Saguenay Lac Saint Jean is beautiful. All the highways had various viewpoints to stop and take pictures of the scenery from the water intertwined between all the mountains, etc. It gives you a chance to stop and admire all the scenery around you, all the beauties Mother Nature has given us, something people like us in the big city miss on a daily basis.
This area is definitely getting very popular as a tourist area for its natural beauties and well some man-made ones as well. These are a few places that we made stops at: viewpoints, landmarks, beaches……….*daydreams*
One of the first viewpoints we stopped at. It was on the way coming back from L’Anse Saint-Jean to Chicoutimi. I’m not sure if the town was Roberval.
Across from the museum that we visited (will show in the next blog), we saw this pyramid of yield signs called Pyramide des Ha!Ha!
Its supposed to be an observation site where we can go on the top but it was all fenced, so I just took a picture from the bottom.
We went to visit the landmark (in the picture below) next to this church. So it was a random picture, but I thought it looked really nice.
This was next to that church and its called the Petite Maison Blanche (Small White House). Its known because there was a while when a flash flood (I think) hit the town and there was water rumbling around this house. Water was flowing through it and it stayed intact for x amount of years. Right now, the water that flows out of the door, I think is just pumped through. I didn’t have the time to go in to check out the videos or whatnot, but it was quite a sight. I can imagine how majestic it would be when there was rumbling falls flowing around the house.
That same day we also moved to our next hotel in Alma. We had some extra time after check-in so we decided to visit another national park, Parc National de la Pointe Taillon. This place had mostly bike trails instead of hiking ones. It is very known for the beach along the Lac Saint Jean.
Look at it! Now this is why we went on this trip…Saguenay River was around Chicoutimi and now, Lac Saint-Jean around this area.
The water was chilly but we still had a little walk along the beach
Looking at Lac Saint Jean
Before we knew it, we were already on our way home. Before we left, we had two more viewpoints.
These are the little snippets along the trip. Not big landmarks, not big goals in our trips but just little things we were able to fit into our schedule. It turned out just as great. We enjoyed being in the nature a whole lot…filling our lungs with lots of fresh(er) air.
Next post I’ll be taking you all for a trip to the Fjord Museum 😉 Enjoy!