Flowing towards the River, between the fjord’s dizzying walls, the Saguenay detours through this large bay.
In the St. Lawrence, this phenomenon occurs in the Gulf, over the entire length of the Saguenay Fjord and up to Lake St. Pierre.
The tide is greater up to Île d’Orléans and, at Québec City, makes the River’s currents change direction every six hours.
Crazy about science
Running in late May, this festival showcases science in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean!
The Musée du Fjord presents guided adventures, conferences, visits of science exhibitions and other exciting scientific activities.
All events are free of charge and enable participants to meet scientists who are thinking about the world of the future.
In July 1996, the people of Saguenay experienced what seemed like the end of the world. In only a few hours of intense rain, lakes swelled, rivers flooded and dikes were carried away!
About 10 million tons of mud, gravel and debris of all sorts were dumped in Baie des Ha! Ha! and the fjord’s northern arm, destroying many homes.