The beauty of the St. Lawrence River region around Quebec, Canada is exemplified by Saguenay, a little town that boasts a big national park devoted to its most famous attraction, a 60-mile long fjord that you can experience up close on one of more of the exciting Saguenay shore excursions you can book.
Whether you choose walking, hiking, motor cruising, or water cruising as your preferred mode for exploring Saguenay National Park, Saguenay shore excursions fit the bill, and you can be sure your chosen shore excursion will be scenic, spectacular, and satisfying.
Start a hike in Saguenay National Park along the Point de Vue du Soupir Trail, and spot wildlife – black bears, wolves, falcons – in their natural habitat. Reach an elevation of 450 feet and witness incredibly beautiful views of the Fjord, mountains and valley.
Saguenay cruise tours that take you skimming along the Saguenay Fjord where rugged cliffs of over 1,000 feet rise from the shoreline, and from which Cape Trinity, the most dramatic formation can be seen, are among the most popular excursions. Schedule a combo tour and you’ll also enjoy a coastline drive to the National Park Observation and a stop at a picture-perfect covered bridge.
Take a guided walking tour of the Park that begins at the Interpretation Center, where you’ll learn all about the Fjord, its glacial beginnings, and the wildlife that calls the Park home. Enjoy time to explore the beauty and tranquility of the Park.
To delve into the area’s history and cultural roots, book Saguenay shore excursions that visit the villages of Saguenay, Chicoutimi, and La Baie. Tour the village of Saguenay to learn about the area’s beginnings as a fur-trading post. At Chicoutimi discover the area’s rich logging tradition, tour a pulp mill, and find out how the area became the center of Canada’s paper industry in the 20th century. On a guided stroll around La Baie, delight in the works of the many artists and artisans who live and work in the town.
For a “fabulous” multimedia experience that traces the history of Saguenay from its beginnings in 1603 to the present, sit in on a performance of “La Fabuleuse.” The cultural stage show, performed in English, features 200 actors, a host of animals, and is as much fun as it is informative.