Welcome to Saguenay Region!
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean is a vast territory of wild, visually stunning landscapes
featuring large lakes, meandering rivers, towering mountains and a fjord carved
out of a glacial valley. Located in the centre of the province and just north
of Quebec City
, Saguenay features
such attractions as the huge Lake Saint-Jean (circled by the popular Véloroute
or Blueberry Cycling Route) and the Valin Mountains, a popular
spot for a variety of outdoor activities. The captivating Saguenay Fjord, with
its sharp cliffs and sloping valley, is scattered with picturesque villages reminiscent
of rural France. All this natural beauty creates endless recreational opportunities
for the outdoor enthusiast, including hiking, sailing, horseback riding and cycling
in the summer and snowmobiling, ice fishing, dog sledding and snowshoeing in the
winter. The Saguenay Region is also a popular summer retreat area for Québécois
looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city.