Authentic "Company Town" of the 1920s

On the road

Planning a vacation? Val-Jalbert is the ideal place to start! Located in the heart of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, 8 km from Chambord, the Historical village gives you access to the region’s numerous outdoor and cultural activities. Lac Saint-Jean, with its beaches, cruises and water activities, is just few steps away. The famous Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien, where you can observe free roaming wild animals from the safety of a protected observation vehicle, is a half-hour away.

Discover the Montagnais community of Mashteuiatsh(Pointe-Bleue), while visiting the museum and gift shops, or recharge your batteries at the Ermitage Saint-Antoine in Lac-Bouchette. Not to mention that Val-Jalbert is connected to the Véloroute des Bleuets trail, the pride of the region. Other tourist attractions (museums, points of interest and national parks) are also worth a visit.


Attractions and museums

Caverne Trou de la Fée, Desbiens

The cavern park offers a typical environment of the most beautiful landscapes in Quebec. Discover the canyon! Take advantage of trails, water main walkway and footbridges attached to rock capes. Discover the Metabetchouane River with its falls, cascades and ruins of the hydroelectric plant. You will be enchanted by the Coulée verte trail. You will be impressed, astonished and fascinated by the originally-designed trails and enchanted by the view.

Ermitage Saint-Antoine, Lac-Bouchette

L’Ermitage Saint-Antoine proposes you an array of activities that are sure to please pilgrims and visitors. Every day pastorale activities like mass, Liturgy of the Hour, Prayer Hour, Way of the Cross and Sharing of the Gospel are offered.

During the year our calendar offers you: Concerts, four yearly novenas, renewal or spiritual sessions, various formations, lectures, pilgrimages, Family Day, Youthday, evening animation and so much more.

L'Odyssée des Bâtisseurs, Alma

Welcome to l'Odyssée des Bâtisseurs theme park. Come and discover many of the significant moments in the industrial development of our little corner of the world, the Lac-Saint-Jean!

Le Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh

The museum wants to safe-guard a living memory of a nation that survied its own history, a tradition that refuses to be forgotten. Open to all Indian Nations who also have their own stories to relate and share.

The Native Museum is a window of contemporary creations for Ilnu and Indian cultures very much alive that continues to develop and progress.

Musée du fromage cheddar, Saint-Prime Réseau muséal et patrimonial du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, Chicoutimi

The vision of the Network is essentially based on diligent joint action efforts with every member institution. The Network also structures its activities with a view to optimizing, innovating, and uniting its resources, wanting to build a promising future for Saguenay‒Lac-Saint-Jean museums.

Véloroute des Bleuets Village sur glace de Roberval Zoo sauvage de St-Félicien

The famous Zoo sauvage of St-Félicien is located at 42 kilometres from Val-Jalbert, With its 75 species, Zoo sauvage of St-Félicien is one of the most diversified zoo in North America.

Croisières Escoumins - A unique adventure with whales

Over 40 years of experience in whale watching. Come live an unforgettable experience with the St. Lawrence whales.

Lac-St-Jean _ 360° flight

Faites le « Tour du lac » lors d'un vol panoramique et voyez les magnifiques paysages d'ici tout en écoutant un guide-interprète vous raconter l'histoire qui se cache derrière chacun d'eux. Que ce soit en couple, entre amis ou en famille, rien de tel que de faire le tour complet du lac Saint-Jean à vol d'oiseau. Lors du trajet, vous aurez l'occasion d'observer et comprendre notre belle et unique région.

Jardin Scullion

Known artist and landscaper, Brian Scullion has acquired this abandoned land in 1985. He achieved a childhood dream by creating, on a farm of 40 hectares, a paradise on earth. This passion is obvious as soon as you set foot in the gardens. The unusual landscaping, features over 2,000 plant species from around the world, well adapted to climatic conditions in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

Black Bear Observation

An authentic wilderness experience in Québec's boreal forest.
• A professional guide accompanies you and takes care of you during the observation of the animals.
• An adventure just for you, only small groups at a time to ensure a quality experience (max 8 participants per night).
• Black bear sighting is practiced in a safe environment at the top of an observatory on the edge of a small lake.
• Transport by 4x4 truck to the observation site is included (about 15 minutes in the forest from Roberval).
• The expedition lasts 2 to 3 hours before dark depending on the weather of the season


Festivals and events

Traversée Internationale du Lac St-Jean Festival du cowboy de Chambord

Accommodation

Auberge des Berges, Saint-Félicien Chalets et Spa Lac Saint-Jean, Chambord Hôtel Château Roberval Hôtel du Jardin, Saint-Félicien Hôtel Manoir Roberval Motel Roberval

Tourist Offices

Tourisme Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean CLD Domaine-du-Roy Destination Lac St-Jean Société de développement économique ilnu de Mashteuiatsh (SDEI)
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