07 February 2018

Here are our favourite winter outings in the Saguenay region

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In the Saguenay region, winter seems long and short at the same time. There never seems to be enough time to take full advantage of our immense playground, which is why we’ve prepared a short list of our favourite places to play outdoors, all bundled up. So grab your mitts and hold onto your hat. You won’t want to miss these activities! 

 

Centre de ski Mont-Fortin

Tubing

With its mechanical lift and two sledding runs, Centre de ski Mont-Fortin in downtown Jonquière is all thrills and giggles for the whole family. Meet you at the top!

 

Sledding at Centre de ski Mont-Fortin. Credit: Gratien Tremblay.


Club de ski de fond Le Norvégien

Cross-country skiing

Club de ski de fond Le Norvégien in Jonquière has no fewer than 12 trails for all levels, totalling 35 linear kilometres and 69 kilometres in loops. The paths are for classic and skate skiing alike and are groomed and well maintained. Happy skiing!

 

Club de ski de fond Le Norvégien trail. Credit: tourisme.saguenay.ca. 

 

 

Centre plein air Bec-Scie

Fat biking

Mountain biking in the middle of winter? In Saguenay, you bet. Get on a fat bike and head over to Centre plein air Bec-Scie in La Baie. The centre has 4.2 km of forest trails dedicated to this exhilarating activity. It’s guaranteed fun!

 

Credit : Francis Tétrault. www.velo.qc.ca

Pourvoirie du Cap au Leste

Snowshoeing

Located on the outskirts of Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, Pourvoirie du Cap au Leste is a well-loved resort area. Trek along the snowshoe trails leading to stunning 180° views of the Saguenay fjord. You won’t want to miss this experience.

 

Snowshoe trail at Pourvoirie du Cap au Leste. Credit: capauleste.com.

La Baie marina

Ice Fishing

The La Baie marina is located in the heart of Anse-à-Benjamin. It’s a natural protected shelter you can reach by car, on foot, or by snowmobile. Come experience this little corner of paradise that’s perfect for ice fishing with family or friends.

 Village de pêche blanche de l’Anse-à-Benjamin. Crédit : Néomédia