Tourisme Charlevoix

Maps and access

Before conquering Charlevoix’s landscapes, let us figure out the way to get there safely. Even if the accesses to Charlevoix are as many as its cultural and sports offerings, we only want one thing, for ever being lost there.




  • 595 mi New York
  • 474 mi Boston
  • 929 km Toronto
  • 568 km Ottawa
  • 387 km Montréal


Located at little more than an hour drive from Québec City – 387 km from Montréal, 539 km from Ottawa, 738 km from Boston, 903 km from Toronto and 931 km from New York – Charlevoix is a gem nestled between river and mountains. Whether flying or driving in, by train or even ship, traveling to Charlevoix is an unforgettable experience. After all don’t we say that the road leading to a destination is just as important as the destination itself?


Charlevoix is at a 1,5-hour drive East from YQB (Québec City’s Airport acronym). Car rentals are available and regular shuttling will take you downtown where buses or the train will easily take you to Charlevoix.


Coming from the St. Lawrence South shore? Please note that a 1,5 hour ferry ride links Rivière-du-Loup and Saint-Siméon (Charlevoix) every day. .


From the Gare du Palais bus depot located at the heart of the Old-Port of Québec, regular links Québec – Charlevoix give you easy access to the region 7 days a week. Motorcoaches from other Québec urban regions make a compulsory stop every day of the week. Check the schedule for Intercar here.


In the summer, the Train de Charlevoix links Québec City to Charlevoix in little more than two hours. Alongside the St. Lawrence over 125 km, you will discover fascinating scenery between river and mountain toward the Massif de Charlevoix, Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie. Boarding is at the Gare du Parc-de-la-Chute-Montmorency, less than 10 km from downtown Québec City. For more information click here.

Road network

Driving to Charlevoix? Most of the highways from New York, Boston, Ottawa, Toronto and Montréal lead to Québec City in no time. From there, take Route 138 and hit the Mountain Road between Petite-Rivière-Saint-François and Tadoussac, to the Easternmost area of Charlevoix. The scenery is breathtaking, between river and mountains. To electric car owners, Charlevoix has several charging stations located throughout the territory.

Public transport

From Monday to Friday, public transportation is offered in the region. The Corporation de mobilité collective de Charlevoix proposes daily urban circuits in the cities of Baie-Saint-Paul, La Malbaie and Clermont as well as interregional circuits. On-demand tours to other municipalities are also available.