Tadoussac is a port village located in Quebec, Canada, at the confluence of Saguenay and Saint Lawrence rivers. The village covers a total area of approx 194,10 km2 (74,94 ml2) and has a population of around 810 people (2011 census).
- The indigenous Innu named the place Totouskak meaning "bosom", probably because of the two round and sandy hills situated on the west side of the settlement. According to other interpretations, this could also be translated to "place where the ice is broken" or "place of lobsters".
- Though situated in Innu territory, it was also frequented by Mi'kmaq people in the 2nd half of the 16th century, who named it Gtatosag (meaning "among the rocks").
- Tadoussac was visited by Europeans for the first time in 1535 and was founded in 1600 when Canada's first trading post was formed there, in addition to the permanent settlement being placed in the area that Grand Hotel is situated today.
- The cold, fresh water from Saguenay River and the warmer, salty water of St Lawrence, meet to create diverse marine environment. The rivers support abundance of krill, making the region attractive to whales.
- The village is a popular tourist destination due to the rugged beauty of Saguenay fjord and its whale watching facilities. The authority for Port of Tadoussac was transferred to the Municipality of Tadoussac in April 2012.
- The entire region is either rural or in a wilderness state, with a few provincial and federal natural parks protecting natural resources. The village of Tadoussac encompasses Canada's first marine national park. The closest urban agglomeration is Saguenay, around 100 km (62 ml) west.
- Tadoussac village is the north-east terminus of Baie-Ste-Catherine/Tadoussac ferry, offering free and frequent service across Saguenay River. The ferry is portion of Quebec Route 138 and main link to Sept-Iles.
- Major tourism attractionsin Tadoussac include the Old chapel, CIMM (Center of Marine Mammal Interpretation), Trading post of Pierre Chauvin, whale watching excursions in Saguenay–St Lawrence Marine Park.
Highlights: Whale watching, walking trails
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|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|28 October, 2018|
|Silver Wind||09:00||21:00||Quebec City, Canada|
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