Hiking in the Saguenay Fjord (SEPAQ)


I spend 90% of my time sitting in front of my computer working, therefore when I travel I take every opportunity to head outdoors! One of my favorite destination in the province of Quebec is the Saguenay region.  On either side of the Saguenay Fjord is the Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay which is overseen by Parks Quebec (SEPAQ).  This expansive park is nature lovers paradise in the summer and in the winter months.  There are so many activities available like hiking, kayaking, zodiac trips, fishing, biking, and the list goes on!  On my most recent trip to the area (which was in fact my third),  I focused on the the Baie-Ste-Marguerite area.  Originally I had planned on doing a Zodiac tour but I ended at the wrong park entrance (since there is more than one way into the park so pay attention) and missed the boat.  Instead, I went for a hike on the Sentier de la Statue (7.6km round trip).  This moderate hike definitely was more strenuous than I had anticipated but the views completely made up for it!  The contrast of the green mountains with the blue water was spectacular.

One of the activities I really wanted to do but it was closed when I went, was their Via Ferrata and suspension bridge.  It’s not for the faint heart, but it looks like a fantastic experience.  I will definitely be heading back in the future!

For more information about the park check out their website.


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