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Secrets of the Saguenay Fjord - Canadian Signature Experiences

Discover Québec’s majestic Saguenay region: it’s a haven for whales, seals, birds and fish

10 April 2013

A fjord’s magnitude is best observed from the water. Paddling through Québec’s Saguenay Fjord combines astounding perspectives and beach “glamping” with a passage through geologic time.
Fjord en Kayak outfitters take guests on a three-day, two-night paddle from L’Anse-Saint-Jean to Tadoussac. The voyageurs then return to L’Anse St. Jean in zodiac vessels.

The six-person group paddles between 18 and 20 km per day (about six hours) though times may vary slightly depending on tides and winds. A three-day excursion allows for plenty of flexibility, pausing to explore an island or watching the harbour seals frolic in the Baie Sainte-Marguerite delta. The first night is spent at the cottage L’Anse à la Barge.

The second day in the fjord is “Whale Day,” beluga and minke whales are often visible as the kayak pod continues toward the Pointe à Passe-Pierre campsite after dining in L’Anse Saint-Étienne and enjoying plenty of leisure time upon the stunning white beaches that line the Saguenay River.   

Entering a delta always proves fun, as waters churn beside prideful paddlers who emerge from days beneath steep granite to scan the vista and encounter the waves of the mighty St. Lawrence River. Their voyage complete, the paddlers step into Tadoussac to explore and shop before embarking on the speedier, but no less scenic, trip back beneath the fjord to L’Anse St. Jean.

Musée du Fjord
in La Baie entices visitors to discover the secrets of the Saguenay Fjord through its excursions and activities. Explore the minerals, flora, fauna and history of the fjord on guided tours. Delve underwater at the Aquarium to see fish of the fjord, and touch starfish, sea cucumbers, see urchins and the other species in the touch pool. The museum’s multimedia show, Journey into the Heart of the Saguenay Fjord, offers amazing aerial, land and underwater images.

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