Dear loyal customers,
While this unprecedented pandemic might be one of the biggest global challenges we will be facing in our lifetime, please remember: we are in this together, and we WILL get through this, together. To all of our clients, friends and familly, working day and night on the front line of our health system (nurses, maintenance services, adminitrative sector, doctors), THANK YOU.
To all of you hard-working parents, caught juggling the very challenging worlds of workin from home and caring for your child and loved ones; THANK YOU. To all of you who, despite a very busy work schedule, must take care of an older parent living under your roof , for who confinement weighs heavily: THANK YOU. To all of those who go to the front lines, day after day, with a beautiful smill and a positive mindset so that WE can continue to have access to essential services (grocery stores, restaurants, hotels, convenience stores, gas stations, transportation, and maintenance employees from all municipalities): THANK YOU.
Be assured that our entire team at OTL works relentlessly with all of the needed authorities (public health and safety at work), and constantly exceeds all of the very strict measures put forward by the restaurant industry during this unprecedented pandemic.
Our strict procedures at OTL Sherbrooke and OTL Saguenay
To protect the health and the safety of all our precious customers and employes, we meet and exceed all of the public safety standards issued by the INSPQ (National Institute of Public Health of Quebec); close monitoring of our employees and customers (covid-like symptoms: cough, fever, respiratory difficulties etc.: these individuals wont have access to the premises, for the safety of us all), strict sanitary measures (hydro-alcoholic distributor, continual hand washing, more frequent cleaning by the maintenance team), payment by phone or credit card on our terminal, social distancing (2m), closing all common areas until further notice.
We will get though this, together !
At OTL we meet and exceed all of the strict standards put forward by the public health instance in Quebec, therefor we are open for new reservations. As life goes on, our governement is now gradually lifting the confinement measures. Clients from all across Quebec are booking now booking some stays for business trips, a romantic weekend or a family getaway with your loved ones.
Our Boefish restaurant, ranked among Canada’s top 100 restaurants (OpenTable) also remains open for takeout service on Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, make sure to call Boefish for your gourmet order, in the comfort of your home, or your modern room or suite at OTL.
From our entire team at OTL: stay positive, take care of your loved ones, and do take care of yourself. Because after all, we are in this together, and we will get through this TOGETHER.
The Holiday season is the perfect time of the year to enjoy some quality time with your loved ones while creating some of the most precious memories that will last a lifetime ! Our beautiful region offers you some of the most magical and breath-taking sceneries, for you to enjoy during this lovely time of the year. Our team at OTL Saguenay has gathered for you the best holiday activities to put on your itinerary, during your next stay among us !
A magical time in the heart of the Forêt Enchantée in Saguenay
Every year you can discover and enjoy Saguenay’s Forêt Enchanté. Both magical and enchanting, this mystical forest is a definite must for a successful family outing ! Discover the forest’s most beautiful decorated houses and the mesmerizing trees that are completely illuminated. You can enjoy a wide selection of activities for the whole family such as endless slides and trails; perfect for strolling around the forest while enjoying some of the most magical panoramas.
Fun times with the whole family at the Parc Mille Lieux de la Colline
The Parc Mille Lieux de la Colline opens its doors for a colorful holiday season ! On the programm : a wild selection of slides, a snowshoe trail, some fun and entertaining characters, animation for the whole family, as well as an outdoor firepit to keep you warm during those cold winter days ! The parc awaits you on Decembre 26th to 31st, as well as January 2nd to 5th for some fun holiday activities. The Parc Mille Lieux de la Colline will officially launch its winter season on January 7th 2020.
A visit in the heart of Santa’s magical kingdom (Girardville)
Not only does Santa really exists, but he lives among us in Saguenay ! Come discover the magical realm of Santa; where you can visit his home as well as the village of Santa’s little elves working night and day to get all of the childrens gifts ready on time for Christmas. Santa is eager to meet you and your little ones during this holiday season ! You can also enjoy a ride in Santa’s carriage in the heart of his kingdom.
A family event not to be missed : the Magie des fêtes 2019
The Magie des Fêtes will be back on november 30th, for a whole new edition, starting at 10am! This perfect family event is a definite must for a fun day with your loved ones. On the programm: inflatable structures, block climbing, entertainment for the whole family, music shows, dance shows, meet and greet with the real Santa, and some wild and colorful fireworks!
Christmas outdoor markets
Come celebrate the warmth and magic of the holiday season while visiting one of our many Christmas markets; the Saguenay European Christmas market, the Saguenay Christmas Grand Bazaar, the Alma Christmas market, the Chicoutimi Christmas market, as well as the Albanel, the Larouche, and the Shipshaw Christmas markets. On the programm: some delicious grilled meats, tasty mulled wine tasting, melodic choirs and so much more !
Treat yourself to a memorable holiday season in the heart of our beautiful Saguenay region. Book now your next holiday getaway among us, and create unforgettable memories that you (and your loved ones!) will cherish for the rest of your lives.
With its breathtaking landscapes and its beautiful panoramas, fall is the perfect time for a memorable adventure with your loved ones, in the heart of Saguenay! Our team at OTL has gathered a list of its favourite activities, for you and your family to enjoy during fall season, on your next trip to Saguenay.
1- Relax and unwind at Paūs Spa Expérience
Paūs Spa Experience is one of the most luxurious and indulging spas in the area, with a wide selection of facial care (peeling, mask, exfoliation, scrub), body care (scrub, exfoliation, body wrap, balneotherapy), massages (therapeutic, swedish, californian, deep tissu, prenatal), manicures, pedicures, and electrolysis. Discover the spa’s ultimate relaxation experience, the thermal experience, where you can enjoy an outdoor hotbath, a polar shower, a sauna, an eucalyptus steam bath, and a beautiful and relaxing resting area. Paūs Spa Experience also offers tailor made care for men, women and pregnany women (prenatal massages, manicure, pedicure, etc.), a real must during your next trip to Saguenay.
2- A memorable day at the Saguenay Fjord National Park
Enjoy the park’s numerous activities, in the heart of one of the most spectacular sites in Northeastern America: hiking, wildlife observation, fishin, zodiac, cruises, via ferrata, sea kayaking, etc. Come discover the magical and breathtaking panoramas of the Saguenay Fjord, while enjoying the beautiful landscapes of la Baie Éternité, la Baie du Moulin à Baude and la Baie Sainte-Marguerite. The Saguenay Fjord National Park is open all year long, and is aimed for all ages.
3- A day full of adrenaline and excitement at Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux
The Parc aventures Cap Jaseux offers fun activities for the whole family; hebertism circuits (suitable for all ages and levels: children, beginners, adults, experimented, etc.), zip lines, via ferrata, hiking trails, cruising boats, kayak, mushroom picking, wild plant picking, etc. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors in this one of a kind adventure park.
4- Sucre D'or Sugar Shack
Fall is definitely the perfect season to cuddle up to your loved ones while enjoying a sweet and delicious meal at the Sucre D’or Sugar Shack, a top family destination. Come enjoy one of the site’s numerous activities such as: sleigh rides, horseback riding, clowns, fairies, make-up for kids, a visit of the farm, as well as a traditional sugar shack meal (meat pies, creton, crepes, baked beans, and plenty of maple syrup!) , maple taffy tasting on snow, and so much more !
Saguenay is one of Quebec’s most beloved destination, with attraction and events that will delight the whole family ! Visit us at OTL Saguenay, for a memorable getaway!
Fall is right around the corner, and what better way to visit and discover our beautiful region than to take part in the legendary Lac-St-Jean tour, the ultimate cycling destination, accessible to everyone ! Renowned for its warm, colorful and welcoming vibe, Saguenay will truly charm you with it's beautiful landscapes and all of it's events and attractions. Our team at OTL Saguenay has gathered all the information you need, to make your Lac-St-Jean cycling experience, a memorable adventure!
Where to go
The Lac-St-Jean tour takes place on the Véloroute des Bleuets, surrounding the magnificient Lac-St-Jean's natural reservoir, on a 256km pathway. This circuit allows you to choose between many different riding sections; whether you are riding with your kids, or with some more experimented friends or loved ones; everybody will be delighted by this breathtaking bike circuit. More experimented cyclist will opt for the entire tour of the lake; which could take up to a day or two, with much needed prepation time.
The Véloroute des Bleuets will allow you to ride across 15 different municipalities, while enjoying one of the 35 rest areas, specially designed for the tour's cyclists; making it easy for you and your loved ones, to picnic, relax, and admire the beautiful panoramas offered by the Véloroute des Bleuets!
Each year, the Lac-St-Jean-Tour - a circuit that is greatly familiar to 40% of Quebecers - https://veloroutedesbleuets.com/quelques-statistiques, attracts 250,000 users, eager to experience North America's most unique biking destination! The tour of Lac-St-Jean is the perfect way to initiate yourself to a one of a kind cycling experience.
How to enjoy the circuit
The circuit has been designed to fit all riding levels (on an easy to intermediate course); it also caters to roller skaters, and individuals with reduced mobility (motorized wheelchairs). It is allowed to ride on the circuit on a bicycle, an electric bicycle, a tricycle, a scooter, roller skates, or on foot. It is forbidden for anyone to ride the circuit on an ATV, a motorcycle or a vehicule. All animals are also forbidden.
The Véloroute des Bleuets: 4 different bike-experiences, to please all bicycle lovers
The Véloroute des Bleuets offers you 4 unique bike-experiences, depending on your riding level. The "performance-cyclist experience" is intended for all performance cyclists, allowing you to ride on the circuit's most difficult sections; with many abrupt hills and numerous changes in elevation.
The "family-recreational cyclist experience" is intended for beginner and intermediate cyclists, on designated bike paths, with minimal to non-existant elevation gain. This experience is perfect for the whole family!
The "touring-cyclist experience" offers you various sections of the pathway with a more moderate elevation gain. The sections are 3 foot wide, and cater to the touring cyclists. The hills and shoulders are all paved.
At last, the "mountain bike & fat bike experience" caters to beginners and more experienced riders; with a mere 180km of trails dedicated to mountain biking, and 80km of trails dedicated to fatbiking. Make sure to bring your own bicycles and helmets to experience the Lac-St-Jean tour, as bike rentals are pretty rare in the area!
To fully enjoy all of the events, attractions and magnificient landscapes in Saguenay, make sure to plan your next adventure in the heart of our region, with one of our passionate team members at OTL Saguenay. Call us toll-free, to book your dream vacation at OTL Saguenay!
The Saguenay Wine Festival is a one of a kind event, not to be missed this summer! Known as Quebec’s most important wine festival all year-around, this festival caters to all wine enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs ! Taking place in the heart of our beautiful city, from july 11th to july 13th (inclusively), the Saguenay Wine Festival is a definite must, for anyone visiting the Saguenay region this summer.
On the 12th edition of the festival, more than 40 000 people have gathered, from all around the country (and the world!), to eagerly taste and discover one or many of the 400 different products presented at the event. This summer, the Saguenay Wine Festival will likely attract a record number of wine amateurs, during its 3 days festivities.
Our team at OTL has gathered everything you need to know about Quebec’s most talked about wine festival!
Fun activities for everyone
The Saguenay Wine Festival is an unique event, where wine enthusiasts, winemakers from all over the world, renowned sommeliers and wine connoisseurs come together on this 3-day wine discovery adventure, to share their knowledge, their passion, and their love for this exquisite elixir! Come and enjoy the festival’s many tasting kiosks, its various exhibitions, and all of the live musical shows, presented to you by renowned artists from all over the country.
The festival’s mandate
The Saguenay Wine Festival’s mission is to provide a platform where all wine enthusiasts, wine connoisseurs, sommeliers, and wine specialists can take part in an entertaining and educational 3-day wine experience! The event is aimed to help refine everything you need to know about the world of wine (educational seminars, wine tasting, wine pairing etc.).
The 13th edition of the festival will gather: 52 exhibitors, 400 products from all over the world, and 30 wine makers, ready to unveil wine-making’s most well-kept secrets!
Different packages are offered to you during the festival, whether you want to take part in the 5 to 7 opening festivities, or the full-on Discovery formula, you can choose a package that is right for you! The 5 to 7 opening festivities will take place on July 11th at the Place du Citoyen, giving you access to 3 different wine tasting (cost: 12$/ticket). The Discovery formula, for its part, will give you access to 20 tasting coupons, as well as a reusable drinking cup, allowing you to fully discover a beautiful selection of wine from all over the world (cost: 25$/ticket if bought during the event’s presale, if not; 30$) !
For all the passionate wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs, we highly recommend taking part in both the 5 to 7 opening festivities, and the full-on Discovery formula, to fully immerse yourself in the 3-day festivities taking place this summer! The festival is the ideal summer attraction to enjoy with your spouse or with friends, during your next stay in Saguenay! For all the details concerning the event, and to purchase tickets for the festival, make sure yo visit the Saguenay Wine Festival’s website.
Book, without delay, your dream vacation at OTL Saguenay, and come experience Saguenay’s most vibrant and talked-about attractions and events!
Spring has finally arrived, and everybody is delighted to finally enjoy the warmer and milder temperatures of this beautiful season. Spring is definitely the perfect time for all of your family adventures and getaways, in the heart of Saguenay!
OTL Saguenay handpicked a list of Saguenay's most fun activities and outings, to enjoy during Spring time!
1- Have a sugar feast during: La partie de Sucre - Ferme 5 étoiles
Come enjoy a delicious meal at the Ferme 5 Étoile sugar shack. Don't miss the many activities offered on site for the whole family: small farm animals (deer, bison, etc.), the classic maple taffy (tire sur neige), lots of fun and entertainment for the little ones, musicians on site, make-up for kids, tasting kiosks and much more. A beautiful gathering for the whole family!
2- The Zoo Sauvage of Saint-Félicien
The Zoo Sauvage of Saint-Félicien celebrates Easter with you and your little ones, from March 29th to April 1s; a must-see during your next trip to Saguenay! Take part in the Easter Egg Hunt, in the heart of this beautiful wild zoo, and get a chance to win a giant Easter chocolate (daily draw). Come enjoy some delicious chocolate crickets (free of charge!), a delicacy offered by the Zoo, in front of the Borealium! Don't forget to hop on the Zoo's train, for a ride to remember, in the Nature Trail Park (a 7km tour, inside a mesh train), where you will discover various (recreated and natural) Canadian regions, as well as all the animals that cohabit there freely.
3- A beautiful day of calm and relaxation at Paūs Spa Experience
With winter being a thing of the past, and summer almost knocking on our doors, it is now time for a refreshing and rejuvenating experience at one of Saguenay's finest Spa.
Come and enjoy the wide selection of personalized treatments, offered to you by a team of certified and professional therapists at Paūs Spa Experience (lien web Paus).
Come experience a unique and invigorating spa experience, enjoy a massage that will help you dive into a deep state of calm & well-being, or enjoy one of the many treatments offered at Paus Spa Experience: body care, face care (scrubs, masks, exfoliations, etc.), hands and feet treatment, as well as specially designed treatments for men, and pregnant women.
4- The Bernache Festival (may 2019)
The Bernache festival is a fun, not-to-be-missed, family activity, allowing you to observe thousands of magnificient geese, during their migration stop on the shores of Saint-Fulgence. Come enjoy all the activities on site; kayaking, outdoor yoga, a beautiful selection of shows and artists, a local market and much more. A must, on your next visit to Saguenay!
5- Érablière Sucre D'or
Enjoy a delicious and traditional sugar shack meal at the Érablière Sucre d'Or, followed by fun family activities such as ; snowshoeing, dog sledding, horseback riding, games for kids, clowns, fairies, make-up for the little ones, traditional music & dancing, and so much more !
Our vibrant city offers you a beautiful selection of fun activities for the whole family, all year long! Visit us at OTL Saguenay, and come enjoy the most-talked-about attractions in Saguenay... and create memories that will last a lifetime!
In Saguenay, it's all about having fun, spending quality time with our loved ones, and enjoying the simple pleasures in life! OTL offers you a list of shows and events, not to be missed, on your next trip to Saguenay!
Fun family activities
For music lovers
Beer and wine lovers
Saguenay is a charming city surrounded by spectacular landscapes, beautiful rivers, and romantic sites. With its vibrant and convivial atmosphere, this city offers a variety of events and activities for the entire family; fjord cruises, whale watching cruises, historical sites, hunting & fishing sites, and much more.
Here are Saguenay's must-see attractions and activities for the whole family, make sure to include these essentials on your next stay at OTL Saguenay.
1- The Musée du Fjord
Strong of its many exhibitions, the Musée du Fjord has won 9 excellence awards since 2012. With the creation of its Fjord Aquarium (53 000 L salt water aquarium), the museum brings us to the heart of the Saguenay Fjord. An unforgettable experience awaits you, where the whole family can see and touch sea urchins, star fishes, sea cucumbers, and many more species. The Vivarium, for its part, displays a wide selection of exotic insects, as well as different species from Quebec; fall under the spell of animals such as: crabs, scorpions, frogs, and salamanders. The museum also presents its interactive immersive show, Journey to the heart of the Saguenay Fjord, where you will experience a breathtaking adventure, in the heart and depths of the Fjord.
2- Pulperie de Chicoutimi / Regional museum
Known as one of the greatest historical sites in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, the Pulperie takes pride in its 100 years old history. Come discover their outstanding collection: 26,000 objects and historical artworks preserved throughout a full century. Prior to becoming a museum, the Pulperie was Chicoutimi's main pulp company, and the museum takes pride in presenting us the leading role this company has played in the development of the city of Chicoutimi as well as the Saguenay- Lac-St-Jean region. La Pulperie is located in the heart of a beautiful park along the banks of Chicoutimi River; it is the perfect location for a beautiful picnic in the park, or a family hike under the sun.
3- La petite maison blanche Museum
Visit the famous little white house that resisted the destructive flood of 1996. Symbolizing the strenght and tenacity of its residents, this little white house became a museum in 2005. The museum offers a 3 floor exhibition, with pictures and audio-guides. Kids can also take part in fun games and activites organized by the museum.
4- The national Fjord-Du-Saguenay park
This breathtaking site offers a plethora of activities for the whole family; hiking, fishing, sea kayaking, cruising, sailing, zodiac, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, via ferrata (activity combining climbing and hiking), wildlife observation etc.
5- The Bec Scie outdoor center
Come appreciate the beautiful scenery of Bec-Scie, along the banks of the Rivière-À-Mars. Many activities await you, whether it's snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, quad biking, or fatbiking, you will be delighted by all the attractions on site. During summer, you can enjoy our beautiful hiking trails or mountain bike trails.
6- Passe à saumon de la Rivière-À-Mars
Treat yourself to one of the top fishing experiences in the whole region; Saguenay's best site for salmon and sea trout fishing. Initiate your whole family to fishing with an experienced fishing guide (equipment rental is available).
7- The Zoo Sauvage de St-Félicien
With an impressive 485 hectares surface, the St-Félicien zoo has close to 1000 animals (80 species) living in habitats very similar to their own natural habitats. Come discover the enigmatic animals of the zoo: polar bears, love tigers, Japanese macaques, geladas and many more species. Take place on a magical train ride in the Nature Trail Park (a 7km tour, inside a mesh train), which displays various recreated or natural Canadian regions, as well as the animals that cohabit there freely. Discover the Borealium (2003), which includes two large screen movie theatres (including a giant 3D screen) and various exhibitions.
8- The Mille Lieux de la Colline park
This theme park will delight the hearts of your little ones during your next family adventure (ideal for children aged 2 to 8 years old). Come climb on, or slide down the Magic Mountain, take a ride on the Loco Train and visit the beautiful Mille Lieux Park, or hop on a small racing car and get ready for a fiery race. Your little ones will fall under the spell of the park's colorful characters: Charbon (the miner), Edgare (the train driver), Captain Bouillon (the pirate), Professor Molécule etc.
For more fun and exciting family activities in Saguenay, visit this website.
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