When The Port Zone ends at Saint Paul Boulevard, another walking path begins at Parc du Bassin. The trail takes you along the Chicoutimi River at the end of its 16 mile flow before emptying into the Saguenay River. This confluence of rivers is historic. The French built a trading post here in 1676. The site was the oldest European settlement in today’s Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region.