This circuit offers an interesting combination of art, history and outdoor activities. Something for everyone.

Crossing through unique landscapes, this route winds through the Charlevoix region along the St. Lawrence River. Numerous attractions have fascinating stories to tell. Talented creators reveal their skills to us. And the spectacular nature stirs up strong emotions in us.

78 km

Whether by car, motorcycle or bike, you’ll discover the unique beauty of this route. A two-wheeled trip lets you fully benefit from the refreshing salty air off the river!

Days
7
Destination
1
Activities
15

Regions

Charlevoix
Day 1

Art and flour, a peaceful day

A visit to downtown Baie-Saint-Paul

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Baie-Saint-Paul’s streets of century-old homes are bustling with museums, art galleries, restaurants, bars and patios. Musicians, painters and street artists all gather there. It’s where the Cirque du Soleil was born! A creative and festive spot.

The seigneurial mill of Les Éboulements

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Built in 1790, this seigneurial mill is still in operation today. Visit the mill to see how the original mechanisms work. But don’t look for the mill’s vanes. There aren’t any. This mill is powered by a waterwheel! And you can still buy flour there.

Day 2

There once were small ships and beautiful paper

Charlevoix Maritime Museum

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With tours of four ships and six exhibitions, the Charlevoix Maritime Museum is a key attraction on the St. Lawrence Route. You can also stretch your legs there as the museum offers hiking trails, an obstacle course, an arboretum and a plant maze.

Papeterie Saint-Gilles – Paper-making economuseum

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Our route includes a stop at the Papeterie Saint-Gilles, where we’ll see how paper was produced in the 17th century. There are exhibitions of traditional and avant-garde paper works. Definitely not to be missed!

Day 3

Let’s have fun on the island... L’Isle-aux-Coudres

Canyoning at Cimon’s falls

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Before going to the island, try your hand at canyoning at Cimon’s falls with Canyoning-Québec. The lesson begins with a rope descent of a 30-m stream and cascade! Easy! A bathing suit and hiking boots are mandatory.

Vergers Pedneault – Economuseum on fruit growing

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Bravo! In reward for your bravery, you get to visit an orchard-economuseum to bite into the forbidden fruit. Learn all about fruit products, from harvesting to producing specialty products. Be sure to stock up on some fruity delicacies for the road!

Day 4

Island biking and singing

L’Isle-aux-Coudres by bike

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This magnificent day starts with a bike ride. Ready for a tour of the island? It’s an easy 23-km bike path with information panels along the way. A number of stops give you a chance to chat with the friendly storekeepers.

An evening show

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After a day of biking, what better than an entertaining show, where you can sit comfortably and rest your tired calves. The island’s performance venues offer varied theatre, musical and comedy programming. On with the show!

Day 5

Mills and kites: a day in the wind

Suroît Aventures and SMAT Aventures

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Still on the L’Isle-aux-Coudres, Suroît Aventures will teach you the basics of kitesurfing and stand up paddleboarding. Then, SMAT Aventures offers jet ski excursions. Up for both? Why not? You have time; just remember to be careful!

Day 6

Back on the mainland: artisans and lyrical art

Les Ateliers Charlevoix pottery studio

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Three artists work in this studio. They open their doors to allow us to admire their work: functional pottery (vases, pots, dishes, etc.), a contemporary collection, Raku designs (Japanese firing technique) and paintings.

Domaine Forget

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Spend the afternoon in the shade of 15 monumental sculptures adorning the Domaine Forget’s sculpture garden. You feel very small there! In the evening, take in a performance in the Domaine’s magnificent concert hall. But you’ll need a reservation.

Day 7

Take in the sea and the starry sky

Musée de Charlevoix

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We have a great start to our last day by visiting the Charlevoix museum. From here, the view down on the St. Lawrence River is stunning. History, heritage, exhibitions, activities, rallies, games and workshops... Something fun for the whole family!

Astronomy observatory and Charlevoix crater

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The day continues with a guided tour of the observatory. Charlevoix is an immense crater, which is explained in a multimedia presentation. When night falls, you get to view the stars through a telescope. It’s simply out of this world!

Spa O’Quartz

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All good things come to an end, unfortunately. But since this one ends at the Spa O’Quartz, it’s not so bad. As we enjoy the five spring-water baths, the heat of two saunas and the hands of an experienced massage therapist, we say: see you next time!

Plan your getaway

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Where to sleep

Find the perfect accommodation for you, whether in town or in nature. A classification program indicates the level of comfort, service and safety.

Festivals and events

We enjoy a good time. Whether it's large cultural or sports events, city celebrations or charming village gatherings, we're always ready to have fun!