Fall is one of the nicest seasons to visit Charlevoix. The foliage, activities and terroir products are synonymous to a most rewarding and invigorating experience. Escape to Charlevoix!

Breathe the fresh air

Fall fishing in Charlevoix

Reconnect with nature and glide across lakes whose shores are painted with fall colours. Charlevoix’s outfitters propose a wide variety of lakes and family activities! Drop your line in the water in one of the Charlevoix outfitters

Photo : Pourvoirie Humanité

Golf courses decked out in colours

What is better than taking advantage of autumn’s mild weather to play a 9 or 18-hole round? Practice your swing in La Malbaie at Club de golf Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu and discover one of the first golf courses in America : Club de golf Murray Bay.

Photo : Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

Black bear observation

The black bear is the most common bear in North America! Fall brings many opportunities to observe the black bear as it is stockpiling food for the winter. To learn more about this surprising animal, there are several discovery-activities, whether in the national parks or at outfitters. It is possible to observe them at the Domaine Le Pic-Bois or at the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie national park.

Photo : Tourisme Charlevoix

Hiking

More than 500 km of hiking trails await you in the region! There are some for all tastes, ages and levels. For more information, consult the Guide des sentiers pédestres available in Charlevoix tourist information centers or on line.

Photo : Municipalité de Saint-Siméon, Sylvain Foster

Les Palissades de Charlevoix

Les Palissades de Charlevoix offer the opportunity to combine hiking and climbing while appreciating the meanders of the Noire river and the boreal forest.

Photo : Les Palissades de Charlevoix

Marine mammals watching

Fall is banquet time for these mythic animals! Preparing for migrating to warmer waters, whales take advantage of the wealth in the Saint-Lawrence estuary and present a stunning spectacle to whale watchers on an excursion with Croisières AML or from the shores at the parc marin du Saguenay-Saint-Laurent.

Photo : Croisières AML

The harvesting season

Stockpiling before winter is not reserved to animals! Breathe the fragrant air of fall and stock up on fruit from the orchards, cucurbits and the exceptional Charlevoix terroir!

Discover our Flavour Trail to learn more!

Photo : Hôtel & Spa Le Germain Charlevoix

The colours seen from above

The unique relief of the Charlevoix crater adorned with its most vibrant colours reveals itself as the crow flies. Wishing to fly over 400 million years of history? Board a seaplane with Charlevoix Aviation or helicopter with Héli-Charlevoix an experience promising lasting extraordinary memories!

Photo : Caroline Perron – Héli Charlevoix

Bird watching

The diversity of the region’s territory is a haven for several bird species: Snow goose, Canada goose, Common eider, Mallard duck, Great Blue Heron and much more. What a thrill to observe them in their natural habitat surrounded by flamboyant landscapes.

Photo : Pourvoirie Humanité

Looking for new inspirations

The public markets

Discover, taste and be inspired in one of the 2 public markets located in La Malbaie and Baie-Saint-Paul. Till October 7, every Saturday and Sunday meet the producers to find all about their know-how and passion.

Photo : Hôtel & Spa Le Germain Charlevoix

The economuseums

Our regional economuseums will amaze you. Learn more about the history of apples at the Cidrerie des Vergers Pedneault, of paper at Papeterie Saint-Gilles, cheese at the Laiterie de Charlevoix, milling at the Moulins de l’Isle-aux-Coudres and finally the Emeu Charlevoix.

Photo : Moulins de l’Isle-aux-Coudres

Domaine Forget de Charlevoix variety programming

This fall, get acquainted with the great art of the Domaine Forget de Charlevoix Varied Program! On the menu: music, singing, humor, theater, cinema and so much more. Stop by one of the prettiest villages of Québec and enjoy an unparalleled musical experience!

Photo : Geneviève Le Sieur – Bleu Outremer

Celebrate

Casino de Charlevoix

After a long day spent in the great outdoors, cowboys and cowgirls will dazzle the audience with a programming that will make the temperature rise! The country evenings at the Casino de Charlevoix make for a hot fall!

Photo : Casino de Charlevoix

The events of the season

Here are the not-to-be-missed events in the Charlevoix region

September 21 to 23:

Festival Folklore de l’Isle-aux-Coudres (music)

October 26-27:

Gala des grands Chefs au Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu (Gastronomy)

October 27 to 31:

La cérémonie des lueurs (thematic path)

November 2 to 4:

Festival Cuisine, cinéma et confidence (culture and gastronomy)