Chicoutimi Travel Guide

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Chicoutimi Things to Do

  • If you are more luckier than us

    If you are luckier than us you can see this : the tail of a grand blue whale. I mean : we did not see it and I did not take this photograph.

  • Hiking up the fjord side

    Again from the Eternite river Park, a great (and a bit extenuous) adventure: hiking up the cliff to see the fjord from above. Wonderfull experience! Since the hike can be a little steep, the've put up thematic base camps on the path (a little romantic cabins, swings, benches...) so you'll have a excuse to stop!At top, we encountered a guide who...

  • Eternite River Park

    A must-see center where the Eternite River meets the Saguenay Fjord. A pic-nic on the fjord, kayaking in the blue deep waters, hiking up the hill and maybe even spot a few whales that can ventures up the fjord from the St-Lawrence River...The center also offers lodging (camping or in a chalet) and activities: fishing, cycling, cruising, hiking,...

  • Kayaking in deep blue waters

    In the Saguenay Fjord, it's breath taking... The coast surounding you is steep and high. The dept of the water is astonishing. The surroundings are calm and dark. You can join a group with a guide or go alone if you're experimented.

  • Closer

    If the previous beluga photograph seems to be too poor, see this one drawn from a specialized website.

  • The belugas

    See the belugas (white whales).They live in family and we saw several white backs like this one.This photograph is taken with a zoom

  • Go see the whales aboard a...

    Go see the whales aboard a Zodiac.It's a very popular activities, but seeing these big animals from up close in a Zodiac (or even a kayak) is breath taking! Some say that if you go in spring or early summer, you'll see more whales; during the summer, the water is too warm for the whales. But don't bother brigning a cameras, you'll miss almost every...

  • St-Felicien Zoo

    It's where animals are free and people are in cages. In fact, it's a little train that goes around in the habitat of the animals. You can also 'play' with a charming polar bear. I had the most fun!

  • Val Jalbert, the ghost city...

    An ancien village from the beggining of the century lived and died in the middle of the forest. It's now kept alive so we can discover who they were. Animation through out the location recreate the live in the village (a teacher, a priest, ...). You can walk around, follow a guide, eat, shop or go up in the mountain with the funecular or rent a...


Chicoutimi Hotels

  • Hotel La Sagueneenne

    250, Rue des Sagueneens, Chicoutimi, G7H 3A4, Canada

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Le Montagnais Saguenay

    1080 Talbot Blvd, Chicoutimi, G7H 4B6, Canada

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Comfort Inn Chicoutimi

    We stayed at this hotel in December 2006 for a week and then January 2007 for a while longer. We...


Chicoutimi Restaurants

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    We ate at this restaurant

    by Simonneeddy Updated Sep 24, 2002

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    We ate at this restaurant with some freinds two of whom reside in the area and two who like us had come from Joliette for a visit.
    A very nice atmosphere and service.

    Favorite Dish: We tasted the specialty of the house which is a soup well known in this area.'GOURGANE SOUP' (a special kind of bean). We were in a hurry as we had to drive to La BAIE for a show at the theatre there and were running late.


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Chicoutimi Nightlife


    AUG-. 17th . Drove here (VILLE DE LA BAIE) from Chicoutimi to find the theater in daylight so that at night we would have no problems. Ate lunch at Kasa Kista restaurant on Boul. De La Grande Baie Nord in the centre of town. Here we also met our neighbor Louise who was in town for the play and after lunch went to the 'Laser light' show in the same...

  • The show: La Fabuleuse...

    The show: La Fabuleuse histoire d'un royaume200 comedians in 1400 costumes with cars, horses, rain and much more ! It's fabulous! Grandiose! You can buy tickets at the theater and in many inn in the city. Call ahead!

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Chicoutimi Transportation

  • Use the ferry boats available...

    Use the ferry boats available all around this area (Ile-aux-coudres, Tadoussac, St-Simeon...).It's free, easy access, quick and will let you enjoy a very different point of view.

  • Riding the 'Veloroute des...

    Riding the 'Veloroute des bleuts' (Blueberry bike road). It's a 256km cycling circuit that goes around the lake St-jean from which you have acces to sand beachs and touristic attractions. It's a unique cycling circuit in North America. La Véloroute des Bleuets1671, avenue du Pont NordAlma (Québec) G8B 5G2Phone : (418) 668-4541Fax : (418)...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Chicoutimi Local Customs

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    Quebec is a french province,...

    by BEETLE_VERTE Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Quebec is a french province, but you'll get around speaking english since almost everyone can speak at least a little bit of it (like me!). People are very friendly and will welcome you with open arms.

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Chicoutimi What to Pack

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    Packing List

    by BEETLE_VERTE Updated Mar 21, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring good walking shoes and almost any kind of clothes you own, because from one day to the other, it can be freezing or very hot.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bug spray! Sunscreen. First aid kit if you go fishing or camping

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you want to go camping, bring a hat and mittens, you'll appreciat it during the night if it's not july!

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Adventure Travel
    • Fishing

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Chicoutimi Off The Beaten Path

  • Pottery Port-au-Persil in...

    Pottery Port-au-Persil in St-Simeon. A barn transform in a craft store and a workshop. You can make your own pottery in the store. Since it has to bake, they can finish it for you and you pick it up on your way back from your trip.

  • Use your (or rent a) bicycle...

    Use your (or rent a) bicycle to visit Ile-aux-coudres, a little island in front of Baie-St-Paul. You'll take the ferry (free) from Saint-Joseph-de-la-rive. Do not take you're rollerblades, it's forbiden!

  • 'FJORD DU...

    'FJORD DU SAGUENAY'--------------------------------------- A scene as we descend the Saguenay river by boat on a tour.


Chicoutimi Sports & Outdoors

  • Trouts

    At the Eternite River Park, we could fish in some of those lovely little rivers. Small trouts I think (since this was my first fishing trip ever...). Small, but so delicious! We fried them on the fire at camp, it was so fresh and juicy!In the paths leading to the little river, we encountered a porcupine and a black bear. Wow! (and scarry!) Boots,...

  • Ouananiche

    In the St-Jean Lake live the famous Ouananiches, salmons trapped in the lake and thinking it's the sea... well... they're fish...We stopped in a fishing goods store in Chicoutimi and asked around for the best spot. Some said Roberval, others Peribonka. We tried Peribonka, but weren't very lucky... Still, I caught my very first fish in life, a nice...

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Chicoutimi Favorites

  • Cruise on the Saint Lawrence

    Make a cruise on the Saint Lawrence. The cruise lasts 3 hours and costs 45$CND. Do not forget the binocular. The whales do not respect the appointments but they are always here in Summer to eat and to built up a new plubber for the Winter. The boats are not allowed to approach the whales at less than 100 meters. The same regulation applies for the...

  • Route 138

    Take the Route 138 between Quebec to Tadoussac to enjoy a Whales Watching Cruise. The trip lasts 2:30. There is free ferry to cross the Saguenay River to reach Tadoussac. It is possible to board in Sainte Catherine to avoid the ferry (30 mn).

  • in CHARLEVOIX, walk on the...

    in CHARLEVOIX, walk on the shore, whether it's during the day under the sun or just before the night falls.


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