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
 
BOROUGHS AND SECTORS DISTANCE FROM THE BASE (KM)
Chicoutimi
Chicoutimi-Nord
18.9
19.2
La Baie 8.4
Laterrière 11.6
Jonquière
Arvida
Kénogami
25.2
20.9
24.3
 

 

  Jonquière Borough

Population: 60,230 inhabitants
 
In addition to getting your fill of the pleasant cafés and patios along Staint-Dominique Street and strolling through the Carré Davis shops in Arvida, you'll want to visit the Rivière-aux-Sables park and the Centre d’histoire Sir-William-Price Heritage and Memorial Park. Cyclists can enjoy the 120 km bike path, including the Horst de Kénogami section (45 km), which connects the Véloroute des Bleuets and Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay cycling circuits. Hikers can choose between the Sentiers du Saguenay (14 km) and Centre touristique du Lac-Kénogami (45 km) trails.

Snowmobile fans will find quality tracks heading towards the Monts-Valin mountains. In the winter, the Saguenay en Neige festival displays its dazzling snow sculptures. Jonquière offers a wide range of fine dining and popular restaurants in addition to various accommodations and campsites, not to mention the splendid Lake Kénogami.

Source: "2020-2021 SaguenayLac-St-Jean Official Tourist Guide"

 

  Chicoutimi Borough

Population: 67,612 inhabitants
 
There's so much to see in the Chicoutimi district and its surrounding areas. In March, the international short film festival, REGARD, features cinema’s short masterpieces. In the spring, the Jazz and Blues Festival plays host to international artists. During the summer, feel the beat of Festival International des Rythmes du Monde. Many popular events take place right downtown, including Festival des Bières du Monde and Festival des vins de Saguenay, both of which attract crowds of beer and wine connoisseurs.

Visit the historic site of La Pulperie de Chicoutimi and its regional Museum for an enriching experience. Nearby is the historic Bassin area, home to the famous Petite Maison Blanche (little white house) that withstood the great flood in 1996. And if you're looking for a great place for a family outhing, Parc Mille Lieux de la Colline is the place to be!

Source: "2020-2021 SaguenayLac-St-Jean Official Tourist Guide"
 

 

  La Baie Borough

Population: 18,751 inhabitants
 
On the shores of the Saguenay Fjord, downtown La Baie is a prized commercial and tourist destination. The many thriving small businesses and artists and makers who live there make it a festive place to be all year round. The theatrical extravaganza, La Fabuleuse, has been running for 30 years now and tells the story of the region. Traditional music takes over in August with the Grandes Veillées festival. The port area, where international cruise ships dock, attracts thousands of tourists.

The Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay, a bike trail, runs through the port village as far as the Musée du Fjord, where you can discover the natural and historical heritage of the region. In winter, on the frozen fjord, 1,200 cabins are erected to create an ice-fishing haven. Also there’s downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and kitesurfing.
 
Source: "2020-2021 SaguenayLac-St-Jean Official Tourist Guide"