Gateway to Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay and to the breathtaking natural sites of Baie-Éternité and Cap-Trinité, the municipality of Rivière-Éternité has been charming cruise passengers and artists for over two centuries. Even today, cruise passengers are spellbound, as are many outdoor enthusiasts of camping, fishing, short and long hiking, sea kayaking, climbing, and via ferrata. The statue of Notre-Dame-du-Saguenay remains a national monument. The long walking circuit of Notre-Dame Kapatakan, a 215 km ”mini Compostela“, starts at Rivière-Éternité.
In winter, experience ice fishing at the foot of the capes, long hikes, skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Visit the Exposition internationale de Crèches international nativity scene exhibition and Parc des Artistes, then climb to the giant nativity scene in the heart of the village. A contemporary art symposium is held in October. Accommodations are available in bed and breakfasts, inns, and campgrounds. [ad. p. 52]