Tourisme Charlevoix

Saint-Siméon, Baie-Sainte-Catherine

It’s whale and beluga country! Located to the Eastern end of Charlevoix, at the Saguenay Fjord’s mouth, both villages welcome every year thousands of cruise passengers looking to explore the Big Blue and salute its inhabitants with the utmost respect.

On the many promontaries along the Saint-Lawrence, Saint-Siméon and Baie Sainte-Catherine are true marine paradises. Many come to surf the waves. In a kayak or zodiac, the experience is stunning when accompanied by the blow of whales. Here the beaches hide in rocky creeks and the river resembles the ocean. Hunting and fishing lovers, hikers, VTT and horseback riding enthusiasts are blessed by this sector’s wealth.

  • Baie-Sainte-Catherine

    Baie-Sainte-Catherine, where a perfect zen moment is part of everyday life!

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    Photo : Renaud Pintiaux

  • St-Siméon, Port-au-Persil sector, member of Québec's most beautiful villages Association!

    Port-au-Persil is a small road coming down from the high capes to slowly reveal houses scattered in a fantasy landscape. Walk on the rocks from the small quay to the chapel. A stream jumps into a waterfall before dying in the river, almost the sea, where, in season, wild geese come to feed.

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    Photo : Annie Bolduc

  • Tadoussac - Baie-Sainte-Catherine Ferry

    Open all year round, day and night, the Tadoussac – Baie-Sainte-Catherine crossing connects two sections of Route 138, the highway between Charlevoix and the Lower North Shore. This indispensable service ferries gives travellers a welcome break to catch a breath of sea air and marvel at the backdrop of the Saguenay fjord and the spectacular scenery the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park has to offer. During the summer season, a third vessel is used to increase service frequency to every 13 minutes during the daytime, making this crossing the next best thing to driving on water!

    This ferry service is free of charge.

    Crossing time: 10 minutes

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    Photo : Société des traversiers du Québec

  • Rivière-du-Loup - Saint-Siméon Ferry

    This crossing connects the Lower St. Lawrence region to the rustic village of Saint-Siméon in northeast Charlevoix. The ferry runs daily for nine months of the year between Easter and the beginning of January. If offers a spectacular way to see the river. Keep your eyes peeled and you might just see whales and other marine mammals as you sail through the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.

    Crossing time: 65 minutes

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    Photo : Société des traversiers du Québec

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