

Le Gîte de la Fermette

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Normandin, 248, avenue du Rocher 418 274-2676 • garship.wix.com/gitedelafermette 3 units $$ ¶æD, 1

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Les Gîtes Makadan

Normandin, 1728, rue Saint-Cyrille 418 274-2867 • 1 877 625-2326 gitemakadan.com 5 units $$ J¶, _ Albanel, 660, route 169 418 276-4543 • domainedesoiseaux.com 4 units $ J¶æ, _ Dolbeau-Mistassini, 40, rue Laverdure 418 276-2136 • 418 671-3804 gite40laverdure@gmail.com 3 units $$ J¶æ+

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La Villa Victorienne

Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, 432, rang 3 Ouest 418 347-5959 • gitelavillavictorienne.com 3 units $$ J¶D, _ 1

Almatoit

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Alma, 755, rue Price Ouest 418 668-4125 • 1 888 668-4125 • almatoit.com 5 units $$ J¶, _

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Aux Pignons − Gîte

Alma, 165, chemin des Pignons 418 668-0713 • 418 482-0261 • auxpignons.ca 4 units $$ J¶+ Saguenay

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Gîte au bord du lac

Larouche, 515, chemin Champigny 418 542-7849 • 418 290-5005 chaletgitesaguenay.com 3 units $$ JD¶+ Auberge Le St-Georges

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Jonquière Borough, 2190, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste 418 547-6668 • aubergelestgeorges.com 5 units $$$ J¶D, Au gîte de La Rivière-aux-Sables 0

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Jonquière Borough, 4076, rue des Saules 418 547-5101 • gitedelariviereauxsables.com 4 units $$ JD¶æ, 2

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Gîte Au Mitan

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Gîte 40 Laverdure

Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, 356, route 169 418 347-2298 • aubonheurduvoyageur.ca 3 units $ J¶+

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Domaine des Oiseaux

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Aux Saveurs du Lac

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Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, 400, rue Principale 581 230-1781 • shbergeron.sb@gmail.com 5 units $$ JD¶, 1

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Gîte à fleur d’eau

Auberge La Locanda du Passant

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Jonquière Borough, 2840, boulevard du Saguenay 418 815-7388 • denisefblackburn@hotmail.com 3 units $$$ J¶æ, 2

Gîte du Marquis

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Jonquière Borough, 2317, rue Vaillancourt 418 547-9617 • 1 866 279-1037 gitedumarquis.com 4 units $$ JD¶+ saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

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La Baie Borough, 4202, chemin Saint-Jean 418 697-6015 • ravenala.qc.ca 3 units $$ J¶æ+ Gîte Oasis du Fjord

Legend of symbols, p.237

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Château Murdock Gîte B&B

Chicoutimi Borough, 129, côte de la Terre-Forte 418 592-8938 • chateaumurdock.com 4 units $$ J¶, 4

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Gîte Le Chardonneret

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Chicoutimi Borough, 285, rue du Séminaire 418 543-4724 • lamaisonduseminaire.com 4 units $$$ JD¶ Â,

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La Maison sur la Butte

Chicoutimi Bor., 684, boulevard du Saguenay Ouest 418 549-7128 • gitelamaisonsurlabutte.com 3 units $ J¶æ+

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Rudbeckie Pourpre

Chicoutimi Borough, 1450, rue du Bois-de-Boulogne 418 973-1429 • pauline_yergeau@hotmail.com 2 units $$ JD¶æ+

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À La Vieille École

La Baie Borough, 1863, rue Saint-Pierre 418 544-3107 • cell : 418 812-5800 gitepanoramique.com 4 units $$ J¶æ+

La Baie Borough, 521, rue Mars 418 544-7716 • 1 866 544-7716 lagrangeauxhiboux.com 4 units $ J¶+

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La Baie Borough, 2261, sentier David-Gauthier 418 544-5784 • 1 888 544-5784 pages.derytele.com/13lunes 3 units $$ JD¶æ

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Maison du vieux chemin

La Baie Borough, 8313, chemin de la Batture 418 544-7090 • maisonduvieuxchemin.com 2 units $$ J¶æ, 1

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Gîte Papillon d’or

Saint-Honoré, 1751, rue de l’Hôtel-de-Ville 418 673-4819 • gitepapillondor.com 5 units $$ J¶æ, Le Gîte du Lac Docteur

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La Baie Borough, 832, rue Cimon 418 697-1000 • 1 888 697-1004 aufildessaisons.com 5 units $$$ J¶æ, Â_

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Saint-Honoré, 431, rue Honoré 418 673-4428 • 1 866 673-4001 gitedulacdocteur.com 3 units $$ J¶æ+ Route du Fjord

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Gîte Hélène Lavoie

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La Baie Borough, 5762, chemin Saint-Martin 418 544-5094 • gitescanada.com/vieilleecole 4 units $$ JD¶æ, Au fil des saisons

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Gîte Panoramique de La Baie 0

Les 13 Lunes

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La Baie Borough, 1902, rue Saint-Pierre 418 306-1029 • 581 234-1084 • giteoasisdufjord.com 4 units $$ J¶

La Grange aux Hiboux Restaurant – Gîte

Chicoutimi Borough, 1253, boulevard Renaud 418 543-9336 • lechardonneret@videotron.ca 2 units $$ ¶æ+ La Maison du Séminaire

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Gîte Le Ravenala

Price range ($: under $75; $$ : $75–$100; $$$: $101– $150; $$$$: $151–$200; $$$$$: over $200)

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Gîte du chien noir

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Saint-Félix-d’Otis, 337, chemin du Lac-à-la-Croix 418 544-5596 • gitechiennoir.com 2 units $$ J¶æ


Accommodation and Places to Eat | Accommodation BED AND BREAKFASTS AND OTHER TYPES OF ACCOMMODATION

Gîte de la Montagne urbaine

L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 123, rue de la Providence 418 608-8311 • 418 812-2483 gitemontagneurbaine.com 3 units $ J¶,

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Gîte L’Aigle d’or

L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 65, chemin Périgny 418 608-8092 • gitelaigledor.com 4 units $$ J¶+ Gîte Le Coeur du Fjord

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L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 37, chemin de l’Anse 418 820-2388 • lecoeurdufjord.com 5 units J¶,

L’Auberge du toit vert 0

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Saint-François-de-Sales, 16, chemin du Moulin 418 348-9179 • 418 480-7469 facebook.com/aubergedutoitvert 6 units $ J¶ n, 2

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★ Lac-Bouchette, 250, route de l’Ermitage 418 348-6344 • 1 800 868-6344 • st-antoine.org 12 units $ J¶D3 [ad. p. 187]

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★★ Auberge Lac-St-Jean Roberval, 911, rue Paradis 418 637-6767 • richardjrbilodeau@hotmail.com 8 units $$ J

Ermitage Saint-Antoine

5

Gîte Escale au Presbytère

Petit-Saguenay, 46, rue Tremblay 418 608-8827 • escaleaupresbytere.com 5 units $$ J¶, 3

Gîte Marie-Claire 0

Petit-Saguenay, 54, rue du Pré 418 272-2592 • gitescanada.com/12891.html 3 units $$ J¶+

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Aux bons Jardins

Saint-Fulgence, 127, chemin de la Pointe-aux-Pins 418 674-2896 • auxbonsjardins.com 4 units $$ J¶æ,

Grand Camp

La Doré, 4205, chemin des Pionniers 418 256-8242 • moulindespionniers.com 6 units $ JD+Â [ad. p. 187]

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Gîte de l’Artisan B&B

Chambres MB Normandin

Saint-Fulgence, 119, chemin de la Pointe-aux-Pins 418 674-1344 • gitedelartisan.ca 3 units $$ JD¶æ,

Normandin, 1318, avenue du Rocher 418 274-4828 • martinberg66@hotmail.com 6 units $ JD_

Ferme au Jardin Potager 0

Auberge des Plaines

2

Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, 177, rue des Pionniers 418 675-1055 • 418 944-9626 www3.sympatico.ca/jardin.potager 3 units $$ J¶+ Gite de Monsieur le Maire

Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, 471, rue de la Descente-des-Femmes 418 675-2504 • 1 877 777-2504 www3.sympatico.ca/gitedemonsieurlemaire 4 units $$ JD¶, Â

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La maison du matelot

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Gîte du Paradis

Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, 935, rue du Quai 418 675-1382 • madisterose@gmail.com 2 units $$ J¶D+

★★ Saint-Edmond-les-Plaines, 544, chemin Principal 418 274-4884 • chripier@derytele.com 6 units $$ J¶n, ★★

Sainte-Monique, 137, rue Saint-Jean 418 347-1433 • 1 866 347-1433 gitelepetithotel.com 7 units $ J¶_ ★★★

Alma, 10, avenue du Quai 418 662-0348 • maisondumatelot.ca 5 units $$$ JD, _n [ad. p. 184] 5

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a deck. A romantic experience for a couples in the serenity of a hidden bay. The package includes: one night, kayaking, supper and breakfast. The Iloft offers a toilet, futon, sink, dishes and cooking stove. Open: Beginning of June to the end of September.

Price range ($: under $75; $$ : $75–$100; $$$: $101– $150; $$$$: $151–$200; $$$$$: over $200) Legend of symbols, p.237

QUEBECPHOTOGRAVIE

Saguenay

Sainte-Hedwidge, Lac à Madeleine 418 515-4616 • quebecphotogravie.com ★

Gîte Ancienne Maison Price

Saint-David-de-Falardeau, 170, chemin de Price 418 673-4251 6 units $ æn¢ ★

Relais Onatchiway

Saint-David-de-Falardeau, 5, Onatchiway 418 690-4121 • relaisonatchiway.ca 7 units $$ J¶Dn, 6

Route du Fjord ★★

Auberge du Presbytère

Rivière-Éternité, 412, rue Principale 418 608-8890 • aubergedupresbytere.com 10 units $$ J_¶n,

Aventuraid − Centre écoaventure

Girardville, 2395, rang Lapointe 418 258-3529 • aventuraid.qc.ca

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Côte-Nord Le Domaine de nos Ancêtres 0

Escape for an evening in the heart of the boreal forest. Spend the night in a comfy and well equipped tower, perched at 7 meters from the ground and located along the shores of a small and pristine lake. Make your reservations early since there’s only accommodations for two visitors per night! Added value: An evening of observation of the illusive flying squirrel. On the menu: Discovery, comfort and safety. More than three boreal forest discovery activities and a digital photography course are available. Visit our website for more information. Looking forward to welcoming you!

★★

Sacré-Cœur, 1895, route 172 sud 418 236-4833 • 1 877 236-4551 info@ferme5etoiles.com 6 units $$ J¶ [ad. p. 229]

Non-traditional accommodation Lac-Saint-Jean L’Iloft 0

Saint-Gédéon, Rang des Îles 418 668-7381 • equinoxaventure.ca Treat yourself to a day of sea kayaking around the islands of Lac Saint-Jean, eat then sleep under the stars in your suspended cabin, the Iloft. An innovative floating cabin concept with a transparent dome and 170 saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

Immerse yourself in symbioses with the northern woodlands and local wolves. Observe the wolf packs from your window and fall asleep to the sound of their harmonious songs. Four types of non-traditional accommodations are available: L’Affut, a cabin on stilts, the log cabin Atipik, the Yourte de Mongolie or the ready-to-camp site Tente prospecteur. Fully-equipped kitchen, dining room and comfort station at the main pavilion. Traditional sauna with wood burning stove. Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon 0

Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, 835, rang 3 Ouest 418 347-5371 • parcsquebec.com/pointetaillon Ready-to-camp with family or friends. Perfectly integrated with the surrounding natural environment, the Huttopia tent enables camping in the heart of protected territories. Just bring your food and bedding! Heating, complete kitchen. Ten tents at Les Migrateurs campsite. Accessible via bicycle or on foot. Close to the beach. Free towing for transportation. 3 km from the service centre. Bike rentals. Five tents in the Les Amicaux sector. Accessible via automobile. Located in proximity to a magnificent sandy river and Lac Saint-Jean. [ad. p. 36]


Accommodation and Places to Eat | Accommodation NON-TRADITIONAL ACCOMMODATION

Saguenay Camping au Jardin de mon Père 0

La Baie Borough, 3736, chemin Saint-Louis 418 544-6486 • jardindemonpere.com With a 5-star rating from Camping Québec, Camping Au Jardin de Mon Père invites guests for a pleasant and safe stay with entertainment for the entire family and for all ages. The site is located off the beaten path and offers four caravans for rent (kitchen, BBQ stove and propane), in addition to a yurt nestled in the woods that can accommodate four people in ready-tocamp packages. The following services are available for guests: Swimming pool, comfort station, games and entertainment. Come to live an experience unlike anywhere else! Imago Village

Saint-David-de-Falardeau, 180, rue du Massif 1000L-201 581 235-8511 • imagovillage.com Nested in the Monts Valin, Imago Village offers non-traditional accommodations in the heart of the forest and in a natural environment with a brook close-by. Discover breathtaking views overlooking Le Valinouët ski centre and located on the southern side of our site (sun all year-round). Campsites and five (5) yurts are available for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers for an incredible experience in non-traditional accommodations in both winter and summer. The bistro bar in a 32 foot large yurt is another must-see attraction that’s not to be missed! Route du Fjord Camping Ô Pods Solaires

Saint-Félix-d’Otis, 162, chemin du Lac-à-la-Croix 418 590-5350 • opodsolaire@gmail.com

Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay

0

Rivière-Éternité, 91, rue Notre-Dame 418 272-1556 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com Ready-to-camp with family or friends. Perfectly integrated with the surrounding natural environment, the Huttopia tent enables camping in the heart of protected territories. Just bring your food and bedding! Heating, lighting, complete kitchen, picnic table and lawn chairs outside. The park’s sector of Rivière-Éternité offers seven comfortable Huttopia tents at the campsite. Drinking water, toilets and showers nearby. [ad. p. 36] Rivière Petit-Saguenay 0

Petit-Saguenay, 100, rue Eugène-Morin 418 272-1169 • 1 877 272-1169 petitsaguenay.com The traditional Mongolian yurt is found on this enchanting site, close to the river. A turn-key stay in simple, comfortable and genuine shelter. Stylish and efficient design. Skylight. Canoeing, salmon observation, hiking and trout fishing. Mosquito net shelter and table outside. Refrigerator, 2 futons, 1 double bed and 1 twin bunkbed. WiFi available. Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux

Saint-Fulgence, 250, chemin de la Pointe-aux-Pins 418 674-9114 • capjaseux.com Discover an exciting experience of staying in a house perched 8 m above ground. Sleep in a transparent dome facing the fjord of from the privacy of a futuristic sphere suspended above the river. Kitchen accessories included. Toilets and services nearby. Bedding available by request. [ad p. 52, 182]

Discover the pods, original accommodation structures from Europe inspired by Inuit igloos. Handcrafted from solid wood, they are ecologically sound and environmentally friendly. Possibility to rent both pods (for 2 or 4 people) and add tents on the ground. Visit the nearby river and enjoy a host of activities: canoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, mountain biking, fishing, etc. Bedding, picnic tables, BBQs, fresh water, showers and washrooms included. Camping Ô Pods Solaires

Photo credit: Camping Ô Pods Solaires

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Hotels/motels

Price range ($: under $75; $$ : $75–$100; $$$: $101– $150; $$$$: $151–$200; $$$$$: over $200)

Lac-Saint-Jean Auberge Presbytère Mont Lac-Vert

Legend of symbols, p.237 Côte-Nord Canopée-Lit

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Sacré-Coeur, 303, chemin de L’Anse-de-Roche 418 236-9544 • canopee-lit.com Live an unusual experience in treehouses and bubbles perched in the forest high above the river. Small cabins with a dome roof to watch the twinkling stars from below. Breakfast delivered to your door. Kitchen and private bathroom. Chemical toilet. Electricity. Bedding and towels included. Double bed, table and bench. Mattress on the floor for kids. Heating. Centre de vacances Ferme 5 étoiles

Sacré-Coeur, 465, route 172 Nord 418 236-4833 • 1 877 236-4551 ferme5etoiles.com Try the overnight yurt experience! These spherical dwellings combine the comfort of a cottage with the rustic charm of backcountry camping. The dome has a window for enjoying the starry sky above. The yurts are equipped with comfortable beds, sleeping bags, sheets, a table, wood stove (wood included), chemical toilet and a balcony offering a magnificent view of the Saguenay Fjord. [ad. p. 57, 203, 229] Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay 0

Sacré-Coeur, 1121, route 172 Ouest 418 236-1162 • 1 800 665-6527 parcsquebec.com Ready-to-camp with family or friends. Perfectly integrated with the surrounding natural environment, the Huttopia tent enables camping in the heart of protected territories. Just bring your food and bedding! Heated, complete kitchen. The Baie-Sainte-Marguerite sector in the park offers five tents on the Le Bleuvet campsite and five tents at the La Pointe-du-Moulin campsite accessible on foot or by bike (2.3 km). View of the bay and fjord. Whale watching. [ad. p. 36]

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Hébertville, 335, rang du Lac-Vert 418 344-1548 • 1 800 818-1548 aubergepresbytere.com 7 units $$$ J¶_ ★★ Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 1773, route 169 418 349-3413 • motelrondpoint.com 13 units $$ J¶D_

Motel Le Rond-Point

Auberge de la Gare

★+

Chambord, 160, rue de la Gare 418 342-8888 • 418 515-3794 aubergedelagarechambord.com 7 units $ J¶DÂ ★★★ Chambord, 96, chemin du Parc-Municipal 418 342-1111 • 1 877 342-7933 chaletsetspa.com 25 units $ JD¢p [ad. p. 18, 213]

Chalets & Spa Lac Saint-Jean

★★ Chambord, 15, route 155 418 342-8267 • lescalechambord@cgocable.ca 15 units $$ J¶D3

Motel l’Escale

Motel Lac-Saint-Jean 0

★★

Chambord, 577, route 169 418 342-6334 • 1 877 342-6334 27 units $$ J¶D¢Â ★★★ Chambord, 95, rue Saint-Georges 418 275-3132 • 1 888 675-3132 • valjalbert.com 24 units $$$$ J¶D3_ [ad. p. 240]

Village historique de Val-Jalbert 0

★★+ Ermitage Saint-Antoine 0 Lac-Bouchette, 250, route de l’Ermitage 418 348-6344 • 1 800 868-6344 • st-antoine.org 55 units $ J¶3 [ad. p. 187] Motel Lac-Bouchette

Lac-Bouchette, 108, rue Principale 418 348-9490 • motellacbouchette.com 10 units $ JÂ


Accommodation and Places to Eat | Accommodation HOTELS/MOTELS

★★ Lac-Bouchette, 146, (route 155) Victor-Delamarre 418 348-9992 • 1 866 271-2550 motelpanorama.ca 11 units $ JD3

Motel Panorama

Hôtel Château Roberval

★★★

Roberval, 1225, boulevard Marcotte 418 275-7511 • 1 800 661-7611 chateauroberval.com 124 units $$$ J¶D_ [ad. p. 203] Hôtel Manoir Roberval

★★★

Roberval, 19, boulevard de L’Anse 418 275-7422 • 1 800 567-0777 manoirroberval.com 67 units $$$ J¶3D_ [ad. p. 227] Motel Castille

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Roberval, 560, boulevard Saint-Joseph 418 275-0771 • 1 877 275-0708 motelcastille.com 20 units $ JD Motel L’Avantage 0

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★★★

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Saint-Félicien, 1055, boulevard Sacré-Cœur 418 613-1108 11 units $$ J¶D

Saint-Félicien, 881, boulevard Sacré-Coeur 418 679-9605 • motel-avantage.com 8 units $$ JD ★★

Saint-Félicien, 684, boulevard Sacré-Coeur 418 679-2552 • motelmoreau.com 19 units $$ JD ★

La Doré, 4490, rue des Peupliers 418 256-3939 18 units $ JÂ ★

Normandin, 888, rue Saint-Cyrille 418 274-2297 • celineclou@sympatico.ca 10 units $ J ★★

Site touristique Chute à l’Ours

Normandin, 101, chemin Louis-Ovide-Bouchard 418 274-3411 • chutealours.com 4 units $$$ J_¶ [ad. p. 25, 184] ★★

Saint-Félicien, 610, boulevard Sacré-Coeur 418 679-3346 • 1 877 679-3346 auberge-des-berges.qc.ca 15 units $$ J¶D_ [ad. p. 207] Hôtel Bellevue

Motel de la Rivière 0

Motel Bal-Moral

Saint-Prime, 123, rue Rainville 418 251-9040 • 1 877 251-9040 7 units $$ J¶D_ Auberge des Berges

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Motel Auberge 4 saisons

Saint-Félicien, 1120, boulevard Saint-Félicien 418 679-0694 • 1 866 679-0694 motelauberge4saisons.com 10 units $ JD_

Motel Barico

Roberval, 256, boulevard Marcotte 418 275-3957 • 1 877 990-9903 motel-roberval.com 54 units $$ J¶3D_ [ad. p. 224] Motel Julie

★★★★ Saint-Félicien, 1400, boulevard du Jardin 418 679-8422 • 1 800 463-4927 hoteldujardin.com 85 units $$$ J¶Dp_ [ad. p. 203]

Hôtel du Jardin de Saint-Félicien

Motel Moreau 0

Roberval, 112, boulevard de l’Anse 418 275-4880 • motel-avantage.com 20 units $$ J¶D Motel Roberval

★★★★ Saint-Félicien, 862, boulevard Sacré-Cœur 418 613-3332 • 1 855 613-3332 hoteldelaborealie.com 56 units $$$ J2¶D_ [ad. p. 227]

Hôtel de la Boréalie

Auberge La Diligence & Motel

★★★

Dolbeau-Mistassini, 414, avenue de la Friche 418 276-6544 • hotelier.qc.ca 52 units $$ J¶D3Â [ad. p. 225] Hôtel du Boulevard

Dolbeau-Mistassini, 1610, boulevard Wallberg 418 276-8207 • 1 800 268-1061 hotelduboulevard.com 11 units $ J3D saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

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Alma, 1350, avenue du Pont Sud 418 668-2373 • motelrustik.com 22 units $$ JD [ad. p. 227] ★★★ Alma, 450, rue Sacré-Cœur Ouest 418 668-3222 • 1 877 917-3222 • notrehotel.ca 30 units $$$ J3¶D_ [ad. p. 221]

Notre Hôtel

Legend of symbols, p.237 ★★★ Dolbeau-Mistassini, 46, boulevard Panoramique 418 276-6544 • hotelier.qc.ca 70 units $$$ J¶D_Â [ad. p. 225]

Motel Chute des Pères

Auberge-Bistro Rose & Basilic

★★

Alma, 600, boulevard des Cascades 418 669-1818 • roseetbasilic.com 7 units $$$ J¶D ★

Bar-Motel Perroquet

Alma, 1650, avenue du Pont Sud 418 480-1212 • motel.perroquet@hotmail.com 16 units $$ J¶D ★★★ Alma, 870, avenue du Pont Sud 418 668-9221 • 1 877 574-6835 choicehotels.ca/cn321 59 units $$$ J3¶DÂ [ad. p. 224]

Hôtel Comfort Inn Alma

Saguenay Jonquière Borough, 1904, rue Perron 418 542-3568 • 1 888 922-3568 aubergepachon.com 5 units $$$ J¶ Delta Saguenay Hôtel et Centre des congrès

Motel Princesse

Auberge Le Parasol

★★

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Jonquière Borough, 2166, rue des Étudiants 418 542-8106 • 1 800 387-4069 motelprincesse.ca 40 units $$ J¶D [ad. p. 227]

★★★★ Alma, 1000, boulevard des Cascades 418 668-5261 • 1 800 263-5261 hoteluniversel.com 72 units $$$ J3¶Dp_ [ad. p. 197, 221]

Alma, 820, avenue du Pont Sud 418 668-2354 • moteldelavenuedupont.ca 29 units $ J¶D

★★★★

Jonquière Borough, 2675, boulevard du Royaume 418 548-3124 • 1 800 363-3124 deltahotels.com/fr/Hotels/delta-saguenay-hotel-etcentre-des-congres 155 units $$$ J¶D3 [ad. p. 226]

Auberge Centre-Ville

Hôtel Universel

★★★

Auberge Villa Pachon

★★★ Alma, 140, avenue du Pont Nord 418 662-6547 • 1 800 265-6547 • lescascades.ca 56 units $$ JDÂ

Hôtel Motel Les Cascades

Motel de l’Avenue du Pont

★★

Motel Rustik

Price range ($: under $75; $$ : $75–$100; $$$: $101– $150; $$$$: $151–$200; $$$$$: over $200)

★★ Chicoutimi Borough, 104, rue Jacques-Cartier Est 418 543-0253 • 1 888 883-0253 aubergecentreville.com 22 units $ J¶D_ ★★★ Chicoutimi Borough, 1287, boulevard du Saguenay Est 418 543-7771 • 1 866 543-7771 aubergeleparasol.com 81 units $$ J¶DÂ_2 [ad. p. 223]


Accommodation and Places to Eat | Accommodation HOTELS/MOTELS

★★★★ Chicoutimi Borough, 250, rue des Saguenéens 418 545-8326 • 1 800 461-8390 lasagueneenne.com 118 units $$$ J2¶D [ad. p. 228]

Hôtel La Saguenéenne

Le Montagnais – Hôtel multiservice

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Chicoutimi Borough, 1080, boulevard Talbot 418 543-1521 • 1 800 463-9160 lemontagnais.qc.ca 291 units $$$ J3¶Dp [ad. p. 229] Hôtel Chicoutimi

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Chicoutimi Borough, 460, rue Racine Est 418 549-7111 • 1 800 463-7930 hotelchicoutimi.qc.ca 85 units $$$ J¶_Dp [ad. p. 194, 228] Hôtel Comfort Inn Chicoutimi

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Chicoutimi Borough, 1595, boulevard Talbot 418 693-8686 • 1 877 574-6835 choicehotels.ca/cn323 78 units $$$ JD3¶ Hôtel du Fjord

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Chicoutimi Borough, 3665, boulevard Talbot 418 545-4912 • 1 800 558-8254 hotelmontvalin.com 20 units $$ J¶DÂ ★★★ Chicoutimi Bor., 1303, boulevard du Saguenay Ouest 418 549-7102 • 1 800 463-9164 motelpanoramique.com 54 units $$ J¶DÂ_ [ad. p. 226] Auberge de la Rivière Saguenay

L’Auberge Carcajou ★★ Saint-David-de-Falardeau, 305, chemin Lévesque 418 673-1991 • aubergecarcajou.com 9 units $$$ J¶

Route du Fjord ★★

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L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 294, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste 418 272-3180 • 1 877 272-3180 auberge-des-cevennes.qc.ca 15 units $ J¶D ★★★ L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 370, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste 418 272-2560 • 1 866 372-2560 • fjordelaise.com 9 units $$ J¶

Auberge Maison de Vébron

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L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 56, rue de Vébron 418 272-3232 • piededouard.com 18 units $$$ J¶3p_ [ad. p. 181]

Motel Panoramique

La Baie Borough, 9122, chemin de la Batture 418 697-0222 • 1 866 697-0222 aubergesaguenay.com 10 units $$ J¶ [ad. p. 227]

★★★★ La Baie Bor., 6295, boulevard de la Grande-Baie Sud 418 544-8234 • 1 800 668-8234 hotel-saguenay.com 32 units $$$ J¶Dp_ [ad. p. 227]

Auberge des Battures

Auberge La Fjordelaise

Chicoutimi Borough, 241, rue Morin 418 543-1538 • 1 888 543-1538 hoteldufjord.com 34 units $$$ J¶DÂ [ad. p. 225] Hôtel Mont-Valin

★★★★ La Baie Borough, 621, rue Mars 418 697-2121 • 1 800 363-7298 aubergedes21.com 31 units $$$ J¶Dp_ [ad. p. 207, 229]

Auberge des 21

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L’Auberge du Mont-Édouard

L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 5, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste 418 272-3359 • aubergedumont-edouard.ca 9 units $ J¶ Chalets sur le Fjord (chalets et condos) ★★★ L’Anse-Saint-Jean, 354, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste 418 272-3430 • 1 800 561-8060 chalets-sur-le-fjord.com 34 units $$$ J¶¢_Â

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Outfitters

Price range ($: under $75; $$ : $75–$100; $$$: $101– $150; $$$$: $151–$200; $$$$$: over $200)

Contact the Fédération des Pourvoiries du Québec (FPQ) (outfitter’s association) by calling 1 800 567‑9009 or visiting pourvoiries.com

Legend of symbols, p.237 Auberge du Jardin

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Petit-Saguenay, 71, rue Dumas 418 272-3444 • 1 888 272-3444 aubergedujardin.com 12 units $$$ J¶D [ad. p. 227]

Pourvoirie Chibougamau

★★★ Saint-Fulgence, 820, route de Tadoussac 418 502-0588 • aubergelatourelledufjord.com 15 units $$$ J¶D_Â

Auberge La Tourelle du Fjord

L’Auberge du 31

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(TNO, Monts-Valin sector) Saint-Fulgence, Route L-200, km 31 418 948-0960 • aubergedu31.com 12 units $$$ J¶ Le Cap au Leste

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Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, 551, Chemin du Cap-à-Leste 418 675-2000 • 1 866 675-2007 • capauleste.com 48 units $$$ J¶D [ad. p. 227] Côte-Nord Hôtel-Motel Restaurant Coronet

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Sacré-Coeur, 401, route 172 Nord 418 236-9444 • 1 800 550-3123 • hmcoronet.com 17 units $$ J¶DÂ Hôtel Tadoussac 0

Lac-Saint-Jean

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Tadoussac, 165, rue du Bord-de-l’Eau 418 235-4421 • 1 800 561-0718 hoteltadoussac.com 149 units $$$$ J3¶_p [ad. p. 223] ★★ Motel Chantmartin Tadoussac, 414, rue du Bateau-Passeur 418 235-4733 • 1 800 731-4733 • chantmartin.com 24 units $$ J¶D 176 saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

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Chibougamau 418 630-6898 • pourvoiriechibougamau.com 6 units Ã@ ä Lac Laganière (rivière Mistassini, TNO Lac-Ashuapmushuan) GPS: 50,1238; -73,6477 Club Colonial

Saint-Félicien 418 679-8229 • 1 888 679-8229 • club-colonial.com 6 units KÃ@ä Lac-Meilleur, Lac-Ashuapmushuan GPS : 48,7415; -73,5794 3★ à 4★ Dolbeau-Mistassini 450 669-8239 • nipissi.com 6 units Ã@ä Lac Maupertuis (TNO Passes-Dangereuses) GPS: 50,3799; -71,7453

Aventures Nipissi

Pourvoirie Lac Husky

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Dolbeau-Mistassini 418 276-7551 • lac-husky.com 12 units KÃ@nä Lac Husky (TNO Passes-Dangereuses) GPS: 50,4344; -71,9519 Pourvoirie du Lac Paul

Saint-Ludger-de-Milot 418 907-2158 • 418 549-7316 pourvoiriedulacpaul.com 7 units KÃ@ä Lac Maupertuis (TNO Monts-Valin) GPS: 49,8768; -70,7771

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Route du Fjord La Pourvoirie du Lac Laflamme

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Saint-Fulgence (TNO, Monts-Valin) 418 831-3890 • laclaflamme.com 11 units Ã@ä Lac Laflamme (Monts-Valin sector) GPS: 48,9359; -70,3622

Pourvoirie Poulin de Courval

Pourvoirie Clauparo 3★ à 4★ Monts-Valin

Saint-Fulgence (TNO, Monts-Valin ) 418 236-1259 • 1 855 665-6610 • clauparo.com 9 units KÃ@än Lac Archer (Monts-Valin sector) GPS: 49,0139; -70,3665 Pourvoirie du Lac Pierre

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Saint-Fulgence (TNO, Monts-Valin) 418 575-0903 • lacpierre.ca 6 units @ä Lac Pierre (Monts-Valin sector) GPS: 48,7501; -70,1987 Pourvoirie du Lac Rond

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Saint-Fulgence (TNO, Monts-Valin) 819 364-2707 • pourvoiriedulacrond.blogspot.com 3 units Ã@ Lac Rond (TNO, Monts-Valin) GPS: 49,2836; -70,6609 Pourvoirie Homamo

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Saint-Fulgence (TNO, Monts-Valin ) 418 831-5674 • homamo.ca 6 units Ã@ä Lac-Itomano (Monts-Valin sector) GPS: 49,2099; -70,4605 Pourvoirie Itouk

Saint-Fulgence (TNO, Monts-Valin) 418 690-4072 • pourvoirieitouk.com 4 units KÃ@ än Lac Brazza (Monts-Valin sector) GPS: 49,0358; -70,4972

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Pourvoirie Monts-Valin Du Archer

Saint-Fulgence (TNO, Monts-Valin) 581 999-5125 • pourvoiriemontsvalin.ca 8 units KÃ@ä Lac Raymond (Monts-Valin sector) GPS: 48,9636; -70,3184

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Saint-Fulgence (TNO, Monts-Valin) 418 690-4096 • 418 944-9764 poulindecourval.qc.ca 11 units KÃ@ä Lac Poulin-de-Courval (Monts-Valin sector) GPS: 48,8897; -70,4514 Pourvoirie Québec Nature

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Saint-Fulgence (TNO, Monts-Valin) 418 236-1259 • 1 855 665-6610 pourvoiriequebecnature.com 13 units KÃ@än Lac Portneuf (Monts-Valin sector) GPS: 49,1374; -70,3349 Seigneurie de la Rivière Olaf

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Sainte-Rose-du-Nord (TNO, Monts-Valin) 418 514-8776 • 1 888 394-2537 pourvoirieolaf.com 7 units Ã@ Lac Émeraude (Monts-Valin sector) GPS: 48,6254; -70,2761

Student residences Lac-Saint-Jean ★★ Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, 1569, route 169 418 349-2816 • 1 877 349-2811 • smrc.qc.ca 10 units $$ J_

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How about trying something larger than life? Follow the guide and visit our Adventures in Nature, Culture, Events, Family, Foodies, Winter & Snowmobiling, Cycling, Motorbiking, and Cozy Stops sections. There’s so much to see and do!

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DIVE IN! Ready to explore the heart of nature, where every backdrop beckons with new adventure? In a land that’s larger than life, the elements combine to form unforgettable experiences, all in picture‑postcard surroundings.

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Fjord en Kayak

Fjord Focus With over 20 years’ experience as a sea-kayaking guide in the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park, Fjord en Kayak is proud to offer an experience that is better than ever, with guided tours and expeditions lasting 2 hours (for 3to 9-year-olds), 2½ hours (9- to 14-year-olds), 3 hours (15-year-olds and older), 1 full day, and 2 to 4 days, including excellent meals. You might even see a whale! Two-time national winner, GOLD, Québec Tourism Awards. Signature Experience, Destination Canada. Accredited ecotourism adventure, Aventure Écotourisme Québec.

fjordenkayak.ca 359, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste L’Anse-Saint-Jean 1 866 725-2925

Centre plein air Mont-Vilain

THIS WAY TO VACATION PARADISE Standing on the shores of the Lac Tchitogama and legendary Rivière Péribonka, the Mont-Vilain outdoor centre thrills outdoor buffs with 4×4 trips, overnight forest stays, fun on the water, cabins, and campsites, all in breathtaking surroundings. montvilain.ca 2000, chemin de la Montagne, Lamarche 418 481-1666

Auberge Maison de Vébron

A Little Hotel in the Heart of Nature In L’Anse-Saint-Jean, nothing beats an inn that’s nestled between the fjord and the mountains. Nature lovers will be in their element at the foot of Mont Édouard, with hiking, sea kayaking, a heritage bike trail, mountain biking, and more to choose from. There’s even a friendly neighbour to help you relax: Spa nordique Édouardles-Bains!

piededouard.com 56, rue de Vébron L’Anse-Saint-Jean 418 272-3232

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Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux

Adventure Galore

With nine giant (family-friendly) ziplines, a via ferrata, and head-turning accommodation, Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux has got something for everyone! The Fjord en Arbres treetop climbing circuit ratchets up the adrenalin stakes from the Bambino to the Extreme circuit, while the via ferrata—a vertical course on a rock face 35 m above the fjord—isn’t for the faint of  heart. Follow sea kayaking, zodiac, and  sailing adventures with a beach massage and a night spent in the trees for a trip to remember.

Treetop climbing circuits ratchet up the adrenalin stakes.

capjaseux.com 250, chemin de la Pointe‑aux-Pins Saint-Fulgence 1 888 674-9114

Anima Lumina, a stunning nighttime sound & light trail.

Ville de Saint-Félicien

NATURE & ADVENTURE Saint-Félicien is known for a zoo that’s one of a kind. It’s home to boreal animals from all over the world—in stunning natural surroundings—as well as Anima Lumina, an enchanting nighttime trail. Outdoor buffs can’t get enough of the mountain bike facilities and treetop adventure courses, or why not hire a boat at the marina, take a guided whitewater tour of the river, and enjoy a sumptuous patio meal at the Ô Pied Marin

restaurant? Come nightfall, admire the sound & light show at the fountain or visit the planetarium and gaze at the stars. ville.stfelicien.qc.ca 1 877 525-9888

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Although less familiar to visitors, it remains a popular vacation and watersports destination, all in stunning natural surroundings.

Centre touristique du Lac-Kénogami

A Closely Guarded Secret Lac Kénogami is one of the biggest lakes in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, spanning some 55 km² and boasting no fewer than 136 islands. Although less familiar to visitors, it remains a popular vacation and watersports destination, all in stunning natural surroundings. Centre touristique du Lac-Kénogami has a wonderful sandy beach, with lifeguards to ensure children’s safety. It’s a popular spot with campers, featuring wooded campsites with or without services (and open to dogs). There’s also the popular “ready-to-camp” option in equipped Hékipia tents, not to mention three

types of cabins: family cabins (with kitchenette and living room), beach cabins, and camping cabins (an alternative to tenting in bad weather). Canoes, kayaks, yogakayaks, pedal boats, paddle boards, swimming, hiking, cycling, and tennis all keep vacationers busy. Wi-Fi is available across the campground. sepaq.com/ct/ken/ 9000, route de Kénogami Lac-Kénogami, Saguenay 418 344-1142

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Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park

Whales ahoy!

From land or water, the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park is the place to go whale watching, not to mention sea kayaking and sailing. Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre lets you admire belugas and other whales from the shore, while taking in views of the Saguenay Fjord and

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Sea kayaking and sailing paradise. St. Lawrence Estuary. The centre is open to visitors from late June to mid-October.

Adventures in Nature Hot Spots

Okwari Aventures Discover the beauty of the boreal forest and admire black bears in their natural habitat.

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okwari.riviereamars.com 7400, chemin des Chutes La Baie 418 697-5132

L’Éternel Spa In the heart of the MontsValin mountains, this Scandinavian forest spa works its magic year round.

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leternelspa.com 160, rue du Massif St-David-de-Falardeau 418 673-3330

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More than a campground, here those who like their creature comforts can stay in a cabin or motel, all a stone’s skip from Rivière Ashuapmushuan. chutealours.com 101, chemin Louis-Ovide Bouchard, Normandin 418 274-3411

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Maison du Matelot

After a sea-kayak fishing expedition down by the port in Alma, rest your weary head at Maison du Matelot. maisondumatelot.ca 10, avenue du Quai, Alma 418 662-0348 Photo credits: Marc Loiselle, Okwari Aventures, Site touristique Chute à l’Ours, Alexandre Larouche, Maison du Matelot


In Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, there’s no shortage of reasons to go play outside. Take things easy or give it your all—it’s up to you! Fill up on fresh air as you scale our snow-capped peaks or whiz down immaculate mountainsides. From slope to slope, everything here is larger than life!

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SOAK UP THE CULTURE Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean has all kinds of stories to tell. First Nations traditions live on in Mashteuiatsh, so stop by for a trip that memories are made of.

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Moulin des Pionniers

Water Under the Bridge

Er mitage Saint-Antoine

SIMPLY DIVINE On the shores of Lac Ouiatchouan, Ermitage Saint-Antoine is a popular retreat and natural sanctuary. It’s the ideal spot to get away from it all and recharge in the company of Capuchin friars. Stay at the hotel, in a cabin, or at the campground and enjoy the artisanal bakery and Le Campanile restaurant featuring terroir cuisine. Guided tours, exhibits, concerts, and discovery activities run from mid-May to mid-October.

In the village of La Doré, Moulin des Pionniers—the only water-powered sawmill still in operation in Québec—is well worth a visit. After admiring this piece of local history, enjoy a meal at the Maison de Marie restaurant, climb the fire tower, visit the petting farm, or take a stroll through the enchanted forest. Then how about dinner and a show with Jimmy Doucet and co.? moulindespionniers.com 4205, chemin des Pionniers, La Doré 418 256-8242

Moulin des Pionniers— the only waterpowered sawmill still in operation in Québec.

st-antoine.org 250, route de l’Ermitage Lac-Bouchette 1 800 868-6344

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Tourisme Autochtone Québec

Getting to Know You

Come meet the Ilnu of Lac-Saint-Jean, with their history, culture, and traditions, for a memorable family experience. The Mashteuiatsh community is home to Uashassihtsh, an Ilnu cultural centre that introduces visitors to First Nations traditions through hands-on activities and encounters focused on passing on the knowledge of the elders. Festival de contes et légendes Atalukan, a story-telling festival, runs from August 9 to 13. It’s a fun, familyoriented weekend, a chance

for storytellers from near and far to introduce you to the imaginative world of the First Nations. The main stage is on the beach at Plage Robertson, with other shows performed locally. Visit atalukan.com for details. And from July 14 to 16, the colourful Grand rassemblement des Premières Nations is an extraordinary First Nations gathering

featuring sports, music, traditional dance, food tastings, spiritual ceremonies, and fireworks, all with an emphasis on sharing and cultural exchanges. Bed & breakfasts, cabins, and campsites are all available on site. tourismeautochtone.com kuei.ca Carrefour d’accueil Ilnu 418 275-7200

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La Fabuleuse Histoire d’un Royaume

FABULOUS AT 30

If you think you’ve seen it all, hold on to your hat! La Fabuleuse Histoire d’un Royaume is back for a 30th edition—and it’s better than ever. Imagine a show with the sweeping ambition of  a historical fresco, relating the history of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region and the entire province. Over 150 actors take to the stage, playing 1,600 characters as the sound and lighting crews go all out to impress. Cannon fire, fireworks, waterfalls, live horses, snow, rain, and other special effects teach the audience more about First Nations life and early meetings with Jacques Cartier and Champlain, showcasing everything from the court of   the first king of France to the Battle of  the Plains of Abraham and the earliest settlers coming to the region. Prepare to be swept away by realistic scenes that have marked our collective imagination, dramas like the great fire or the flood of 1996. And just wait till you see the finale. Breathtaking!

Over 150 actors take to the stage, playing 1,600 characters.

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BILODEAU Canada

A World of Fur Stop by BILODEAU Canada in Normandin and find out how furriers, bootmakers, and taxi­ dermists go about their work. This workshop is a hands-on way to learn more about a traditional but innovative business that’s

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Ultramarr by Fred Fortin As you pedal your way along the Véloroute des Bleuets bike trail, set the pace with the new Ultramarr album from Fred Fortin (who hails from DolbeauMistassini).

Maria Chapdelaine Take a trip back in time with Louis Hémon’s classic of Québec literature. Written in 1913, the novel tells the story of a family that tries to make a new home in the countryside, in Péribonka.

Culture Hot Spots

Musée du Fjord

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A museum that immerses visitors in the splendours and treasures of the fjord! museedufjord.com 3346, boulevard de la Grande‑Baie Sud, La Baie 1 866 697-5077

enjoyed an international reputation for some 30 years now. bilodeaucanada.com 943, rue Saint-Cyrille Normandin 418 274-2002

The Best Cheese You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to cheese: Saguenay– Lac‑Saint-Jean has plenty of producers who churn out the freshest cheddar. And it’s just as well… who can stop at a single bag of cheese curds while out on a walk?

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Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh Meet the Pekuakamiulnuatsh this summer for a unique experience among the First Nations of Mashteuiatsh. cultureilnu.ca 1787, rue Amishk, Mashteuiatsh 418 275-4842 Photo credits: BILODEAU Canada, Musée du Fjord, Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh

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Swimwear In our part of the world, all roads lead to the fjord… or a lake… or a river. Don’t be caught without your trunks or swimsuit the next time you feel the urge to get your feet wet.


Testaments to the Saguenay– Lac-Saint-Jean region’s history are all over—from workshops, museums, and interpretation trails to First Nations cultural sites and traces left by glaciers.

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SHOWTIME Locals sure know how to party! Dancing and a sense of wonder are never far away as they hop from one festival to the next, day or night.

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Promotion Saguenay

Non-Stop Action In Saguenay, fans of culture, festivals, events, and happening nights out are in their element 365 days of the year. In July, foodies can’t get enough of Festival des vins (wines) and Festival des Bières du Monde (beers). Plus, La Fabuleuse Histoire d’un Royaume takes to the stage for a 30th season. With horses, special effects, and a cast of 150, this don’t-miss show has been seen by over one million people to date. Then in August, eyes turn to Rue Racine, where Festival International des Rythmes du Monde—and some of the world’s top musicians—give a series of outdoor performances to leave music fans literally dancing in the streets. Or maybe you’d rather look to the skies and take in the Bagotville International Air Show. And remember: spring brings the return of the REGARD International Short Film Festival, while fashion divas rub shoulders every fall with designers from near and far at the Panache fashion show.

Foodies and fans of culture, festivals, events, and happening nights out are in their element 365 days of the year.

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Festival des vins de Saguenay + Festival Jazz et Blues de Saguenay

A TREAT FOR THE SENSES April 4 to 8, we’ll see you at the 22nd edition of Festival Jazz et Blues de Saguenay. This year sees an emphasis on female artists, including Martha Wainwright, Stacey Kent, Susie Arioli, Betty Bonifassi, and many more. Then, on July 14 and 15, Rue Racine welcomes Festival des vins de Saguenay (wines), the province’s biggest wine festival, featuring hundreds of products from Europe and the New World. jazzetblues.com festivinsaguenay.ca

Hôtel Chicoutimi

Front-Row Seats This Chicoutimi hotel is in the thick of the action for Saguenay’s biggest events as Rue Racine hosts one festival after another all year round. Choose from front-row seats at Festival Jazz et Blues de Saguenay, Festival des vins de Saguenay, Festival International des Rythmes du Monde, or the REGARD International Short Film Festival, in addition to beautiful—and unique—views of the river and fjord. hotelchicoutimi.qc.ca 460, rue Racine Est Chicoutimi 1 800 463-7930

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Bagotville International Air Show

Fuel Up on Adrenalin

More than 100,000 visitors come for the adrenalin rush as the Snowbirds, CF-18s, and Sky Hawks turn heads June 24 and 25 at the 2017 Bagotville International Air Show. The event also includes a ground display of aircraft and military equipment. Everything is free of charge. saibagotville.com 7000, chemin de l’Aéroport, La Baie 418 677-3073

There’s so much to see and admire in Saguenay– Lac‑Saint‑Jean, but there’s plenty to do, too. Be sure to take in one of our cultural events or food festivals!

Our Event Hot Spot

Festival Saint-Honoré dans l’vent Saint-Honoré’s kite and aviation festival makes for a fun stop. sthonoredanslvent.com Chicoutimi/Saint-Honoré Airport rue de l’aéroport, Saint-Honoré 1 800 918-VENT (8368)

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YOUNG AT HEART Oh, to be ten again! Playing at being Tarzan, spotting wild animals at the zoo, and exploring the fjord in a rabaska are so much fun!

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Hôtel Universel

BRING THE FAMILY! This four-star hotel in downtown Alma boasts 72 renovated rooms and is the best place for a family stay in the heart of the region. While Mom and Dad relax at the spa, the older kids will be keeping an eye on the younger ones at the indoor pool. Then sit down for supper and recharge at the Pacini restaurant before catching a movie at one of six auditoriums in the onsite movie theatre. hoteluniversel.com 1000, boulevard des Cascades, Alma 1 800 263-5261

The best family stay in the heart of the region.

Municipalité de Péribonka

Authentic, Inspiring Péribonka If Louis Hémon, author of the classic Québec novel Maria Chapdelaine, were to return to Péribonka today, he’d find a unique community that’s full of charm. Plunged into soft light and inspiring surroundings, no doubt he’d soon be busy penning another masterpiece. Today, a water shuttle connects this haven of peace and tranquility to Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon. Foodies will love the regional fare on offer at Bistr’eau Pub Péribonka, while curious minds can stop by Musée Louis-Hémon to learn the true story behind Maria Chapdelaine. Finally, end the day on the right note with cabin or camping accommodation at Auberge Île du Repos, which also  has a restaurant and intimate shows. peribonka.ca 418 374-2967, ext. 103

Louis Hémon would find today’s Péribonka as inspiring as ever!

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Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien

This place is a real zoo! Imagine a cageless zoo with not a bar in sight, where you’re free to wander around and admire almost 1,000 animals. Don’t miss the one-hour (7 km) train ride through the Nature Trail Park, while animals roam nearby. The kids will love the baby animals in the nursery, watching the vet go about her work at the clinic and helping examine and care for her patients. While younger ones visit the petting farm and feed the animals, older children will enjoy the splashpad, play structures, and maze. Then when evening comes, it’s time to explore Anima Lumina with the family. The nighttime trail features creations dreamed up by Moment Factory while the animals they were modelled on lay fast asleep.

The kids will love the baby animals in the nursery! zoosauvage.org 2230, boulevard du Jardin, Saint-Félicien 1 800 667-5687

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Here, we don’t do things by halves— just wait till you see your family’s eyes light up and you’ll understand! There’s so much to do, but where to start? Follow our lead and just watch you don’t get a stiff neck! Photo credit: Charles-David Robitaille

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Parc thématique L’Odyssée des Bâtisseurs

An Electric Vacation From the water cistern 25 metres off the ground, the views of the hydroelectric plant far below will take your breath away, while Aquavolt—the 360° show projected inside—promises to electrify the auditorium. In the museum, meanwhile, the Au delà de l’eau (Beyond Water) exhibit impresses with a giant floor map of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean area. odysseedesbatisseurs.com 1671, avenue du Pont Nord, Alma 1 866 668-2606

Auberge Éva

YOUR MOVE! This Lac-Bouchette outdoor destination is perfect for families of all sizes in search of vacation fun. With a private beach, new rooms, watersports, a petting farm, archery, hiking, biking, and a 25-foot climbing wall, no two days look the same! aubergeeva.com 160, chemin de la Montagne, Lac-Bouchette 418 348-6832

In Saguenay– Lac‑Saint-Jean, the water is clear, the sand is warm, and a day spent with family is one to remember. Photo credits: Philippe Boily, Auberge Éva, Jonathan Robert

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In the Saguenay– Lac‑Saint-Jean region, you’re never too old (or young!) to have a great time. Families come in droves to lounge on the beach, go down the fjord in a rabaska, or zipline their way through the air. And when nighttime falls, the fun goes on—you can sleep right on the beach or high in the trees!

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The perfect family vacation.

Centre de villégiature Dam-en-Terre

FAMILY FUN

Keep everyone happy this summer with a trip to the Dam-en-Terre vacation resort. The action comes thick and fast, with everything from a beach, heated paddling pool, skatepark, and beach volleyball to aerial adventure courses, cycling, kayaking, pedal boats, canoeing, and boat tours on Lac Saint-Jean. Catch your breath in the evening with a summer play while a babysitter looks after the kids. And remember: nothing says family vacation like an evening around the fire. damenterre.qc.ca 1385, chemin de la Marina, Alma 1 888 289-3016

Parc Mille Lieux de la colline

A Big Day Out

In Saguenay, two- to eight-yearolds will have a blast at the new Parc Mille Lieux de la Colline family theme park. Track racing under Axelle the Mechanic’s watchful eye, discovering the magical mine with Charbon the Miner, hopping aboard Loco the Train, or exploring arts & crafts at Place de la Famille du Lait make for adventures to remember. parcmillelieux.com 200, rue Pinel, Saguenay 418 698-7000

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Centre d’amusement MégaFun Kids and kids at heart will love the 15 fun zones. There’s everything from mini-putt golf and pool to pottery workshops and candy bars. megafunalma.com 705, av. du Pont Nord Alma 418 769-3015

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Site de transmission culturelle Ilnu Uashassihtsh

Learn more about the history and culture of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh people throughout the ages. Come explore a world of legend and adventure.

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Centre de vacances Ferme 5 étoiles How does a night in a hut, yurt, or down on the farm sound? See to the animals in the morning before kayaking or dogsledding. ferme5etoiles.com 465, route 172 Nord, Sacré-Cœur 418 236-4833

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Hôtel du jardin

This four-star hotel is right beside the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien, making it the perfect place to stay with the family. hoteldujardin.com 1400, boulevard du Jardin Saint-Félicien 418 679-8422

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Hôtel Château Roberval Parc de la caverne du Trou de la Fée Visit the cave and a canyon where you can tackle 350 metres of zipline over Rivière Métabetchouane. cavernetroudelafee.ca Chemin Trou de la Fée, 7e Avenue Desbiens 418 346-1242 Photo credits: Centre d’amusement Mégafun, Centre de vacances Ferme 5 étoiles, Site de transmission culturelle Ilnu Uashassihtsh, maplo@videotron.ca, Parc de la caverne Trou de la Fée, Hôtel Château Roberval, Louis Jacob

Bring the family to enjoy a comfortable hotel with indoor pool, restaurant, and plenty of attractions.

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Ville de Saint‑Félicien On the water, by land, or in the air, family adventure starts here! ville.stfelicien.qc.ca 1 877 525-9888

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FOODIES

A TASTE OF HEAVEN Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean’s flavour trail will have you coming back for seconds in no time. Here, the cheese goes squeak, the chocolate comes with blueberries, and the beer goes down a treat.

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Miel des Ruisseaux

Fit for A Queen When our bees forage pollen from field upon field of white clover, just imagine how much honey that makes! To taste it for yourself, make a beeline for the Miel des Ruisseaux – ÉCONOMUSÉE® de l’apiculteur for a close (and safe) look as the bees frantically go about their work in a glassed-off hive. It makes for a fun, educational experience that the kids will love. Take a guided tour and taste some mead and incredibly fresh honey at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. mieldesruisseaux.com 2920, route du Lac Ouest, Alma 418 668-7734

It makes for a fun, educational experience. Domaine le Cageot – Vignoble

Vineyard Visit At this award-winning vineyard, wild blueberries are blended with native grapes to create one-of-a-kind berry wines and spirits, wine vinaigrettes, chocolates, and jams. The thriving vineyard is open to all, with the on-site store particularly worth a visit! domainelecageot.com 5455, chemin Saint-André, Jonquière 418 547-2857

Heady with the aromas of blueberry jam and divinely seasoned tourtières, the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region is a boon to the travelling foodie. Photo credits: Miel des Ruisseaux, Valérie Busque, Alexandre Deslauriers

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Municipalité de Saint-Gédéon

Discovery Central

Saint-Gédéon is more than a scenic stop at the eastern end of Lac Saint-Jean. Sure, there are golden beaches, lush green golf courses, marinas, inns, bed & breakfasts, islands, and the sunsets the municipality is famed for, but Saint-Gédéon really comes into its own as a fun-loving foodie destination. Follow the main street or the Véloroute des Bleuets bike trail down to the Boulangerie artisanale bakery and the Fromagerie Médard cheese store. The craft beers at Microbrasserie du Lac Saint-Jean, meanwhile, have made a name for themselves far and wide. And with its cozy bistro vibe, sun-drenched patio, and 16 beers on tap, not to mention a menu that showcases fresh terroir produce, this microbrewery is well worth a stop. Its Thursday BBQs are always popular, while there’s also live entertainment and an on-site store. In short, Saint‑Gédéon gives visitors a chance to sample local terroir products that are renowned for being original and of the highest quality. See for yourself at the Saturday public market, where stalls groan under the weight of market-garden goodness, fresh produce and products, and artisanal gift ideas.

Saint-Gédéon is a fun-loving foodie destination for fans of terroir produce.

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Auberge des Berges Culinary adventure awaits at the inn’s gourmet restaurant serving fine Nordic cuisine. auberge-des-berges.qc.ca 610, boulevard Sacré-Cœur, Saint-Félicien 1 877 679-3346

Auberge des 21

After an afternoon picking your own berries, drop by the jam-making workshop and stock up on syrups, jellies, and candies from the store.

Treat your senses to something new. Fjord views are straight ahead.

delicesdulac.com 170-A, rue principale, Albanel 418 515-0359

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Chocolaterie des Pères Trappistes de Mistassini

A visit to the Trappist monks and their chocolate factory should be part of any visit to Lac Saint‑Jean. chocolateriedesperes.com 100, route des Trappistes Dolbeau-Mistassini 1 800 461-3699

Microbrasserie du Lac Saint‑Jean

This pretty bistro on the banks of Rivière Péribonka is the perfect place to drink in the view and enjoy a fresh local brew on the patio.

Microbrasserie La Chouape Come sample a huge selection of beers on the riverside patio. Cheers!

peribonka.ca 360, rue Édouard-Niquet Péribonka 418 374-2967, ext. 212

lachouape.com 1134, boulevard Sacré-Cœur Saint-Félicien 418 613-0622

A stone’s skip from the lake, this patio bistro features the best of summer! microdulac.com 120, rue de la Plage Saint-Gédéon 418 345-8758

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Vergers de Velours

Drop by the only local hard cider producer for alcoholic beverages made from berries. Free tastings.

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Dedicated producers share their secrets along the Saguenay– Lac‑Saint-Jean flavour trail.

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WINTER & SNOWMOBILING

WHITE ON WHITE Imagine an immaculate blanket of white, broken only by trees playing at ghostly snowmen. Snowcat, walk, or snowshoe your way along, cheeks red with happiness.

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Little pockets of colourful huts pop up to brighten the wilderness of white.

Promotion Saguenay

Winter As It Should Be A Snowy Paradise Wonder at Parc National des Monts‑Valin A shuttle takes visitors to ghostly Vallée des fantômes, a favourite snowshoeing spot. With up to 6 metres of snow, outdoor playgrounds unfold, with trails leading to the impressive mummy-like creatures sculpted by the wind and snow. The welcome accommodation and breathtaking panoramas are also worth checking out.

A Passion for Snowmobiling The Monts-Valin mountains are adored by snowmobilers. Real fans get there before the season even starts and stick around until late spring. The trails are exceptionally well maintained, while the snow’s pretty much guaranteed and nature is looking its best. Services and accommodations are also close by.

A Taste for Ice Fishing As soon as the Saguenay Fjord freezes over, little pockets of colourful huts pop up to brighten the wilderness of white. At Baie des Ha! Ha!, L’Anse-Saint-Jean, and Sainte-Rosedu-Nord, try your hand at catching fish of all shapes and sizes for a real taste of winter. Dogsledding Adventure Dogsledding with a team of dedicated professionals is an experience you won’t forget in a hurry. Chiens et Gîte du Grand  Nord in Saint-David-de-Falardeau and Entre Chien et Loup in L’Anse-Saint-Jean make dogsledding dreams come true! saguenay.ca

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WINTER FUN This Lac-Bouchette outdoor destination is snowmobiling paradise (rentals available), while snowshoeing and tubing are also popular. Book a room or a chalet for the night and enjoy a fine meal at Resto Pub St-Patric. aubergeeva.com 160, chemin de la Montagne, Lac-Bouchette 418 348-6832

Centre de villégiature Dam-en-Terre

Winter Differently From January, come winter differently at the Dam-en-Terre resort, where a lively, illuminated 1.5 km skating path runs alongside snowshoeing, sliding, and fat-bike trails. It all makes for the perfect stay for snowmobilers in search of a bed and a story to tell! damenterre.qc.ca 1385, chemin de la Marina, Alma 1 888 289-3016

Centre plein air Mont-Vilain

THE GO-TO SNOWMOBILE STOP In this snowy kingdom, one name is on every snowmobiler’s lips: the Mont-Vilain outdoor centre. Nestled between the Monts-Valin mountains and Lac-Saint-Jean area, the centre borders an enormous outdoor playground, offering accommodation, a chance to refuel, and potence flambée, a meaty specialty. montvilain.ca 2000, chemin de la Montagne, Lamarche 418 481-1666 Photo credits: Auberge Éva, Centre de villégiature Dam-en-Terre, Centre plein air Mont-Vilain

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Chalets et spa Lac Saint-Jean

Pure Happiness

What could be better than a day’s snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or ice fishing followed by a Nordic spa?

In a word... wow! Winter doesn’t get any better than this. What could be better than a day’s snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or ice fishing followed by a Nordic spa—complete with massage and body care—then clinking glasses over a wonderful meal and relaxing in superb Scandinavian-inspired surroundings? Consider yourself invited to Chalets et Spa Lac Saint-Jean. chaletsetspa.com 96, chemin du Parc Municipal Chambord 418 342-1111

Don’t even think about putting your bike  away for the winter! Saguenay– Lac-Saint-Jean has got tons of scenic fat-bike trails. Why let a little snow slow you down?

Our Winter Hot Spot

Centre Équestre Les Écuries Mistouk Looking for something off the beaten track? Saddle up this winter for a nighttime horseback ride through the boreal forest. lesecuriesmistouk.webs.com 4251, chemin Saint-François, Alma 418 550-7514

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Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean is something of a snow factory—and heaven on earth for fans of the white stuff. With nearly 6 metres of snowfall per year, the skiing will take your breath away. Kilometre after kilometre of runs—plus amazing backcountry trails—stretch as far as the eye can see!

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CYCLING

SADDLE UP On the Véloroute des Bleuets bike trail or along the Saguenay Fjord, you’re sure to fall head over wheels in love with our beautiful region.

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From bike touring to athletes giving their all, from family rides to personal bests, local bike trails have something for everyone.

Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay & Véloroute des Bleuets

On Your Bike!

In Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, cycling is king. The Véloroute des Bleuets is already a must-do, and with the addition of the Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay, a 700 km loop with all kinds of different environments and sweeping views are offered to riders of all stripes. From bike touring to athletes giving their all, from family rides to personal bests, these trails have something for everyone, while water shuttles and shuttle buses help you break up your stay or have your luggage sent on ahead.

City and Fjord From Lac Saint-Jean to the St. Lawrence River, the 400 km Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay bike trail is a tough but rewarding route through the foothills and villages around the fjord. Warm welcomes await seasoned cyclists on both sides of the fjord, with marine shuttle service provided by Navettes maritimes du Fjord between Tadoussac and La Baie. velo.saguenay.ca veloroutedesbleuets.com

The Classic The Véloroute des Bleuets bike trail spans 256 km of picture-postcard scenery, along the shores of Lac Saint-Jean, through charming villages and the Innu community of  Mashteuiatsh, and taking in beautiful Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon. Anyone can cross the finish line (although some will take longer than others!) for a great way to see the sights and get to your next hotel, B&B, or campground. Photo credits: JM Décoste, Charles-David Robitaille

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Ville d’Alma

SO MUCH TO ENJOY Locals know that the good people of Alma like to have a good time. And this year they have more reason to than ever as Alma turns 150! Alma has always been a bustling crossroads on the Véloroute des Bleuets bike trail. Somewhere to lay your head for the night, a starting point, a finish line, or a place for cyclists to park their bikes and prepare for unforgettable adventure on their way around Lac Saint-Jean. But, more than that, the town is an incredibly welcoming and interesting destination in itself. All the attractions are within easy reach, with a public beach, restaurants, historic neigh­ bourhoods, and a lively downtown area that can now be reached via a new footbridge. Marked by the return of the legendary Grande Nuit celebrations, not to mention a flurry of musical, food, and

sporting events, this summer promises to be livelier than ever. Come celebrate! tourismealma.com 1 877 668-3611

Alma remains a bustling crossroads on the Véloroute des Bleuets bike trail.

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Your tour of Lac Saint-Jean starts here. Centre de villégiature Dam-en-Terre

Travel Light

The Dam-en-Terre vacation resort on the Véloroute des Bleuets bike trail is the perfect starting point for your tour of Lac Saint-Jean. You’ll find everything you need before saddling up, including accommodation, restaurants, and bicycle rentals. From mid-July to mid-August, there’s even a ferry that runs between Alma and

Roberval on the other side of the lake (2½ hours). Take the bike trail home and we’ll even take care of your luggage. damenterre.qc.ca 1385, chemin de la Marina, Alma 1 888 289-3016

Hop on the saddle and wide open spaces are yours to discover. Saguenay– Lac‑Saint-Jean has all kinds of ways to fully appreciate the beauty of the landscape— and discover muscles you never knew you had! bikeexperience.com

Our Cycling Hot Spot Photo credits: Charles-David Robitaille, Microbrasserie du Lac Saint-Jean

Microbrasserie du Lac Saint-Jean Quench your thirst with a delicious stop along the Véloroute des Bleuets bike trail, featuring a lunchtime menu and local terroir produce. microdulac.com 120, rue de la Plage, Saint-Gédéon 418 345-8758

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MOTORBIKING

HIT THE ROAD! Let your hair down and hop on your bike for a trip to remember along our backcountry roads.

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COZY STOPS

GOOD MORNING, COCOONING Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean hotels have all it takes for a great night’s sleep. Cozy beds, friendly hosts, starry skies... you won’t want to leave.

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Hôtel Tadoussac

HAVEN OF PEACE hoteltadoussac.com 165, rue Bord-de-l’Eau, Tadoussac 1 800 561-0718

At the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord, Hôtel Tadoussac is a must for travellers in search of beauty, quality, and the great outdoors. Guests come in search of adventure as well as creature comforts and great food, so be sure to reserve your whalewatching tour today.

Auberge Le Parasol

Breakfast with a View Wonderful views of Rivière Saguenay, breakfast on the patio or in the sun lounge, a dip in the outdoor pool... la vie est belle. All just minutes from downtown Saguenay. aubergeleparasol.com 1287, boulevard Saguenay Est, Chicoutimi 1 866 543-7771

Association des Gîtes du Saguenay–Lac‑Saint-Jean

GOOD TO SEE YOU! There’s no better way to get to know the locals than by staying with one of our 50 members. You’ll eat like a local and get the inside scoop! bleugite.com 755, rue Price Ouest, Alma 418 668-4125

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414, avenue de la Friche Dolbeau-Mistassini, Dolbeau-Mistassini (Qc) G8L 3M7 | 418 276-6544

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• Renovated rooms • Restaurant & Bar Tendance • Fitness center • Outdoor heated pool • Complimentary wi-fi

Internet access

• Free parking • Bike path on-site

www.marriott.com/ybgjs

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1 800 363-3124 • 2675, BOUL. DU ROYAUME, JONQUIÈRE

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With its view of Rivière Ashuapmushuan, this rooftop patio is a must. It’s even heated!

Motel Princesse Many of the cozy rooms at Saguenay’s Motel Princesse have been newly renovated for a more contemporary look. Here, comfort is everywhere.

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This comfortable hotel is popular with those coming to watch—or take part in—the Traversée internationale du Lac Saint-Jean swimming race. Deals available all year round!

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Standing on the shores of the bay, this attractive hotel welcomes foodies and nature lovers between fjord and forest. battures.ca 6295, boulevard de la Grande-Baie Sud La Baie 1 800 668-8234

Auberge du Jardin

This hillside inn is the perfect pied‑à‑terre, looking out over 4 hectares of landscaped gardens. aubergedujardin.com 71, boulevard Dumas Petit-Saguenay 418 272-3444

Photo credits: Hôtel de la Boréalie, Motel Princesse, Charles‑David Robitaille, Auberge de la Rivière Saguenay, Diane Cote, Auberge des Battures, Michel Bloch, Pavillon du Cap au Leste

motelprincesse.ca 2166, rue des Étudiants Jonquière 418 542-8106

Auberge de la Rivière Saguenay

Perched above the fjord in harmony with nature, enjoy first-rate meals and healthy terroir cooking.

manoirroberval.com 19, boul. de l’Anse, Roberval 418 275-7422

Auberge des Battures

2

aubergesaguenay.com 9122, chemin de la Batture, La Baie 1 866 697-0222

Motel Rustik

5

This 22-room Alma motel has a charming cabin vibe. High speed Internet access included. motelrustik.com 1350, avenue du Pont Sud, Alma 418 668-2373

8

Pourvoirie du Cap au Leste This idyllic inn is a haven for foodies and has beautiful fjord views. There’s lots to do on site and nearby. capauleste.com 551, chemin du Cap-à-l’Est, Sainte-Rose-du-Nord 1 866 675-2007 saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

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In the center of Saguenay The largest hotel accessible to everyone 4 room categories

For all budgets Several packages offered

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302 rooms & suites Le Légendaire resto-bar L’Éclipse Nightclub Baie sur mer, health center Indoor waterpark Indoor & outdoor pools Fitness center Free Wi-fi connection

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LA BAIE AT A GLANCE 31 luxury rooms I Fine cuisine Four seasons packages Free bicycle loans Massage I Beauty Treatments I Body Care

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DOMAINE DE NOS ANCÊTRES

Black bear watching | Bed & Breakfast Rehabilitation center 1895, route 172 sud, Sacré-Cœur (Québec) G0T 1Y0 418-236-4886 | 1 877 236-4551 | www.ours-noir.net

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Useful Information 231 General Information 231 232 233 233

Tourist Information on the region Québec-wide Tourist Information Québec Tourist Regions Getting there

235 Travelling in Québec 237 Legend of Symbols 238 Indexes

Photo credit: Jonathan Robert


GENERAL INFORMATION Tourist information on Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Tourisme Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

412, boulevard du Saguenay Est, bureau 100 Chicoutimi Borough (Québec) G7H 7Y8 1 877-BLEUETS (253-8387) (Canada and USA) Administration: 418 543-3536 • saguenaylacsaintjean.ca

Official visitor information centres are identified by the ˝?˝ pictogram on road signs and in tourist brochures. ( Permanent Centres Lac-Saint-Jean Tourisme Alma Lac-Saint-Jean

1682, avenue du Pont Nord, Alma 418 668-3611 • 1 877 668-3611 tourismealma.com J2  Carrefour d’accueil Ilnu

1516, rue Ouiatchouan, Mashteuiatsh 418 275-7200 • 1 888 222-7922 kuei.ca 2 Bureau d’information touristique

1209, boulevard Sacré-Cœur, Saint-Félicien 418 679-9888 • 1 877 525-9888 ville.stfelicien.qc.ca J2 Saguenay Promotion Saguenay

418 698-3167 • 1 800 463-6565 • saguenay.ca

Office du tourisme

3919, boulevard Harvey, Jonquière Borough 418 698-3167 • 1 800 463-6565 saguenay.ca J2 Office du tourisme et Pavillon d’accueil des croisières internationales

900, rue Mars, La Baie Borough 418 698-3167 • 1 800 463-6565 saguenay.ca J2 ? Seasonal Centres

Generally open daily from mid-June to Labour Day. Lac-Saint-Jean Chambord

1811, rue Principale, Chambord 418 342-6274, ext. 320 chambord.ca Tourisme Maria-Chapdelaine

Office du tourisme (downtown)

265, boulevard des Pères, Dolbeau-Mistassini 418 276-7646 • 1 866 276-7646 lacsaintjean.com J2

Office du tourisme et des congrès

150, route 169, d’Hébertville 418 344-1829 tourismealma.com J3

295, rue Racine Est, Chicoutimi Borough 418 698-3167 • 1 800 463-6565 saguenay.ca J3 2555, boulevard Talbot, Chicoutimi Borough 418 698-3167 • 1 800 463-6565 saguenay.ca J2

Hébertville

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Useful Information GENERAL INFORMATION

Sainte-Rose-du-Nord

Lac-Bouchette

377, rue Commerciale 418 348-6725 • lacsaintjean.com

213, rue du Quai 418 675-2346 • ste-rosedunord.qc.ca

J2

J3

Région de Manicouagan

Route du Fjord

Maison du Tourisme de la Tadoussac

Petit-Saguenay

197, rue des Pionniers, Tadoussac 418 235-4744 • 1 866 235-4744 tadoussac.com

61-A, rue Dumas 418 272-3219 • petit-saguenay.com

Québec-wide Tourist Information Phone: 1 877-BONJOUR (266-5687) E-mail: info@quebecoriginal.com Online: QuebecOriginal.com

Social media: #QuebecOriginal /tourismequebec /tourismequebec

Brick and mortar: Centre Infotouriste in Montréal, Québec, Rigaud, Rivière-Beaudette or Dégelis (permanent visitor information centres that provide a range of tourist services and products).

/tourismequebec /tourismequebec /c/tourismequebectq

centres • Personalized service by qualified staff • Official tourist guides to Québec regions

Everything you need to plan your trip!

• Suggested itineraries

Consult the list of our visitor information centres on pages 231 and 232, or look for these road signs:

• Full details on attractions, events and accommodation

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Crédit photo: Tourisme Alma

ACCOMMODATION

PLACES TO EAT

REGIONAL FLAVOURS

of tourist information

NATURE & OUTDOORS

REGIONAL EVENTS

network

CULTURE & HERITAGE

/+TourismeQuebecTQ


Useful Information GENERAL INFORMATION

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tourismeilesdelamadeleine.com gaspesieiloveyou.com bassaintlaurent.ca quebecregion.com charlevoixtourism.com chaudiereappalaches.com mauricietourism.com easterntownships.org tourisme-monteregie.qc.ca lanaudiere.ca laurentians.com mtl.org outaouaistourism.com abitibi-temiscamingue-tourism.org saguenaylacsaintjean.ca tourismecote-nord.com tourismecote-nord.com escapelikeneverbefore.com tourismelaval.com tourismecentreduquebec.com nunavik-tourism.com escapelikeneverbefore.com

Getting There Radisson Matagami

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Kegaska

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167

Québec

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RouynNoranda

Fermont

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Halifax Saguenay

Chicoutimi Borough

Boston 846 Drummondville 520 362 1 km = 0,6 mi Montréal 111 512 463 Gatineau-Ottawa 210 321 722 677 Québec 463 253 153 618 210 Toronto 802 399 546 657 867 1000 Trois-Rivières 688 135 352 142 71 596 334

Connecticut

It is illegal to transport or use radar detectors in Québec.

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Useful Information GENERAL INFORMATION

Airplane Alma Airport

Panorama Aviation 350, chemin de l’Aéroport 418 669-5104 24 h: 418 321-0765 aeroportalma.com • panoramaaviation.com Charter flight only, by reservation. Saguenay Airport-Bagotville

7000, chemin de l’Aéroport, La Baie Borough aeroport.saguenay.ca Security 418 677-2651 Information (arrival / departure) Air Canada Express 418 677-3424 Other companies 418 677-2227 Booking Air Canada 1 888 247-2262 • aircanada.com Pascan Aviation 1 888 313-8777 • pascan.com Sunwing 1 877 978-6946 • sunwing.ca Air Transat 1 877 872-6728 • airtransat.com Roberval Airport

1220, route de l’Aéroport 418 275-2344 Voicemail in case of emergency 418 679-7133 Charter flight only, by reservation.

Bus Groupe Intercar intercar.qc.ca

Information for Montréal / Québec / Sainte-Foy / Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean: Québec, gare du Palais Montréal Longueuil Québec Sainte-Foy

Roberval 418 275-1497 Sacré-Cœur 418 236-4353 Saguenay Chicoutimi Borough 418 543-1403 Jonquière District (adm.) 418 547-2167 Saint-Bruno 418 343-3612 Saint-Félicien 418 679-1304 Saint-Prime 418 251-5182 Tadoussac 418 235-1113

Société de transport du Saguenay ville.saguenay.ca (city bus) public transit Chicoutimi/Jonquière/La Baie Dist. 418 545-2487

Train VIA Rail Canada

Link Montréal, Lac-Bouchette, Chambord, Hébertville-Station, Jonquière Information and reservation 1 888 842-7245 viarail.ca

Ferry Société des traversiers du Québec

1 877 787-7483 • traversiers.com Traverse Saint-Siméon–Rivière-du-Loup Ferry 418 638-2856 • 418 862-5094 traverserdl.com Traverse Tadoussac– Baie-Sainte-Catherine Ferry 1 877 787-7483, ext. 3 (length of time: 10 minutes free access.)

514 842-2281 450 670-3422 418 525-3000 418 650-0087

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Albanel 418 279-5283 The Ministère du Tourisme du Québec is proud to support Alma 418 662-5441 the province’s tourism businesses, both large and small. Chambord 418 342-8230 The Ministry’s website, QuebecOriginal.com, presents Chibougamau 418 748-2842 valuable information for tourists and residents alike on Dolbeau 418 276-2775 attractions throughout Quebec. Hébertville 418 344-4022 Plan your next trip to Quebec at QuebecOriginal.com. Métabetchouan 418 349-3447 Normandin 418 274-3469 234

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Useful Information TRAVELLING IN QUEBEC

TRAVELLING IN QUÉBEC Bars, casinos and purchasing alcohol You must be at least 18 years old to enter bars, pubs, and nightclubs, as well as to purchase or consume alcohol (be prepared to produce ID if asked). Wines and spirits are sold through the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), the provincial liquor board. Beer is available at grocery and convenience stores, which also stock a limited selection of wines.

Currency exchange There are numerous exchange offices in Québec’s main urban centres. Airports also offer exchange services. Some businesses accept American money, but tend to offer a less competitive rate than the exchange offices.

Driving in Québec Since Canada uses the metric system, speed limits and distances are posted in kilometers per hour (km/h) and gasoline is sold by the litre (l). Cell phones Use of a hand-held cell phone that does not have a hands-free function is prohibited while driving.

Tourist routes and trails The official tourist routes are clearly marked with blue signs. They are designed to highlight the attractions of the regions through which they pass, and to enable visitors to discover the extent of Québec’s natural and cultural treasures. quebecoriginal.com/tourist-routes Tourist signage In Quebéc, tourist regions and directions to services, attractions and activities are indicated blue road signs. For more information, panneaubleu.com and tourisme.gouv.qc.ca/signalisation. Village-relais accredited services: If you feel like taking a break or require assistance while on the road, look for the Village-relais signs. These point to towns that, together with local businesses, offer a range of accredited services and a safe and pleasant place to stop. villages-relais.qc.ca

Voltage In Québec, the standard voltage is 110 volts/60 cycles, as it is throughout North America. Since the outlets cannot accommodate European plugs, you will need to bring or buy an adaptor.

Winter tires From December 15 to March 15, all taxis and passenger vehicles registered in Québec must be equipped with winter tires. This requirement also applies to rental passenger vehicles in Québec.

Making a complaint

Road conditions For information on road conditions or other aspects of trip-planning, call 511 or 1 888 355-0511 or visit quebec511.info.

1 877 686-8358 • info@alliancetouristique.com

To file a complaint about how you were treated as a tourist in Québec, please phone or email: Alliance de l’industrie touristique du Québec

Canadian currency The legal currency in Québec is the Canadian dollar (CAD), which is divided into 100 cents. Bank notes are available in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollars, and coins in denominations of 5, 10 and 25 cents as well as 1 and 2 dollars. Bank cards and major credit cards are also accepted almost everywhere.

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Specialized institutions Cépep de St-Félicien

Tourism, Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism Training Programs 418 679-5412 • cegepstfe.ca

Tipping Tipping is customary in restaurants, bars and taxis. The amount, which is not included in the bill, is generally equal to 15% of the total bill before taxes. For quick tip calculations, Québecers normally add up both taxes. Tipping bellhops or porters is at your discretion (generally, $1 per bag).

Taxes Québec has two taxes: the 5% federal goods and services tax (GST), and the 9.975% Québec sales tax (QST) per night. An accommodation tax of 3.5% of the room price per night also applies in our region.

Emergencies Emergency

911, 310‑4141 ou *4141 (from a cell phone) Health info

811 Québec Poison Control Centre:

1 800 463‑5060

General Manager: Julie Dubord Communications Manager, Web and Member Services: Maxime St-Laurent Marketing Manager: Julie Chiasson Member Services Coordinator: Marie-Eve Claveau Sales and Marketing Coordinator: Amélie Simard Associates: Ian Langlois, Marie-Eve Bouchard Editorial: Marie-Claude Blackburn, Yves Ouellet, Diane Laberge English translation and revision (French and English, except ads): Marie-Claude Blackburn, Amanda Mosher, Caroline Décoste, Studio Sep7, Elizabeth West Graphic design and page layout: Marianne Parent and Maison 1608 by Solisco Printing: Norecob Cover page design: Marianne Parent Cover page picture: Winter: Charles-David Robitaille Summer: Darryl Leniuk Partnership: Alliance de l’industrie touristique

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This tourist guide was published by Tourisme Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean in collaboration with its partners. The information in this guide was up to date as of fall 2016 and is subject to change without notice. Tourisme Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean is not responsible for any unintentional omissions or errors. The next edition will be published in spring 2018. © Tourisme Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Legal deposit: - Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, 2017 ISBN: 978-2-922431-23-0 - Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, 2017 ISSN: 1495-8570 Printed on paper including 10% post-consumer fiber.


Useful Information LEGEND OF SYMBOLS

LEGEND OF SYMBOLS J Free 2 Fully

accessible

3 Partially

accessible

> International airport

< Regional airport D Air conditioning h Picnic area  Pet-friendly á BYOB AEQ-certified (Aventure écotourisme Québec)

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information centre

Seasonal visitor information centre

Q Heated shelter

s Waxing room r Cross-country skiing

™ Pump-out station ½ % of shady sites x Tents only ÷ Patio “ Toilet and sinks Y Cycling d Mountain biking

k Village-relais

† Licensed

accredited services

restaurant

¶ Places to eat + Shared bathroom , Private bathroom

Accessibility Access for persons with impaired mobility – Kéroul

514 252-3104 • keroul.qc.ca Kéroul recognized by Tourisme Québec. Kéroul offers a wide range of cultural and tourism information for visitors with impaired mobility.

Tourist and Leisure Companion Sticker

vatl.org Companions of disabled individuals with this sticker are admitted free of charge to participating tourism, cultural and recreational.

2 Visitors with impaired mobility can move about without assistance.

3 Visitors with impaired mobility must have

514-252-3104

assistance to move about.

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useful Information INDEX

INDEX A

F

Accommodation.................157 Additionnal activities.........126 Aerial adventure trail................. 112 Airport....................................... 234 Albanel........................................ 28 Alma............................................ 34 Appartments.............................. 162 Aboriginal Tourism...................... 77 Artisanal cheese makers............ 137

B Bed and breakfasts.................... 166 Bégin........................................... 45 Cycling and bike paths.............. 106

G Gardens and horticulture.......... 138 Getting there............................. 233 Girardville.................................... 28 Golf and minigolf........................ 90

H

C Campgrounds and ready-to-camp........................... 158 Canoeing................................... 115 Canyoning................................. 109 Chambord................................... 19 City tours and guided tours ...... 129 Cottages..................................... 162 Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing........................ 87 Cruises and excursions.............. 116 Cultural tours............................... 71 Culture and Heritage...........65

Health centres and Nordic baths......................124 Hébertville................................... 16 Hiking......................................... 99 Horseback riding and wagon rides........................ 109 Hotels/Motels............................ 172 Housekeeping units.................. 162

I Ice fishing.................................... 85 Industrial visits.......................... 130

K

D Desbiens...................................... 17 Dogsled rides.............................. 89 Dolbeau-Mistassini...................... 28 Downhill skiing........................... 86

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Fabuleuse histoire d’un royaume...9 Family fun.................................. 126 Farm tours................................. 141 Fatbike......................................... 81 Ferland-et-Boilleau...................... 50 Ferry........................................... 234 Fishing......................................... 96 Flightseeing.............................. 130

Karting....................................... 127 Kitesurfing................................. 122

L La Doré........................................ 24 Labrecque.................................... 32 Lac-Bouchette.............................. 19 Lamarche..................................... 34 Land Adventures...............109 L’Anse-Saint-Jean......................... 51 Larouche...................................... 44 L’Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur.... 34 Legend of symbols.................... 237 Local specialities........................ 131

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M Marinas, public docks and boat landing ............................... 93 Mashteuiatsh............................... 21 Métabetchouan–Lac-la-à-Croix.... 17 Microbreweries and locally produced beverages....... 138 Mountain biking....................... 107 Movies....................................... 127 Museums, economuseums and interpretation centres.................. 65

N National parks............................. 95 Navettes maritimes du Fjord......... 8 Nature and Outdoor Activities............................. 90 Non-traditional accommodation........................ 170 Normandin.................................. 26 Notre-Dame-de-Lorette................ 30

O Outfitters................................... 176 Other types of accommodation.169

P Paddleboarding......................... 121 Paintball.................................... 128 Parc de la Caverne Trou de la Fée....8 Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon....9 Parc national des Monts-Valin........8 Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay.........................9 Péribonka.................................... 31 Petit-Saguenay............................ 51 Pick-your-own............................ 136 Places to eat......................144 Public beaches............................. 97 Public markets........................... 138

Q Quad, ATV and other motorized sports....................... 113


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INDEX R Rafting....................................... 122 Recreational equipment rental.... 91 Regional events...................59 Regional flavours..............131 Regional parks............................. 96 Religious landmarks.................... 78 Resorts....................................... 162 Riverboarding............................ 121 Rivière-Éternité............................ 50 Roberval...................................... 21 Rowboat.................................... 121

S Sacré-Coeur................................. 53 Saguenay..................................... 42 Saint-Ambroise............................ 45 Saint-André-du-Lac-Saint-Jean.... 17 Saint-Bruno................................. 16 Saint-Charles-de-Bourget............ 44 Saint-David-de-Falardeau............ 45 Saint-Edmond-les-Plaines........... 26 Sainte-Hedwidge......................... 21 Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc..................... 31 Sainte-Monique-de-Honfleur...... 32 Sainte-Rose-du-Nord................... 53 Saint-Eugène-d’Argentenay......... 30 Saint-Félicien............................... 24 Saint-Félix-d’Otis.......................... 50 Saint-François-de-Sales................ 19 Saint-Fulgence............................. 51 Saint-Gédéon-de-Grandmont...... 16 Saint-Henri-de-Taillon.................. 32 Saint-Prime.................................. 24 Saint-Stanislas............................. 30 Saint-Thomas-Didyme................. 26 Scientific tourism......................... 79 Sea kayaking............................. 119

Skating........................................ 85 Sledding...................................... 82 Snowmobiling............................. 82 Snowkiting.................................. 89 Souvenirs, arts and crafts, galleries...................................... 74 Student residences.................... 177 Sugar shacks.............................. 141 Summer theater venues and shows.................................... 72

T Tadoussac.................................... 53 Tourist services.......................... 128 Train........................................... 234 Travelling in Quebec.................. 235

V Véloroute des bleuets.....................7 Via ferrata.................................. 114 Village historique de Val-Jalbert....7 Visitor information centre.......... 231

W Water Sports......................115 Wildlife watching and nature interpretation................. 110 Winter Fun..........................81 Winter horse riding..................... 81 White water kayaking ............... 121

Y Youth hostels............................. 177

Z ZECs and Wildlife reserves ........ 108 Ziplines ..................................... 114 Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien........7

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A large-scale historic site animated by comedians A spectacular waterfall that is higher than Niagara Immersive experience A cable car and a lookout made of glass Unforgettable accommodations and campground Culinary Discovery : Heritage Menu and Table d'hote


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