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Cruise to Saguenay, Quebec

THE ADVENTURE OF YOUR TO-DO LIST
Saguenay, Canada is reminiscent of a sleepy New England town; with its steeple dominating the skyline, the mountain ranges, the Saguenay River and the golden trees in autumn. Previously just a mill, this French-Canadian town was only founded in 2002 by merging the districts of Chicoutimi, Jonquiere, La Baie and Laterriere. The newly formed city is known for the fjord that was formed during the Ice Age and is the southernmost fjord in the northern hemisphere. During your stay in Saguenay, you can admire the greatest attraction and the pine-clad rock walls from the ship.
National language French
Currency AcceptedCanadian Dollar (CAD)

Activities in Saguenay

View of the Saguenay Fjord with trees, in Saguenay, Quebec

Find the fjord

The Saguenay fjord is the reason why so many tourists visit the place every year. See the steep, pine-clad cliffs of the fjord on either a guide kayak tour or a cruise. If you want to keep your feet dry, you can find out more about the landscape and history of the fjord at the Musée du Fjord. The museum also has an aquarium where you can touch starfish and sea cucumbers.

La Pulperie de Chicoutimi Regional Museum, located in an old mill surrounded by a large park, in Saguenay, Quebec

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The La Pulperie de Chicoutimi museum is located in an old mill and is surrounded by a large park. It houses over 26,000 exhibits. Its permanent exhibitions deal with the Canadian painter Arthur Villeneuve and the Chicoutimi Pulp Company. The latter offers multimedia presentations and interactive games about the company that coined Saguenay. In the summer, the museum also hosts theater and comedy performances, as well as free Music Monday concerts.

Revel in the past

If that's not enough, Saguenay offers two further historical attractions. The Petite Maison Blanche (Little White House) museum is a landmark in Saguenay that survived one of the worst natural disasters in Canadian history - a flood in 1947. Today the museum has exhibits on three floors and a souvenir shop. Then there is the historic town of Val-Jalbert, which is still strongly reminiscent of the time as a paper mill in the 1920s. Historic buildings such as a convent school and a general store add to the overall appearance, as do the costumed townspeople.

Regional cuisine

When in Quebec, be sure to try a crepe. Creperie Lambert has both sweet and savory versions, including homemade chocolate ganache and even duck jam. Or you can put together your own burger in the Rouge Burger Bar. There are also traditional French dishes such as moules frites (mussels and chips) or tartare.

Shopping

The Route des Artisans has 90 small craft shops that sell products in nine different categories, including wood, ceramics, and textiles. No matter what you buy when you visit Quebec, it will definitely be one of a kind from Saguenay. As a plan B you can of course also visit the souvenir shop of the Pulperie de Chicoutimi.