Living in Saguenay

Living in Saguenay

Parc national du Fjord

The City of Saguenay

Saguenay is a unique city in the sense that it offers the services and activities of a large urbanized area as well as the open-air attractions of a more rural community. 

 For more information, consult: 
   Ville de Saguenay


Map of the City of Saguenay


Mileage Between Various Sectors of the
City of Saguenay and CFB Bagotville
La Baie 8.4
Laterrière 11.6


  Jonquière Borough

Population: 59,785 inhabitants
Besides the pleasure of lounging about in Saint-Dominique Street cafés and terraces or in the company town of Arvida’s Carré Davis boutiques, one must discover the Parc de la Rivière-aux-Sables and the Sir William Price Heritage Centre and Commemorative Park. The aluminum bridge that spans the Saguenay has been declared a National Historic Site of Civil Engineering. Cyclists benefit from a 120 km-long cycling circuit, whose Kénogami Horst section (45 km) is linked to the Véloroute des Bleuets and the Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay.
For hiking, there are Les Sentiers du Saguenay (14 km) and the Centre touristique du Lac-Kénogami (45 km). Snowmobilers will find quality trails here in crossing towards the Monts-Valin. In the winter, the Saguenay en Neige Festival dazzles with its snow sculptures. Jonquière offers a wide range of both gourmet and popular restaurants, places to lodge and campgrounds; don’t forget the magnificent body of water that is Lac Kénogami.

Source: "2017-2018 SaguenayLac-St-Jean Official Tourist Guide"


  Chicoutimi Borough

Population: 67,046 inhabitants
In the heart of this large city, the Chicoutimi borough has many points of interest in the downtown area and immediate surroundings. In March, the Festival REGARD sur le court-métrage features short cinematic works of art. In the spring, the Festival Jazz et Blues presents high-caliber programming. During the summer, the Festival International des Rythmes du Monde gets crowds grooving.
The Port Area welcomes many shows and popular events, including the Festival des Bières du Monde and the Festival des Vins, which attract their lot of connoisseurs. A visit of the Pulperie de Chicoutimi’s Historical Site and Museum is a must. Very close by, one can find the Basin’s historical neighbourhood, which includes the famous "Little White House" that resisted the 1996 flood. For an amusing, instructive and ecological tour, take Saguenay’s Tourist Bus, which will guide you to the borough’s tourist attractions. 

Source: "2017-2018 SaguenayLac-St-Jean Official Tourist Guide"



  La Baie Borough

Population: 18,534 inhabitants
The La Baie borough has been reputed for 30 years for the presentation of the large-scale theatrical fresco titled La Fabuleuse histoire d’un royaume, which is presented in July and August of each year. Also pay attention to the port of call, a place of meeting and festivities with its agora and emerging artists who perform there. International cruises dock at this place, which has a festive atmosphere.
The Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay―a bicycle path that goes from Mars Park to the Musée du Fjord, is an award-winner in the category of discovery of the natural and historical heritage of the Saguenay Fjord and Ha! Ha! Bay. In August, the Festival Les Grandes Veillées’ traditional music reigns supreme in the city. In winter, the bay becomes the kingdom of ice fishing with its village of 1,200 shacks set up on the frozen fjord (rental locations are available). There is also Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and kitesurfing.
Source: "2017-2018 SaguenayLac-St-Jean Official Tourist Guide"