Destinations to explore, February 1, 2021 2021-02-01
Winter activities in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean L'Anse-Saint-Jean

This winter, flurries of fun await visitors of all ages in the land of giants! In the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, the snow transforms every landscape into an immaculate work of art. And these mountains of snowflakes also create the perfect setting for all kinds of activities, from the tried-and-true to the latest trends. Go out and enjoy the fresh air.

Le paradis de la neige se trouve au Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Find the paradise of snow in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region © Fabrice Tremblay

Winter classics in spectacular surroundings

Put on your warmest clothes and set out to discover a territory that’s larger than life. In Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, snowmobilers can explore close to 3,800 km (2,361 mi.) of marked trails lined with places to stop to eat and sleep. There are also cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails for a wonderful adventure at municipal parks, ski resorts, provincial parks and some tourist attractions. Magnificent mountains, of course, call out to downhill skiers, who will love to tackle the slopes at Valinouët, Mont-Édouard, Mont Lac-Vert or Club Tobo-Ski.

A brand new take on winter fun

Think outside the box when it comes to activities in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region! Families can bond over a day of ice fishing or some tube sliding. Dogsledding and fatbiking are great options for travellers on the search for winter magic. When spring rolls around, releasing the water from the Saguenay Fjord, it’s time to try ice kayaking in the company of an expert guide. All of those activities are offered in abundance all around the region.

Relaxing is part of the experience

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean is known for its welcoming people! There are all kinds of hotels, cottages and B&Bs to meet a wide range of needs. You could also choose an original lodging option, like winter camping in a yurt or a stay in a Coolbox unit!

Tourisme Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Parc national des Monts-Valin © Fabrice Tremblay

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