Find your favourite way to discover Saguenay

Destinations to explore, May 29, 2023 2023-05-29
Navettes maritimes du Fjord, a marine shuttle service © Canopée

On a boat, on a bike, on a road trip or at a festival: this summer, there are all sorts of ways to explore the Saguenay region!

On a boat — on the fjord

Hop on the Navettes maritimes du Fjord, a marine shuttle service offering cruises into the heart of the majestic Saguenay Fjord. You will have the opportunity to discover this ancient glacial valley and the villages that border it, as well as the spectacular statue of Notre-Dame du Saguenay that overlooks Baie Éternité. On board, a guide shares their knowledge of the region and its history so that you can fully enjoy your excursion.

Exploring Saguenay on two wheels
Exploring Saguenay on two wheels. Photo credit: JMDecoste Photographie

On a bike — around the fjord or on a mountain

Boasting its breathtaking scenery, proximity to the fjord and picturesque villages along the way, the Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay is your go-to bicycle trail to discover the region on two wheels. The 435 kilometres of bike paths that crisscross both shores of the fjord will please cyclotourists and sporty cyclists alike. And if you’d rather discover the trail in sections, hop onboard the Navettes maritimes du Fjord with your bike.

Looking to race down mountain slopes? Mountain biking enthusiasts will also find something to suit them in the region’s various biking centres, which offer several kilometres of trails for all levels.

On a road trip — the Route du Fjord

Covering 235 kilometres between Petit-Saguenay and Tadoussac, from one shore of the Saguenay Fjord to the other, the Route du Fjord is an itinerary where the journey is just as amazing as the destination. With several viewpoints on the fjord, a host of attractions to discover and a multitude of villages, two of which are ranked among the most beautiful in Quebec, the Route du Fjord will offer you breathtaking scenery. A gourmet stop here, a cultural visit there: you’ll be spoiled for choice to see what the region is all about.

Bistro de L'Anse
Enjoy a stop at Bistro de L'Anse. Photo credit: Gaëlle Leroyer

Feeling festive? Make the most of the region’s festivals and events

Throughout summer, Saguenay hosts plenty of festivals as well as various musical, cultural, sports and food events. Outdoor shows, tastings of local specialties, family activities, sports competitions, cultural events and more: there’s no reason not to find the perfect activity for you!

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