Whether it is for its great outdoors, the local products or to admire the multiple art galleries, Charlevoix is a destination that leaves no one indifferent! Its many attractions are available throughout the year and will make you live unforgettable, and see absolutely incredible landscapes!
Charlevoix offers a variety of sporting activities for everyone. St-Urbain’s National Park des Grands-Jardins offers kilometers of hikes in a unique taiga and tundra landscape that will gift you with breathtaking views. For the more adventurous kind, the Route des Montagnes will take you on higher trails, a golden opportunity to take incredibly beautiful pictures. Ready for even bigger challenge? The National Park des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie will quench your thirst for challenges. With its rock faces that are among the highest East of the Rockies and its steep slopes, you will find yourself at the very core of the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve. To complete your journey, sail away towards Tadoussac and admire the whales aboard one of its group, semi-private or private cruises.
Charlevoix is full of wonderful places to discover a variety of regional products. Along route 138, you can’t miss out on Charlevoix’s economuseum of cheese and dairy. You will be able to taste and purchase regional cheeses. Want to know more about the honey-making process? Visit the honey fabric des Grands Jardins. A variety of honey and derivative products will be offered for tasting and available for purchase. A stop for refreshments at the Microbrasserie de Charlevoix (Microbrewery) is essential to your visit. Come in and taste the beers that earned us our reputation and which are renowned as some of the the best in the world of microbreweries. Continue your journey at the Centre de l’Émeu de Charlevoix. This ostrich look-a-like animal gives extra-lean, healthy red meat. The fat of the meat is also used to make Emu oil which is the main ingredient in many body products with remarkable properties.
Want to know more? Charlevoix’s La Route des Saveurs have many suggestions of locations for you to discover!
Are you an arts and crafts enthousiast? Charlevoix offers you plenty of unique discoveries and proud craftsmen of the region.
To get you started, a visit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Baie-St-Paul is essential. Discover the multiple exhibitions of internationally recognized artists. A visit to the famous Santons de Charlevoix in St-Joseph-de-la-Rive will show you the method of making these famous figurines. Do you have a passion for antiques? You must absolutely stop at the Antiquaire de Ste-Irénée and Brocante de Charlevoix. Who knows, there might be a few gems waiting for you there! The numerous art galleries in Baie St-Paul will leave you speechless in front of their colorful paintings with peculiar textures. La Galerie d’Arts Beauchamp, Ô VitrÔ et Cie, Autour du Pot et les bijoux de Michèle Labigarrure are just a few of the boutiques to discover along the way. Learn more by checking Tourisme Charlevoix’s website.
It is unthinkable to come to Charlevoix without taking a look at the incredible Manoir Richelieu and its casino, one of the not-so-hidden gems of the region. With its unique architecture, its history and its incredible view of the St. Lawrence River, you can stroll along the boardwalks on the front of this incredible hotel and then have a drink and relax on their magnificent panoramic terrace. Golf enthousiast? The Manoir Richelieu’s golf course offers you a high caliber 27 hole course while retaining its original British layout. By night, the festive atmosphere of the Casino de Charlevoix offers several shows and bars and many gambling tables and slot machines for your entertainment. Everything’s in place for you to live an memorable evening.
Located an hour away from Quebec City and only 15 minutes away from the Domaine Charlevoix, Le Massif de Charlevoix is a mountain with the highest slope east of the canadian Rockies. Its 52 slopes offer a breathtaking view to skiers who literally feel like diving straight into the sea on their way down. The equipment and technology they have there offer you a state-of-the-art chair lift system as well as an exemplary service to allow you to practice your favorite sport in optimal conditions.
Also available on-site of Le Massif de Charlevoix is a 7,5 km sled run. This unique attraction is perfect for couples, friends, families and groups to discover the mountain from an entirely different angle. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are also practicable on-site with specially set up trails.
An upcoming Club Med will open its doors in 2020. An investment of 120 million dollars will be used to set up this project in the area of the Petite-Rivière-St-François, which is 15 minutes away from the Domaine Charlevoix. Targeting couples, families and business people as a customer base, this project will offer lodging in 300 rooms that will eventually accommodate clients annually. During the wintertime, Club Med will offer a unique model of mountain vacations in an “all included” formula for skiing. Several spaces will also be provided for the purpose of seminars and conventions. Significant economic benefits are expected for the Charlevoix region because of this important project. The Village Club Med Massif de Charlevoix will be the first Club Med Village in Canada. It will be THE skiing destination in Eastern Canada. It is one the the biggest economical opportunity for the region an its people.