Saguenay, Quebec, Canada
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Approximately 2¼ Hours
Meals not included
Discover the highlights of the Chicoutimi area, bordered by two mountain chains and nestled on the shores of Saguenay Fjord. Chicoutimi was a natural trading route for the First Nations people, and in the early 1600s, France's first fur-trading post was established here. Your guide takes you back in time to learn about the area's fascinating past, linked to the tides of the Saguenay River.
Passing Chicoutimi's industrial area, you will see how the early 20th century brought exploitation of the river with logging, the pulp and paper industries, and aluminum production.
Stop for photos at the Little White House that miraculously survived the flood of 1996 and at the Pulp Mill of Chicoutimi, founded in 1898. The mill played an important role in the development of the area and produced high-quality paper pulp that was exported throughout the world.
You will then drive by the Ha! Ha! Pyramid in La Baie district and hear about the great flood of 1996 that devastated the region and proved to be one of Canada's greatest natural disasters.
Transportation for this tour may be by school bus.