In this one area, the Saguenay River runs through a spectacular fjord. Upstream, the immense Lac-Saint-Jean appears like a veritable inland sea. When the water temperature approaches 25 °C, the surrounding territory, steeped in history, offers a variety of cultural and adventure activities in the heart of magnificent landscapes that the eyes never tire of contemplating.
The Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean area is located north of the St-Lawrence River and contains the Saguenay Fjord, the estuary of the Saguenay River and stretches to the lake bearing the same name Lac-St-Jean. This 62-mile-long Saguenay fjord north of Quebec City, the only navigable fjord in North America, was carved by glaciers during the Ice Age. Here, clear lake waters reflect the white pines, jagged peaks, and blue skies.
If you like to ride, take the Véloroute des Bleuets 256 bicycle circuit or the Blueberry Route, a bike path that circles Lac-Saint-Jean, crossing fifteen municipalities and stretches from the estuary up and around the lake.
Plan a visit to the historic ghost town of Val Jalbert founded in 1901, created for the families of the pulp mill workers and now forming part of a museum circuit called the 'Circuit des amusées 'a grouping of ten museums dispersed around Lac-St-Jean.
If you're looking to escape humanity entirely, imagine a 2–3-day hike on the Sentier Ouiatchouan trail, a 30-km linear hiking route connecting Lac Bouchette to Val-Jalbert in the Lac-Saint-Jean area.