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The Saguenay

Canada
By Dmitry Petrounin Dmitry Petrounin Section editor Profile

Discover The Saguenay

In the centre of the country, the Saguenay has its source in Lake Saint-Jean, then crosses a landscape marked by mountains and cliffs, before reaching the Saint Lawrence River. The river then draws a magnificent and very deep fjord. During the winter season, the Saguenay fjord is one of the most popular places for fishing under ice in the region. To be protected from the wind, this type of fishing, inherited from American Indian customs, is done from wooden cabins.

The Saguenay

The Saguenay , The villages surrounding Saguenay , Canada
The villages surrounding Saguenay

The banks of the river are lined with charming little villages where the inhabitants welcome visitors with open arms.

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The Saguenay , Lac-Saint-Jean, Canada , Canada
Lac-Saint-Jean, Canada

Most of the 275,000 inhabitants live in the towns located along the banks of the river, where the way of life is still very culture-orientated.

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The Saguenay , The Saguenay Fjord, Canada , Canada
The Saguenay Fjord, Canada

The views here, dominated by craggy cliffs, constitute some of the most majestic panoramas in Quebec. This natural wonder can be discovered on foot, by horseback, or by kayak

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The Saguenay , The Saguenay Valley , Canada
The Saguenay Valley, Canada

The panoramic views alternate between land and sea. Thus, as well as the lakes found in the region.

© MTOQ - Claude Parent, Paul Hurteau
The Saguenay , The beaches of Saguenay , Canada
The beaches of Saguenay, Canada

The banks of the river are home to some of the most magnificent beaches where you can swim in natural surroundings.

© MTOQ - Claude Parent, Paul Hurteau