Strolling on Pointe-au-Pic’s rue du Quai or slowly climbing the chemin des Falaises, allows for the discovery of the maritime landscapes bucolic charm and the bourgeois residences of another century. From here all is possible : going on the beautiful road leading to the whale-watching cruise departures, skiing on the snow-covered slopes of Mont Grand-Fonds, visiting the staple Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, sitting at the Casino de Charlevoix or breathing the salt sea air on a 6-km cycling path alongside the St. Lawrence.
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Cap-à-l'Aigle, member of Québec's most beautiful villages Association!
Resort villages along the Saint-Lawrence River, Cap-à-l’Aigle and Pointe-au-Pic are known to be Québec’s most beautiful villages. The villages are built half way up the steepening slope of the Canadian Shield, overlooks the river and offers an immense panorama of the Saint-Lawrence South Shore and its vast expanse of water.Discover more About Cap-à-l'Aigle, member of Québec's most beautiful villages Association!
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Casino de Charlevoix
A 90-minute drive from Québec City and integrated with the prestigious hotel Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, the Casino de Charlevoix offers a unique gaming and entertainment experience.Discover more About
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La Malbaie shuttle
A daily public transit service in La Malbaie will be available for the summer, starting June 18 to October 11, 2021. The La Malbaie shuttle is a 14-km circuit dotted with 12 stops between the quay at Pointe-au-Pic and downtown La Malbaie. The service is provided between 11:30 am and 5:30 pm according to a fixed schedule.
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Along the Charlevoix coast - Roadtrip from La Malbaie to Baie-Sainte-Catherine
Whether cruising the roads on your way to a whale-watching cruise, or taking a spontaneous trip looking for last-minute adventures, here are some of the memorable miles and smiles that stretch from La Malbaie to Baie-Sainte-Catherine.
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La Malbaie, From Peak to Peak
Nestled in a natural amphitheater between the peaks of Cap-à-l’Aigle and Pointe-au-Pic, it’s no wonder La Malbaie enjoys its fair share of tributes. It’s winding journey towards the other end of the bay makes for a beautiful view and its walking path, clearly visible at low tide, links both ends. As a tribute to the river and this beautiful region, we created a few walking suggestions to help you also flow towards the peak at your own pace!
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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