CRUISE SAGUENAY RIVER (Quebec)
As Mother Nature combines all her efforts into producing a spectacle that could only exist in nature, enjoy the palate of autumnal colours against a late summer sky. Quiet and unspoilt, the Saguenay River (some might say fjord) was formed during the last Ice Age, and is the most southerly such terrain in the northern hemisphere. As the river gushes out into the massive St. Lawrence, its slightly warmer water mixes with the saltier, more frigid water of the mother river, creating massive volumes of krill, the basic food for whales. Hence whale sighting is reported to be excellent, so be on the lookout with your cameras, binoculars and notebooks at the ready. Forested hillsides, blazing with autumnal foliage, pastoral scenes with cattle and sheep grazing in grassy meadows below towering mountains and steep cliffs with sheer rock faces all contribute to the gorgeous scenery of a region of unsurpassed natural beauty.