Discover the Best of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
 
Destinations to explore, December 5, 2016 2016-12-05
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Snowshoeing / photo : Parc national des Monts-Valin (c) Fabrice Tremblay
Snowshoeing / photo : Parc national des Monts-Valin (c) Fabrice Tremblay
Embark on beautiful winter adventures in the land of the immense, where the flurries fall abundantly. Sparkling white snow that shines like the region itself! Fall under the spell of this larger-than-life territory full of colour. Don’t know where to start? Take a look at these suggestions.

For the love of fresh air

This winter, go skating on Saguenay’s longest frozen trail at the Parc Mille Lieux de la colline theme park and meet the mascots, Alaska the great explorer and his endearing huskies!

Get your skis or snowshoes ready and discover the Valley of the ghosts at Parc national des Monts-Valin and spend the night in an EXP cabin – the ideal basecamp for your activity.

Many trails at the Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay stay open all winter long. This is the time to conquer them on skis or snowshoes and let the snowy nature around you take your breath away.

The Dam-en-Terre resort is your starting point for snowmobile expeditions along the 3,500 km (2,174 mi.) of trails covered in snow! Tubing, skating and fat-biking are also available.

For exhilarating visits

Fun for the little ones / photo : Parc Mille Lieux de la colline
Fun for the little ones / photo : Parc Mille Lieux de la colline

The residents at the Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Félicien are eager to meet you! See what it’s like to go to the zoo during winter and take a ride aboard the train that brings you to the Nature Trails Park where the animals practically roam free.

The fauna of the Saguenay Fjord and its history are brought to you by the Musée du Fjord with its exhibitions, trips, entertainment and special activities. A must-see!

The exhibition Histoire de coupe at La Pulperie, the paper mill and museum in Chicoutimi, looks at the story of the Stanley Cup – the holy grail of NHL players. This winter get hockey fever!

Located in a place of exceptional heritage, Odyssée des Bâtisseurs shows you the crucial role water played in the region’s development through dynamic, interactive exhibits.

Chocolate made in Saguenay / photo : Chocolaterie des Pères Trappistes de Mistassini
Chocolate made in Saguenay / photo : Chocolaterie des Pères Trappistes de Mistassini

For delicious discoveries

While you’re on vacation in the region, don’t forget to stop by the Chocolaterie des Pères trappistes de Mistassini (the chocolate factory of the Mistassini Trappist monks). Atone for your guilty pleasure as you visit this magnificent monastery.

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean sets itself apart with unique flavours from the northern territory. That is what you’ll find showcased at Zone Boréale for a glimpse into the region’s food and agriculture industries. See the website for more information!

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