Its name recalls the impressive number of « coudriers » – commonly referred to as hazel trees – Isle-aux-Coudres has only been connected to the mainland since 1930. To visit this island, you need to take a ferry ride and enjoy the St. Lawrence river air. Its water and wind mills still produce wheat and buckwheat flours. Visiting its traditional cider factory, its economuseums and touring it on a bike to see its many stations of the Cross are reason enough to come. Sleep on the island in one of the many Bed and Breakfasts or inns lulled by the birdsongs and the foghorns.
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L'Isle-aux-Coudres - Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive Ferry
Discover the picturesque scenery of L’Isle-aux-Coudres, renowned for its island charm and the legendary hospitality of the locals. The ferry service to this island paradise for cyclists and kitesurfers is free of charge. Be sure to taste some of the island’s signature delicacies, such as its famous ciders, and stay until sundown to enjoy one of the free open-air shows!Check the schedule
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From river to mountains, admire the splendour
Any opportunity to explore the country roads and routes in and around Charlevoix is worth it, either for a short look-about, a getaway of a few days or a longer stay.
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The majestic, flowing energy of the St. Lawrence
The majestic St.Lawrence River runs along the entire Charlevoix region from southwest to northeast. The presence of its calming and powerful energy flows through the towns, and its people, enhancing the already picturesque Charlevoix landscapes.
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Petite-Rivière-Saint-François is populated by eels, sympathetic name which, in the popular folklore, refer to the residents of the municipalitie considered as the entrance to Charlevoix to the West. Along the St. Lawrence, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François is one of the beacons of the region, being the cradle of settling in Charlevoix.Discover Petite-Rivière-Saint-François
Baie-Saint-Paul is to wolves, sympathetic name which, in the popular folklore, refer to the residents of the municipality. Along the St. Lawrence, Baie-Saint-Paul is one of the beacons of the region, ranking among Canada’s cultural capitals.Discover Baie-Saint-Paul
Charlevoix’s Mountain Sector weaves its way on a fertile territory where gourmet delights can be combined with adventure fun. Upon kilometres, we stop to load on goodies along the Flavour Road, we climb our two national parks looking forward to spectacular photos. We enter forests to the greatest pleasure of fishing and snowmobiling enthusiasts. Here all pleasures are allowed including the one of doing nothing.Discover Mountain Sector
Cratère et marées Sector
Between Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie, Les Éboulements and Saint-Irénée are among Charlevoix’s iconic villages. While one overlooks the heights, the other eases its way along the Saint-Lawrence River. From top to bottom, the picturesque charm is omnipresent between the period homes and the post-card scenery. Here a steeple aims for the sky. There, a farm where alpacas are having a great time and everywhere, the beauty of the world!Discover Cratère et marées Sector
The Marsouins’ hospitality – popular name given to Isle-aux-Coudres inhabitants - makes the reputation of this 23-km island in the heart of the Saint-Lawrence River in front of Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive. Kite surfers enjoy its winds and families bike around it while admiring the scenery. Inspired by their ancestors, ship captains or schooner builders, the Marsouins today have the wind in their sails.Discover Isle-aux-Coudres
With more than 2 centuries of history, La Malbaie is considered the cradle of resort vacationing in Canada. It is here that the first white sailed ships with many rich Americans on board arrived looking for beauty and a change of scenery that the region has become famous for. It is also here that an emblematic manor - whose 5 stars shine well beyong the borders – has made a cliff known.Discover La Malbaie
Shaped by its maritime and forest past, Saint-Siméon offers three discovery poles : the village of Saint-Siméon, Baie-des-Rochers and Port-au-Persil.Discover Saint-Siméon
It’s whale and beluga country! Located to the Eastern end of Charlevoix, at the Saguenay Fjord’s mouth, this village welcome every year thousands of cruise passengers looking to explore the Big Blue and salute its inhabitants with the utmost respect.Discover Baie-Sainte-Catherine