Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Official Blog

BlogueSaguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean is brimming with a variety tourist attractions throughout its vast territory. To help when planning your next vacation, our team of bloggers will keep you informed of the latest news, featured destinations and about the people who will make your stay a complete success. You’ll also find out more about our tourism industry, the facilities and our best kept secret locations. We offer a wealth of information from an experienced team to bring you the best that our region has to offer.

Paddling on the fjord

The Saguenay Fjord has never ceased to amaze me with its changing landscapes, variety of colours and overall immensity.

Fjord en Kayak

Originally from the region, I thrive for activities that are adrenaline infused and instill a sense of freedom. A way for me to escape while staying connected with nature.

Exploring new horizons in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

I invite you to join me on a sea kayaking adventure on the Saguenay Fjord. No previous paddling experience is required to live the experience. A little motivation and coordination for steering when kayaking is all that’s required. The marine activity may require some physical exertion, but I assure you that it’s not overly demanding.

There’s nothing like the feeling of becoming one with your watercraft. The imposing surrounding landscapes instill a sense of wonder and awe. The rock walls tower from 300 to even 400 meters from high above at capes Trinité and Éternité. Gliding along the waters surrounded by a pristine natural environment, you’ll discover a new appreciation for the great outdoors. The fjord, a peaceful place where our spirit can roam free.

Paddling in good company

Fjord en Kayak was created 20 years ago and is an environmentally responsible company accredited by Aventure Écotourisme Québec (AEQ), which is to say, it employs techniques in respect to the environment and local communities. Visitors will live an unforgettable experience since every section of the course is simply magnificent. The owners, Louis Dubord and Sylvie Major, are enthusiasts of the region and sea kayaking. They have a keen attention to detail and are always looking forward to share their love of Saguenay with visitors.

Their mission: To make sea kayaking on the fjord and the regional natural wonders both accessible and safe for everyone.   The company offers a variety of expeditions such as short family-friendly excursions and two to four-day adventures in the Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay and Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. Children as young as three can also safely join in the fun. The experienced guides ensure that your experience is nothing less than incredible. The excursions that are generally in carried out in groups, lead us to witness the fjord’s hidden facets and landscapes, which in my opinion, will remain eternally etched in our memory. To reach this magnificent site, take Route 170 du Fjord toward l’Anse-Saint-Jean. Pass through the Parc national du Fjord–du-Saguenay, in Rivière-Éternité and follow the directions for returning close to the shore.

JC Fortin

JC Fortin

Bring your beachwear and bottled water for making the most out of this trip. Your adventure in the Kingdom of Saguenay awaits!


P.S. Visit our official website for more information on this nautical attraction and available package deals.

Enjoy your expedition and have fun!

5 Ways to Discover Val-Jalbert

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Visiting the historical village of Val-Jalbert is a trip back to the days when people in the company town worked hard to produce electricity. By bringing the old ghosts from the 1920s back to the future, the village is today more alive than ever.

1. Discovery trail with GPS
Kids can’t get enough of this fun, interactive treasure hunt.

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2.Waterfall higher than Niagara
Visit the remains of the old power plant and admire the new hydroelectricity interpretation centre. A glass lookout point by the falls is a feast for the senses.

3. Immersive multimedia show
Treat yourself to a magical 20-minute performance in the old mill. While workers from days gone by tell their stories, 360° projections light up hundred-year-old artifacts. Rain and snow only add to the ghostly atmosphere.

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4. The mayor and the townsfolk
Every day, meet larger-than-life figures outside the convent and inside the old post office and general store. Sitting proudly behind the wheel of his 1928 Dodge, Mr. Mayor never says no to a photo opp.

5. The 100% village experience
How about spending the night? Pull up a seat at Restaurant du Moulin, where chef Carl Murray serves up a fine dining experience, terroir style. Then, when evening comes, explore the village with a flashlight before heading to bed. Village accommodation is as
contemporary as it is unusual, whether you’re above the general store or in one of the rustic-chic period homes. Breakfast is included.