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Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay

Baie-Éternité campground: water cut off following a major breakdown Details

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 at the self-registration provided for this purpose or 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 12, 2021 to May 19, 2022
    • closed building but the sector is accessible by paying your access authorization
  • May 20 to June 16, 2022
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • June 17 to September 5, 2022
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • September 6 to October 10, 2022
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • October 11, 2022 to May 18, 2023
    • 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 12, 2021 to June 3, 2022
    • closed
  • June 4 to 16, 2022
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • June 17 to September 5, 2022
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • September 6 to October 10, 2022
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • October 11, 2022 to May 18, 2023
    • 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 12, 2021 to May 29, 2022
    • closed
  • May 30 to June 16, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • June 17 to September 5, 2022
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • September 6 to October 10, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • October 11, 2022 to May 18, 2023
    • closed

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

Periods:

  • October 12, 2021 to May 19, 2022
    • closed
  • May 20 to June 16, 2022
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 17 to September 5, 2022
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • September 6 to October 10, 2022
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 11, 2022 to May 18, 2023
    • closed

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

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

Periods:

  • October 12, 2021 to May 19, 2022
    • closed
  • May 20 to September 5, 2022
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 6 to October 10, 2022
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 11, 2022 to May 18, 2023
    • 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

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)

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)

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

Telephone : 418-236-1162

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

Documentation

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

Fishing

Day Fishing Plan 2022 (in French only) Fishing Results, 2021 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2020 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2019 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.

2022 season

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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