Monday May 31 2004
Tadoussac is a real gem of a village, very beautiful, lots of history, adventure sports, hiking, sea kayaking, exploring up the fjord, whale watching, friendly people, just a really cool place to hang out and relax.
It was the first fur-trading post in European North America in 1600, 8 years before Quebec City was founded.
Tadoussac pretty much shuts down November to May.
You will not be disappointed here, only when it gets so busy.
I was here early enough to avoid the crowds and enjoyed my time here very much.
I went with about 15 others on a whale watching trip in a Zodiac, we saw white Beluga whales and Minke whales.
It was a little pricey for $50.00 CAD, but I decided to bite the bullet and pay it, was worth the price to see the whales, the beauty of the St. Lawrence and the fjord for the 3 hour trip.
I stayed 2 nights at the local youth hostels called Maison Majorique & Maison Alexis.
They have bar, resuarant, tours, very helpful & friendly, highly recommend this place.
The second is owned by the same people, I had to move because of groups coming in, was pleasantly surprised to stay in this old, unique and supposedly haunted house.
I slept well and didn't see or hear anything out of the ordinary, although the young girl volunteer working here was a little unsure, it was her first night working here and I think the others must have spooked her with stories about the old woman who used to own and live in this old house.
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