Saguenay, Canada Port
The town of Saguenay in Quebec combines the majesty of the natural fjords with a certain French flair, giving this destination a truly unique feel. The town’s main purpose is as a gateway to the Saguenay Fjord, a majestic valley that is home to a huge array of fish and whale species. How you best enjoy the scenery is up to you – hike amongst the steep mountains, take a boat tour of the waters, or opt for a helicopter tour that gives you spectacular aerial views.
The area is also home to some fascinating trades and industries, perfect if you want to get to know more about the local heritage. The glass blowing workshop at the heart of the town offers live demonstrations, while the Le Chevrier du Nord Goat Farm lets visitors see how wool made from goat hairs us woven and used into exquisite fabrics. Chicoutimi was once a thriving pulp and paper manufacturer, with the old Pulp Mill declared a National History Site, and you can also visit Les Bergeries du Ford farm amongst the hills to see how it makes its award-winning cheese.
The currency in Saguenay is the Canadian Dollar. Saguenay is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT -4).