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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Cité Mémoire Charlevoix
This multimedia, artistic, playful and poetic experience through an enchanting setting will spread out in Charlevoix. The paintings, inspired by the history of Charlevoix, will be projected along the river in the Pointe-aux-Pic sector. Created by Michel Lemieux with text written by Michel-Marc Bouchard, this activity is completely free and bilingual.Discover more About
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Mont Grand-Fonds features 335 metres of vertical, one acrobatic snow park, 20 all-category trails and forest clearings where beginners and experts meet. Ah the magical powdered snow! LYNX SLOPES: You wish to go off-trail skiing? On 8 hectares of undergrowth and forest clearings, a new slope will make you discover 4 newly opened forests on the mountain’s North face.Discover more About Mont Grand-Fonds
A rejuvenating weekend in Charlevoix
By the beauty of its scenery, the diversity of its activities and the warm smile of its inhabitants, Charlevoix has everything to charm its visitors. Whether it be for a rejuvenating stay in nature or to fill up on sporty activities and good food, you will definitely find something to suit your interests in Charlevoix. As you start planning your next stay, here are 5 spots to add to your itinerary for a reenergizing trip to Charlevoix during the winter time.
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Behind La Malbaie’s opulent residences: the aristocratic dream of the region's first tourists
The houses, or rather estates, in La Malbaie can be seen through the trees or along Chemin des Falaises, or Boulevard des Falaises as it was once chicly called, remind us that it's Charlevoix has been open to visitors in search of adventure and rejuvenation for a long time.
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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
Crater and Tides 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 Crater and Tides 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