Visit Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean: : Answers to your questions! For more information

Visit Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean:

Update September 21, 2021

The vaccination passport has been applied in Quebec since September 1, 2021. All visitors are required to present the vaccination passport in certain public places.

Consult the list of places where the vaccination passport applies

The COVID-19 vaccine passport is an official and free tool certifying that a person is adequately protected against COVID-19.

For all the details concerning the vaccination passport, click here.


Update June 21, 2021

The Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean is now in the green zone, which means the following: 

  • The vast majority of businesses are open.
  • Wearing face coverings remains mandatory in indoor public places. Social distancing and frequent hand washing are also still in place.
  • Bars and restaurants are now open. A maximum of 10 people can be seated at the same table.
  • The majority of businesses require advance reservations. A register is also kept in most places. 

For more information on what is possible to visit in the current context, you can refer to the Quebec government website by clicking here. 


Answers to your questions!

Here is a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions to help you plan your dream vacation in our beautiful region. 

Tourisme Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean advises you at all times to call the businesses directly to obtain truthful information on the activities offered.

 

I live in a region other than Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Can I go there now?

Yes, you can visit Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. 

However, there is still a need to exercise caution and apply the precautions issued by the government to limit the risk of spreading the virus. One thing that will not have changed, however, is the legendary welcome of the local population of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. 

 

The watchwords are simple: 

  • Make your reservations before your trip
  • Find out what activities are available on the site (some institutions may have restricted access as a precautionary measure).
  • Call (as information and measurements change, your best source will still be the institution itself).

 

I want to go to Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean in the next few weeks. Will the rest stops and tourist information offices be open?

Yes, for some of them.

The municipal stops, for their part, can decide to open or close. For up-to-date information, Tourisme Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean suggests that you call directly the municipalities concerned by your questions.

To find out the opening hours of the tourist information offices, Tourisme Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean suggests that you call the offices concerned directly. 

 

I would like to taste the regional gastronomy during my trip. Will the restaurants be open?

Some will have changed the formula, others will have adapted their dining room to welcome you, one thing is certain: you will taste our local restaurant for sure! Tourisme Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean suggests that you call the establishments directly and/or consult their Facebook page for up-to-date information.

 

I would like to discover the national parks during my trip. Will it be possible to do so?

Yes, with a few restrictions. 

Most park activities have resumed. However, some activities have not yet been reopened, such as ready-to-camp, some rental services and some trail access. Tourisme Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean suggests that you call the park offices directly to find out what's available in real time. 

 

I would like to travel to Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Will the attractions and activities be open?

Yes, for most of them. 

The vast majority can now open their doors. You can visit museums, historic sites, interpretation centres, regional and national parks, outfitters and outdoor activities, including equipment rentals (with some restrictions) and guided activities. You can also visit shops and art galleries.

It is possible that some businesses may decide or are obligated to close their doors for the season or offer reduced activities in order to comply with the health measures in effect at the time. 

 

The watchwords are simple: 

  • Make your reservations as far in advance of your trip as possible
  • Find out what activities are available on the site (some institutions may have restricted access as a precautionary measure).
  • Call (as information and measurements change, your best source will still be the institution itself).

 

I want to rent a cottage/cabin in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Will that be possible?

Yes, under certain restrictions.

Each rented unit can accommodate people under the standard expressed by the regional color of the time.