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Sacré-Cœur-sur-le-Fjord-du-Saguenay

Sacré-Coeur is a municipality of Quebec, located in the regional county municipality of La Haute-Côte-Nord and in the administrative region of Côte-Nord. His name refers to the Sacred Heart.

Agriculture and forestry are the basis of its economy, but tourism have a certain place as it is a natural haven on Fjord and Whale tourist routes. Sainte-Marguerite Bay, with its interpretation center, is a site for terrestrial beluga observation, in the company of the naturalists of the Saguenay Fjord National Park. A hike along the fjord trail reveals the historical and natural aspect of this area. The village, with an area of ​​342 square kilometers, is erected on an agricultural plateau nicknamed "Grand Brûlé".

The forest is still today the main economic activity. The Boisaco Sawmill Complex, the Sacopan Panel Plant, the Ripco Planer Bagging Plant, and the Conifer Granule Plant dedicated to the second processing of wood, form its industrial sector. This economic base is increasingly complemented by tourism activity with the Anse-de-Roche sector which is a window on the Saguenay Fjord. It includes accommodation, restaurants, visits to wild animals and domestic farm, sea kayaking. Tourists can do various activities as hiking, quad biking, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoe, snowmobile, etc.

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Date founded  
13/06/1973
Number of habitants  
1803
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