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Dissecting an ice-age fjord, the most southerly in the northern hemisphere, the mighty Saguenay River rolls through banks of dense forest scenery, before finally unloading into the grand St. Lawrence River. A vivid display of fall hues flashes through the trees each year, while the full range of greens is present in its forests of evergreen pines. All combined, it makes for one of the most scenic and spectacular rivers stretches in North America. Slicing through no fewer than three National Parks, the river guides you on a scenic, spectacular journey through tree-coated landscapes, alive with varied flora and fauna. Parc National du Fjord-du-Saguenay has some of the most beautiful views, where you can stumble across sand beaches, and soak up the tranquillity of the ford's expanse. Acquaint yourself with the views from the perspective of a sea kayak, or explore hiking trails by foot, as you encounter the fjord's dramatic sights, like the sudden precipitous fall of Cap Trinité's cliff edge.
The gateway to the Saguenay Fjord, the city lies at the intersection of a triad of sprawling national parks, amid some of North America’s most impressive scenery. Embark on adventures to witness leaping waterfalls, forest-clad fjord banks, and whales crashing athletically offshore. Learn more of Saguenay's heritage, with a tour of the picturesque pulp mill, which dates back to the 1800s, and now houses a museum. Elsewhere the Petite Maison Blanche is a humble wooden house that was one of the few buildings to survive the floods of 1947. It’s the expansive scenery of Fjord-du-Saguenay National Park that draws most visitors to this part of Northern Quebec, however, and you can venture out to immerse yourself in the immense Ice Age fjord's national park, as it gouges through a spectacular 60-mile route, before unloading into the St. Lawrence River. Said to be the Northern Hemisphere’s most southerly fjord – and one of the world’s longest - it's 270 meters deep in parts, and towered over by steep, scenic slopes. Get out to meet the area’s varied wildlife – which ranges from moose and wolves to orcas, belugas, and blue whales. Sail on the surface in kayaks, or take a sightseeing cruise. Earthy trails invite you to hike in the fresh air, among fragrant pine needles, while daring strung bridges, mountain bike routes, and climbable rock faces cater to the adventurous. Secluded rocky beaches and rejuvenating spas offer a more relaxed way to experience Saguenay's charms.