Tadoussac, Quebec, Canada

Tadoussac is a village in Quebec, Canada, at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. It was France's first trading post on the mainland of New France and an important trading post in the seventeenth century, making it the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in Quebec, and the oldest surviving French settlement in the Americas.

The modern village of Tadoussac lies close to the site of the original settlement at the mouth of the Saguenay River. It is known as a tourist destination because of the rugged beauty of the Saguenay fjord and its facilities for whale watching.

Things to see and do

* Old Chapel
* Trading post of Pierre Chavin
* CIMM – Center of Marine Mammal Interpretation
* Whale watching
* Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park

General Information

Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English, French
Population – 815 approx
Land Area – 53.98 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins US style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1

Port Location – The ferry port at Tadoussac is located on the Saguenay fjord. There is also a marina located in Tadoussac Bay.

Transport Links – Tadoussac is accessible by ferry from Baie-Sainte-Catherine (10mins).

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