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Saguenay

Saguenay is a city located in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada. It is situated on the Saguenay River, about 200 km (120 mi) north of Quebec City. The city is divided into three boroughs: Chicoutimi, Jonquière, and La Baie.

Saguenay is surrounded by the Laurentian Mountains, which gives it a rugged topography. The city is located on the edge of the Canadian Shield, a geological formation that dates back to the Precambrian era. The area is home to many lakes, rivers, and streams, as well as a variety of wildlife.

The first inhabitants of the area were the Algonquin people, who arrived around 1000 AD. The city was founded in 1842 by a group of French settlers, who named it after the Saguenay River. The area was largely populated by the lumber industry until the early 20th century.

In the late 19th century, the city experienced a boom in the aluminum industry, with the establishment of the Aluminum Company of Canada in 1901. This industry helped to shape the economy of the city and the surrounding area.

The city is also home to a number of important historical events. The first French-language newspaper in Canada, Le Canada français, was published in Saguenay in 1849. The city also played an important role in the development of hydroelectric power in Canada, with the construction of the Shipshaw hydroelectric plant in 1924.

Today, Saguenay is a vibrant city with a population of over 144,000 people. It is home to a number of cultural attractions, including the Musée de la Petite Maison Blanche, the Musée du Fjord, and the Musée de la Pulperie de Chicoutimi. The city also hosts a number of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Festival du Voyageur in February and the Festival des Couleurs in August.

Excursion tips for a day in Saguenay

As a tourist in Saguenay, Canada, there are many activities to enjoy in one day. Here are just a few of the possibilities:

1. Visit the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, where you can explore the vast array of wildlife and take part in various water activities.

2. Visit the Park National de la Pointe-Taillon, which offers a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and camping.

3. Take a boat ride on the Saguenay River and admire the beautiful scenery.

4. Visit the Centre d'Interprétation de la Nature du Saguenay, a nature center that offers educational activities and interactive exhibits.

5. Take a stroll through the historic streets of Chicoutimi and explore its many shops and restaurants.

6. Visit the Musée du Fjord, which showcases the region’s cultural heritage.

7. Spend an afternoon at the Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux, an outdoor adventure park with zip lines, rope courses, and other fun activities.

8. Visit the Observatoire du Mont-Valin, where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Saguenay Valley.

9. Visit the Parc de la Rivière-du-Moulin, a park with a beach, playgrounds, and walking trails.

10. Spend a day at the Village Québécois d'Antan, a recreated 19th-century village.

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The climate in Saguenay

The climate in Saguenay, Canada over the four seasons is generally cold and snowy. In the winter months, temperatures range from -10 to -20 Celsius and there is an average of 2.5m of snowfall. In the spring, temperatures warm up to around 5-10 Celsius, with occasional snowfall. During the summer months, temperatures range from 15-20 Celsius, with occasional rain and some sunny days. In the fall, temperatures cool down to around 0-10 Celsius, with some rain and snowfall. Overall, Saguenay has a cold climate with an abundance of snowfall throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Saguenay

Our weather forecast for Saguenay helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 23.1 °C
min: 16.2 °C
14.4 m/s
27.7 m/s
75.6 %
10.3 m
84.7 %
1,011 hPa
05:10:53
20:30:05
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 23.2 °C
min: 13.8 °C
17.3 m/s
28.4 m/s
21.5 %
16.2 m
74.4 %
1,014 hPa
05:12:08
20:28:49
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 11.8 °C
8.6 m/s
17.3 m/s
24.8 %
19.6 m
66.0 %
1,017 hPa
05:13:23
20:27:31
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 17.4 °C
14.4 m/s
24.1 m/s
18.8 %
24.1 m
65.0 %
1,017 hPa
05:14:39
20:26:12
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 30.6 °C
min: 18.8 °C
11.5 m/s
19.1 m/s
26.4 %
24.1 m
67.2 %
1,015 hPa
05:15:56
20:24:50
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 20.5 °C
10.1 m/s
19.4 m/s
46.9 %
21.8 m
72.7 %
1,013 hPa
05:17:14
20:23:26
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 20.3 °C
11.5 m/s
19.1 m/s
55.3 %
18.8 m
80.1 %
1,013 hPa
05:18:32
20:22:01
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 19.9 °C
10.1 m/s
19.8 m/s
63.6 %
19.9 m
84.5 %
1,012 hPa
05:19:50
20:20:34
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 23.7 °C
min: 17.1 °C
10.1 m/s
18.4 m/s
66.1 %
16.3 m
93.8 %
1,011 hPa
05:21:09
20:19:05
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 22.8 °C
min: 15.7 °C
12.6 m/s
19.1 m/s
94.9 %
24.1 m
87.0 %
1,012 hPa
05:22:29
20:17:35
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 16.4 °C
12.2 m/s
23.4 m/s
93.0 %
24.1 m
78.1 %
1,011 hPa
05:23:49
20:16:03
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 14.1 °C
13.0 m/s
13.7 m/s
6.5 %
24.1 m
68.9 %
1,014 hPa
05:25:09
20:14:29
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 31.2 °C
min: 14.3 °C
11.5 m/s
27.7 m/s
36.4 %
23.5 m
65.3 %
1,014 hPa
05:26:30
20:12:54
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 17.9 °C
15.5 m/s
25.6 m/s
45.0 %
23.8 m
76.2 %
1,011 hPa
05:27:51
20:11:18

Cruises to Saguenay

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Scheduled ship calls in Saguenay, Canada
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 Silver Shadow 08:30 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Aug. 2024 Silver Shadow 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 16th 2024 Friday, 16th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Quest 10:00 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 18th 2024 Sunday, 18th of Aug. 2024 Silver Shadow 08:30 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 21st 2024 Wednesday, 21st of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 29th 2024 Thursday, 29th of Aug. 2024 MS Hamburg 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 29th 2024 Thursday, 29th of Aug. 2024 MS Volendam 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 Emerald Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Sep. 2024 Silver Shadow 11:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Sep. 2024 Emerald Princess 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Sep. 2024 Seabourn Quest 10:00 am 08:00 pm
Sep. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Sep. 2024 Silver Shadow 08:30 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Sep. 2024 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Sep. 2024 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Sep. 2024 Seven Seas Grandeur 12:00 pm 07:00 pm
Sep. 19th 2024 Thursday, 19th of Sep. 2024 MS Volendam 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Sep. 2024 MS Artania 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 23rd 2024 Monday, 23rd of Sep. 2024 Seven Seas Grandeur 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 23rd 2024 Monday, 23rd of Sep. 2024 Sky Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 24th 2024 Tuesday, 24th of Sep. 2024 MS Insignia 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 25th 2024 Wednesday, 25th of Sep. 2024 Emerald Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Sep. 2024 MS Zuiderdam 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Sep. 2024 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Sep. 2024 Silver Shadow 11:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 28th 2024 Saturday, 28th of Sep. 2024 Queen Mary 2 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Sep. 2024 Emerald Princess 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Sep. 2024 Silver Shadow 08:30 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 4th 2024 Friday, 4th of Oct. 2024 MS Nautica 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 5th 2024 Saturday, 5th of Oct. 2024 P&O Aurora 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 8th 2024 Tuesday, 8th of Oct. 2024 MS Insignia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Oct. 8th 2024 Tuesday, 8th of Oct. 2024 MS Nautica 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 8th 2024 Tuesday, 8th of Oct. 2024 MS Volendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 9th 2024 Wednesday, 9th of Oct. 2024 Seven Seas Grandeur 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 15th 2024 Tuesday, 15th of Oct. 2024 Emerald Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 15th 2024 Tuesday, 15th of Oct. 2024 Seabourn Quest 10:00 am 08:00 pm
Oct. 15th 2024 Tuesday, 15th of Oct. 2024 Seven Seas Grandeur 07:00 am 01:30 pm
Oct. 17th 2024 Thursday, 17th of Oct. 2024 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 17th 2024 Thursday, 17th of Oct. 2024 Silver Shadow 11:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 19th 2024 Saturday, 19th of Oct. 2024 Silver Shadow 08:30 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 20th 2024 Sunday, 20th of Oct. 2024 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 21st 2024 Monday, 21st of Oct. 2024 Azamara Journey 12:00 pm 10:00 pm
Oct. 25th 2024 Friday, 25th of Oct. 2024 LE BELLOT 12:00 pm 11:59 pm
Oct. 26th 2024 Saturday, 26th of Oct. 2024 MS Insignia 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 26th 2024 Saturday, 26th of Oct. 2024 MS Nautica 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 30th 2024 Wednesday, 30th of Oct. 2024 MS Insignia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Oct. 30th 2024 Wednesday, 30th of Oct. 2024 MS Nautica 07:00 am 03:30 pm
Jan. 24th 2025 Friday, 24th of Jan. 2025 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 2nd 2025 Sunday, 2nd of Feb. 2025 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 18th 2025 Tuesday, 18th of Feb. 2025 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Feb. 2025 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 12:00 am 12:00 am

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