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CROSS-COUNTY SKIING

FATBIKE TRAILS

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
It is on the banks of the Fjord that we offer you a cuisine where freshness and flavor meet. Proud to work with local producers to introduce you to our terroir.
La Fjordelaise
Generous and inspired by regional flavors

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.

Chez Montagner
Panoramic restaurant facing the fjord
French and regional cuisine
Daily menu and table d’hôte

2 large terraces
Group room
Large glass roof with breathtaking views of the fjord

(418) 608-8870

La Fringale
Menu of the day, lunches and snack menu

Come and try the best poutine in Saguenay !!!

31, rue St-Jean-Baptiste

L’Anse-Saint-Jean

412-272-2122

Auberge Le Camp de Base
Discover delicious cuisine, homemade smoked dishes and vegetarian dishes created with local products.
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!

L'Est-Anse-Ciel
Restaurant / Bar

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

L’Anse-Saint-Jean

To order: 418-272-4004

 

Restaurant Le Grillon
Regional dishes (Tourtière du Saguenay, gourgan soup, homemade blueberry pie and much more)

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
The Ice Cabin is:

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
L’Anse-Saint-Jean

418-608-8399

Nuances de Grains

Artisanal bakery, located at the Presbytère de L’Anse-Saint-Jean

261, rue St-Jean Baptiste L’Anse-Saint-jean  Qc.

 418.608.8416

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
418-608-8494

Boutique - Rebelles des bois
A must !!!

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)

418-272-1883

Boutique - Le Coquill'Art
Jewelry store and handcrafted creations
356 St-Jean-Baptiste
L’Anse-Saint-Jean

Around us

Village L'Anse-Saint-Jean

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
Explore the fjord by kayak.

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
Rivière-Éternité, located in the heart of the Saguenay Fjord, is the entrance to Saguenay National Park. Come and admire the moving landscapes! What a grand place, where nature has deployed colossal forces to create a fjord.
Village d'antan Val-Jalbert
Prepare to go back a century … at the time of Quebec’s first pulp mills

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
The City of Saguenay is an incomparable living environment, combining the outdoors, urbanity and modernity. There is a multitude of services, offers and general information that you can consult through this website, letting you know everything about it!
Tourism Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
Look for activities available in the area.

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.

WHALES

AML Cruises

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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!

OrganisAction

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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!

Escoumins Cruises

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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
Comfortable and fun, ½ or day trips are well suited for everyone. According to our advice, you can drive your sled or sit on cushions, in warm furs.

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
Enjoy the unforgettable experience of exploring the Saguenay Fjord …
on horseback!

* 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)
An Eco-safari is a hike of observation and interpretation of nature taking place in a small group. This approach promotes privileged contacts with nature and offers you a unique experience. You thus benefit from a personalized and adaptable framework allowing a better transfer of knowledge with the naturalist guide, while limiting the impacts on the environment.

Eco-safari packages are available in all seasons, which allows you to follow the annual cycle of nature.

Mont-Édouard ski resort
Recognized for its exceptional powder snow conditions, Mont-Édouard has more than thirty trails for all levels of skiers. Families, beginners, experts, seasoned telemarkers, snowboarders and lovers of off-piste adventures will find challenges for all skill levels. A veritable mountain resort rising to an altitude of 635m, Mont-Édouard offers a variety of activities for winter lovers. On average, more than 6 meters of snow accumulates annually on this massif, jewel of the Bas-Saguenay.
Sépaq (Saguenay National Park)
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

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)

Baie-Éternité 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 Fjord like you’ve NEVER SEEN BEFORE …

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
Sea kayaking excursions on the majestic fjord from the Anse-Saint-Jean quay

THE FJORD DISTINCTIONS IN KAYAK:

Safety concerns
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

Information

Driving directions

 

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.

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