Ville de Saguenay, is a prominent city known for its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. With a population exceeding 148,250 inhabitants in 2022, it stands as one of the ten most populous cities in Quebec. The city covers a vast territory, spanning 1,136 square kilometers, making it one of the largest cities in terms of land area in the province. Saguenay is renowned as an international tourist destination, offering visitors opportunities to experience outdoor activities and the beauty of its natural landscapes. 

More information: ville.saguenay.ca

The MRC du Fjord-du-Saguenay is a vast territory bringing together 13 municipalities spread out on either side of the Saguenay River and 3 unorganized territories made up of lush expanses of forest and abundant waterways. There are also more than 23,467 dynamic and friendly residents who have chosen to settle in a lively environment to enjoy a quality of life within the reach of nature.

More information mrc-fjord.qc.ca

Occupying an area of ​​2,709 km², including 1,684 located in municipalized territories, the MRC of Lac-Saint-Jean-Est has 1,025 km² of unorganized territories. These are located to the south of the municipalities of Hébertville and Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix. There are approximately 250 forest resort chalets there.

More information: mrclacsaintjeanest.qc.ca/la-mrc

April 9 2024

Le Pays de Maria-Chapdelaine is a land of nature, criss-crossed by forests and rivers as far as the eye can see. In winter and summer alike, set off to discover these wide-open, unspoiled spaces. You won’t be indifferent to the beauty of the landscapes of this land as big as a country!

More information: mrcdemaria-chapdelaine.ca

Domaine-du-Roy, situated in Quebec’s Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, is a vibrant municipalité régionale de comté (MRC). Its name, meaning “The King’s Domain,” pays homage to French history. Established in 1983, it thrives as a dynamic community with rich cultural and natural assets, extending from the Saint Lawrence River to the Hudson Bay watershed. Under the leadership of Prefect Yanick Baillargeon, Domaine-du-Roy continues to flourish.

More information: mrcdomaineduroy.ca

La Haute-Côte-Nord is a regional county municipality located in northeastern Quebec, Canada, within the Côte-Nord region. It spans over 1300 kilometers of coast, offering a blend of land and water environments. The region is home to various Indigenous communities, including the Innu people, with eight out of nine Innu communities in Quebec situated in Côte-Nord. As of the 2021 Census, La Haute-Côte-Nord had an enumerated population of 10,278.

More information: www.mrchcn.qc.ca

Mashteuiatsh, Essipit and Pessamit Innu Territories (Nitassinan)

Pekuakamiulnuatsh Takuhikan

Mashteuiatsh, nestled in Quebec’s Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, is a pivotal First Nations reserve radiating cultural vibrancy and historical significance. Situated approximately 6 kilometers north of Roberval on the picturesque shores of Lac Saint-Jean, Mashteuiatsh stands as a testament to Indigenous heritage and resilience. With a population of around 2,062 people, this community showcases the enduring traditions and values of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh (Pekuakami people), contributing to Quebec’s diverse Indigenous tapestry. Accessible via Route 169, Mashteuiatsh embodies a harmonious blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage, inviting visitors to explore its rich history and vibrant community life.

More information: mashteuiatsh.ca

The Essipit First Nation is a Indigenous community located in Quebec’s Côte-Nord region. With a history spanning over 9,000 years, the Essipit First Nation has deep roots in the area, showcasing rich cultural heritage and traditions. The community’s territory is known for its natural beauty, including the stunning landscapes along the Côte-Nord. Tourists from Quebec, Canada, and around the world visit the region to explore its charms and learn about the Innu culture.

More information: innu-essipit.com

The Pessamit First Nation,  is a Indigenous community located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, approximately 54 kilometers southwest of Baie-Comeau. The name “Pessamit” translates to “where the lampreys are.” The community’s reserve encompasses an area that is rich in natural beauty, situated upstream from Baie-Comeau along the St. Lawrence River. Pessamit holds cultural and historical significance, with a name that reflects the connection to the land and resources important to its people.

More information: pessamit.org

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