Lindsay Taub

Visiting the Saguenay Fjord, Quebec: Where to Play and Stay

2011-10-12 by Lindsay Taub

Overlooking the Saguenay Fjord from the deck at Cap au Leste

When we hear the word “fjord” most people think of Scandinavia or Norway. Few think of Canada. The Saguenay Fjord is a relatively unknown, unexplored region in Northern Quebec, with exception to tourists from the more urban areas of the province. With 2,130 known Fjords around the world, only 38 are 100 or more kilometers long, Saguenay being one of them. But what distinguishes it from the rest is its southern location – being the southernmost fjord in North America that is navigable and inhabited.

The region is centered on two major waterways, Lac Saint-Jean and the Saguenay River, both of which play a critical role in the history, development, and evolution of the area, which began some 950 million years ago. Along the fjord’s edges are acres of beautiful forest, rugged mountainous cliffs, stunning natural beauty, and an adventure-seeker’s playground. This year marks its 175th anniversary and Saguenay is the only region in the province of Quebec with its own flag.

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Tags: Adventure, Hiking, Johnny Jet, Kayaking, Quebec, Saguenay Fjord, Travel

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