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162, rue des Jésuites,
Tadoussac (Québec)
G0T 2A0

Phone: 418 235-4446
Fax: 418 235-4433
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Tourisme Côte-Nord

Population 831

Tadoussac takes its name from the Innu word totouskak, meaning “breasts,” which refers to the rocky, wooded hills located to the west of the village. The first official North American member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club and the first Canadian site to celebrate its 400th anniversary (in 2000).

Tadoussac is the cradle of New France and an essential part of our historic heritage. Writing the first pages of European history in North America, Jacques Cartier first dropped anchor here in 1535, followed by Pierre de Chauvin de Tonnetuit in 1599, and Samuel de Champlain in 1603. In addition, Canada’s first official fur trading post was established here in 1600, at the confluence of the Saguenay Fjord and the St. Lawrence River.

Recognized by the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages of Québec, this prime resort town welcomes visitors from all over the world, who come here to live in harmony with the tides and listen to the blow of the whales during whale-watching cruises or while strolling along the St. Lawrence.

Renowned events such as the Tadoussac Song Fest in June and the Happening de Peinture, a painters’ weekend held in September, can only add to the pleasure of your stay. Other activities and services on offer include various summer shows, theatre, regional crafts, art galleries, cruises and excursions, bird-watching, seaplane tours, sea kayaking, beaches, the marina, outfitters, national parks and cross-country skiing in winter as well as a town centre accessible by snowmobile.

The Chauvin Trading Post is a replica of Canada’s first fur ...

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