Grand re-opening!

The Site de la Nouvelle-France will reopen its doors for the 2024 summer season. Starting in June, the site will once again be accessible to all travelers eager for history and culture. A number of additions and improvements have been made to ensure a truly memorable experience. It will now be possible to see 14 new buildings taken directly from the American Barkskins series. These remarkable settings will plunge you into the world of 17th-century Quebec. What's more, you'll also be able to try out a brand-new experience: a giant zip-line! This zipline will allow you to explore the site's magnificent landscapes from above. The 900-metre-long soft adventure experience flies over various picturesque areas.


What's new in the trees

In the heart of the sublime Saguenay Fjord, Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux reinvents adventure in nature with passion. The renewed Fjord en arbre aerial course transports visitors into an unforgettable experience, propelling them above a forest of tall pines through more than 40 aerial points. Whether you're looking to outdo yourself or simply get carried away by the exhilaration, this experience promises unforgettable sensations for all.

But the surprises don't stop there. The park also boasts five kilometers of newly-developed hiking trails, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the fjord. What's more, the brand-new three-story reception building boasts modern facilities and a welcoming atmosphere. It offers a full range of services, from equipment rental to boutique, café, and terrace to enjoy the breathtaking views. The renovated Murdock Pavilion, with its kitchenette, convivial communal area, sanitary block, and impressive view of the fjord, promises a comfortable stay.

The only museum of literature

After more than two years of renovation, the Musée Louis-Hémon is finally reopening its doors this summer to present the exhibition Péribonka, à la source des mots. A celebration of the richness and diversity of Franco-Canadian literature. Featuring stories with deep roots in Lac-Saint-Jean, such as Maria Chapdelaine, the exhibition highlights the sources of your favorite authors' imaginations.

Along the way, you'll discover how, from a simple spark, an astonishing creative process is born that has the power to unleash millions of words and turn them into memorable works of literature.

New owners

Auberge du Cap au Leste's Inuit chalet welcomes you to an exceptional setting, offering breathtaking views of the fjord. This exclusive unit, formerly the owners' residence, is now open to visitors seeking luxury and privacy. Fully equipped, the chalet features two bedrooms with private bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a spacious living room with a wood-burning fireplace. The exterior also features an inviting terrace and private parking for easy access. The Inuit chalet is your guarantee of an unforgettable stay, combining comfort, independence, and spectacular panoramic views.





Immerse yourself in a world of well-being and adventure with these exclusive activities. Enjoy weekly yoga and massage therapy sessions led by Emy Boulanger Harvey, and experience unique moments during yoga retreats with Nathalie Lamirande and Valérie Boudreault. For thrill-seekers, Helico Romance packages and helicopter flights offer spectacular views of the landscape. Complete your experience with guided hikes, perfect for exploring the region's natural riches.

Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean from above

The magnificent Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region can now be explored from the air! Héli-Xtrême offers you the chance to discover the immensity of the landscape on a helicopter tour. The various tours, lasting between 5 and 40 minutes, allow you to explore a multitude of areas. Lake Otis, the Saguenay Fjord, the cities of La Baie and Chicoutimi, and the Rivière du Moulin wind farm will all hold no secrets for you! These experiences are ideal for groups of 1 to 3 people. So you can enjoy all these breathtaking views with family and friends. Moments that are sure to stay with you forever.


The beach for everyone!

From this summer onwards, Camping Plage Blanchet will be installing new facilities designed specifically to welcome visitors with reduced mobility and make their stay easier. These facilities will now be open to all, enabling everyone to enjoy nature and a variety of outdoor activities pleasantly. An exceptional initiative within the framework of universal inclusion!


4S Space

Auberge des Îles enhances its offer. Espace 4S is a veritable haven of relaxation and activity, whatever the weather. Featuring indoor facilities such as a semi-Olympic pool, spa, children's water games, relaxation room, shared workspace, interactive games room, and workout room, it's the ideal place to have fun, work or relax while enjoying a magnificent view of the lac Saint-Jean. A place of inspiration on every visit. Newly added, the 4-season outdoor relaxation area now includes 2 outdoor spas and 1 sauna. All the more reason to make an invigorating stop at this magnificent accommodation.

New cozy stop

A perfectly located new accommodation is now available in the Lac-Saint-Jean area, the Auberge Mélilot. This unique accommodation offers you a warm place to rest after exploring the magnificent landscapes of the upper lake. Its location is perfect for cyclists, as the Auberge is 75 meters from the Véloroute des Bleuets. What's more, there's a locked shed where you can safely store your bike. On the banks of the Mistassini River, you can rent one of 10 private rooms. A fully equipped kitchen is also available during your stay. It's the perfect place to cook yourself a meal filled with local flavors. The various common areas will also give you the chance to meet new people. Who knows, maybe a mystery traveler will tell you about a little hidden gem worth the detour!



La Chapelle art room

We are proud to announce the inauguration of the brand-new art gallery at Auberge des 21. The Salle d'Art La Chapelle, located on the restaurant's second floor, offers a unique artistic experience with a breathtaking view of the majestic Fjord. You can relax on authentic church pews inherited from the former Saint-Édouard church in Port-Alfred while enjoying an aperitif, creating an atmosphere conducive to artistic contemplation.



Urban apartments

Aube du Lac is a collection of 5 urban apartments nestled in the heart of Roberval, offering an ideal location to take advantage of all the city's services. Grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, bike paths, a marina with creamery, a large children's park, and a picturesque promenade along the waterfront are all within walking distance. Each suite offers a unique theme for varied travel experiences, with quality amenities for relaxing or concocting your favorite dishes. The complex also offers free laundry facilities and a fully-equipped outdoor terrace on the 2nd floor, perfect for alfresco barbecue meals with stunning views of the municipal marina and the lac Saint-Jean, seating up to 8 guests.


Bagel, creamery and lodging!

Located in the former church of Isle-Maligne in Alma, Le Saint-Crème offers an exceptional culinary experience while providing 10 modern hotel rooms with private bathrooms. The bagel shop and creamery offer a diversified, quality menu. From bagel sandwiches to frozen yogurt with regional flavors, there's something for everyone! Take advantage of direct access to the Véloroute and the federated snowmobile trail to enhance your stay.


Kamook on the Dunes

Discover Chalets - Camping Domaine des Dunes in a picturesque Kamook dome with a breathtaking view of the river and the stars. This charming cabin features two double beds with bedding included, as well as a stove and electric oven for cooking your meals. You'll also find a micro kitchen equipped with pots, utensils, a microwave, a toaster, and a coffee maker, as well as a refrigerator. Enjoy meals al fresco with the picnic table and outdoor fireplace equipped with a BBQ grill. Private parking is available, and sanitary facilities are available year-round.


Oilers Économusée

A new museum will make its debut for the 2024 summer season: oilers Économusée. Ferme Tournevent will enhance its offering by creating a museum that will give everyone a better understanding of the organic farming business and familiarize them with this unique subject. The farm grows several varieties of canola, industrial hemp, camelina, golden and brown flax, buckwheat, yellow and soup peas, lentils, as well as garlic and garlic flowers. This company stands out for its concern for the environment and the natural appearance of its products. A discovery not to be missed!


A family business

A new gourmet stop has been added to your visit to the region: Microlaiterie Riverin du Lac! This family-run business offers quality products in harmony with nature. Regenerative agriculture and the well-being of the cow herd are at the forefront, so you can enjoy fabulous, exceptional dairy products from A to Z! The boutique offers an array of flavors to delight your taste buds. Flavored milk is just one example. From mocha coffee to vanilla, there's something for everyone. Drinkable yogurts, butter, and gelato are also available on-site - a real treat!


A new podcast

Immerse yourself in a captivating sonic journey to the heart of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region with this spellbinding podcast. Meet passionate people who push the limits: a guardian of Innu traditions, an intrepid swimmer crossing wild waters, an explorer of the underwater mysteries of the Saguenay Fjord, a virtuoso ice sculptor, and many more. Discover their inspiring stories and thrilling adventures, imbued with passion, authenticity, and connection to the wilderness.


The Heritage Harmony Circuit

Explore the enchanting world of The Heritage Harmony Circuit, where history and spirituality combine to create an immersive experience in the heart of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Our mission is to share this unique heritage with the world, offering emotionally rich journeys steeped in spirituality and authenticity. Every step you take with us helps preserve our religious heritage and support our local communities. Join us for an unforgettable adventure, where every visit is a contribution to the construction of our collective history.



100e anniversaire de l'Aviation royale canadienne

After a 5-year absence, the Bagotville International Air Show is finally back in its usual form! The ultimate family event of the summer will be presented on June 22 and 23 at Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, and it's FREE! Don't miss your chance to catch a glimpse of aircraft of all kinds, and to experience intense emotions during the varied aerial performances on offer. You'll be in for a treat!


New exhibitions at La Pulperie de Chicoutimi

One passion, two wheels, three stories

From June 1, 2024, to April 27, 2025

The bicycle has profoundly changed societies and individuals since it first appeared in the 19th century. In itself, it is a veritable vector of change. With dozens of bicycles from every era, this exhibition illustrates with panache the special and unique relationship we have with this invention that has literally changed the world.

The shapes of mystery

June 1 to September 22, 2024

Beyond the excessive and sometimes delirious nature of his works, Daniel T. Tremblay takes a critical look at the society around him. A self-taught painter born in Chicoutimi in 1956, he brings his visions to life, weaving bridges between here and elsewhere, between the known and the unknown.

Fleurdelisé celebrates

From May 4 to September 22, 2024

The exhibition tells the story of the adoption of the fleurdelisé as the official flag of Quebec and celebrates its anniversary. The story of the fleurdelisé told in the exhibition commemorates the anniversary of its adoption, and brilliantly illustrates our collective pride in Québec!

Produced by Pointe-à-Callière, cité d'archéologie et d'histoire de Montréal, with financial support from the Ministère de la Langue française, and adapted by La Pulperie de Chicoutimi.