Discover Chaudiere-Appalaches

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CHAUDIÈRE-APPALACHES —  is 200 km (125 mi.) of coastline along the St. Lawrence, a 21-island archipelago, Lévis and its superb view of Québec City and Château Frontenac, the Appalachians and the myriad activities there year-round, stunning fall colours in the Beauce and Etchemins valleys, and more!

Escape deep into the forest by way of an impressive 71-km (44-mi.) network of walking trails at the Parc regional du Massif du Sud. Enhance your experience by spending the night in a yurt or “ready-to-camp” boreal tent.

The Parc regional des Appalaches has 120 km (75 mi.) of trails, with one- and several-day hikes along rivers and lakes, and to spectacular waterfalls and natural beaches. Sleep in a shelter and discover nature at night.

Other sites offer equally awe-inspiring experiences: the hiking trails of Les sentiers pédestres des 3 Monts give you privileged access to the Serpentine-de-Coleraine ecological reserve, the Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, where the 35 metre (115 foot) waterfalls steal the show, and of course, the Parc national de Frontenac and the majestic Grand Lac Saint-François lake, where all sorts of natural treasures await your discovery by foot, bike or canoe! Rich in heritage, with its seigneuries, mills and manors, Chaudière-Appalaches is among the oldest regions in North America. Its history is revealed in numerous tourist attractions reminding us of our builders. Hear the tales of such storied families who helped shape Québec. Relive the arrival of the first immigrants at Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site. Discover the flour mill with the largest water wheel still in operation in Québec at La Seignerie des Aulnaies Victorian manor. At the Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines, check out the new exhibition, Minéraux (Minerals) showcasing more than 90 of the most stunning specimens from Canada’s national collections.

 

Did you know...

A full 50% of Québec’s sugar maples are in the Chaudières Appalaches region. Picture an autumn display of dazzlingly beautiful and contrasting colours. As of September, check our colour tracker to find out when would be the best time to visit!

 

Lodging

L’Auberge des Glacis                
46, rte Tortue, L'Islet, Québec, QC G0R 1X0
T. 418 247-7486  /  1 877 245-2247
 
L'Auberge des Glacis is a hidden treasure in the middle of an estate, between the seaway and the mountains. A page in the history of the Côte-du-Sud region is engraved on the stone walls of this old mill (1840). In the cozy dining room, discover the unique flavors of an extensive gourmet menu concocted with local producers from Chaudière-Appalaches. The Chef Olivier Raffestin knows how to blend flavors, with a mixture of boldness and subtlety. Each of his dishes is a true work of art. The rooms and romantic suites have enchanting decor and private bathrooms. They offer antique furniture or furniture made by local artisans, beams and stone walls. Scour the maintained trails in five acre park, with a small lake to swim in. Browse through the beautiful gardens and trails in the park surrounding the hotel, with swimming lake, a gazebo and Zen garden.
 
 
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Attractions

Musée Marius-Barbeau, Maison de la culture
139, rue Ste-Christine, bureau 200, 
Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce QC G0S 2V0 
T. 418 397-4039   
 
This museum's exhibits hold the answers to all your questions about the Beauce region. You'll be impressed by the heritage homes that make up the walking tour in what is the region's oldest parish. Memorials placed along the indomitable Rivière Chaudière reveal some of the historical facts of 10 municipalities.
 
 
Réserve écologique de la Serpentine-de-Coleraine
6, av. St-Patrick, Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine, 
QC G0N 1B0 
T. 418 423-3351 
 
The Réserve écologique de la Serpentine-de-Coleraine, the first ecological reserve open to the public, is home to several threatened or at-risk plants and ecosystems. Visit the three mountains (Oak, Kerr and Caribou) and explore the 20 km (12 km) in looped trails of varying lengths that cover the territory. Cabin and yurts are avalaible. 
 

TOURISME CHAUDIERE-APPALACHES