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11 August 2022Léa Tremblay-Turcotte & Mylène Simard

10 family activities to enjoy this summer

Travel with the family and create unforgettable memories! In Charlevoix, several activities lasting an average of one to two hours will amaze young and old alike. Fill your travel diary with these ten essential activities for a unique vacation!

Alpagas Charlevoix Photo : Alpagas Charlevoix

Alpa-trekking at Alpagas Charlevoix

It’s always amazing to discover a fascinating animal. The alpaca is a unique species, a camelid that’s native to the Andes and has a distinctive coat. The height of happiness: enjoy a hike in the company of this super friendly animal. An unforgettable experience awaits you at Alpagas Charlevoix!

Massif de Charlevoix - Jean-Sébastien Chartier Photo : Massif de Charlevoix, Jean-Sébastien Chartier-Plante

Introduction to mountain biking at Massif de Charlevoix

Mountain biking has recently made its debut at le Massif de Charlevoix with several trails suitable for a variety of skill levels. Spectacular views and dizzying slopes will satisfy sports enthusiasts. Plus, the chairlift ride provides a well-deserved rest between each descent.

Camp le Manoir - Raphaël Bilodeau Photo : Camp le Manoir, Raphaël Bilodeau

Visit Camp le Manoir des Éboulements

Located in a former seigneurial mansion, this camp offers a multitude of outdoor activities for children aged 5 to 16. The camp’s outdoor swimming pool is an enchanting and safe setting to savour the pleasures of summer.

Croisières AML - Renaud Pintiaux Photo : Croisières AML, Renaud Pintiaux

Whale watching with Croisières AML

Climb aboard the AML Grand Fleuve boat for an extraordinary excursion. A fascinating cruise in the heart of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence marine park will amaze kids and adults. The salty air and the encounter with various marine mammals will make lasting memories for the whole family!

Les Palissades de Charlevoix Photo : Les Palissades de Charlevoix

Via Ferrata Le Lynx at the Palissades de Charlevoix mountain adventure park

This activity features hiking, climbing, abseiling and zip-lining at the same time and is ideal for families with children over 10 years old. This course offers panoramic views of nature and delivers powerful thrills.

Katabatik Photo : Katabatik

River kayaking with Katabatik - Aventure in Charlevoix

The Gouffre River descent is unique, punctuated by white water, but no large rapids, and the river allows the whole family to enjoy the wild and urban landscapes of Baie-Saint-Paul. Halfway through you can stop on the beach for a quiet moment of relaxation and swimming.

Écuries - Raphaël Bilodeau Photo : Raphaël Bilodeau

Horseback riding with Les Écuries entre Monts et Marées

There’s nothing better than sauntering along the banks of the St. Lawrence River and enjoying the gentle sea breeze on horseback. Located in the village of Saint-Irénée, Les Écuries entre Monts et Marées (The Stables between Mountains and Tides) offers pleasant rides that are suitable for everyone. Whether in the forest, in the mountains or on the beach, it’s a great chance to introduce your children to the equestrian world.

Pointe-Noire_Mireille_Caron Photo : Mireille Caron

Visit the Centre d'interprétation et d'observation de Pointe-Noire

Whether for a picnic stop, a relaxing break or to contemplate the immensity of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, the Centre d’interprétation et d’observation de Pointe-Noire provides unique access to the cliffs overlooking the Saguenay Fjord. During this self-guided tour, you can observe belugas, minke whales, seals and several seabirds.

CEPAS - Raphael Bilodeau Photo : Raphaël Bilodeau

Nature interpretation at the Centre écologique de Port-au-Saumon

All the secrets of nature are revealed at the Centre écologique de Port-au-Saumon. Recognized by UNESCO, this site is a great place for interpretation and discovery. Whether at the marine organism interpretation pavilion or on the hiking trails that go directly to the shores of the St. Lawrence River, everything is there to learn while having fun.

Ferme Marie-Noelle Beaulieu - R. Bilodeau Photo : Raphaël Bilodeau

Educational activities at the Ferme Marie-Noëlle Beaulieu

A childhood dream is about to come true: the discovery of a charming farmhouse. The Ferme Marie-Noëlle Beaulieu offers guided tours, where you can see free-range chickens coexisting with dwarf goats, miniature sheep and several other species of farm animals. For extra fun, you can even feed and pet them!

Photo : Joannie Fillion

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