Quebec’s L’Anse-Saint-Jean and Chicoutimi

Hotel Chicoutimi view

On the Saguenay Fjord in Quebec is a magical pristine body of water surrounded by enchanting villages and tall mountains. The fjord was cut out of the mountains by a glacier millions of years ago. The journey from the Parc National du Fjord-d-Saguenay (here’s part one and part two) continues aboard the marine shuttle. After the Bateau […]

Autumn in Québec City

île d´ Orléans

There’s probably not a more romantic city for strolling than Québec City in autumn, but I am sure the charm of this city will grab you in any season. I arrived via bus from Chicoutimi (near the Saguenay Fjord, where I’d just been) at Gare du Palais—the main train station in Québec City. Built in […]

Quebec’s Saguenay Fjord Park & Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park

Bistro in Tadoussac

This is the second part of my journey into Quebec. Check out part one here. Sleeping under the stars and getting out on the Saguenay Fjord was exactly what I was longing for, so, after spending the previous day in La Baie and St. Rose du Nord (story here), I board the morning Maritime shuttle to Parc […]

Trapped Killer Whales Attract International Media

ORCA

A trapped pod of orcas, commonly known as killer whales, is attracting a lot of media attention today. The whales are trapped in a small ice hole in Canada’s Hudson Bay, about an hour’s snowmobile ride from Inukjuak, Quebec. The Canadian government is sending scientists to assess the situation and to see whether or not […]

Visiting the Saguenay Fjord, Quebec: Where to Play and Stay

Saguenay Fjord - view from Parc National du Fjord

When we hear the word “fjord” most people think of Scandinavia or Norway. Few think of Canada. The Saguenay Fjord is a relatively unknown, unexplored region in Northern Quebec, with exception to tourists from the more urban areas of the province. With 2,130 known Fjords around the world, only 38 are 100 or more kilometers […]

Saguenay Fjord, Quebec: An Amazing Race Challenge for Journalists

During the first sea kayaking excursion in the Fjord

As an adventurer at heart who once dreamed of writing for National Geographic and traveling all over the world discovering the planet’s hidden gems, I jumped at a recent opportunity to be one of five journalists who would participate in a friendly competition along the Saquenay Fjord in Northern Quebec. I didn’t know much – […]