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While historic sites and buildings bear witness to a rich past, economuseums and various discovery activities demonstrate the creativity of Saguenéens and Jeannois from yesterday to today. Many exhibitions allow you to discover the identity of a strong and unique people whose indigenous roots are still very present.

They are colorful local characters! And above all, they are generous. We let ourselves be told with this charming accent the secrets that make this region one of the most authentic and hospitable.


Our great storyteller Philippe Laprise is always ready to learn more about the history and culture of his native region. Whether it's visiting a museum, learning more about the Ilnu culture or discovering the know-how of the artisans of the region, we open our ears wide and we enrich ourselves to the maximum. Making decisions will be easy with so many opportunities to learn.

 

Once upon a time, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

Impressed. This is the qualifier that suits Jacques Cartier when he sets foot on the territory in 1535. Amazed by the vastness of the place, the explorer gives the region the name of “Kingdom”. The nickname stuck with it and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean never misses an opportunity to remind us of it through a multitude of cultural and historical activities.

Even today, modern-day explorers come from afar to discover a singular territory combining two environments with infinite possibilities, as different as they are complementary.

Multiple opportunities to learn


Museums, economuseums and interpretation centers


Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean was born from a story that is told in the plural. Economuseums, museums, interpretation trails... Our roots are far from being fables.

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Cultural routes

Have fun learning more about the history and culture of the region by following discovery tours. BaladoDiscovery circuits, walking or cycling routes crossing the interpretation panels... You will be delighted to know the history of the place in which you are.

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Indigenous Tourism

Do you want to know more about the culture of the Ilnu? To discover it, visit Mashteuiatsh – the only Aboriginal community in the region – where the ancestral traditions of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh are perpetuated with one foot in modernity.

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Religious tourism

An oasis of tranquility and peace, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean promises the discovery of places of spirituality, nature and culture.

Explore the towns and villages and take the opportunity to recharge your batteries to the fullest.

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Scientific tourism

The desire to learn while traveling is not limited to simply visiting museums. It is also possible to get involved in the scientific research process of the region while having fun.

Be supervised by a researcher or an expert during your activity and let yourself be carried away by the training given. It's rewarding to participate in the advancement of science.

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Industrial visits

Now is the time to fully experience SagLac by learning about the manufacturing processes of your favorite products or visiting historic facilities.

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Taste the energy of colors, feel the vibration of the world. Hear together the rhythm of the earth, the music of our cultures brought together.

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