Tadoussac, which started as a trading post, is the oldest still existing French settlement in the western hemisphere.
You can walk from and to anywhere in town.
The area is well known for its whale watching opportunities and there are a number of different companies that offer excursions to see the whales.
There are lots of cultural activities throughout the summer season, including a music festival in July and live bands and karaoke in bars and restaurants. The youth hostel is a constant hub of activity throughout the season, hosting live acts on its own premises. The Tadoussac Marina offers facilities for recreational boating. The town, while remaining a generally tranquil place, offers a mix of leisure activity for all generations.