The Amusées

Discover our Amusées

The Circuit des Amusées is an exciting chance to explore 1o outstanding museums!

The Circuit also lists 12 other historic places in Lac-Saint-Jean that you may find along the way. You never know—one of them may become the highlight of your vacation!

Parc le Trou de la Fée

The Parc le Trou de la Fée is made up of many attractions, the main ones being the immersive experience, the cavern and the canyon of the Métabetchouane River.

Explore the canyon and discover the tumultuous Metabetchouane River with its falls and waterfalls. Stroll through the heart of the canyon on the water intake walkway and the footbridges built into the rocky capes. Let yourself be enchanted by the 3 Falls Trail and seduced by the Greenway Trail. For those who are fond of adrenaline, cross the canyon on our 350 meters of zip lines at 50 meters high.

ECHO, the memory of stones, an immersive experience, supported by sound effects and light effects, will make you live the great events that have marked Le Trou de la Fée Park. Unique in Quebec, the projection room cut into the granite of the Canadian Shield forms a natural amphitheatre 7 meters high by 16 meters in diameter.

The cave, easy to visit, is the ideal place to live a first experience in caving. Formed in the granite of the Canadian Shield over a billion years old, it is an extraordinary geological phenomenon.

Moulin des Pionniers

This year, le Moulin des pionniers will offer a whole new experience.  The whole family will be able to have fun in the water games, the giant dry slides, the giant trampoline, the hebertism trail and more! You can also rent kayaks, fat bikes and visit the sawmill built in 1904 which can be visited thanks to a 360° application.

Your visit will allow you to discover a multitude of belongings of a family from the 1900s. If you feel like it, you can even stay on the site in one of our four atypical lodgings. A unique opportunity to spend some quality time with your family at the Pioneer Mill!

Ermitage Saint-Antoine de Lac-Bouchette

Enjoy an immersive visual and narrative experience in Ermitage Saint-Antoine. The Origine Experience takes the form of a tale that first addresses the senses and emotions. While we are accustomed to words, here it is images and music that take up all the space.

The content of the Origin experience is exceptional and unique in North America.  Take a seat in a historic building converted into a warm and modern concert hall, and let yourself be charmed by Origine, a 100% Quebec production!

Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh

Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh shares the history and culture of Pekuakamiulnuatsh, the only Innu First Nation in the Lac-Saint-Jean region. During your visit, soak up the indigenous wisdom of the Innu (Montagnais) and other First Nations of Quebec and North America.

In addition to its permanent exhibit, Musée amérindien offers visitors three temporary shows. Explore the forest and discover the Nutshimitsh garden as well as arts and crafts workshops. You can also opt for a guided tour by community members for these activities.

Musée Louis-Hémon

Musée Louis-Hémon is the oldest museum institution in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. The museum was founded in 1938 by Montreal company Les amis de Maria Chapdelaine whose mandate was to honour the memory of author Louis Hémon and his landmark book, Maria Chapdelaine.

Musée Louis-Hémon offers a renewed perspective on the environment and landscapes of northern Lac-Saint-Jean through the art exhibition featuring the work of Mathieu Rousseau who reimagines Maria Chapdelaine with a set of 12 paintings and wood sculptures. His colorful universe combines abstraction with figuration. The artist pays tribute to the pioneers who participated to permanent regional settlement that depended on agricultural land and forestry development.

 You must reserve to visit the Maria Chapdelaine exhibition, introducing you to the truths and lies about the author and his work. Get the real story about this work, Louis Hémon’s unusual life, and that of his so-called muse, Maria-Éva Bouchard.

Centre d’Histoire et d’Archéologie de la Métabetchouane

Centre d’Histoire et d’Archéologie de la Métabetchouane is located on the shores of Lac-Saint-Jean. For several millenia, it was the meeting place for most northeastern indigenous nations in North America who would gather every summer to trade and share.

The trading post features an archaeological site and gunpowder magazine, the oldest building in the region. You can also admire the works of local artists during temporary exhibits. But above all, use the site to take in the view of Lac-Saint-Jean and unwind to the sound of its waves.

L’Odyssée des Bâtisseurs

In the summer of 2022, the Odyssée des Bâtisseurs will present its brand new digital journey in augmented reality, Emily’s Odyssey! Thanks to 3D animations and historical reconstructions, discover the origin and operation of various artifacts and industrial devices present on our outdoor trails.

Also, several exhibitions are presented in a magnificent heritage building. Discover the permanent exhibition Beyond Water and walk on a giant map illustrating the vast regional territory. In the summer of 2022, visit the exhibitions What is Blueberry? and Drave dédrave!

For a second season, enjoy our 360-degree immersive experience in the water tower, The Inland Sea. From the lookout, observe the city of Alma, its waterways and the hydroelectric installations at the origin of industrial development. With your family, take a walk along the footpaths, which are equipped with hebertism games for the children.

La vieille fromagerie Perron

An exceptional historic building, this old cheese dairy  is the last and only representative of the artisanal cheese factories that occupied rural Quebec at the beginning of the 20th century.

A guided tour of the old cheese dairy and the cheesemaker’s home will allow you the better understand its history as well as the ancestral manufacturing techniques of cheddar cheese.

To end your visit, you will be offered a cheese tasting and you can take part in an artisanal butter-makin workshop, a new activity in 2022.

Village historique de Val-Jalbert

Travel back through time to an authentic single-industry village with some forty charming original buildings. The spirit of this enigmatic site, where time has stood still since 1927, will capture your heart. Experience an outdoor museum where you can get a firsthand look at the period homes, hop aboard a trolleybus for an unforgettable guided tour, discover the town latest news as revealed by a host of picturesque characters, plunge in the heart of the village and its history with our immersive show… Lastly, a visit to Val-Jalbert isn’t complete without a stop at the foot (or top) of the majestic Ouiatchouan Falls!

The Village historique de Val-Jalbert is a must-see tourist stop on your trip to Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean.

Circuit patrimonial d’Hébertville

Walk, bike, or drive the route, explore its architecture, and learn about the history of Hébertville and its various important figures.

Route des poteaux

More than fifty banners adorning the city poles of Desbiens recount its history and that of Lac-Saint-Jean.

Économusée de l’Apiculture – Miel des Ruisseaux

An interactive glimpse into the fascinating world of bees!

Le Vieux Moulin

Built in 1902, Vieux Moulin de Ste-Jeanne-D’Arc played a key role in local development through its numerous functions. Don’t miss it!

Parc du Vieil Art

The small park is nestled on the main strip, in the heart of St-Edmond-les-Plaine, a town founded in 1937. The park serves as a great place for walking and a site for historical appreciation, commemorating the souls of its pioneers.

Bilodeau Workshop Museum Pelletier-Bottier et de la Taxidermie

At BILODEAU Canada, the Pelletier family has been working with fur for over thirty years. Visit us for a chance to learn more about our manufacturing process by meeting artisans at work.

Chocolaterie des Pères Trappistes

Journey into the world of Pères Trappistes, its famed chocolate factory, and discover a unique treasure during your visit. Family fun guaranteed.

Délices du Lac-Saint Jean–Jam maker: wild blueberry Economuseum

A family company that specializes in the transformation of wild blueberries with the goal of offering products made with this emblematic little fruit from Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

Nikuishkushtakan de Mashteuiatsh

Nikuishkushtakan is a welcome centre where you can learn about indigenous ways by walking the small path around the building. Walk it alone or book a guided tour for groups.

Parc du Sacré-Cœur in Saint-Félicien

Located downtown, opposite a beautiful church, discover the historical heritage of Quebec at Parc du Sacré-Cœur, surrounded by the Ashuapmushuan River.

Jardin des Ursulines de Roberval

Jardin des Ursulines was built to mark the 150th anniversary of Roberval. Activities take place here all summer long and serves as a great meeting point. The garden offers a beautiful place to walk and relax.

Heritage Tour in Roberval

Walk along Roberval’s pedestrian route that runs from rue Notre-Dame to boulevard Saint-Joseph, ending with a stop at Pointe-Scott. The path is divided into seven areas selected for their interesting architecture, history, and landscape.

Économusée Boulangerie Perron

In Roberval, uncover the secrets of artisanal bread and bread making. Watch artisans at work, from selecting the raw ingredients to making the finished product. A full range of gourmet foods with an artisanal flavour!