Saguenay Fjord National Park

91 rue Notre-Dame
Riviere-Eternite, QC G0V 1P0- Map It
Phone: (418) 272-1556

AAA Editor Notes

Saguenay Fjord National Park (Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay), accessible via Hwy. 170, lies along each side of the Saguenay Fjord. Managed by the provincial government, the 319 square kilometres (123 sq. mi.) of long, rugged and heavily forested valley stretch through the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, Charlevoix, Manicouagan and Haute-Côte-Nord tourism regions. During the last ice age glaciers gouged a deep gash through the Laurentian Mountains to the St. Lawrence River, creating the steep-sided Saguenay Fjord—one of the biggest in the world. The park protects a sizable portion of this dramatic landscape. Although the Saguenay Fjord is its major feature, there are hiking trails along the river, and a short hike ascends Cap Trinité to a statue of the Virgin Mary. A 90-minute boat cruise, exploring the fjord and the Baie-Éternité on a 125-passenger vessel, is offered early June to mid-Oct. Information is available at visitor centers and kiosks in Rivière-Éternité, L'Anse-St-Jean, Sacré-Coeur and Tadoussac. Primitive camping is permitted throughout the park; developed facilities are available in the Baie-Éternité sector. Note: Pets are not permitted. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
Park $7.39; free (ages 0-17). Boat trip $58; $30 (ages 6-14); $144 (family, two adults and two children).
Hours: Park open year-round, but some sections are only open mid-May to mid-Oct. Boat trip daily at 11 and 1:30, July 1-Sept. 7; daily at 10:30 and 3 in June and Sept. 8 to mid-Oct. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.