The cottage rentals of the stunning Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region are situated north of the St. Lawrence, along the shores and fjords of the Rivière Saguenay and Lac-Saint-Jean.
Home to the National Parks du Fjord-du-Saguenay, de la Pointe-Taillon, and des Monts-Valin, and a myriad of lakes, rivers, and streams, the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean lends itself perfectly to outdoor sporting recreations and wildlife watching. Hiking, cycling, mountain biking, and horseback riding are popular activities in the summer, while cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and dogsledding are favourites come winter. The region is also a preferred destination for hunters, anglers, and water sport enthusiasts, who take to the waterways in canoes, kayaks, and white-water rafts, and with kite-surfs, wake-boards, and skates. Downhill skiing and snowboarding is possible at Le Valinouët. At Tadoussac Bay—a member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club, located in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park—tour operators provide bird, seal, and whale-watching excursions.
The Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region is dotted with charming boutiques and art galleries that display and sell local artisans’ work. Dotted with maple groves, apple orchards, and vineyards, the area is also noted for its burgeoning food and wine scene, and has become a gourmet getaway destination. Tour a maple farm and sample their products, and experience other regional fare through cooking workshops, and at public markets. The Musée Amérindien de Mashteuiatsh pays tribute to the Aboriginal communities present in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean area, and is well worth a visit.
Just over two hours northwest of Québec City, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean offers natural, outdoors, and cultural attractions and is a popular place to rent a cottage in Quebec.+ More