kayakers, Saguenay Fjord, Quebec
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One of the best ways to explore Saguenay is by kayak, and you have two spectacular options. Choose a serene and relatively shallow trip by paddling Lac Saint-Jean near the town of Saguenay, circumnavigating the pretty little islands along its shore. Or opt instead for the dramatically deep Saguenay Fjord, kayaking along past quaint villages and steep cliffs and—if you’re lucky—spotting peregrine falcons, loons or maybe even a whale.