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  Paddling SAGUENAY FJORD
  Posted by: marbla on Mar-16-13 4:32 PM (EST)
 

I was wondering about a trip up that way this summer. Anyone with experience? Advice?

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  Posted by: hal11 on Mar-17-13 10:12 PM (EST)
If you aare camping make sure you have reservations. Test sites along the river are limited.
 
 
  Saguenay Fjord, QC
  Posted by: radskierman on Mar-18-13 6:04 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Mar-18-13 6:07 PM EST --

Tips:
To see the big whales (Minke, Fin, Humpback occasional Blue), they are mostly on the St. Lawrence, very few up the fjord for any distance.
Belugas ahoy, especially around Baie St. Marguerite where they calve. We paddled with about 30 of them for 2 hours one August day. Never went out in the course of a week without seeing whales either on the river or in the fjord. Third week in August.
Fjord can get mighty rough in a hurry. Know the time of tide, tide changes and wind direction. It matters a lot. The river is basically open ocean paddling, be sure you are up to that.
Dress for the water, it will be in the 50's probably.
The fjord is unbelievably beautiful. Reserve campsites.
BY FARRRRRR the BEST paddle I've ever done. A real treasure. You will get whales within 20 yards of your boat on the river, in the fjord I had a Beluga go under my stern and scratch his back... lifted my kayak about 8" in the air. AWESOME doesn't even begin to describe THAT feeling!
Have fun.. you will never forget it!
Here's a link to a great writeup from this website.
http://webpages.charter.net/wsmith16/saguenay.htm

 
 
  Quebec
  Posted by: DianaKayak on Apr-03-13 1:36 PM (EST)
Hi - I was looking at this area as a result of your email and it seems unique! When were you interested in going? I was considering the Northern Forest Canoe Trail also....
 

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