The Saguenay fjord is one of the most beautiful fjords in North America, as I discovered on my self-drive tour through Canada. It is the only navigable fjord in North America, and its shores are lined with long-distance hiking trails. The fjords are also home to a charming village that is waiting for you, with a beautiful beach, a small town and many restaurants, bars and shops.
So if you're ready to ride long distances, you should look at all the stops along the way if you decide to cycle or cycle through the forest paths lined with daisies and ferns. The Saguenay - Lac - Saint - Jean route has a large area suitable for long distances. This is how you arrive at the end of your self-drive tour of Canada, with a beautiful beach, a charming village and a small town, as well as many restaurants, bars and shops in the town of Lac St. Jean. Those who cycle, cycle, hike, cycle or even drive along the long-distance and forest road along the Marguerite have a larger area in their pocket.
From Quebec City to Chicoutimi, the road is about 200 km long, so plan ahead, there is a gas station known as "L'Etape," and there are many restaurants, bars and shops in the city of Lac St. Jean, as well as many shops and restaurants along the Marguerite. From Quebec City to Chicoutimie, from the Quebec border to Lac Saint-Jean and back, it is a long distance, but not as long as the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Martin. Jean route if you plan ahead. The roads are about 100 km long and lead from Quebec to the border with Canada, and this is the long distance and forest road, with a small town and a few shops, such as a restaurant, bar or cafe, plus there is a gas station, which is known as L'Etape.
Bagotville small airport in the city of Saguenay is operated by Air Canada, which operates from Quebec City small airport, to or from Quebec City, by train or bus, and at the smaller Bagotsville airport near the city of Chicoutimi, about 20 km south-west of Lac Saint-Jean.
The region is embedded in a landscape deeply influenced by Lac Saint-Jean, the largest lake in the province of Quebec and one of the largest lakes in the world, which is the main driver of its development. The starting point of this hike is a 1.5 km hike from the town of Bagotville, about 20 km southwest of Saguenay. It is also the location of a number of historical and cultural sites, such as the historic Cathedral of St. Laurent and the Hotel Saint Jean - St - Pierre, as well as a museum of local history and art.
The Parc du Saguenay preserves land on both sides of the Chicoutimi - Tadoussac river and Both the water and the fjord are protected by the Sagnes River National Park, the Parc du St. Lawrence Marine Park. A healthy moose population is seen at the mouth of this river in the morning and is home to a large variety of forest and waterfowl.
According to tourism statistics, the best time of year to visit Saguenay in the summer months is from the end of June to the end of August. According to this value, it should be mid-July to mid-August for the most popular time of year, but not too hot or too cold for visitors.
The last storm falls in May and the first snowfalls of the season in October, but the last storm lasts until The characteristic low winter temperatures of Saguenay are caused by the combination of high temperatures and low snowfall in the winter months, due to the presence of glaciers in the area. Low Sanguenays are the result of a series of ice sheets formed by glaciers on the north and south sides of Lake Superior, the largest glacier in North America. These glaciers cut through its trench, widening it in some places and deepening it considerably in others, as do glaciers of other glaciers.
Saguenay is the site of two merged towns, the largest of which is called Chicoutimi and the second Chateau - Chagnes. They merged at the end of the 19th century, with the last merger leaving behind a single municipality named after them.
Saguenay - Lac - Saint - Jean is located north of Quebec City and includes the city of Chicoutimi and the villages of Chateau - Chagnes, Chic outimi, Lac St. Jean and Lac Saint Jean. The region is also known as sagagmie, after the Innu name, which means "flat lake" in the Inuit language.
The southern part of the region, surrounded by forests and mountain ranges, forms a fertile enclave in the Canadian shield, the Saguenay Trench. It has become a political stronghold for Quebec's independence drive and is home to Canada's largest Inuit population and a large number of indigenous peoples. There is a French speaking region in Quebec City and Chicoutimi, and there are several other small towns and villages in it, such as Chateau - Chagnes, Chic - outimi and Lac St. Jean.