DISCOVER OUR CANYONS AND FISHWAY! - Saguenay shore excurtions

Saguenay Trip Overview

For the cruise ship passenger.

With over 120 km of hiking trails, a great way to discover this magnificent yet little known landscape is by foot. From the pier in La Baie, you’ll enjoy a scenic drive to Parc National du Saguenay where you’ll begin your 1 1/2-mile journey along the ‘point de vue du soupir’ trail. Here you’ll experience first hand and up close the disproportionate scale of time and space in a land where nature has made use of its colossal forces to carve out a fjord. The hike culminates at the halfway point to the statue of Our Lady of Saguenay where you’ll have remarkable views of the Fjord and surrounding mountains, lakes and valleys. The hike will take approximately two hours round trip and is recommended for advanced hikers with a rise in height of 450 feet and 500 steps to climb. Following your hike you’ll have some free time at the Interpretation Center to enjoy the excellent exhibits of the fjord or shop in the trendy gift shop.

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Duration: 3 hours
Starts: Saguenay, Canada
Trip Category: Tours & Sightseeing >> Bus & Minivan Tours



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What to Expect When Visiting Saguenay, Québec, Canada

For the cruise ship passenger.

With over 120 km of hiking trails, a great way to discover this magnificent yet little known landscape is by foot. From the pier in La Baie, you’ll enjoy a scenic drive to Parc National du Saguenay where you’ll begin your 1 1/2-mile journey along the ‘point de vue du soupir’ trail. Here you’ll experience first hand and up close the disproportionate scale of time and space in a land where nature has made use of its colossal forces to carve out a fjord. The hike culminates at the halfway point to the statue of Our Lady of Saguenay where you’ll have remarkable views of the Fjord and surrounding mountains, lakes and valleys. The hike will take approximately two hours round trip and is recommended for advanced hikers with a rise in height of 450 feet and 500 steps to climb. Following your hike you’ll have some free time at the Interpretation Center to enjoy the excellent exhibits of the fjord or shop in the trendy gift shop.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Riviere-a-Mars, 3232, Chemin Saint-Louis, La Baie, Saguenay, Quebec G7B 4M8 Canada

Before you return to your ship, Visit to the Fishway. The Rivière-à-Mars fishway is the best place to learn about the Atlantic salmon and sea trout in the Saguenay. Visit the level ladder which allows salmon arriving from the ocean to bypass the dam to spawn!

There you will find:

-An observatory with porthole where you can see the fish swimming up the ladder;

-Transport cage used to transport broodstock to inaccessible areas;

-A screen showing live images from the underwater camera installed in the river;

-Information on Atlantic salmon and sea trout;

-You might even have the chance to see one of our happy fishermen with his catch.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Center Plein Air Bec-Scie, 7400 Chem. des Chutes, La Baie, QC G7B 3N8, Canada

In the heart of Saguenay 15 minutes by minibus from the port of call in the Bec-Scie Outdoor Center offers breathtaking scenery. Follow the trails along the magnificent Rivière-à-Mars canyon and cross the footbridges that offer views of this spirited stream.
Throughout the course, our guide will allow you to familiarize yourself with the natural phenomena that have shaped this landscape. The route is accessible to the whole family. Have a great hike!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes



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