Situated about a three hour drive east of Quebec City, near the mouth of Saguenay Fjord where it enters the mighty St. Lawrence River, Tadoussac is a pretty and charming town in French Canada. Today's it's best known as a whale-watching destination (the whales like to swim up the deep fjord in the summer months), but it also has a famous landmark, the Hotel Tadoussac.
The hotel is situated on a hill overlooking Tadoussac Bay and the St. Lawrence River. Picture perfect, with its bright red roof, green shutters and whitewashed walls, the Hotel Tadoussac is about as pretty as any inn you'll find in Canada. So classic was its setting, it was featured in the (forgettable) movie, Hotel New Hampshire.
The town of Tadoussac’s history goes back to the aboriginal tribes who visited this area for hundreds if not thousands of years before the Europeans arrived. It has been a center of the fur trade, the timber industry, and in the last century tourism. The hotel has been entertaining guests for more than 150 years.