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10 Interesting Facts About Saguenay

Facts About Saguenay

Facts About Saguenay Saguenay is a city in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada, on the Saguenay River. The city is divided into three boroughs: Chicoutimi, Jonquière and La Baie. Saguenay was formed on February 18, 2002, by amalgamating the cities of Chicoutimi, Jonquière, La Baie and Laterrière, along with the municipalities of Lac-Kénogami and […]

10 Interesting Facts About Shawinigan

Facts About Shawinigan

Facts About Shawinigan In 1651, the Jesuit priest Buteaux was the first European known to have travelled up the Saint-Maurice River to this river’s first set of great falls. The name Shawinigan has had numerous spellings over time: Chaouinigane, Oshaouinigane, Assaouinigane, Achawénégan, Chawinigame, Shawenigane, Chaouénigane. It may mean “south portage”, “portage of beeches”, “angular portage”, […]