The landscape and communities of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec have been largely shaped by its two namesake waterways: the Saguenay River and Lac Saint-Jean, which links to the St. Lawrence River. With scenic forest and mountain panoramas, the region is a popular summer destination for residents of urban Quebec who are drawn by the pristine wilderness and historic sites.
While many of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean’s 275,000 local residents make their homes in riverside towns that boast a vibrant community spirit and rich cultural heritage, the region is best known for its natural vistas and vast wilderness. Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean is home to several national parks, including Parc national des Monts-Valin, which boasts mountain peaks, rivers and lakes, Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay, known for its spectacular Saguenay Fjord, and the Saguenay-Saint-Lawrence Marine Park, which is a conservation area for belugas and other whale species.
The region brims with adventure year-round, from hiking, rafting, cycling and wildlife viewing in the summer, to snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dogsledding, ice fishing and cross-country skiing in the winter, making it a popular vacation destination for residents of more urban regions of Quebec. Whether you’re from the province or simply captivated by the beauty of this region, our Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean real estate experts can help you find the perfect neighbourhood and home to fit your needs.