An Avalanche of Great Time in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Destinations to explore, December 11, 2017 2017-12-11
Credit: Charles-David Robitaille
Credit: Charles-David Robitaille
Exceptional snow conditions in the region make it a perfect winter-white paradise for fans of the season. In Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, each new snowfall brings with it a load of activities. There is so much to see and do and so many ways to discover this vast land. Go on an activity, stay for a vacation, explore the local eats, or do it all!

Activities in an oversized land

Starting December 26, the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien promises a season of surprises from nature thanks to a host of fascinating winter activities. Many animals at the zoo are just crazy about snow! See them in a new, winter setting.

Parc Mille Lieux de la colline in Chicoutimi is not only for kids! Go skating, sliding, snowshoeing… then warm up with a hot chocolate indoors or next to the campfire outside. Equipment is available to rent on site.

Visit Parc national des Monts-Valin and the ghost valley in Saint-Fulgence and see just how much snow falls there in the winter. It’s a great place to practise your favourite sports, or even get some shut-eye, but most of all, you’ll want to try out the new trails for fatbiking and cross-country skiing.

Entre Chien et Loup in Anse-Saint-Jean is first and foremost a centre for dogsledding, but you can also go snowshoeing there and even stay overnight. Meet the pack of happy dogs at the heart of the mountains around the Saguenay Fjord and live the Great White North dream!

Credit: Martial Tremblay
(C) Martial Tremblay

Sleep, have fun, eat well

Under new management, Auberge des Îles in Saint-Gédéon is the only hotel on the shores of Saint-Jean Lake. It is the ideal stop on a snowmobile expedition and a place to get a good meal and enjoy the hot tub on the patio before turning in for a cozy night.

As a proud ambassador of Boreal flavours, Auberge des Battures in La Baie has just opened a brand new restaurant: O’ Batillage, Terroir Cuisiné. The inn has several package deals to choose from, including an ice fishing package that allows you to spend a captivating day on the fjord!

Offering rustic chalet or condo accommodations and lots of winter activities (trails for ice skating, trails for snowshoeing, sliding, fatbiking, snowmobiling, etc.), the Dam-en-Terre resort in Alma brings you the best of winter. This is also the starting point of many outdoor packages offered by Équinox Aventure, which specializes in organizing expeditions and helping you fall in love with winter in the region.

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