Hiking Saguenay National Park

Discover the magnificent, yet little-known Saguenay Park on an easy 1.5 mile hike led by a knowledgeable guide, ending at a beautiful viewpoint where you can take in the fjord and surrounding mountains.

  • Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of a fjord
  • Take in remarkable views of surrounding mountains, rivers and valleys
  • A comfortable hike in outstanding nature
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

  • Duration

    4 hours

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  • From

    $ 99

  • Notices

    The hike will take approximately 2 hours round trip and is recommended for advanced hikers

Majestically encased in the hollow of two mountain massifs, Fjord du Saguenay flows 64 miles before emptying into the Saint-Laurent estuary, it was shaped after glaciers deepened the valley allowing seawater to invade the newly carved inlet. The expanse of forest and marine environments create astounding biodiversity whose beauty and richness will let you discover nature at its grandest and leave you with captivating and unforgettable moments.

With over 74 miles of hiking trails, a great way to discover this magnificent yet little known landscape is by foot.  From the pier in La Baie, you will enjoy a scenic drive to Parc National du Saguenay where you will begin your 1.5 mile journey along the ‘point de vue du Respire’ trail. 

Here you will experience first-hand and up-close evidence of the colossal forces nature used to carve out this fjord.  The hike culminates at a viewpoint for remarkable views of the fjord and surrounding mountains, rivers and valleys.

Following your hike, you will have some free time at the Interpretation Center to enjoy the excellent exhibits or browse the local gift shop.

Practical information:

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: Wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Walking information: The hike will take approximately 2 hours round trip and is recommended for advanced hikers with a rise in height of 450 feet.
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users