On the many promontaries along the St. Lawrence, Saint-Siméon is a true marine paradise. Sitting confortably on a hillside, this village-nature unfurls an ideal landscape wedged between the boreal forest and the St. Lawrence’s salted waters. With its campgrounds, outfitters, its maple grove, cultural activities, its municipal beach and the Rivière-Noire that goes through the village, it is The family destination of Charlevoix.
Photo : Municipalité de Saint-Siméon - Sylvain Foster
Saint-Siméon, Port-au-Persil sector, member of Québec's most beautiful villages Association!
Port-au-Persil is a small road coming down from the high capes to slowly reveal houses scattered in a fantasy landscape. A stream jumps into a waterfall before dying in the river, almost the sea, where, in season, wild geese come to feed.Discover more About Saint-Siméon, Port-au-Persil sector, member of Québec's most beautiful villages Association!
Photo : Raphaël Bilodeau
Rivière-du-Loup - Saint-Siméon Ferry
This crossing connects the Lower St. Lawrence region to the rustic village of Saint-Siméon in northeast Charlevoix. The ferry runs daily for nine months of the year between Easter and the beginning of January. If offers a spectacular way to see the river. Keep your eyes peeled and you might just see whales and other marine mammals as you sail through the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.
Crossing time: 65 minutes
Photo : Mario Faubert
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.
Photo : Ian Roberge
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
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
The spectacular coastal scenery fills your soul as soon as you arrive in La Malbaie. This city, just a two-hour drive from Quebec City, has been welcoming visitors for more than 200 years as the birthplace of holiday resorts in Canada. William Howard Taft, president of the United States from 1909 to 1913, had his summer residence here. His presence influenced other arrivals from American and Canadian high society in the era of white boats and rich anglophone holidaymakers whose bourgeois residences still remain. This is the ideal starting point for enjoying the region’s many attractions, outdoor or relaxation activities, good restaurants and comfortable lodging options.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