What is a fjord Saguenay?

Saguenay Fjord National Park (French: parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay) is a national park of Quebec located in Quebec, Canada. Lawrence Marine Park for over 100 km (60 mi.). The park, originally named Saguenay National Park, was renamed on April 20, 2011.

Are there whales in Saguenay Fjord?

A few minke whales, belugas and seals enter the Saguenay. Many of the area’s characteristics are conducive to the concentration of whales’ prey.

How do you get to Saguenay Fjord?

Take Highway 40 to Québec city. Then, from Québec city, take Route 175 N towards Saguenay. Drive through Réserve Faunique des Laurentides to Chicoutimi. Cross Dubuc bridge to reach the northern sector anf follow direction for Route 172 E towards Tadoussac to the park, Baie Sainte-Marguerite sector.

Is Saguenay worth visiting?

Saguenay is the gateway to the magnificent Fjord-du-Saguenay National Park, which is one of the best places to explore in Quebec. Not only does is there lots to do, but the scenery is spectacular. Fjord-du-Saguenay National Park is also a great place to go bird watching or look for other wildlife.

What do you mean by Fjord?

A fjord is a long, deep, narrow body of water that reaches far inland. Fjords are often set in a U-shaped valley with steep walls of rock on either side. Fjords are found mainly in Norway, Chile, New Zealand, Canada, Greenland, and the U.S. state of Alaska. Fjords were created by glaciers.

Can you see whales in Saguenay?

Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean In the Saguenay, one can observe the Sainte-Marguerite River from the shoreline and watch Beluga whales feed themselves at the river’s mouth. One of the area’s main attractions is the fjord route which brings visitors all the way to Tadoussac near the river’s delta.

Where can I see whales in Saguenay?

The best whale watching is in the St. Lawrence waters just off Tadoussac. You could certainly use Tadoussac as a base for both whale watching boat tours in the St. Lawrence and kayaking in the Saguenay, and you might even see belugas from your kayak.

How deep is the Saguenay River?

275 m
Rivière Saguenay/Max depth

From Saint-Fulgence to the St Lawrence River, the river flows through a deep gash in the Precambrian rock, about 2 km wide and over 275 m deep in places, with cliffs rising 500 m above the river.

Are there bears in Saguenay?

Left: Bears rule the Saguenay forests. As it’s in an area where bears (alongside such large North American mammals as elk, bison and deer) roam freely and continually wander along the road, cross it and sometimes block it, the most valuable visitor advice is cue the cameras.

What is so special about the Saguenay River?

Upstream of Chicoutimi, the fjord becomes a river that is the only outlet for the waters of Lac Saint-Jean and its immense 79,000 km2 drainage basin. The Saguenay River has an average discharge of 1200 m3/s, with peak flows of 1600 m3/s in flood season.

Is fjord in English word?

The use of the word fjord in Norwegian, Danish and Swedish is more general than in English and in international scientific terminology. In Norway and Iceland, the usage is closest to the Old Norse, with fjord used for both a firth and for a long, narrow inlet.

What to do at Parc du Fjord du Saguenay?

Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay welcomes you to come enjoy a camping experience deep in nature. Several kinds of camping accommodations are offered. Just pick the option that suits you best! Choose from camping with or without services, rustic camping, ready-to-camp Huttopia tents, kayak-camping…

Is it safe to kayak in the Saguenay Fjord?

Note to kayakers: To kayak safely on your own on the Saguenay Fjord, you need navigational skills and experience. We strongly recommend purchasing the kayak-camping route map. It contains all the security rules for a safe expedition. Discover by sea kayak the secrets of the Saguenay fjord and its ecosystem. Take a seat aboard an inflatable boat.

Why is the Fjord du Saguenay called a fly boat?

Nick-named the bateau-mouche (fly boat) because of its roof, which offers a 180o panoramic view, and its retractable windows, the Fjord Saguenay II provides direct visual access to the fjord. This trendy and ecological ship holds 125 passengers.

Where to go to see the fjord in Quebec?

The “Land and Sea Excursion” is offered in partnership with Mer et Monde Écotours (Quality Safety Certified). In a sea kayak, navigate along Tadoussac beach to L’anse à la Barque. Slip into your hiking boots and climb to the top of a mountain to have lunch with a magnificent view of the fjord.