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Mountain Sector

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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.

Saint-Urbain, Saint-Hilarion, Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs, Notre-Dame-des-Monts…many names for as many sympathetic villages in the Mountain Sector to be discovered by foot or on two or four wheels. Surrounded by peaks, some of which being among the highest of the Canadian Shield, these villages offer an unrestricted view. Upon hundreds of laid-out trails, hiking, snowshoeing and snowmobiling fans will have the time of their lives. To the West, climbing Mont du Lac des Cygnes in the parc national des Grands-Jardins is a must as is the Acropole des Draveurs near the parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie.

Photo : Steve Deschênes

The national parks

Feeling so small in this infinite wonder. Having the impression of being both fragile and invincible, on the roof of the world!

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Photo : Steve Deschênes

The Mountain Road

On a landlocked road sweeping through our national parks or on twisted roads of country villages, the word adventure gains altitude on the Mountain Road.

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Photo : André-Olivier Lyra

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This Quebec region turns into a sea of colours every fall & Here's how you can experience it

These summer days are coming to an end, and that means autumn is almost here — you can practically smell the pumpkin spice. There's no better way to experience September through November than in nature where you can truly admire the fall foliage. Charlevoix is a favoured destination for its coastal views, heritage buildings and charming landscapes, and it only becomes more enchanting during the fall.

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Our sectors

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    Petite-Rivière-Saint-François

    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.

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    Baie-Saint-Paul

    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.

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    Mountain Sector

    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.

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    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!

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    Isle-aux-Coudres

    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.

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    La Malbaie

    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.

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    Saint-Siméon

    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.

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    Baie-Sainte-Catherine

    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.

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