Known as “the pearl of the fjord,” Sainte-Rose-du‑Nord is a member of the Association des plus beaux villages du Québec. Located in a charming valley bursting with life on the north shore of the Saguenay Fjord, Sainte-Rose-du-Nord is located along a winding road, lined with woodlands and majestic mountains.
The village of 401 kind inhabitants was formerly known as “La Descente-des-Femmes.” A historic anecdote tells of Aboriginal women who travelled to the towering cliffs overlooking l’Anse Théophile to await the return of the men on fishing expeditions. They would slide down the banks instead of taking the winding paths to reach their awaited loved ones.
Sainte-Rose-du-Nord offers the perfect niche for artisans and tourists. The location’s panoramic splendour attracts many photographers, painters, and lovers of nature, no matter the season. Numerous watercraft dock at the wharf in summer and ice fishing brings together anglers during the winter.