Charlevoix

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CHARLEVOIX — Feel the need to clear your mind or recharge your batteries? Charlevoix offers an endless array of activities to disconnect, entertain yourself or celebrate. Between hopping music festivals, inspired shopping, summer theatre, hot performances and concertos under the starry skies, there’s plenty to thrill and surprise you all year long!

Exploring Charlevoix from end to end is an appetite awakening experience. Let your taste buds lead the way and stop for a small bite or a heavenly meal at any one of our quaint bistros or grand restaurants. Throughout the region, chefs boldly and creatively exploit the bounty of the land. From lamb burgers with mint and caramelized onion jam to the organic pork ribs at Damien—served with spinach, portobello mushrooms and soft Secret de Maurice cheese—food lovers simply can’t get enough. Dive head-first into the heart of the countryside.

Fill your lungs with the fragrance of with wilderness. Feel the shiver on your skin, let the wondrous sights dazzle your eyes. Fall in sync with this cosmic energy that was born of a meteorite impact 350 million years ago. Charlevoix is quite simply the joy of jumping with both feet into the vastness, light hearted and at peace. Every winter, Charlevoix is covered in a generous blanket of snow. High on its white slopes, ski aficionados are at their happiest, knee deep in powder, tuques pulled down over their ears. The Nordic experience can be had on the highest peaks or on the rocks, on a wild luge ride or while practising extreme kayaking between the ice floes on the St. Lawrence.

 
Baie-Saint-Paul
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Lodging

HÔTEL LE PETIT MANOIR DU CASINO               
525 Chemin des Falaises La Malbaie, QC G5A 2V5 
T. 418 665-8888  
 
With 113 spacious rooms, 2 interior spas and a family restaurant, the Hôtel Le Petit Manoir du Casino will make your stay unforgettable. Built on the Pointe-au-Pic cliff, the Pavilions Le Petit Manoir du Casino offer a direct stair access to the prestigious Casino de Charlevoix. The villas offer 78 air-conditioned units, equipped with electric fireplaces, kitchenettes, whirlpools, private balconies and wireless Internet. Moreover, many units offer a breathtaking view over the St. Lawrence River. A unique concept in Quebec — the O'Quartz Spa — is the first indoor spa with a 22-foot high rocky mountain powered by a natural water source, offering panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River.
 
 
MANOIR HORTENSIA              
850 Ch. des Bains (via Route 362) Saint-Irénée, 
QC G0T 1V0 T. 418 452-8180 /  1 877 452-8180  
 
Nestled on top of a hill overlooking the St Lawrence, the Manoir Hortensia  offers a breathtaking panorama and an exceptional view to its guests. Five rooms with evocative names: the Romantique, the Champêtre, the Rising Sun, the Garden on the River, the Garden. Breakfast prepared each morning with local flavors and products from Charlevoix.
 
 
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Musts

MUSÉE DE CHARLEVOIX
10, ch. du Havre La Malbaie, QC G5A 2Y8 
T. 418 665-4411 
 
No matter the season, live the Charlevoix experience at the Musée de Charlevoix, in La Malbaie. This cultural attraction is accessible to all, at a low price and offers in only one visit :Three exhibitions ; A Boutique that showcases made in Charlevoix products ; A magnificiant view on the Saint-Lawrence River (espacially from its rooftop). With young children? No problem, we’ve got it covered! Many activities are organised and made available such as : Rallyes, association games, a puppet theater, costumes, puzzles and many more! Nearby, you will find various restaurants, hotels, gift shops and most important of all, direct access to the Saint-Lawrence River! 
 
 
MUSÉE MARITIME DE CHARLEVOIX
305 rue de l'église Saint-Joseph-De-La-Rive  
QC G0A 3Y0  T. 418 635-1131 

Three sheets to the wind, the Museum features a new 360° forest-to-riverside experience on wooden schooners, and cabotage along the St. Lawrence River. A genuine shipyard, it invites visitors to explore 4 ships, 4 km of trails and in 2018, its new Parc des Navigateurs complete with a fitness trail, hedge maze, arboretum, sculptures and... four new exhibition venues. A lively site with shows, events and workshops, it is also the trailhead for la Promenade au village, a Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive heritage walking tour devised for outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs.
   
 
MIELLERIE DU CRATÈRE DE CHARLEVOIX
3390 route du Fleuve Les Éboulements, 
QC G0A 2M0  T. 418 617-0728   
 
Miellerie du cratère de Charlevoix is a family business established in Les Éboulements. Faithful to the hospitality deeply rooted in our community, they invite you to their shop to taste honey and its by-products. It is in a small historic barn that they will share their passion for bees and for the region. An outdoor area has been laid out to relax and admire the majestic landscape overlooking the River and surrounding mountains. Order honey products via the online store and receive them at your home!  
 
 
PARC MARIN DU SAGUENAY-SAINT-LAURENT
T. 418 235-4703  / 1 888 773-8888
 
One of the world's best places for whale watching! Visitors from around the globe converge here to catch a glimpse of the sea mammals and take in the wondrous scenery. Visit the marine park’s Discovery Network or take to the water in a boat or kayak!
 
 
PARC NATIONAL DES GRANDS-JARDINS
T 418 439-1227 / 1 800 665-6527 (SÉPAQ)
 
A memorable getaway awaits you at this 310-km2 (120-sq.-mi.) park showcasing the beauty of the boreal forest and tundra. Delve into a black spruce forest carpeted in lichen—as lush as an English garden. This Arctic vegetation is home to the caribou, which you may glimpse at any given bend in the trail! Enjoy the stunning wilderness at the core of the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve in the heart of Northern Québec. In winter, after a day of snowshoeing or skiing on the slopes of Mont-du-Lac-des-Cygnes or La Chouenne, settle in at one of the charming new EXP. cabins at the base of the cliffs. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience!
 
 
PARC NATIONAL DES HAUTES-GORGES-DE-LA-RIVIÈRE-MALBAIE
T. 418 439-1227  1 800 665-6527 Sans frais 
 

The Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la- Rivière-Malbaie is one of Québec's most beautiful natural monuments. It was named after a series of valleys cut deep into a range of high mountains. Mounts Élie and Jérémie and Montagne des Érables dominate Lac Noir, Ruisseau du Pont, and the Malbaie and Martres river valleys. Steep slopes, beautiful natural surroundings, and the unusual course of Rivière Malbaie make this site unique in Eastern Canada.This backcountry marvel in the heart of the Charlevoix World Biosphere Reserve can be reached via the picturesque village of Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs.

 
 
Train du Massif de Charlevoix
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LE TRAIN DU MASSIF DE CHARLEVOIX
Départ : 4300, boul. Sainte-Anne, Québec, QC G1C 2H5
T. 1 418 632-5876 / 1 877 536-2774
 
Travelling 140 km between Québec City and La Malbaie across 85 km of incomparable riverside scenery, the Train of Le Massif de Charlevoix offers a singular rail cruise experience along mountains and seashore. Modern and innovative, the Train of Le Massif de Char-levoix is anything but conventional. Designed along a creative approach rooted in simplicity and authenticity, its exclusive design favours the interaction between passengers and the environment beyond.
 
 

Whales

People come from afar to take a closer look at our whales. That is because Charlevoix’s marine mammals are photogenic. On board zodiacs or larger boats, live the adventure of whale-watching on the St. Lawrence. These giants can even be observed from the shore, sometimes even without binoculars. Covering approximately 1,245 square kilometers, the marine park includes both the water column and the seabed up to the ordinary high water mark. It encompasses three major ecosystems: the Saguenay Fjord downstream from Cap à l’Est; the Upper Estuary, upstream to Gros Cap à l'Aigle; and the Lower Estuary, as far downstream as Pointe Rouge (Les Escoumins).!
 
 

Discoveries

Looking for a Nordic or summer experience or gourmet delights after spending the afternoon exposed to the outdoors? If cocooning and delicacies are your secret weaknesses, then you are in the right place! Between the discovery of art galleries, a stop at the spa to restore body and soul, a cultural outing and a gourmet feast, choices abound to treat the epicurean in you. 

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