Tourisme Charlevoix

Les Jardins de Quatre-Vents

About

The Centre écologique de Port-au-Saumon, a central area of the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve, is a remarkable 100-hectare site bordering the Saint Lawrence River and is known as a thematic pole of the Parc marin du Saguenay-Saint-Laurent. A part of its territory is devoted to interpretation trails for the public. The centre offers land and marine ecosystem educational activities.

Activities

  • Developed and enlarged by Francis H. Cabot, the Gardens of Quatre Vents are considered among the best private gardens of our times. They are a source of exquisite enchantment for those fortunate enough to visit them. Wandering through the sets of gardens, visitors can discover over 1000 different species of plants that are revealed in original, unexpected and audacious ways.

  • As a thematic center of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park and a central area of the World Biosphere Reserve of Charlevoix, the Centre Écologique de Port-au-Saumon pursues its mission of education and awareness of the environment in Offering to tourists of passage three beautiful activities to discover!

  • The Centre écologique de Port-au-Saumon, a central area of the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve, is a remarkable 100-hectare site bordering the Saint Lawrence River and is known as a thematic pole of the Parc marin du Saguenay-Saint-Laurent. A part of its territory is devoted to interpretation trails for the public. The centre offers land and marine ecosystem educational activities.

  • Access : 3330, boul. Malcolm-Fraser, La Malbaie (St-Fidèle)
    Paid entry
    Total lenght : 3 km
    Difficulty : Intermediate
    Access period : summer period
    Picnic area

  • On a 2hr+ guided tour, visitors discover an impressive fault that the Marguerite stream flows into. Alongside the St. Lawrence Estuary, they also explore Port-au-Saumon Bay and a multitude of forested and coastal environments.

Description

  • Features

    • Souvenir shop
    • Restrooms
    • Paid admission
    • 35,00 $
    • 2h30

Reviews from visitors

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  • Magnificent private garden!

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2017-07-14
    AliceWalker3337, Bathurst, Canada

    This is a must see for any serious gardener. It was wonderful to tour such a large private garden as opposed to a public one and to get some great ideas and inspiration for our own garden at home...

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  • One Of The World's Great Gardens

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2017-07-12
    sunnyside316, Montreal, Canada

    Les Jardins de Quatre-Vents is definitely worth a visit if gardens speak to you. It is, I think, one of the world’s great gardens, with a sense of peace and tranquility not often seen. The garden is...

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  • OK if you are not in gardening

    3 on 5 stars Notice written on 2017-07-08
    probert2017, Ottawa, Canada

    I was somewhat disappointed as I was expecting maybe too much after reading all of the reviews. This is a guided tour where instead of focussing on the flowers, the guide keeps reverting to Frank...

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Contact informations

135, Boulevard Malcolm-Fraser
Cap-à-l'Aigle (QC)  G5A 1A2

1 877 434-2209

  418 434-2209
  info@cepas.qc.ca

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Schedule

the Gardens of Quatre Vents

From 24 June to 24 June

  • 08:00 to 17:00 - Saturday

the Gardens of Quatre Vents

From 8 July to 8 July

  • 08:00 to 17:00 - Saturday

the Gardens of Quatre Vents

From 22 July to 22 July

  • 08:00 to 17:00 - Saturday

the Gardens of Quatre Vents

From 5 August to 5 August

  • 08:00 to 17:00 - Saturday

Payment

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