Toward the end of your cruise to Saguenay, your ship enters an arm of the Saguenay River Fjord called Ha! Ha! Bay (Baie des Ha! Ha! in French). The cove is 6.8 miles long and almost three miles wide. The autumn foliage – a carpet of yellows, oranges, reds and greens – is fabulous. This area was largely uninhabited except for some nomadic Innu people until 1838 when a sawmill was constructed. Population growth was very limited while the Hudson’s Bay Company controlled the territory from 1821 until 1842. Then, Bagot Village was founded and evolved into Grande-Baie.