Summer Activities

 

 
 

AND WHALE WATCHING

 
 
  • SALMON FISHING

 

 

 

The proximity of the Saguenay –St-Lawrence Marine Park and the Saguenay Park allows numerous opportunities for varied activities. A stay at the Auberge gives access to these natural jewels and offers the possibility of benefitting of numerous packages.

 

 

CRUISES ON THE FJORD AND

WHALE WATCHING

 

Several small ships especially fitted for observation cruises sail on the Saguenay in the proximity of l’Anse-St-Jean. You can sail towards the Cap Trinité and the Notre-Dame-du- Saguenay statue or you can choose to go to the mouth of the Saguenay or the St-Lawrence River.

In collaboration with the  Les croisières du fjord, the Auberge sells tickets for cruises on the fjord.

 

PACKAGE OUTING CRUISE ON THE FJORD

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SEA KAYAK

 

The Saguenay Fjord is a destination of choice for the practice of the sea kayak. Its waters have a beautiful coloration and its tides are well worth observing. The Saguenay Park has fitted out rustic camping sites along the Fjord’s shores. When on the Fjord, one must take in serious consideration the current from incoming rivers, the tides, the winds and the geological profile of the area.

All along the Saguenay River, there exist several access points for the practice of sea kayak: Baie-Ste-Catherine, Tadoussac, L’Anse-de-Roche, SteRose-du-Nord, Cap-Jaseux in St-Fulgence, and naturally l’Anse-St-Jean.

If you are planning a stay and intend using your own kayak or renting one on site, it is important to take in consideration the inherent difficulties associated with the practice of this sport on the Saguenay River.

The Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Hydrographic Services websites of the Canadian government will give you the tides heights and schedule. The same sites will give you a list of marine charts suppliers.

A few outfitters  offers short and long outings on the Fjord.

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BICYCLE

 

In 2001, a group of volunteers built a bicycle path that winds its way through l’Anse-St-Jean while following the river over a distance of 24 km.

The Auberge has a few bicycles that it makes available to its customers.

The section of the bicycle trail in front of the Auberge marks the beginning of the sector of the Riverside Park of the St-Jean River. From the Auberge, this park can also be the starting point for a walk to the trail leading to La Chûte (The Falls) or la Montagne Blanche (The White Mountain).

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FISHING

 

Smelt and sea trout can be found at the pier and at the estuary of the St-Jean River, a short distance from the Auberge. 

Fishing in the numerous surrounding lakes is possible and is controlled by the Zone d’Exploitation Contrôlée de l’Anse-St-Jean. Atlantic salmon fishing is also possible in pools in the river in front of the Auberge and is controlled through the Z.E.C. SAUMON.

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HIKING

 

L’Anse-St-Jean is at the center of an exceptional network of trails that give access to the near totality of the various ecosystems found in Canada, from the marine environment to the alpine tundra. From a short guided walk lasting a few hours to a several days outing sleeping along the way in huts, rustic campgrounds or in auberges, hikers have an almost limitless numbers of options.

 

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RIDING

 

The Centre Équestre des Plateaux offers various types of outings in especially cleared trails in the Parc du Saguenay and in the Auberge’s surroundings.

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THE VILLAGE EN COULEURS SYMPOSIUM

 

Since 1991, each fall, on the second week-end of October, a group of art lovers organize the Symposium des Villages en Couleurs that regroups regional artists and gives a window to their creations.

Through the course of the years, the Symposium has become an artistic and cultural event of some scope. These days, around 40 artists expose their works in the Centre Touristique du Mont-Edouard à L’Anse-St-Jean and in the Arena de la Vallée in the neighbouring village of Petit-Saguenay.

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