Tourisme Charlevoix

Katabatik – Aventure dans Charlevoix


From Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie, Kabatatik’s base camp offers a number of outdoor recreational activities for people of all ages : sea kayaking on the Saint Lawrence River, recreational kayaking on the Gouffre River (family activity), paddle-boarding (SUP), canyoning down waterfalls, guided ski-snowshoes excursion, paragliding (introductory flights), bike rentals. In winter time : guided ski-snowshoes excursion in the National Parks, fatbike and winter kayaking tours. Corporate and team building activities. The ticket office/gift shop on the Baie-Saint-Paul wharf also sells kites, kayaks and boating equipment.



Katabatik – Aventure dans Charlevoix

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  • From Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie, Katabatik - Aventure dans Charlevoix offers a number of outdoor recreational activities for people of all ages: sea kayaking on the St. Lawrence River, kayaking down the Gouffre River (family activity), stand-up paddleboarding, canyoning, biking, paragliding, ski hok, fatbike and winter kayaking. Business and team-building activities also available. The ticket office/gift shop on the Baie-Saint-Paul wharf also sells kites, kayaks and boating equipment.

  • Sea kayaking excursions on the St-Lawrence. Rich with abundant marine life, the presence of marine mammals and an amazing geomorphology, the Charlevoix coasts become a must to paddle and discover. Our excursions showcase an unparalleled diversity of landscapes, natural spaces and interpretive stars: the Rivière du Gouffre in Baie-Saint-Paul, coastal and hilly landscapes, rocky capes, the panorama of the Charlevoix astroblème , the southern part of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, the semi-diurnal rhythm of the tidal currents and the greater tidal ranges of the estuary, and of course, the meeting of birds and marine mammals.

  • Beginner whitewater excursions down the du Moulin River in Baie-Saint-Paul, and Cimon Falls in Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive. We will take you out to live an exciting vertical water trek. A unique adventure and geology discovery excursion. For adults and children 10 years and up, no previous experience necessary. Equipment provided: harness, neoprene suit, jacket and helmet.

  • RECREATION KAYAKING ON THE GOUFFRE RIVER : A perfect river for recreational kayaking. Self-guided itineraries of 12 to 25 km, for beginners, families and the avid sports enthusiasts. Shuttling included, several departures daily. For 4 years and older.

    SEA KAYAKING ON THE SAINT LAWRENCE : Guided excursions of half a day or more, departures from Cap-à-l'Aigle and Baie-Saint-Paul. Discover the coastal landscapes of Charlevoix, from the marina Port of refuge Cap-à-l'Aigle, through the Pointe le Heu, discover a rocky and panoramic section of the coast and the coast of Charlevoix, Cape Whale and on the barachois of La malbaie. From the Baie-Saint-Paul wharf, paddle in the calm of the largest bay in the middle estuary, towards Cap au Corbeau or Cap Maillard, with a unique view of Isle-aux-Coudes, on the Massif, on the Mont des Éboulements and on the valley of the Rivière du Gouffre.
    Also available : paddle surfing (SUP).

  • Full day sea kayaking tours at Gros Cap à l'Aigle and Marine Park : Adventure for all and observation of marine mammals. From the Port de Refuge de Cap-à-l'Aigle marina, by way of rivière à la Loutre, discover one of the most remote sections of the Charlevoix coast: le Gros cap à l'Aigle and enjoy a memorable outdoor meal there, on the Bas de l'Anse beaches. Observe the aquatic birds that live there along with marine mammals (whales, belugas, porpoise and seals).

  • At the wharf in Baie-Saint-Paul, Katabatik rents bikes, so you can plan your own bike excursions. A series of routes along the Gouffre valley allow you to discover Baie-Saint-Paul and its surroundings at your own pace and according to your fields of interest.

  • Guided Ski-snowshoe excursions (Hok) in Charlevoix National Parks, Grands-Jardins and Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie: guided excursion: an introduction to off-track skiing with OAC shoeshoe-skis. The guided tour of this hidden gem within Charlevoix is known for its breathtaking views and secluded quiet ambiance. OAC ski rental and a light lunch are included in the package. Shuttle service from La Malbaie to Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park; includes Park access pass and Ski-Snowshoe rental for the day.

  • Be among the privileged few to paddle at this time of year, accompanied by pros. The package includes: One 4-hour winter kayaking activity (approximately 2:30 hours on the water); introduction to the basics of kayaking; services of a professional guide; nautical equipment, gear and dry bags; isothermal outerwear and hot beverages and sweets. Discover Charlevoix’s stunning winter coastal scenery and beautiful cliffs and ice columns.


Activities and excursions for corporate and school groups up to 150 people .

  • Distance from the airport 110 km
  • Accessible via Train, Bus, Taxi, Car, Ship, Helicopter
  • Destinations close by Charlevoix, Québec
  • Customers served Group , Corporate
  • Sébastien Savard

Services & equipments

  • Material available upon request

    • Guided sea kayaking , river descents in recreational kayaking , introduction to surfing paddles ( stand-up paddle ) , canyoning , bike rental, snowshoe-skiing, and fatbike tours. Guide service , development of building activities , shuttle bus 24 passengers, outdoor dining , and openness to your requests !


Prizes & awards

Grand Prix du Tourisme Québécois 2002
Grand Prix du Tourisme Québécois 2008

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Contact informations

210, rue Sainte-Anne
Baie-Saint-Paul (QC)  G3Z 1P8

1 800 453-4850

  418 435-2066

Visit the official site of Katabatik – Aventure dans Charlevoix


Open year-around

Ticket office at Baie-St-Paul wharf, open daily.

From 19 May to 30 September

  • 19:42 to 00:00 - Monday

Kayak tours and river descents

From 17 March to 30 September

Guided ski-snowshoes excursion

From 12 January to 23 March


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