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Saguenay is a region of Quebec and also officially the new name of the amalgamated towns of which the largest was called Chicoutimi. The actual port is in La Baie not far from Chicoutimi. the wharf is actually in the Baie de Ha! Ha! The tourist office is conveniently located inside the beautiful ...
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Saguenay was formed in 2002 by amalgamating the cities of Chicoutimi, Jonquire, La Baie, Laterrire and surrounding municipalities and townships.
Cruise ships dock at the cruise terminal in La Baie. The town center is within walking distance. Cruise ship schedule here http://www.cruisesaintlawrence.com/ View Larger Map
Canada's currency is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). Coins are used for denomination $2 and under and Canada is slowly phasing in polymer plastic notes similar to the notes used in Australia. The penny was eliminated in 2013. US dollars are widely accepted though you may get a poor exchange rate and your change back in Canadian money. When dining in restaurants, tips between 15-20% are expected since restaurant workers typically make minimum wage. Taxi drivers should be tipped the same.
A small hop on/hop off bus can take you around the area for $15 (Jan 2017). Additional shuttles may take you to the larger town of Chicoutimi. http://tourisme.saguenay.ca/en/circuits-and-guided-tours/tourist-bus
Some shops and restaurants in La Baie can be found on Rue Bagot including a Tim Horton's (Canada's favourite coffee and donut chain). Further west is Les Galeries de La Baie shopping centre with a Maxi supermarket. Be sure to try some poutine. There is usually a small market set up in front of the church a couple blocks south of the pier with a poutine wagon. Cantine Boivin located a block west of the cruise terminal at 1113 Rue Victoria also serves poutine.
Jun 01, 2021 · Saguenay is a port city in Quebec Canada, located on Saguenay River, approx 200 km (120 mi) north of Quebec City and approx 125 km (80 mi) northwest of Tadoussac. The city has population around 145,000 and was formed in 2002 by a merger with Chicoutimi.
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