The best times to visit Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay for ideal weather are

June 4th to September 9th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



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Weather in Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay


Average temperatures in Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 51st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 77.6°F (25.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.9°F (12.7°C) at night.

Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay Perceived Temperature (F)


Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 16.2 5.4 -4.1
Feb 18.8 7.6 -2.3
Mar 30.3 19 8.7
Apr 48.8 36.6 27.1
May 64.8 51.7 40.5
Jun 73.1 60.8 49.8
Jul 76.6 65.3 54.9
Aug 75.2 63.7 53.8
Sep 67.2 55.8 46.2
Oct 52.8 43.9 36.9
Nov 39.3 31.6 25
Dec 23.3 15.4 7.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -8.8 -14.8 -20.1
Feb -7.3 -13.6 -19.1
Mar -0.9 -7.2 -12.9
Apr 9.3 2.6 -2.7
May 18.2 10.9 4.7
Jun 22.8 16 9.9
Jul 24.8 18.5 12.7
Aug 24 17.6 12.1
Sep 19.6 13.2 7.9
Oct 11.6 6.6 2.7
Nov 4.1 -0.2 -3.9
Dec -4.8 -9.2 -13.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay are November, December, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid April with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of April 16th.

When can you find snow in Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 2% 0 0.2
Feb 0% 0 0.1
Mar 2% 0 0.1
Apr 2% 0 0.1
May 1% 0 0.1
Jun 1% 0 0.1
Jul 1% 0 0.1
Aug 0% 0 0.1
Sep 1% 0 0.1
Oct 0% 0 0.1
Nov 0% 0 0.1
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 2 0 0.5
Feb 0 0 0.3
Mar 2 0 0.3
Apr 2 0 0.3
May 1 0 0.3
Jun 1 0 0.3
Jul 1 0 0.3
Aug 0 0 0.3
Sep 1 0 0.3
Oct 0 0 0.3
Nov 0 0 0.3
Dec 0 0 0


Humidity and Wind

Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (55.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (75.2%).

Wind in Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by October and April. November’s average wind speed of around 9.3 knots (10.7 MPH or 17.2 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid November where average top sustained speeds reach 16.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7.2 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Feb 7.3 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Mar 8 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Apr 8.3 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
May 7.8 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Jun 7.2 Gentle breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Jul 6.7 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Aug 6.6 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Sep 7.4 Gentle breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Oct 8.8 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Nov 9.3 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
Dec 7.5 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 67.9%
Feb 64.6%
Mar 62.1%
Apr 58.1%
May 55.3%
Jun 63.5%
Jul 71.4%
Aug 75.2%
Sep 73.7%
Oct 71.8%
Nov 70.1%
Dec 74.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Canada; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 07, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay, QC, Canada is July, followed by August and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 47.2 in December means 47.2% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 70.3°F (21.3°C) and 22.9°F (-5.1°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 71.1°F (21.7°C) and 31.7°F (-0.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Lac Saint-Jean – Saguenay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 28.9°F (-1.7°C) and 10.6°F (-11.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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