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...more
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,...more
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...more
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...more
250, Rue des Sagueneens, Chicoutimi, G7H 3A4, Canada
Good for: Solo
We stayed at this hotel in December 2006 for a week and then January 2007 for a while longer. We...more
1080 Talbot Blvd, Chicoutimi, G7H 4B6, Canada
Good for: Families
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.
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...more
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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)...more
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.
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!
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,...more
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...more
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...more