See the staggering beauty of the Saguenay National Park up close and personal by hiking one of its most magnificent trails, a 1.5-mile route through the countryside.
Enjoy a scenic one hour drive to Saguenay National Park, which encompasses the spectacular Saguenay Fjord. Over the past two million years, the Saguenay River has undergone four glacial stages that have carved deep valleys in the area. While the forests were logged in the 1800s and 1900s, the now-protected land has steadily begun to return to its former glory. Seeing the parkland on foot gives you a wonderful perspective of this intricate ecosystem.
The Saguenay National Park contains 70 miles of hiking trails, and your route along the Point de Vue du Soupir trail is one of the most breathtaking. Along the way, you will gain 450 feet in altitude, providing you with incredible views of the forests and river far below. At the halfway point, you will come to a landmark statue known as Our Lady of the Saguenay. Made of solid white pine sheathed in protective metal, the 35-foot-tall statue of the Virgin Mary was designed in 1881 and has been watching over those sailing the fjord ever since. After stopping for pictures and to admire the views, you'll hike back down to the Interpretation Center to learn more about the fjord or time-permitting, browse in the gift shop before driving back to the pier.
Please note: This is an active tour that includes approximately one hour and 45-mintues of hiking over a 1.5 mile trail. There are various natural surfaces and gradients to negotiate and the trail rises to an altitude of 450 ft. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Participants should be in good physical condition. Weather appropriate, layered clothing and sturdy, comfortable walking/hiking shoes are recommended.