Tadoussac is a village in Quebec, Canada. Tadoussac is situated on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, at its meeting point with the Saguenay River Fjord. Tadoussac is a village in Quebec, Canada, at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. It was France's first trading post on the mainland of New France and an important trading post in the seventeenth century, making it the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in Quebec, and the oldest surviving French settlement in the Americas. The indigenous Montagnais called the place Totouskak (plural for totouswk or totochak) meaning "udders", probably in reference to the two round and sandy hills located on the west side of the village. However, according to other interpretations, it could also mean "place of lobsters", "place where the ice is broken" (from the Montagnais shashuko), or "among the rocks" (from the Mi'kmaq Gtatosag; even though the site was located in Montagnais territory, it was known to and frequented by the Mi'kmaq in the second half of the 16th century). Alternate spellings of Tadoussac over the centuries included Tadousac (17th and 18th centuries), Tadoussak, and Thadoyzeau (1550).
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.