Activities and attractions
Welcome to our corner of the World
RESTAURANTS / SHOPS
Café du Quai
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Camped on the banks of the Fjord in the beautiful village of Anse-Saint-Jean, the Café du quai offers a menu inspired by a Breton culinary tradition while using several local Quebec products.
In a country atmosphere, come and taste our delicious sweet, savory or flambé pancakes served with a large choice of toppings and top quality coffees.
Bistro de l'Anse
In summer, our magnificent gallery facing the Fjord becomes a terrace. The hostel offers a rich breakfast as well as the evening meal. We offer a varied table d’hôte with Quebec flavor, good food served in generous portions that can satisfy good appetites. Our wine list also offers you some exclusive imports.
French and regional cuisine
Daily menu and table d’hôte
2 large terraces
Large glass roof with breathtaking views of the fjord
Come and try the best poutine in Saguenay !!!
31, rue St-Jean-Baptiste
Auberge Le Camp de Base
Our resto-bar, the perfect place to gather.
We offer gourmet cuisine prepared on site. Tasty tapas, to eat alone or to share, the best sandwiches in town and comforting daily menus!
We smoke our meats and fish on the spot in an artisanal way in order to offer you a unique taste experience!
Discover the specials of the week, our special program for Friday / Saturday as well as the activities that will take place in our restaurant on our facebook page.
Specialties: Pizzas, ribs, chicken and poutines
* Bistro menu, table d’hôte and delicious varied breakfasts.
Every Sunday morning, don’t miss our Saguenay meat pie and the chocolate fondue !!
150 route 170
To order: 418-272-4004
Restaurant Le Grillon
Snack and traditional menu
317 Rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste
L’Anse-Saint-Jean, Quebec G0V 1J0
To order: 418-272-3323
Crèmerie- La Cabane à glaces
A creamery located in one of the most beautiful villages of Quebec, Anse-Saint-Jean directly opposite the majestic Saguenay fjord;
a family business, a slightly crazy project of three sisters and a French hockey fan;
a business offering frozen products made in Quebec and homemade toppings;
an essential stop to fill up on frozen pleasures!
358 D rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Nuances de Grains
Artisanal bakery, located at the Presbytère de L’Anse-Saint-Jean
261, rue St-Jean Baptiste L’Anse-Saint-jean Qc.
Chocolaterie - KAO CHOCOLAT
The pinnacle of chocolate is at Anse-Saint-Jean !!!
All our chocolates are handcrafted in small quantities in an artisanal and traditional way. Without preservatives or artificial flavors, the ingredients used in our recipes are of superior quality. The toppings are prepared by hand on site (flavored ganaches, caramels, fruit or flower jellies etc.). Flavors vary according to the time of year to make way for seasonal fruits, fresh herbs from the garden and wild plants from the boreal forest.
224 Rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, L’Anse-Saint-Jean
Boutique - Rebelles des bois
Rebelles des Bois creates versatile and unique jewelry in addition to presenting 70 Quebec artisans and designers in the boutique.
358c Rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, L’Anse-Saint-Jean (Facing the Quay)
Boutique - Le Coquill'Art
TAKE THE TIME TO LIVE ANSE-SAINT-JEAN,
THIS IS TO STAY FOR SEVERAL DAYS …
Housed in the hollow of the mountains, L’Anse-Saint-Jean is a unique natural haven on the coast of the Saguenay Fjord. Its exceptional beauty is recognized by the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages of Quebec.
Village de Petit-Saguenay
With its vertiginous cliffs and its protected natural environment, the Saguenay Fjord is certainly one of the most spectacular places in the world for sea kayaking. If you have your own equipment, you can use the quay or the Saint- Etienne as the starting point of your adventure. If you want to take a guided excursion, Saint-Etienne beach is your meeting point.
Village de Rivière-Éternité
Village d'antan Val-Jalbert
Between 1901 and 1927, Val-Jalbert vibrated happily to the rhythm of its pulp mill. In 1901, when the factory was built by Damase Jalbert, the village was called “Ouiatchouan”, after the fall that fed the mill to make wood pulp.
Ville de Saguenay
Located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, the territory of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean regional tourism association extends from north of Lake Saint-Jean to the mouth of the Saguenay River. It is bordered to the northeast by the North Shore, to the northwest by the Nord-du-Québec, to the southwest by the Mauricie and to the southeast by the Capitale-Nationale. Its vast territory of 107,000 km2 includes 49 municipalities as well as an Aboriginal community.
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Live a unique experience with our whale-watching, observation boat or zodiac cruises in Tadoussac, Baie-Sainte-Catherine and Rivière-du-Loup. Unforgettable moments await you at the heart of the most beautiful marine mammal observation site in the world, the Saguenay-Saint-Laurent Marine Park!
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Every day, from June 22 to September 2, descend the Fjord-du-Saguenay to the St. Lawrence River and meet the whales and other marine mammals that inhabit this part of the River. Aboard our 24-passenger zodiac, our Captain-interpreter will provide you with a personalized experience on a human scale and with respect for the environment!
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Croisière Escoumins is the only whale cruiser to offer this guarantee! You will be reimbursed upon confirmation from the captain on board that no whales were sighted during the cruise.
ADVENTURE / OUTDOOR
Dog sled - Entre Chien et loup
We will introduce you to the dogs, then we will give you a short introductory lesson on how to ride the sled, we harness together and off we go for the adventure
During the day we dine in the log cabin of Lake Emmuraillé.
It is important to be well dressed. The principle is simple, the colder it gets and the more layers of clothing you layer. We can provide you with free snow boots, pants, anorak, mittens, and hat if needed.
Contact us: 418-272-1540
Horseback riding - Centre équestre des Plateaux
* Take a hike of 3 hours or several days in a magnificent setting.
Beginners or fine riders, a team of experienced guides awaits you to realize your dream safely.
Excursions running from three hours to five days in a magnificent setting.
Whether you’re a novice or seasoned rider, you’ll appreciate the team of experienced guides
who will ensure your safety as you live out your dream.
To reserve: 418-272-3231
Sea kayak and zodiac excursions
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Organization: Le Québec Hors-Circuits is proud to offer enriching discovery excursions with qualified guides, both in terms of safety and interpretation. They will make you discover the Saguenay Fjord in a different way: either by sea kayak or by zodiac (inflatable boat with rigid hull).
Eco safaris (hiking)
Eco-safari packages are available in all seasons, which allows you to follow the annual cycle of nature.
Mont-Édouard ski resort
Sépaq (Saguenay National Park)
Short and long hikes
Several routes of a day or less will allow you to rub shoulders with the fjord from the top of its capes. Rich aromas from the sea and the forest will intoxicate your senses.
In winter, take out your tuques and mittens, you have an appointment in the heart of the snowy forest! You will discover accessible and exceptional places to play outside and enjoy winter.
In summer, discover our majestic fjord on water or on land. You will find a multitude of hiking trails with different levels of difficulty (Small family to expert)
** Do not miss the view of Anse à Tabatière (ANSE-SAINT-JEAN SECTOR)
Discover the via ferrata circuit on the imposing walls of Eternity Bay. Three itineraries will allow you to discover striking views of the most impressive bay of the Saguenay Fjord, which changes scenery according to the tides.
During the ascent, you will progress safely and at your own pace. The hikes are offered accompanied by a professional guide. You will live an exclusive experience in a small group (maximum 8 people), which ensures the proximity of the professional guide throughout the hike.
* Other activities: Kayaking, zodiac, cruise, visit to an interpretation center, river fishing and observation of flora and fauna
Les Navettes Maritimes du Fjord
The principle of Navettes Maritimes du Fjord is simple: offer visitors a different and original means of travel, allowing them to get from one point to another with a regular schedule.
Fjord en kayak
THE FJORD DISTINCTIONS IN KAYAK:
The superior training of its guides
The quality of education
High-end fiberglass sea kayaks and paddles (more efficient)
Small group excursions
Packages for families with children from 3 to 9 years old or 10 to 14 years old
Choice of 35 guided expeditions
To contact us: 1-866-725-2925
When you arrive from the South
Coming from Quebec City:
- Join Aut Félix-Leclerc / QC-40 E and follow the signs to Saguenay / Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré
- Join Aut Dufferin-Montmorency / QC-440 E by the exit on the left.
- Aut Dufferin-Montmorency / QC-440 E becomes QC-138 E.
- Turn left on Boul Malcolm-Fraser / QC-138.
- Continue to follow QC-138.
- Turn left on route 170 / QC-170
- Continue to follow QC-170.
- Turn left on Rue des Coteaux
Welcome to L’ANSE-SAINT-JEAN, QC.
When you arrive from the North
Coming from Chicoutimi – La Baie:
- When you are on Talbot Boulevard
- Turn towards La Baie.
- Join Aut. Aluminum / QC-70 E.
- Enter the next roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Ch. Saint-Anicet / QC 170.
- Slight right onto Av. Du Port.
- Turn right on Boul. de la Grand-Baie / Route du Fjord / QC 170.
- Continue to follow La Route du Fjord / QC-170.
- Turn right on Rue des Coteaux
Welcome to L’ANSE-SAINT-JEAN, QC.