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Saguenay, Canada

Saguenay
Canada

The Port of Saguenay is located in the Baie des Ha! Ha! To get there, the ship will sail on the beautiful Saguenay Fjord which is one of the few intracontinental fjords. Its marine biodiversity is exceptional. You can see marine species such as beluga, whale and blue whale. You will be warmly welcomed at the Cruise Port of Saguenay by the local population. The area offers many activities to enjoy nature.

Useful Information

Language

French

Tips

A 15% tip will be appreciated in restaurants and taxis.

Currency

CAD
Canadian Dollar

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XE

Time difference

UTC: -5

from New York: 0h

from San Francisco: +2h

from London: -5h

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)
Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
-21-6
-164
-1014
582.25
February
-19-2
-139
-719
512.00
March
-1210
-621
-131
522.00
April
-327
337
846
622.50
May
338
1050
1661
813.25
June
949
1660
2272
883.50
July
1254
1865
2476
1124.50
August
1152
1763
2373
913.50
September
744
1254
1864
1034.00
October
134
542
1049
853.25
November
-622
-228
235
783.00
December
-155
-1013
-622
702.75

Where is located the Saguenay cruise port Cruise Terminal

Your ship will dock in the heart of the La Baie sector in the city of Saguenay. If there is more than one ship in port, you could anchor in the bay called “Baie des Ha! Ha!” The cruise terminal offers all expected services. You will be warmly welcome from the actors of the show “The fabulous story of a kingdom”. Many restaurants and a craft market can be found near the cruise pavilion.

Travelling around the Saguenay Cruise Port

“Taxi Sourire” with accredited drivers offer tailor-made tours lasting from 1h to 6h. These taxis can be found directly at the cruise pier.
Two hop-on hop-off minibus tours allow you to see the city’s attractions as well as the Fjord Museum.
You can rent a car directly at the cruise terminal. ( National car rental)
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Activities in Saguenay

Landmarks

Notre-Dame-du-Saguenay statue (in French)

This 7.5-meter statue of the Virgin Mary is located on Cape Trinity. You will see it from your cruise ship. You can also hike in the Parc du Fjord du Saguenay to get there and have splendid views of the fjord.

Museums

Fjord Museum

The Fjord Museum presents exhibits on the marine ecosystem of the Saguenay Fjord. There is a giant aquarium, 3D presentations and a pool where you can interact with marine species.

La Pulperie

This museum established in the facilities of the former Chicoutimi Pulp Company presents the history of this company and the importance of this industry for the region. An exhibition on the Arthur-Villeneuve House showcases the work of a painter who used his house as a canvas. Temporary exhibitions are also on display.

The Little White House (in French)

This little house survived the terrible flood of 1996. It symbolizes the resilience of the citizens of Saguenay. You will discover the history of its occupants and the tragic events of the flood.

Bagotville Air Defence Museum

Learn about the history of Canadian military aviation and take control of a CF-18 Hornet simulator. A guided tour of the military base is also offered.

Nature

Saguenay Fjord National Park

The Fjord-du-Saguenay National Park is located along the shores of the fjord. The Baie Éternité sector offers many activities such as hiking, kayaking and climbing.

Activities

Via ferrata

For thrills, this climbing course will allow you to discover striking views along the walls of the fjord. A guide accompanies your small group for a safe excursion.

La fabuleuse

The Fabulous Story of a Kingdom (La Fabuleuse Histoire d’un Royaume) is a large-scale show that features 100 volunteer artists, horses and farm animals. When booking on the ship, transportation is included in the ticket price.

Cruise on the fjord

Discover the fjord and its villages by taking a cruise on the fjord.

Nearby

Anse-Saint-Jean village (in French)

This village located in a natural haven on the shores of the Fjord is one of the most beautiful villages in Quebec. There is a covered bridge and hiking trails.

Sainte-Rose-du-Nord village (in French)

This village is located on the north shore of the fjord. It is one of the most beautiful villages in Quebec. Hiking trails allow you to admire the fjord.

Excursions in Saguenay

The company Tours aventure Fjord et Monde offers different tours to discover the region. You can also rent an electric bike.