In and around Tadoussac

View of Tadoussac

View of Tadoussac

  • CIMM – the Center for Interpretation of Marine Mammals
  • Whale-watching
  • Saguenay Fjord cruise
  • Beach walking – at low tide past Pointe Rouge to the sand dunes
  • Walk behind wharf to Pointe à l’islet – mouth of the Saguenay
  • Hiking (Park Saguenay)
  • Sand dunes at Moulin Baude – children love to run, tumble, jump and slide down to the beach
  • Sea kayaking
  • Golf and tennis
  • Fishing – salmon, trout
  • Boutiques and restaurants.
  • Hotel Tadoussac
  • Wood carver on right at top of hill – notice humback whale and figures in front
  • Swimming in the lake


Fin-Whales Hunting

Fin-Whales Hunting

  • Archeo-Topo at the Bergeronnes wharf.
  • Cap de Bon Désir lighthouse – activities for children and whale-watching
  • Les Escoumins – Marine Environment Discovery Center – amazing short film of sea life 35 feet below the surface and active museum.
  • Essipit, the Native Reserve – check out the boutique at the gas station.

Up the Saguenay – North side. Route 172

Photo by Peter Turcot

  • After Sacré-Coeur exit to left to Anse de Roche with a magnificant view of the fjord.
  • Ferme 5 Étoiles has deer, moose, pair of wolves, herd of buffalo – also offers guided sea kayaking on the fjord
  • Little further, Parc Saguenay Beluga interpretation center – and a lovely 3km walk to the beluga observation deck on the fjord – also great beach for swimming and picnic.
  • Ste. Rose du Nord – lovely little village with a small Nature Museum and church furnished from the local forest. Great acoustics.

Up the Saguenay – South side – Charlevoix

Lake Shore


  • Pointe Noire lighthouse – just across the ferry – fabulous view and whale-watching.
  • Baie des Roches – a 40-minute hike to beach on the St. Lawrence.
  • At St. Simeon, route 170 to Les Palisades (hiking), Petit Saguenay and Anse St. Jean.
  • At Riviere Eternité – Parc Saguenay, exit right to the fjord and Capes Trinity and Eternity. Interpretation Center, hike to statue of Virgin Mary on Cape Trinity. A full day excursion. Amazing. Bring a picnic.


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