DescriptionAlma is at the junction of the Saguenay River and lac St-Jean. Called Piekouagami, meaning “flat lake,” by the Montagnais people, lac St-Jean was discovered by Jesuit missionary Father Jean de Quen in 1647. This vast lake, 49 kilometres (31 mi.) long and 29 kilometres (18 mi.) wide, is surrounded by agricultural land known for its blueberries.
Two-hour cruises on lac St-Jean are offered by Dam-en-Terre Tourist Complex (Complexe touristique de la Dam-en-Terre) aboard the NV La Tournée, which departs from 1385 ch. de la Marina Dam-en-Terre. Also available at the complex are a marina, a beach, cottages, summer theater and opportunities for camping; phone (418) 668-3016 or (888) 289-3016.
Visitor InfoAlma Tourist Information Bureau 1682 av. du Pont Nord ALMA, QC G8B 5G3. Phone:(418)668-3611 or (877)668-3611
Things to SeeThe Odyssey of the Builders Theme Park