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Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean

  • Population :  277,209 inhabitants
  • Size: 95,762 km2
  • Main cities: Saguenay (145,745 inhabitants), Alma (31,011 inhabitants), Dolbeau-Mistassini  (14,218 inhabitants), Saint-Félicien (10,291 inhabitants), Roberval (10,023 inhabitants)

Economy and employment in Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean

  • Agriculture, fisheries and food industry: important milk, grain, animal and fruit (blueberry) production; freezing, cheese and sausage plants; farm stands and agritourism
  • Natural resource development: forest development and wood products transformation, prime metal manufacturing (aluminum), hydroelectricity, metal fabricating, construction and engineering
  • Excellence or innovation: northern agriculture, aluminum transformation, ecotourism, adventure tourism

For more information on the economy: Services Québec

Nature and culture

  • Outdoor activities: Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon, Parc national des Monts-Valin, Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay, Saguenay−St. Lawrence Marine Park
  • Beluga and whale watching: lookout over Ste. Marguerite Bay’s mouth, whale-watching cruises, kayaking trips, and more
  • Nautical activities on the Lac Saint-Jean, town on ice in Roberval, and more
  • Celebrations and festivals: Traversée internationale du lac Saint-Jean competition, La fabuleuse histoire d’un royaume show, Festival des bières du monde de Saguenay, First Nations Gathering (Pow Wow) of Mashteuiatsh, and more
  • Cultural heritage: Val-Jalbert historical village, Parc de la caverne Trou de la Fée, Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien, and more

For more information: Tourisme Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean

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