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Photo Essay: Tadoussac, Quebec

Tadoussac is a small town in Quebec that sits at the confluence of the Saguenay and Saint Lawrence Rivers. According to Wikipedia it’s the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in Canada.

Tadoussac started life as a center for whaling, sealing and fur trading. Today it’s a tourist destination with the Saguenay Fjord offering visitors scenic boat rides, hikes and kayak tours while the Saint Lawrence River is famous as a center for whale watching.

I spent part of the day in the area. Taking off on the beach by kayak, I and a few others explored the coastline well into the Saguenay River – looking for beluga whales – though unfortunately it wasn’t our day to see them. A little north of Tadoussac, I did do some whale watching by kayak – out of Les Bergeronnes – and saw many of them including a baby blue whale.

Here’s a photo essay that includes the lovely area in and around Tadoussac. 

"The view down the Saguenay Fjord"

The view down the Saguenay Fjord

"The Marine Mammal Interpretation Center in Tadoussac, Quebec"

The Marine Mammal Interpretation Center

"Whales are a big theme in Tadoussac"

Whales are a big theme in Tadoussac

"A beautiful church in Tadoussac built in 1747"

A beautiful church in Tadoussac built in 1747

"Pretty boardwalk along the beach in Tadoussac"

Pretty boardwalk along the beach in Tadoussac

"The beach in Tadoussac"

The beach in Tadoussac

"Hotel Tadoussac"

Hotel Tadoussac

Have you ever been whale watching in the Tadoussac area?

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Leigh McAdam


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Avid world traveler. Craves adventure – & the odd wildly epic day. Gardener. Reader. Wine lover. Next big project – a book on 100 Canadian outdoor adventures.

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