Guide To | Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec

By Kailash Maharaj
June 12, 2011

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GETTING THERE
Air Canada Direct to Quebec City and Montreal from where a rental car is the best way to reach the region.
www.aircanada.com

L’ANSE SAINT-JEAN

WHERE TO STAY
Condos et chalets Les Gîtes du Fjord Fully furnished condos and chalets include kitchenette. View of Sagenay fjord.
Restaurant L’islet noted for its home smoked trout.
354 rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, L’Anse-Saint-Jean, Québec; (418) 272-3430 or 1(800) 561-8060;
www.lesgitesdufjord.com

WHAT TO DO
Les Croisières du Fjord A 90-minute tour aboard a cruise boat which leaves from the main dock of the marina.
(418) 543-7630 or 1 (800) 363-7248;
www.croisieresdufjord.com

Au Comptoir d’Édouard Grocery store and casual dining.
60, rue Dallaire L’Anse-Saint-Jean, Québec; (418) 272-3232 ext. 307.

Mont Edouard Ski Resort and Edouard Les Bains Nordic spa, ski village, outdoor activities and accomodations available at friendly family run resort.
1 rue de la Canourgue, L’Anse-Saint-Jean; (418) 272-3232 or 1(877) 472-3232;
www.edouard-les-bains.com

Horizon Evasion Dune buggy adventure in the boreal forest wilds. Chemin du Portage
L’Anse Saint Jean; (418) 272- 1418;
www.horizonevasion.com

Fjord en Kayak Experienced guides and tailored excursions according to weather and paddling abilities. Tandem kayaks available.
359 rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, L’Anse-Saint-Jean, Québec;
(418) 272-3024;
www.fjord-en-kayak.ca

WHERE TO EAT
Auberge La Fjordelaise Owner and chef Rita Gaudreault cooks home food in a restored period house.
370 St-Jean-Baptiste, L’Anse-Saint-Jean; (418) 272-2560 or 1(866) 372-2560;
www.fjordelaise.com

LA BAIE

WHERE TO STAY
Auberge des 21 Owner Marcel Bouchard offers beautifully furnished rooms and excellent food.
621 rue Mars, Ville de La Baie; (418) 697-2121 or 1 (800) 363-7298;
www.aubergedes21.com

WHAT TO DO
Théâtre du Palais Municipal For 20 years Les Aventures d’un Flo has showcased the history of the area in a major production with 200 cast members. English version planned
for Fall 2011. 1831 6e avenue Ville de Saguenay, arr. La Baie;
(418) 698- 3333 or 1 (888) 873-3333;
www.fabuleuse.com

Site de la Nouvelle-France A recreation of 17th century
Quebec city, once used as the set for Canadian film Black
Robe. Also features riveting equestrian show Cabrioles.
455 rue Principale, Saint-Félix-D’Otis; (418) 544-8027 or 1(888) 666-8027;
www.sitenouvellefrance.com

Ecce Mundo – Passionara 2 Music and dance performance from around the world.
555 boulevard de l’universite, Chicoutimi;
(418) 549-4101 or 1 (800) 563-4101;
www.eccemundo.com

Fromagerie Boivin Makers of several fresh cheddar products.
2152 Chemin St-Joseph, La Baie; (418) 544-2622;
www.fromagerieboivin.com

JONQUIERE AND ENVIRONS

WHERE TO STAY
Hôtellerie Cépal Villégiature Slated for renovation, dining
available. 3350 rue Saint-Dominique C.P.
963, Jonquière; (418) 547-5728 or 1 (800) 361-5728;
www.cepalaventure.com

WHAT TO DO
Domaine le Cageot Producer of a blueberry sparkling wine
and other berry based liqueurs and wines.
5455 chemin St-André, Jonquière;
(418) 547-2857;
www.domainelecageot.com

Fromagerie Medard Family run cheese making facility. Choose from eight different types of cheese including a old style cheddar.
10 rue de Quen, St-Gédéon; (418) 345-2407;
www.fromageriemedard.com

Microbrasserie du Lac Saint-Jean Family owned bistro and store that sells artisanal Belgian style beer.
120 rue de la plage, St-Gédéon;
(418) 345-8758;
www.microdulac.com

Chevrier du Nord A family enterprise specializing in handmade clothing and knitted pieces. Member of Economusee.
71 rang Saint-Joseph, Saint-Fulgence;
(418) 590-2755;
www.chevrierdunord.com

Villa Pachon An inn and restaurant worth the visit to sample the famous cassoulet and fine regional cuisine.
1904 rue Perron, Jonquière;
(418) 542-3568 or 1 (888) 922-3568;
www.aubergepachon.com

ALMA AND ENVIRONS

WHERE TO STAY
Hôtel Universel d’Alma Modern newly refurbished hotel with conference facilities and fabulous restaurant, Le Bordelais.
1000 boulevard des Cascades, Alma;
(418) 668-5261 or 1 (800) 263-5261;
www.hoteluniversel.com

WHAT TO DO
Miel des ruisseaux Maker of a variety of honey products and three regional mead beverages. 2924 route du lac ouest Alma;
(418) 487-2745;
www.mieldesruisseaux.com

Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien Family friendly zoo with dining facilities, interactive exhibits, and 4D theatre.
2230 boulevard du Jardin C.P. 90, Saint-Félicien;
(418) 679-0543 or 1 (800) 667-5687;
www.zoosauvage.com

Village historique de Val-Jalbert Stay at a restored village recreating life in Quebec in the 1920s or enter for a shortterm visit.
95 rue Saint-Georges, Chambord; (418) 275- 3132 or 1 (888) 675-3132;
www.valjalbert.com

Jardin Scullion Nursery, garden, restaurant, artists mural and petting zoo spread over 40 hectares. Night garden also open during summer months.
1985 rang 7 ouest, L’Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur, Lac-St-Jean; (418) 347-3377;
www.jardinscullion.com

A l’Orée des Champs Agro-tourism enterprise specializing in excellent regional cuisine especially lamb.
795 Rang 7 Est, Saint-Nazaire; (418) 669-3038;
aloreedeschamps.com

Parc national de la Pointe On the north shore of Lac Saint-Jean includes camping facilities, equipment rental and bicycle paths including a section of the famed Véloroute des
Bleuets.
www.sepaq.com

Groupe Dufour Whale watching excursions. Bilingual guides.
57 rue Sainte-Anne Old Quebec; 1 800-463-5250;
www.dufour.ca

Read more about Quebec in the Spring 2011 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.