Traveler Information

The information below will help you plan your trip to Saguenay for AdventureELEVATE.

REMINDERS

  1. Book your shuttles with Intercar if you are flying into and out of Quebec City – details below.
  2. Looking to carpool with another AdventureELEVATE delegate? Create a post on the Official networking platform and mobile app for AdventureELEVATE!
  3. Don’t forget to pack layers for clothing and include an umbrella and water bottle!

Venues

This year, the sessions will take place in two locations in downtown Saguenay.

La Pulperie, where much of AdventureELEVATE will be held is an old pulp mill from the early 1900s. It is now used as a cultural meeting center and icon in adventure related stories of the early pioneers and first adventure travelers to the region.

Located in the heart of the Chicoutimi borough, Theatre Banque Nationale is the cultural center for performances in Saguenay.

ACCOMMODATIONS

There are many beautiful hotels and bed & breakfasts in Saguenay. Rates range from $100-$175CAN. Rooms have been blocked at each of these hotels – you will need to call the hotel directly, mention AdventureELEVATE to book your accommodations. You cannot book a room online at this time.

Official AdventureELEVATE Hotels – shuttle service will be provided to the AdventureELEVATE venues from these three hotels:

Official Hotels

          Services Distance from Pulperie
Hôtel Chicoutimi 3.1
km
Auberge le Parasol 4.9
km
Motel Panoramique 3.4
km
Breakfast Included
Shuttle service provided

More Hotels

          Services Distance from Pulperie
Auberge Racine
« Maison Bossé »
2.8
km
Château Murdock 3.5
km
La Maison du Séminaire 3.1
km
Résidence touristique Chicoutimi 2.5
km

 

For a complete listing of accommodations available in the city, consult the regional tourism office website: www.SaguenayLacSaintJean.ca

If your travels have you arriving early or staying later in Quebec City, here are some recommended hotels:

AIRPORTS

Nestled in the northern part of Québec, the journey to Saguenay is both breathtaking and memorable. Located north of Québec City, there are three air options to fly to AdventureELEVATE:

  • Bagotville, QC, Canada (YBG) – fly directly into Saguenay – just 55 minutes from Montreal. The Bagotville Airport is located 15 minutes from Saguenay – transfer information below.
  • Québec City, Jean Lesage Int’l, Québec (YQB) – 136 miles/200+km – transfer information below.
  • Montreal, P.-E.-Trudeau Int’l, Québec c (YUL) – 298 miles/480 km to Saguenay

Saguenay is a 2.5 hour drive north of Québec City through the magnificent Reserve Faunique des Laurentides Park.

TRANSFERS

Deadline to book your discounted transfers is June 1st.

For those flying directly into the Bagotville Airport, shuttle services will be available Saturday, June 4th, Sunday, June 5th, and Wednesday, June 8th throughout the day.

For those flying into Montreal, car rentals are available at the airport.

For those flying into Québec City, Tourisme Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean has negotiated a 60% discount on their regular fare with Intercar. A round trip ticket will cost $31CAD plus taxes ($35.65CAD). A one way ticket will cost $19.35 plus taxes ($22.25CAD). To book this great rate, please contact Denise Côté with Intercar at [email protected] An e-ticket will be sent to you via email.

There are two bus stations in Québec. One located near Québec City airport, the other in downtown Québec, both require a taxi ride from the airport. Sainte-Foy Bus Station (suburb of Québec City, near the airport) has few amenities and is roughly a $15CAD taxi ride from the airport. Québec Bus Station (main station downtown in Old Québec) is located downtown (Gare du palais) near the historic district and is a $35CAD taxi ride from the airport. The bus leaves from Sainte-Foy and stops in downtown Québec City before heading north to Saguenay.

The bus station in Chicoutimi is located downtown about 1km from the Hotel Chicoutimi. Taxis are available upon arrival.

Departures from: Québec Bus Station (main station downtown in Old Québec)

Terminus Gare du palais

320, rue Abraham-Martin G1K 8N7

To Saguenay (Chicoutimi), approx. 2 ½ hour

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:30 10:30 10:30 10:30 10:30 10:30 10:30
14:30 14:30 14:30 14:30 14:30 14:30 14:30
18:30 18:30 18:30 18:30 18:30 18:30 18:30
21:30 21:30 21:30 21:30 21:30 21:30

Departures from: Sainte-Foy Bus Station (suburb of Québec City, near the airport)

3001, ch. des Quatre-Bourgeois G1V 3V5

To Saguenay (Chicoutimi) approx. 2½ hour

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00
13:45 13:45 13:45 13:45 13:45 13:45 13:45
17:15 17:15
17:45 17:45 17:45 17:45 17:45
21:05 21:05 21:05 21:05 21:05 21:05

Departures from: Saguenay (Chicoutimi) to Québec City

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30
9:30 9:30 9:30 9:30 9:30 9:30 9:30
13:35 13:35 13:35 13:35 13:35 13:35 13:35
17:35 17:35 17:35 17:35 17:35 17:35 17:35

CLIMATE

Beautiful glacier-carved cliffs rise above the blue waters of the Saguenay Fjord. In early June, the average high temperature is 18°C/64°F with lows around 5°C/40°F. In other words, the weather will be ideal for experiencing the outdoors. Be sure to check the weather closer to the event to pack accordingly for any adventures you may take.

ATTIRE

As with all ATTA events, the attire is ‘Adventure Casual’. Adventure Casual means jeans or pants with a shirt or fleece, on occasion you may see a sport jacket or very casual dress. An additional warmer jacket or sweater is recommended for the cool evenings. Still unsure what to pack? Watch the AdventureELEVATE video from last year and take a look at previous attendee’s attire.

PASSPORTS & TRAVEL VISA

For delegates who are citizens of countries that require a visa, the ATTA can provide you with an invitation letter to assist you in your visa application. Registered delegates only, fill out the Visa Letter Request Form. Your invitation letter will be delivered by email as a PDF file within five business days.

 

ATTA MEMBERS IN QUEBEC & ONTARIO

If your travel plans have you staying in the Quebec or Ontario area for an extended period of time, here are a list of ATTA members:

Adventure Canada
Alta Expedition
Arctic Kingdom Marine Expeditions Inc.
Bannikin Travel & Tourism
Birchbark Media
Bush and Beyond
Butterfield & Robinson
Canyoning Quebec
Croisières du Fjord
Delta Hotels
Eldertreks
Equinox Aventure
Exodus Travels
Ferme 5 Étoiles
Fjord en Kayak
G Adventures
GoWay Travel
Gray & Co.
Great Canadian Trails
H2O Expéditions
Heliconia
Humber College
Inuit Adventure Nunavik
Katabatik
Les Palissades de Charlevoix
Mer et Monde Écotours
Merit Travel Group Inc.
Musée du Fjord
Nunavik Parks / Kativik Regional Government
Okwari Aventures
Organisaction
Parc aventures Cap Jaseux
Parc Caverne trou de la Fée
Parc national des Monts-Valin et Pointe Taillon
Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay
SC Travel Adventures
Val Jalbert
Vallée Bras-du-nord
Wilderness North
World Expeditions