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From the Saguenay River to Lac Saint-Jean

Did you know…?

Samuel de Champlain took advantage of his first voyage to travel the Saguenay River from Tadoussac to Lac Saint-Jean. He was fascinated by the region and wanted to explore Lac Saint-Jean again. He had to face opposition from the Montagnais from Tadoussac, who were concerned about maintaining their position as intermediaries in the fur trade. He gave up on the voyage.

Lac Saint-Jean was a highpoint for Amerindian bartering in the 17th century.

Champlain was charmed by the beautiful Saguenay River and noted that it was incredibly deep.

Saguenay River Near Chicoutimi, Quebec

Saguenay River Near Chicoutimi, Quebec
William James Topley/National Archives of Canada/PA-8741/Detail

Did you know…?

In Champlain's day, there were a lot of porcupines in this region.





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