The Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region is one of a kind, and here, we like winter white and we like it big! Whether it's our exceptional landscapes, our impressive amount of snow each year (an average of six meters per winter), our warm and welcoming population or even our lilting accent, everything here exudes authenticity and northern beauty.
There's no doubt about it, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean is THE winter destination par excellence! Bring on the snow, we want it, and more! We've tamed it, and we're making the most of the season with our unique winter activities!
Even our New Year's Days are unique!
We all experience them differently, but the one thing that unites Quebecers is gathering around the TV to watch the famous Bye-Bye of the year... One thing's for suuure: nobody lives New Year's Eve like the people of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, and the Laprise family makes no exception to the rule!
In Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, we're really kind as they say! Our distinctive expressions, our lilting accent and our unique dishes (because YES, a tourtière is different from a meat pie) are all reasons why we're so endearing.
Although we've got our traditions and customs tattooed on our hearts, we're still able to take them in and laugh at our creases. So here's a roundup of some of our very own traits, all in good fun!
Of course not!
With 3,800 kilometers of trails crisscrossing the region, snowmobiling is an adrenaline-fueled activity that lets us appreciate all the beauty that surrounds us.
We don't call it the Kingdom for nothing, but we promise you, we don't travel JUST by snowmobile!
Need some inspiration to plan your next snowmobile getaway in the region?
That's kind of a stretch!
But in the middle of winter, we can receive up to six meters of snow a year, which is why SagLac is the best place to enjoy winter pleasures!
Skate on the ice villages, catch your first fish on the frozen fjord, discover the enchanting landscapes on snowshoes or sleep in an unusual accommodation. With us, winter never ceases to impress, and there are a thousand and one ways to play outside!
Winter activities to add to your bucket list
AH, now that's what I'm talking about!
It's certainly not the first time you've heard that the people of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean are really kind! Whether you're visiting the region for the first or the thousandth time, you'll feel right at home, but in the best region in the world (we're not too objective, we know).
Staying in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region means indulging in a getaway that combines pleasure and relaxation. And with our charming accent, how can you resist?
Looking for activities or accommodation to experience winter at its best?
What? It's the best food in the world!
We know that our recipes are the talk of the town in the province. REAL tourtière (not meat pie) is so comforting and delicious.
That being said, SagLac is full of restaurants that harness all the flavors of the terroir to offer a culinary experience like no other! With your meal, let yourself be tempted by a small beer (or a big one, no judgement) from one of our many microbreweries. For dessert, we'll let you choose, but Grandma Laprise's tart is really good. Just saying.
Zone boréale is the desire of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region's to put forward its unique terroir. Zone boréale brings together those involved in the food culture of this nordic territory.
Need more itineraries or podcast suggestions? No problem!
Passionate about food and winter adventures? Here's the story of photographer and blogger Jeff Frenette's visit to our beautiful region. A trip full of sublime landscapes, warm encounters and a generous touch of gastronomy and adventure!
Here's a weekend itinerary that's sure to please the whole family. With outdoor activities to make the most of the cold season, gourmet recommendations to treat yourself and cozy accommodations to relax in, here's what's waiting for you in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean!
What about the opportunity to discover the Lac Saint-Jean ice desert? Discover or rediscover winter in blueberry country with family and friends, while taking full advantage of the snowy season. Put on your coat, tuque, mittens and scarf, and let's go!
Let yourself be charmed by Alexandra Diaz's adventures, documented in photos and videos, and live the same experience as she does by consulting her itinerary for each season. In addition to experiencing an adventure as grand as Alex's in SagLac, add your own preferences to the suggestions on the site.
You're still here?! Don't hesitate and come visit our fabulous part of the world! We promise you won't be disappointed.