Lake Saint-Jean, a true interior sea

« Lake Saint-Jean is a true paradise; it is the best-ever in-ground swimming pool » Lyrics of the song “Lac-Saint-Jeanpignon magik” by Ouanani. Dimensions 45 km long (northwest/southeast) 34 km wide (northeast/southwest) 1,100 km2 in surface (about twice the island of Montreal) 11.3 m average depth (63 m maximum) Notable flora The blueberry. The blueberry bush reproduces more…

Portrait of the region

This is a small portrait of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Why are we called «The Giants» or «The Blueberries»? And how can we describe the demographic sector? Who are the Giants ? Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean has 277,786 Giants living in its region. The Giants, The Blueberries, and the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jeannois: inhabitants of the region have their fair share of nicknames. « The…

History: Events that marked the history of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

Here’s a list of events that marked our history. Sometimes they’re sad, sometimes they’re happy.  Either way, each one of them has defined who we are now.  The great fire of 1870 For a distance of more than 160 km (99 miles) and over a surface area of 3900 km2 (nearly one million acres) Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean…