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Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay

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

IMPORTANT: Access roads are open from May to October. Gates close at the first snowfall. The park remains accessible year-round, but during the fall and winter seasons, no services are offered on site. You will need to pay your access authorization online on our website.

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.

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:

  • October 10, 2023 to May 16, 2024
    • closed building but the sector is accessible by paying your access authorization
  • May 17 to June 13, 2024
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • June 14 to September 1, 2024
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • September 2 to October 26, 2024
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • October 27, 2024 to May 15, 2025
    • 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:

  • October 30, 2023 to May 16, 2024
    • closed
  • May 17 to June 13, 2024
    • 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 14 to September 1, 2024
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • September 2 to October 14, 2024
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • October 15 to 26, 2024
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 27, 2024 to May 15, 2025
    • closed

Baie-Sainte-Marguerite Sector (Sacré-Cœur)

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

Periods:

  • October 10, 2023 to May 16, 2024
    • closed
  • May 17 to June 13, 2024
    • every day, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • June 14 to September 1, 2024
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • September 2 to October 20, 2024
    • every day, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • October 21, 2024 to May 15, 2025
    • closed

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

Periods:

  • October 10, 2023 to May 16, 2024
    • closed
  • May 17 to June 13, 2024
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 14 to September 1, 2024
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • September 2 to October 20, 2024
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 21, 2024 to May 15, 2025
    • closed

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

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

Periods:

  • October 10, 2023 to May 16, 2024
    • closed
  • May 17 to September 1, 2024
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 2 to October 14, 2024
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • October 15, 2024 to May 15, 2025
    • closed

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

  • Rowboat for lake fishing

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)

Long Guided Excursions, All Sectors

Short Guided Excursions, Baie-de-Tadoussac Sector

  • 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

Administration and Baie-Éternité sector
(Baie-Éternité campground, nautical activities and via ferrata)

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

Telephone : 418-272-1509

Fax : 418 272-1516

parc.saguenay@sepaq.com

Baie-Sainte-Marguerite sector
(Bleuvet and Pointe-du-Moulin campground, beluga whale watching)

Please enter the following coordinates in your GPS or on Google Maps to obtain the correct itinerary: 48.2668144312222, -69.945370523464

1121, Route 172 Nord
Sacré-Coeur (Québec)  G0T 1Y0

Telephone : 418-236-1162

Tourist accommodation
Cabins: registration number 297632
Campgrounds: registration numbers 201762 (Baie-Éternité),
207152 (Sentier maritime du Fjord) and 206990 (Le Bleuvet)

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.

Companion Leisure Card (CAL)

Companion Leisure Card (CAL) holders may be accompanied free of charge by one person during a visit in a Québec national park. Find out more

Filming

A private individual or production company must obtain prior authorization to carry out a video shoot or photo session on Sépaq-managed territories. Find out more

Documentation

Discovery Guide Camping guide (in French only) GPS-Main attractions (in French only) Regulations for Marine Activities List of activities offered (in French only) Careful by nature

Fishing

Day Fishing Plan 2024 (in French only) Fishing Results, 2023 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2022 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2021 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.

Complementary tool: Avenza Maps

The mobile app allows you to geotag your location on our territory maps. To read one of our maps using Avenza Maps, download the maps from the Avenza Maps mapstore.

Several other maps of Sépaq (including lake maps) are accessible via the mapstore of Avenza Maps. You can access the maps directly in the application or via their website.

External Links

Les Navettes maritimes 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 Bonjour Québec Fjord en kayak Saguenay Aventures Le Québec maritime Parc national des Cévennes Parc marin du Saguenay – Saint-Laurent Vehicle shuttle (south shore) - Saguenay Aventures Autobus touristique Route du fjord Tide tables: Port-Alfred Tide tables: Tadoussac Pour voir les baleines du Saint-Laurent

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