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Here there is snow and a plank of places where you can experience ice fishing. Ice fishing or ice fishing is a very distinctive experience of our winters. Enjoy an immersive experience from A to Z where you will catch your fish in an ice hut.

Discover the region from another angle by fishing on its many frozen surfaces! A variety of quality and edible fish await you for a game of ice fishing that you will remember for a long time. It is mainly practiced on the Saguenay fjord and on Lake Saint-Jean, but also in a few zecs in the region.

Some packages offer you the chance to rent a cabin as well as the services of a guide.

Grandiose, unique: words fail to describe the ice fishing experience in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 

Fishing on the fjord

Fishing on the lake

Sites for ice fishing on the Saguenay Fjord

The Saguenay Fjord, with its salty and deep water, will allow you to capture species of fish found in freshwater as well as in the sea. There are about sixty varieties of fish in the Saguenay Fjord but those that bite the most common are smelt, redfish, turbo or Greenland halibut and arctic cod.

From morning to night, everyone will enjoy fishing on the ice of the fjord in the company of warm, energetic people. Being able to taste your catch of the day - in winter - is unforgettable.

Borough of La Baie

In winter, on a frozen fjord, 1,200 colorful huts create a real village to discover. On the edge of the majestic Saguenay Fjord, the Anse-à-Benjamin and Grande-Baie sites are transformed into an incredible kingdom of ice fishing.

Discover the unforgettable experience of ice fishing on Les Glaces du Fjord!

Several companies offer guided and supervised experiences:

L'Auberge des Battures
Okwari Le Fjord
Fjord Lac chasse et Pêche
Pêche Blanche du Fjord
Pêche Aventures Saguenay


Nicknamed "the pearl of the fjord", this village is part of the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages of Quebec. In winter, ice fishing on the fjord brings its share of enthusiasts.

Auberge Aventure Rose-des-Vents offers cabin rentals and complete equipment.


Discover the pleasures of the resort in L’Anse-Saint-Jean.

In winter, the territory turns into a real playground for ice fishing, surrounded by its round mountains.


Discover Baie-Éternité and the overwhelming Cape Trinity, which, from its 411 meters high, overlooks the abyss trapped in the ice.


Featured places for ice fishing

Les Glaces du Fjord

Discover the villages of multicolored huts on the Saguenay Fjord where you can practice ice fishing as well as a many activities for the whole family! Ice fishing takes place on ice of the Fjord in Saguenay.

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L'Auberge des Battures

Located directly in front of Ha Ha Bay, independent fishermen can leave directly from the hostel and go out on the ice to fish. The Auberge des Battures offers, in partnership with various outfitters, packages adapted to the fishing experience you want.

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Okwari Le Fjord

Want to live the experience of ice fishing? Okwari Le Fjord offers you its turnkey cabins for rent! Groundfish or smelt fishing, whichever you prefer!

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Fishing on lake Saint-Jean

Let yourself be immersed in the immensity of Lac Saint-Jean and admire its splendor in winter as it turns into a veritable ice desert.

Ice fishing is a popular activity to fully enjoy the gems of the snowy season. At lake Saint-Jean, you can fish for species of fish such as walleye, perch and pike. There is no defined site for ice fishing. You can rent a cabin and all the essential equipment from several experienced companies. Some of them even offer support services. Here are some suggestions:

• Aventure Lac Saint-Jean offers guided excursions departing from the Roberval Ice Village.

• Village Récréotouristique l'Oasis offers a support service for fishing in the Metabetchouan sector.

Domaine des Trois îles allows you to practice ice fishing in the comfort of a fishing hut less than 300 meters from your accommodation.

Another place for ice fishing in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean


Each winter, a real ice fishing village takes shape on the ice of Lake Kénogami. more than a hundred cabins give life to this fishing village. The result of the work of the Lac-Kénogami Fishing Cabins Association.



To experience ice fishing, remember this:

  • Dress warmly

  • You can hire equipment

  • You do not need a fishing license to fish on the Saguenay Fjord

  • You will need a fishing license to fish on any other lake in the region

  • You can combine the experience with accommodation (some offer packages)

  • You can be accompanied by an experienced guide

  • The ice fishing season starts around mid-January and ends at the beginning of March


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For even more inspiration to experience winter in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, see the blog article Why go to Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean in the Winter: A Sample Itinerary.


Ice fishing in pictures ...

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