There's A Famous Fjord 5 Hours From Montreal That Makes Quebec Feel Like Norway Or Sweden

When you hear "fjord" — long, narrow sea inlets created by glaciers — most people think of Norway, known to have the highest concentration of these gorgeous natural wonders. But there's also a famous fjord in Quebec and we may be biased, but we say it gives Scandinavia a run for its money. 

The Saguenay fjord is one of the longest in the world, spanning 235 kilometres. 

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According to Quebec tourism, it's "the only fjord in North America to be inhabited on both shores," lined with "picturesque villages." 

The fjord is open year-round but it's particularly beautiful in the summertime when you can also hike up nearby trails that boast mystical lookout points. 

There are many different ways to explore the fjord — on foot, by boat, by crossing an 85-metre-long suspension bridge or by climbing a nine-meter-long inverted ladder, making it the perfect Quebec bucket list experience. 

The Saguenay Fjord

Address: Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay, 91, rue Notre Dame, Rivière-Éternité, QC

Distance From Montreal: 5 hours and 20 minutes

Why You Need To Add It To Your Bucket List: You don't need to leave the province to see one of the most beautiful natural attractions in the world. 

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.