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Saguenay, Quebec


La Baie, Saguenay

Introduction

Saguenay was formed in 2002 by amalgamating the cities of Chicoutimi, Jonquire, La Baie, Laterrire and surrounding municipalities and townships.

Where You're Docked

Cruise ships dock at the cruise terminal in La Baie. The town center is within walking distance.


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Money and Tipping

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.

Local Transportation

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

Hotels

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Sights

Saguenay National Park - http://www.sepaq.com/pq/sag/

Shopping & Restaurants

Some shops and restaurants in La Baie can be found on Rue Bagot including a Tim Horton's. Further west is a shopping centre with a supermarket.

Be sure to try some poutine. There is usually a small market may set up in front of the church a couple blocks south of the pier with a poutine wagon.

Internet

Restaurants and cafes may have free wifi.

Maps

Download pdf maps here - http://tourisme.saguenay.ca/en/unseful-info/brochures-maps

Weather

Saguenay Weather Forecast

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