Berry picking

The ultimate pleasure of summer!

A sunny afternoon, a singing cicada at a distance, sweet fruit on hand, no this is not a dream, it is our reality! However, the history of our iconic blueberries has not always been so glorious.

A little history...

In 1870, a great fire burnt approximately 3800 km2 of land in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. In addition to reducing to ashes the belongings of many families in one single day, the fire of 1870 also contributed to clearing hundreds of hectares of forests, leaving behind fields that were ready to be cultivated.

This sad event contributed to the colonization of our lands, attracting many farmers. But the greatest impact of this fire remains without any doubt the arrival of our “blue gold” and emblem: the blueberry.

Therefore, it is because of a raging fire that we can now enjoy the pleasures of cultivating berries in the summer. As if that wasn’t enough to enjoy a beautiful summer day, you can make the most of it and visit farmers’ markets along the road!

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Things to bring
along for a berry picking adventure

Bug repellant


Long pants

for the same reason as the bug repellant, and also to avoid scratches from bushes

Crop calendar

not to come back empty-handed


to soothe insect bites

Plan your stay

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River Alex’s trail (Zec des Passes)

In August, remember to bring your own bowl to pick delicious wild blueberries!

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Patmos Camp

In the heart of the territory overflowing with delicious wild blueberries. Bring your bowl!

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First plantation of an apple orchard in our region offering 15 varieties of apple trees.

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Camp-de-Touage-les-Îles sector (Pointe-Taillon National Park)

Several producers allow you to practice your own berry picking in the surrounding municipalities.

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Village récréotouristique l’Oasis

In Saint-Gédéon or Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, make a stop to pick berries or stock up on fresh vegetables!

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Jaune Hôtel-Boutique

Saint-Gédéon is a prime location if you plan to pick your own berries or purchase fresh produce directly from market gardeners.

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Complexe touristique du Bleuet

Pick-your-own blueberries, shuttle service and welcome pavilion.

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Vignoble Couchepagane

Possibility to pick your own raspberries.

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Camping Pointe-Taillon

To berry pick or to admire the biodiversity of Lac St-Jean forests, our trails are accessible to all.

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Zec des Passes

In August, remember to bring your dish to pick delicious wild blueberries!