Quality of Life

Living the good life

One point on which we all agree, is the extraordinary quality of life that Saguenay provides for its citizens. An urban city in proximity to nature that can compete with the larger city centres. It's lively, cultural, savant and flourishing. Free of heavy traffic!

Saguenay, 100% cultural

Renowned throughout the province and even across the globe, Saguenay's cultural vitality is no myth. Throughout the year, culture is infused through popular and niche festivals, some of which shine on the international level. 

All this in addition to theatres (7 in all), a symphony orchestra, cultural venues, museums and a network of public libraries.

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A flourishing city

Saguenay offers comprehensive health centres and social services, with 3 hospitals located in the city's 3 boroughs. One of which designated as a university hospital.

Even a Ph.D. in medicine is possible in Saguenay due to the partnership between the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) and the Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS).

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An affordable place to live

Saguenay offers a competitive cost of living and is lower compared to other Québec cities. Families can become homeowners in less time because of affordable real estate prices.

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Economic Statistics

Nature and Entertainment

All of Saguenay's boroughs offer recreation facilities, parks and open spaces. There's even woodland areas in the downtown sector!  You'll be impressed with the sporting activities offered during the entire year. There's an activity for everyone from hiking to cross-country skiing, ski centres and bicycle trails! Every season offers unique and exciting opportunities.

The city also offers citizens a complete program of courses and leisure activities throughout many fields of interest.

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Activities, recreation and sport facilities