This vast region is named after the Riviere Saguenay and the great lake, Lac Saint-Jean, which it links to the St. Lawrence. The river winds through a majestic fjord whose breathtaking rocky walls hold their own special fascination. To the north extends a vast wilderness of forests and lakes simply brimming with adventure. Many of the 275,000 local residents live in riverside towns that are also home to a lively cultural scene.
So much to see!
If you like the idea of seeing animals roam free their natural habitat, the Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Felicien, open year-round, offers up a range of activities based on interacting with the resident wildlife. Add a dash of history to your stay by stopping by the Village historique de Val-Jalbert, an old hamlet that, for 25 years, thrived around a pulp mill built at the foot of a waterfall. Two peaceful havens await those in search of relaxation: the Grands Jardins de Normandin, whose vast botanical wealth is spread over 17 hectares (42 acres), and the Ermitage Saint-Antoine, a tranquil hermitage in Lac-Bouchette. In Saguenay, the historical spectacle entitled La Nouvelle Fabuleuse (fabulous story of a kingdom) highlights the region’s colourful past in truly dazzling style.