Location: Québec, Canada
Season: June to mid-September
Trip Length: 4 days
The largest fjord in eastern Canada, Saguenay stretches about 65 miles from the St. Lawrence estuary deep into the Quebec heartland, with portions as wide as 2.5 miles across. Ancient glaciers carved out the massive depression, as evidenced by the steep cliffs and rugged canyons. Today, the cobalt-blue water is home to four species of whale: beluga, fin, blue, and minke, earning Saguenay Fjord the moniker Royaume des Baleines, “Kingdom of the Whales.” Kayakers take in two national parks on their journey, starting at Saguenay Fjord National Park and ending in Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park. While being eye-to-blowhole with whales is the big draw, Saguenay Fjord serves up plenty of other interesting wildlife including seals, peregrine falcons, black bear, lynx, and moose.
Expert outfitter: Fjord en Kayak is a family-owned, award-winning, local operator that’s been leading guided sea-kayaking tours in Saguenay Fjord for more than 20 years. Guides have a degree in adventure tourism and a minimum of three summers of experience on the fjord.
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