Discover Charlevoix

Charlevoix is an authentic, nature-centered tourist region offering a vast array of activities, accommodations and services to make your stay absolutely unforgettable.

The Tourisme Charlevoix website is a goldmine of information on what to do and see in Charlevoix.

Le Germain Charlevoix Hotel & Spa

Le Germain Charlevoix Hotel & Spa, a charming country hotel with an undeniably urban feel, formerly known as Hotel La Ferme, is now a part of the greater Le Germain family of hotels. It’s the ideal base from which to explore Québec’s renowned Charlevoix region, declared a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, nestled between the mountains and the river. Check in for an unforgettable family vacation or wonderful romantic getaway.

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Accommodation
Repère Boréal

Repère Boréal is a family business who’s mission is to offer affordable, comfortable and modern eco-sustainable accommodations in a natural setting. Our cabins are fully built in-house and offer a unique and intimate experience in nature all year round. Our spa zone is exclusively accessible for our guests and offers a relaxing experience with our 6 hot baths, a cold shower and a dry sauna.

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Accommodation
Domaine Forget

A Unique and Grandiose Destination!
Domaine Forget is located in Saint-Irénée in the magnificent Charlevoix region on a 150-acre historical property overlooking the St. Lawrence River. The Domaine is a non-profit organization dedicated to music and dance education, creation, and performance.

Lodging available : Les Studios du Domaine and the Paul-Lafleur Pavilion
The lodging complex, Les Studios du Domaine, overlooks the majestic St. Lawrence River and is located at St-Irénée, in the heart of an intoxicating region that is yours to discover. Ideally located midway between Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie, it’s close to many activities, Charlevoix’s best restaurants and the Mont Grand-Fonds and Le Massif de Charlevoix ski centers. The Paul-Lafleur Pavilion is a complex of double-occupancy rooms with 1 shared bathroom per 4 people. All rooms have a microwave oven and small refrigerator. A laundry room, student living area, and classrooms are located on the ground floor. Info and reservations : 418 452-8111 / 1 888 336-7438

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Entertainment
AML Cruises

Meet the most majestic creatures on the planet: whales! Observe up to 13 species of marine mammals from the best observation point in the world: the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. The exceptional view of the AML Grand Fleuve and the unparalleled comfort of the AML Zephyr will make you live a fascinating cruise!

Aboard the best observation boats in Canada, follow our naturalist guides who will share their passion for the different marine mammals. For the more adventurous, take part in an extraordinary nature experience aboard one of our zodiacs. In the company of a certified naturalist captain, go to the magnificent environment of the wales and witness moments rich in emotions. A must for lovers of thrills!

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Accommodation
The Malbaie Youth Hostel

La Malbaie

With the most affordable accommodation in Charlevoix, we are proud to offer a wide range of dorms and private rooms that will meet all your needs. Let’s not forget our authentic Resto-Pub La Chope, which offers dishes made from local produce, our renowned local beer, and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages everyone can enjoy in a laid back and comfortable atmosphere.

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Outdoors
Mont Grand-Fonds

La Malbaie

The perfect mountain!
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-West face.

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Accommodation
Chalets Spa Canada

Mont Grand-Fonds

Located close to Mont Grand-Fonds, Chalets Spa Canada offers 12 eco-chic cabins that sleep from four to 10 people. Authentic cabin feel, soft colours, natural raw materials. A simple overall appearance belies the carefully selected details. Slow down, make human connections, take the time to live with nature and rethink the consumption of things. Discover this peaceful haven that calms the heart and mind. Guests have access to outdoor wooden Finnish hot tubs under the stars, saunas for full-body care, and an immersive experience in the boreal forest through Aboriginal stories and legends to soothe the soul.

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Accommodation
Chutes-Fraser Campground

La Malbaie

In operation since 1962, the Camping des chutes Fraser was the first one to welcome campers in Charlevoix. Visitors unanimously recognize it as an ideal site for relaxation, tranquility due to its principal attraction : the falls that make it a UNIQUE site. 

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Food and tasting
Pains d’Exclamation Bakery

La Malbaie

There’s one word customers say when they open the door to this very special bakery: Wow! The sweet-smelling breads and viennoiseries are a treat, and the baker and owner has mastered the recipe for a friendly atmosphere too!

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Outdoors
Traversée de Charlevoix

Long-distance hiking trek through boreal forest

The Traversée de Charlevoix covers 105 km in the hinterland of Charlevoix. This fabulous experience offers enthusiastic recreationists a real challenge amidst breathtaking panoramas. The trail travels through rugged terrain to fulfill the expectation of intermediate-expert hikers, expert skiers and bikers. Part of Sentier National and Trans-Canada trail, it is possible to do a shorter trek. Lodging is provided in well-equipped chalets and several services are available

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Outdoors
Katabatik

Baie-Saint-Paul / La Malbaie

From Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie, Kabatatik’s base camp offers a number of outdoor recreational activities for all ages : sea kayaking on the Saint Lawrence River, recreational kayaking on the Gouffre River (family activity), paddle-boarding (SUP), canyoning down waterfalls, paragliding (introductory flights), biking and winter kayaking rentals. Corporate and team building activities. The ticket office/gift shop on the Baie-Saint-Paul wharf also sells kites, kayaks and boating equipment.

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Food and tasting
Microbrasserie Charlevoix

Baie-Saint-Paul

Baie-Saint-Paul is where the acclaimed Dominus Vobiscum and Vache Folle beers are brewed along with several seasonal drafts, available across the region in fine restaurants, inns and grocery stores.
Since 1998, these artisan brewers from Charlevoix have set their imagination free, pleasing the most demanding of specialty beer lovers.
The brewery has its own store showcasing MicroBrasserie Charlevoix beers, as well as a number of promotional goods. An advisor is available on the premises..

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Food and tasting
Laiterie de Charlevoix

Baie-Saint-Paul

Founded in 1948 by Elmina Fortin and Stanislas Labbé, la Laiterie Charlevoix is still owned by the Labbé family. Stanislas and Elmina’s great grandchildren are the fourth generation to work in the company. Dedicated originally to distributing dairy products in Charlevoix and the North Shore, the company adapted well over the years and turned to producing fine cheeses and cheddar. La Laiterie Charlevoix products are distributed throughout Canada.

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Outdoors
Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie

Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie was named after a series of valleys cut deep into a range of high mountains.The Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie are among the highest rock faces East of the Rockies! Steep slopes, beautiful natural surroundings, and the unusual course of Rivière Malbaie make this an exceptional site. Come and take a voyage into the heart of the Land of Menaud, where time stops but the spectacle goes on and on. This national park has the privilege of being one of the core zones of the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve.

Photo: Sépaq

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Accommodation
Motel Le Mirage

La Malbaie

You have a choice of 40 spacious rooms, fully-appointed, air-conditioned, with a double bed and a queen-size bed, a private balcony, a romantic suite and two practical and comfortable family apartments. All our rooms have televisions, free high-speed internet access, a small fridge, a complete bathroom with hair dryer, coffee maker, a repertory of activities, virtualconcierge service, as well as the most attentive service provided by our staff who are eager to fulfil all requests so that our visitors’ stay is truly enjoyable. Our establishment caters also to wheel-chair bound travellers.

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Events
Le Festif

Baie-Saint-Paul 

Le Festif! of Baie-Saint-Paul is a vibrant celebration with more than 85 music and circus acts from around the world. Le Festif! is held annually in one of Quebec’s most beautiful cities, Baie-Saint-Paul, only one hour away from Quebec city.

Created nine years ago by a group of dedicated young adults determined to breathe magic into their town, Le Festif! is now considered one of the most beautiful and inspired festivals in the province.

Whether you’re at the Desjardins main stage, the church basement, a bar, the beach pier or the corner store, Le Festif! of Baie-Saint-Paul will captivate you with its magical and unique performances.

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Museum
Musée maritime

Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive

Set sail for adventure to the Musée maritime de Charlevoix located in Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive (Québec). The Musée maritime de Charlevoix tells the rich history of the schooners, shipyard and coastal navigation of the Saint Lawrence River.

Your visit will include: five exhibitions, four boats to visit, a quay, sawmill, 4 km of a mountain trail, the ”majestic” park, an adventure trail, plant labyrinth, arboretum, and many other activities. The experience will take you from the forest to the sea! Join us for your ”once in a lifetime” memory.

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