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Since 2002, Jonquière and the neighbouring towns of La Baie and Chicoutimi have merged together as Ville Saguenay. Even though this new name is now the official name of the municipality, the former names are still used by the locals.
From Quebec city: Route 175 North and Highway 70
From Lac St-Jean : Highway 70 East
From Tadoussac / Côte Nord : Route 172 West and Boulevard du Saguenay (Route 372) or Highway 70
North : Route 172 towards Tadoussac, Côte Nord
From Jonquière, either hitchhike from the Highway 70 East entrance on Rue St-Hubert (towards Chicoutimi) or take bus 3 to the bus terminal in Chicoutimi. Once you reached downtown in Chicoutimi, cross the bridge (Boulevard Saint-Paul - Route 175) to Chicoutimi Nord, and make your way to the corner of Boulevard de Tadoussac (Route 172) / Rue Roussel. There is a stoplight at this location and parking spots for stores where people can pick you up.
South : Route 175 towards Quebec city, Montreal
From Jonquière, hitchhike at the Highway 70 East entrance on Rue St-Hubert. You could meet folks whom will head straight to Quebec city or beyond, but you will most likely meet folks whom could drop you on Boulevard Talbot in Chicoutimi. Then, go south on Boulevard Talbot up to the Marcel Simard garage/gas station (below the crossing of Boulevard du Royaume / Boulevard Talbot), and hitchhike there. If you meet someone whom is going south, but not where you want, ask them if they can drop you at Petroles RL in Laterrière (corner of Boulevard Talbot / Rue du Boulevard). From there, everybody should at least go to Quebec city.
West/East : Highway 70
Hitchhike from the Highway 70 entrance on Rue St-Hubert.
Société de transport du Saguenay (Only in French)
Places to Visit
Places to Avoid
Accommodation and Sleep
There are some couchsurfers in the area whom can help you. Browse for North America/Canada/Quebec/Saguenay and pay attention to their couch description.
Auberge de jeunesse l'Abri (Only in French)
Other Useful Info