3 unique experiences in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Destinations to explore, August 22, 2022 2022-08-22
Filming site Maria Chapelaine

Would you like to discover the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region in a different way? Here are 3 unique attractions to visit that show you surprising aspects of the region!

The filming location of the Maria Chapdelaine movie

The perfect activity for Quebec film lovers! The concept is to let visitors discover the creative and illusory world of the filming of Sébastien Pilote's Maria Chapdelaine, which was set in the middle of nature, isolated from everything, and where real farm buildings of the time were built. The guided experience, which lasts nearly 2 hours, begins with the short trip to the filming site and ends on the return trip.

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The Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Photo credit: Alliance Touristique, Mikaël Beauchemin, Canopée

The Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park

Are you fascinated by marine mammals? Don’t miss the chance to see them up close! For over 20 years, the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park has been protecting this exceptional region home to more than 1,800 marine species. Discover the marine park on a boat trip or sea kayaking expedition, along the pedestrian trails or in museums.

Check out the great views at Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, Sacré-Cœur, Tadoussac, Baie-Éternité, L’Anse-Saint-Jean, Petit-Saguenay and Baie-Sainte-Catherine. These are places from which you might spot belugas, seals and sea birds from the shore.

Minuit moins cinq, a business specializing in repurposing fabric

Minuit moins cinq is a work co-op, a place of ethical creation and innovation that offers concrete and sustainable eco-friendly change in the field of all-year accessory manufacturing. Discover the accessories made from "old man" shirt ends and “grandma flannel”, such as fanny packs, pencil cases, toques, mittens and many others. The company's goal: to revalue fabrics that people think are ugly and outdated, by creating everyday textile accessories that meet real needs and can be used during real activities: going outside on the fjord to fish; skiing down the trails of Mont-Édouard; sailing on the waters of the Saguenay River; walking around festivals, from town to town; and more! Visit the workshop-boutique directly or find products made by Minuit moins cinq at various points of sale in the region.

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Photo credit: Minuit moins cinq

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