Saguenay By Land & Sea

5.5 hours | Saguenay | S A 5 - 6 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • Saguenay Fjord National Park
Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Millions of years in the making, the Saguenay Fjord is a breathtaking reminder of earth's spectacular evolution. Carved by ancient glaciers, the fjord is Quebec's largest and the most southerly fjord in the northern hemisphere. Over 880 feet deep in some places and 65 miles long, the fjord is home to 54 species of fish and marine mammals.

See the fjord in all its glory aboard a cruise boat that will pick you up at the pier or you have the option of driving through the stunning countryside and taking the boat from.L'Anse-Saint-Jean one of the most beautiful villages in Quebec.To thoroughly enjoy your adventure, please wear warm clothing and bring along a camera to capture each memorable moment.

From the pier you'll board your boat for a 2-hour cruise across the sapphire-blue waters of the fjord past pass Sainte Rose du Nord, a charming little hamlet of only 480 residents named one of "most Beautiful Villages of Quebec." Nestled on the shores of the Saguenay River the village is surrounded by forested mountains and pristine lakes.

You'll continue to cruise to L'Anse-Saint-Jean, while you Marvel at the granite walls, carved out by massive glaciers. Breathe in the quiet and have your camera handy. The fjords waters are home to four species of whales: the blue, fin, minke and the beluga. And, you may wish to look up. Peregrine falcons can be found soaring overhead or nesting on the cliffs while seals catch a little sun on nearby rocks. As you cruise along, you may imagine native tribes like the Montagnais or even Jacques Cartier, the first European to visit the area in 1535, paddling to shore with a day's catch of fish.

Straight ahead is Cape Trinity, the fjord's highest cliffs and home of the impressive Notre-Dame-du-Saguenay statue. Standing more than 980 feet above the water, Our Lady of the Saguenay measures 32 feet high and weighs three tons. Sculpted in 1881 out of solid white pine, the statue is covered in lead to protect it from the weather and is a regional landmark and considered the fjord's protector.

When you arrive at L'Anse-Saint-Jean , you'll have the chance to do a little exploring on your own. You will then continue to discover the Fjord this time by land with a picture stops opportunities, including at an old covered bridge that figured in the $1000,00 Can Bill, another stop will be made at the National Park Observation Point


At the end of your adventure you'll return to the pier enlightened and charmed by this unforgettable experience.

Special Notes:

Tour may operate in reverse order. One group travels to L'Anse-Saint-Jean by bus and returns by boat. Another group may depart by boat and returns by bus. Depending on tides, the access boat ramp at L'Anse-Saint-Jean could be steep. this tour is not recommended for guests with walking disabilities.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

From the pier begin your cruise to L'Anse St Jean

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Travel time:
02:40

Arrive at L'Anse St Jean followed by some free time to explore on own.

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:30

Depart by bus for Photo Opportunity at Old Covered Bridge

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Travel time:
00:40

Continue for a drive followed by a photo stop in Saguenay Park

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Travel time:
00:40

Depart for your return drive to the Pier

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Travel time:
01:00