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Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay

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Open in the winter

Location

Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay lies along the shores of the fjord. It covers the following tourism regions: Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Charlevoix and Côte-Nord.

Area: 326.7 km2

MontréalQuébecSaguenay,
Borough of
Chicoutimi
Baie-Éternité, Rivière-Éternité Sector 519 km 272 km 70 km
Baie-Sainte-Marguerite, Sacré-Coeur Sector 499 km 246 km 101 km
Baie-de-Tadoussac, Tadoussac Sector 470 km 221 km 126 km

 

Access and Operating Period

Get directions

Baie-Éternité Sector (Rivière-Éternité)

From Québec:

  • By way of the Laurentides Wildlife Reserve, take Route 175. At the exit of the reserve, take Route 170 E towards Ville de la Baie until you reach Rivière-Éternité village.

From Charlevoix:

  • Take Route 138 E of Québec to St-Siméon; from there, Route 170 W towards Chicoutimi. The park entrance is situated in Rivière-Éternité village. Follow road signs.

Baie-Sainte-Marguerite Sector (Sacré-Cœur)

From Montréal:

  • 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.

From Charlevoix:

  • Continue on 138 to fjord du saguenay. Take the ferry to Tadoussac. On the north shore of the fjord, take 172 (Route de Tadoussac) towards Chicoutimi to the park, Baie Sainte-Marguerite sector.

Additional Information

The park is open year-round. However, in order to better plan your activities, please take note that the period of operation of the services may vary according to the sector.

For the winter season, you must park your vehicle at the park's main entrance (91, Notre-Dame, Rivière-Éternité) and you will have to walk 7 km by snowshoe to reach Baie Éternité. You will need to pay your access authorization at the self-registration provided for this purpose or online on our Website. Please note that no service is available during this period.

Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay stretches along both shores of the fjord. It is important to keep in mind the sometimes considerable distances between attractions in the three sectors.

Administrative office is open year-round, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Baie-Éternité Sector (Rivière-Éternité)

Baie-Éternité Information Kiosk
Reception and information, park entry fee payment, fishing authorization and reservations

Periods:

  • May 17 to June 20, 2019
    • Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • June 21 to October 13, 2019
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • October 14 to 31, 2019
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • November 1, 2019, to May 15, 2020
    • closed building but the sector is accessible by paying your access authorization

Discovery and Visitors Centre
Reception and information, Boutique Nature, food counter and reservations

Periods:

  • May 17 to June 20, 2019
    • Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • June 21 to September 2, 2019
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • September 3 to October 14, 2019
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • October 15 to 31, 2019
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • November 1, 2019, to May 15, 2020
    • closed

Baie-Sainte-Marguerite Sector (Sacré-Cœur)

Baie-Sainte-Marguerite Information Kiosk
Reception and information, park entry fee payment, fishing authorization and reservations

Periods:

  • May 17 to June 20, 2019
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • June 21 to September 2, 2019
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • September 3 to October 14, 2019
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • October 15 to 31, 2019
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • November 1, 2019, to May 15, 2020
    • closed

Le Béluga Discovery and Visitors Centre
Reception and information, Boutique Nature and reservations

Periods:

  • May 17 to June 20, 2019
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 21 to September 2, 2019
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • September 3 to October 14, 2019
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • November 1, 2019, to May 15, 2020
    • closed

L'Anse-de-Tabatière Sector (L'Anse-Saint-Jean)

L'Anse-de-Tabatière Information Kiosk
Reception and information, entry fee payment

Periods:

  • May 17 to June 20, 2019
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 21 to September 2, 2019
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 3 to October 14, 2019
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 15 to 31, 2019
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • November 1, 2019, to May 15, 2020
    • closed building but the sector is accessible by paying your access authorization

Services

Boutique Nature

At our 2 Discovery and Visitors Centres, a vast array of souvenirs, clothing for adults and children, discovery products for young people, and outdoor items are available at the Boutique Nature store.

Equipment Rental 

Baie-Éternité Sector

  • Fishing gear (winter)

Baie-Sainte-Marguerite Sector (Le Béluga Discovery and Visitors Centre)

  • Bike (adult and child)

Food Services

Several places offer snacks:

  • Le Béluga Discovery and Visitors Centre at Baie-Sainte-Marguerite
  • Fjord du Saguenay Discovery and Visitors Centre

Guide Services

Short Guided Excursions, Baie-Éternité Sector (Rivière-Éternité)

  • Guided sea kayak and zodiac outings with OrganisAction
  • Guided hikes in a trail with a park warden
  • Rabaska excursion with a park warde
  • Cruises offered by Croisières du fjord

Long Guided Excursions, All Sectors

Short Guided Excursions, Baie-de-Tadoussac Sector

  • Discovery activities about birds of prey and owls
  • Guided hike with a park warden

Transportation Service (contact the company directly)


Nearby Services

Accommodations and Restaurants

Depending on which sector of the park you want to visit, there are several types of accommodation and food services to choose from.


Contact Information

Mailing Address:
91 Notre-Dame
Rivière-Éternité (Québec)  G0V 1P0

Telephone : 418 272-1556

Fax : 418 272-1516

parc.saguenay@sepaq.com

Important

Regulations

Regulations are in effect in Québec national parks. Before going to a national park, check the main rules and recommendations to better plan your visit. Details

Pets

Since May 17, 2019, dogs are allowed. However, they are only allowed in certain areas. Check out the applicable rules and authorized sites.

Guide dogs and service dogs are allowed everywhere. Other pets are still prohibited in national parks.

Documentation

Discovery Guide Careful by nature GPS-Main attractions (in French only) Regulations for Marine Activities

Fishing

Day Fishing Plan 2019 (in French only) Fishing Results, 2018 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2017 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2016 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2015 Season (in French only)

Map Library

Summer Activities

Winter Activities

Camping and accommodations

Maps of the lakes

(in French only)

According to the available data, the lakes maps may present various information such as bathymetry or sites favorable to fishing.

External Links

Fjord Cruises Vehicle shuttle – north shore Ferme 5 Étoiles Association touristique régionale du Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean Associations touristiques régionales de la Côte-Nord Association touristique régionale de Charlevoix Camping Québec Croisières AML Environment Canada Fédération québécoise du canot et du kayak Canada Coast Guard Ferme 5 étoiles La communauté montagnaise d'Essipit Group for research and education on marine mammals (GREMM) Musée du Fjord Pour voir les baleines du Saint-Laurent Site de la Nouvelle-France QuébecOriginal Fjord en kayak OrganisAction Le Québec maritime Parc national des Cévennes Parc marin du Saguenay – Saint-Laurent Vehicle shuttle – south shore OrganisAction Autobus touristique Route du fjord Tide tables: Port-Alfred Tide tables: Tadoussac Pour voir les baleines du Saint-Laurent

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