Tourisme Charlevoix

Le Gaylussacia Trail – Centre écologique de Port-au-Saumon


The Gaylussacia trail was so named for a rare flower species in the Charlevoix region: the Gaylussacia or black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata) that blooms in summer. The plant is very sensitive to habitat alterations and is usually found in very wet areas, hence its scarcity.

During the course of this 2-hour visit, you will familiarize yourself with the Boreal forest ecosystem and some survival techniques for nature and outdoors enthusiasts.


Centre écologique de Port-au-Saumon, at km 522,5 of Route 138. Only open in summer. Vérify with the trail manager before going.

It is always important to get information from the trail manager before going hiking.

Technical informations

  • Distance 2 km
  • Duration 1h30 to 2h
  • Level Easy
  • Access

    • Hiking
  • Specifications

    • Dogs allowed


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Contact informations

330 boulevard Malcom-Fraser,
La Malbaie (Saint-Fidèle)

Visit the official site of Centre écologique de Port-au-Saumon


Closed in winter

Summer season

  • June 17 to August 29
  • Every day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Interpretive visits with naturalists


  • Cash
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Paid access

  • Check the official website for rates and inclusions.
  • Payment on site only.

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