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  • Patrick B
    Montreal, Canada73 contributions
    I lived in Chicoutimi for 2 years relatively close to the park. Park de la Riviere du Moulin was my "sanctuary" in town. The place to go and escape the troubles of daily life. It's a relatively long (~5-6 km) North-South stretch of park offering multiple walking trails with some elevation. You can even spot some wildlife like a weasel, white tail deer, or the occasional aggravated partridge escorting you out of the park and probably away from her young. During the winter, the southern half of the park is mostly used for cross-country skiing and ice skating and hokey rings are set up by the parking lot at the south-west main the entrance.
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • Stephanie C
    Ottawa, Canada133 contributions
    We appreciated the pulp and paper section, the Chicoutimi history exhibits, and the Villeneuve gallery. After spending a couple of hours here, we drove to Rue Taché to see the place where Arthur Villeneuve's house once stood. This museum was a nice add-on to the learning we did at Val-Jalbert earlier this year. We hope to visit again in nice weather to see the grounds.

    Worth noting: strollers and photography are not permitted inside.
    Written 28 November 2019
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  • Pastor S
    79 contributions
    The house itself is not all that impressive (of course, the water running out the front door is an interesting touch). The story of the flood and what it did to that area and the survival of the house is really what grabs your attention. Also be sure to look at the falls around the house and the neighborhood. Think of what this must have been like when the 1996 flood ripped through the area.
    Written 24 October 2019
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  • rowvergal
    Quebec, Canada13 contributions
    Good introduction to the area and the underwater world that inhabits the fjord. Rooms well set up with things to touch and feel for the kids. Guided tours offered, and they even had good english tours - surprising for the area. A small, but well done museum and worth a visit.
    Written 18 August 2018
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  • LouP
    Sherbrooke, Canada106 contributions
    Nice loop trail ! It took us about 2 hours. A fairly easy straight-line trail leads to a loop trail. Half of the loop is rough trail with beautiful scenery, half of the loop is quite easy in a dense forest.
    Written 26 July 2021
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  • Maureen H
    Hamilton, Canada140 contributions
    we did the combined mini bus tour of 20 people from La Baie to L'Anse Saint Jean which included stops at a few of the quaint towns along the way then returned via a 3 hour boat ride along the Saguenay Fjord. Delightful but need to offer English translation. Pricing is about $100 per person, $249 for a family; there were 2 families with children 10-14 age range on the boat ride returning. Three hours may be boring for children that age. Scenery pleasant
    Written 25 July 2021
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  • rowvergal
    Quebec, Canada13 contributions
    Some good indoor displays that explain the history of the base and the role it has and continues to play in Canada's air defense strategy. The outdoor area has a significant collection of retired jets and helicopters, including a Russian Mig that was captured. Kids could climb in to some of the cockpits! All the while, the gliders from the base are flying overhead and landing next door. Touring through the military base (leave all your camera's and phones behind!) there was also lots of action with aircraft movements. Great to see the facilities for our military (at least from the outside). A lovely afternoon with some good history lessons.
    Written 18 August 2018
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  • Hugh F
    Chelmsford, UK95 contributions
    This is a beautiful area giving you an idea of the vastness of the St Lawrence River. The excursion by boat to see the whales is a fascinating experience. Every effort is taken not to disturb these beautiful creatures after all this is their territory.
    Written 18 October 2019
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  • SLucey
    9 contributions
    Well worth the trip. Understanding French is helpful but don't let it stop you from coming. The facility and actors are so genuine you'll enjoy it immensely. The food in their cafeteria was delicious. Saguenay tortière was homemade. Yummy!
    Written 27 July 2019
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  • Marty Bielicki
    Stuart, FL14,147 contributions
    Absolutely a beautiful church. Some of the stain-glass windows is what you would have seen visiting Notre-Dame in Paris. This church is quite large, enough to fit 1500 people. It is located close to Saguenay and is an easy walk from or to downtown.

    St. Francois is actually the fourth church to be built on this small hill. Two of the other churches burnt down. The present church opened in 1922.

    If you get a chance, stopping and viewing this church is well worth the effort. If you found this review to be helpful in any way, please press “LIKE” to let me know.
    Written 6 April 2020
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  • BevBristol
    Bristol82 contributions
    Visited here on our whistle stop coach trip. I could have spent hours here with these lovely animals. The video show allowed understanding of the animals and their lifecycle. Lots of lovely items for purchase in the little boutique on site. High light was spending time with these animals
    Written 22 February 2020
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  • IAl
    Toronto, Canada207 contributions
    Great place for the kids because there’s a large splash pad, modern and large playground (wood chips on the ground), a whale-design fountain and a burger/ice cream place. After all these fun activities are done, take a stroll along the boardwalk thats facing the mountains and the Lake Saguenay.

    Be aware though that while this is a walking distance from the downtown strip of Chicoutumi, you do need to cross some busy main streets and isolated parking lots, to get into the old port area where Zone Portuaire is located.
    Written 19 August 2021
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  • martin l
    Laval, Canada3 contributions
    Mr. Boivin is a passionate individual who will tell you beautiful and emotional stories about his diverse collection of antiques. Decades of work and love has been devoted to what I consider a treasure trove in the Saguenay. Plan for an hour approximately. There are no open/close hours and the cost is made of your donations. This has been a gem of our vacations (Nathalie, Martin et Hugo)
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • Caronrick
    Halifax, Canada254 contributions
    This is your typical mall like you find in just about every other city. Nothing here that is really outstanding or unique, but it is spacious and always clean.
    Written 4 October 2017
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  • Daniela Berghea
    Washington DC, DC268 contributions
    My friend and I walked over there after class, yesterday. We saw the scene organized at the entrance for the summer festival. Then we walked along the sidewalk.. We stoped, took pictures, went down to the deck. I removed my sandals and went into de river... We spent an amazing time, there!
    Written 10 July 2019
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