The bay of Tadoussac is located in the estuary of the St. Lawrence at the junction of the Saguenay Fjord.¶"Tadoussak", name of origin mantagnaise (Indian), would mean "udder".
Tadoussac became the door of entry of the New World : arrival of Jacques Cartier in 1535, first Canadian station of draft of furs (Breton, Norman, Basques but so Spanish or English) and now marine park who allow the observation of marine mammals of which famous whales of the St. Lawrence.
|Natural environment || Human environment |
| Coastline: |
¶Old submerged glaciated valley (fjord)
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| Climate: |
Climate at very cold, very long and a little wet winter
| Local economy : |
Tourism, handicraft, fishing
| Temperatures: |
Annual average : 2 °C
Thermal amplitude : from -19°C to 23°C
| Demography: |
Population (hab) : 500
Density (hab/km2) : 50
| Precipitations: |
Annual : 1080 mm
Distribution : All seasons
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| Biogeographic classification: |
Forêts tempérées de feuillus et conifères (Néartic)
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Exceptional oceanographical phenomena due in particular to the topography of the funds (gone up underwater funds with a variation of 100 m to 50 m with the right of Tadoussac) and to the successive layers of water fresh waters of surface, very cold water increase (0 to -2 C) exits of the glaciers via the current of Labrador (Krill) - Significant biological diversity : ¶plankton, fish, birds and mammals marine (13 species : rorquals, dolphins, marsoins, bélougas,..).
Indian culture plurimillénnaire : Paleolithic (8000 to 4000 BC), of 1000 to our days ;traditional habitat of European origin of which vault (1747).
Marine park of the Saguenay-Saint-Laurent (1 138 km2).
Criteria retained by the club:
BN 6 : Plan of management (marine Park of Saguenay) ; BC 4 :Historical landscape (Village and vault of Tadoussac).