Charlevoix is steeped in more than 200 years of tourist adventures and fascinating discoveries. It exudes a particular energy and an unrivalled richness and diversity. Its varied landscapes from sea to mountains inspires exceptional creations, products, flavours and memorable moments.
How to get there
Distance between main cities
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To be discovered absolutely
Charlevoix is a coveted destination: not only do mountain hikers and foodies flock to the area, but whales like to visit too.
Observing marine mammals
Sculpted between the sea and the mountains, the Charlevoix landscape is modulated by the majestic St. Lawrence River. Marine mammals migrate through this area between May and the end of October. The town of Baie-Sainte-Catherine welcomes visitors keen to observe the whales and snap photos when they surface. A fun challenge!
The Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park is home to some 13 whale species.
Croisières AML offers excursions aboard Zodiacs and large vessels, with naturalist guides who share their knowledge of the surroundings. Whales can also be observed from shore at the Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre.
Discovering local flavours
“Oh, you’re going to Charlevoix? Lucky you, you’ll just love the food!” This common reaction is because the region is known for its outstanding local fare: cheese, lamb, beer and other high-quality products many of which bear the Table agro-touristique de Charlevoix certification (“Certifié Terroir Charlevoix”).
Fondée en 1996, la Route des Saveurs est la pionnière du genre au Québec.
The Flavour Trail agritourism circuit promises a gastronomical tour to visit livestock operations, vegetable growers, restaurateurs, producers, processors... all of them passionate, creative and innovative. Chat with them and you’ll see!
A hiking paradise
There’s nothing better than the wide-open spaces of Charlevoix, where you’ll be mezmerized by some of the most spectacular scenery in Québec. From the charming coastal village of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François to Baie-Sainte-Catherine, through an impressive range of backcountry mountains, more than 550 km of hiking trails criss-cross the region.
The Guide des sentiers pédestres de Charlevoix hiking guide is a handy tool.
Walkers get a bird’s eye view of the shades of blue in the St. Lawrence River and of the green hues of the forests and mountains. And how about a splash of sunny yellow with that? There’s a good reason why artists adore this region!
Plan your getaway to Charlevoix
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