Experience ice fishing on the Saguenay Fjord!
Attractions to discover, January 10, 2022 2022-01-10
A family ice fishing at Glaces du Fjord
Experience ice fishing on the Saguenay Fjord!

Ephemeral villages of 900 colourful cabins can be found on the Saguenay Fjord in winter, making it among the most important ice fishing sites in the world. The Glaces du Fjord, a completely unique place, is also the only spot in eastern Canada where you can fish recreationally for groundfish in winter. This northern wilderness is located two and a half hours from Québec City and five hours from Montreal.

Are you a first-time ice fisher? No problem!

If you're not sure what kind of equipment you need for your fishing trip, don't worry! There are several types of packages available that promise you a simple, hassle-free and incredible experience. At the Glaces du Fjord site, they will equip you with bait, fishing poles and lines and you can even opt for an adventure in the company of a guide, who will help you discover the species swimming just under your feet. No matter what level you are, there is a package that will meet your expectations.

Take part in activities for the whole family!

In addition to ice fishing, there are many other activities to do on site: dogsledding, fatbiking, a visit to the museum, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and even downhill skiing at nearby Mont-Édouard and Mont Valinouët. In short, there's plenty to do this winter on the Saguenay Fjord to entertain outdoor enthusiasts of all ages! The Glaces du Fjord site is also close to downtown Saguenay, where you’ll find a wide range of restaurants and cafés.

Plan your visit!

First of all, it is useful to know that you don't need a permit to go fishing on the Saguenay Fjord. Secondly, the parking lots in each village have a maximum capacity of 100 cars, but you can access the site on foot at any time. Sanitary facilities are also available to ensure visitors’ comfort. Finally, you will be allowed five fish per day, of any species. If you have any questions, please call the team at Glaces du Fjord directly.

Glaces du Fjord
© Normand Gaudreault, Promotion Saguenay

For more information