Summer Activities in Charlevoix

Schooner Shipwreck Baie Sainte Paul
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Summer Activities Near Chalet Charlevoix Quebec

The Town of Baie Saint-Paul (10 min)


Baie Saint-Paul is picturesque town over 350 years old with a rich history of tradition and culture. It is the hub of artistic and culinary talent in the Charlevoix region. The menus in many bistros and restaurants boast local products, including organics.

Numerous art galleries and artisan boutiques dominate rue St-Jean Baptiste, making for a memorable stroll. You can enjoy the outdoor sculpture museum the length of the street, celebrating famous Quebec artists.

Be sure to take in concerts at Le Massif Hotel La Ferme or book your tickets to experience panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River aboard the popular Le Massif train.

Scenic Route 362

Ten minutes east of the chalet, after passing through the town of Baie St-Paul, taking Route 362 East towards La Malbaie is a must do.  Route 362 is noted as being one of the most scenic routes in North America by the book 1000 Things to See in the World.  

Traveling this route in both directions offers many panoramic viewpoints of the majestic St-Lawrence River the surrounding rolling hills of the Charlevoix Region.

On The Road in Charlevoix

The Town of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré and its World Renowned Basilica

Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré is approximately 30 minutes west of the chalet, and as you get nearer and nearer, you will not be able to miss Mont Ste-Anne, an excellent ski that dominates the backdrop of the town.  In the centre of the town, the Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica is an inspiring grandiose sanctuary where pilgrims from around the world visit for spiritual enlightenment.  This Roman Catholic landmark is recommended as one of the 200 sites to visit in the world.

Virtual Tour of the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre

Closeby is the sensational and exciting Canyon Ste-Anne.  A hiking trail with suspension bridges allows you to traverse the canyon at 3 different spots, where you can find your preferred view of the 74 metre waterfall.

The Beaches

  • Petite-Rivière-St-François (5 km) – Rue du Quai, access at Parc des Riverains
  • St-Irénée (50 km) –  Off Route 362 (chemin des Bains)
  • Cap-Aux-Oies,  Les Éboulements (40 km) – Chemin de Cap-aux-Oies

Baie St-Paul Golf

The Art Galleries

Other Popular Activities

  1. Whale Watching, St-Siméon (95 km)
  2. Casino de Charlevoix, La Malbaie  (70km)
  3. Contemporary Art Museum, Baie St-Paul  (10 km)
  4. Public Farmers Market at Hôtel Le Germain, Baie St-Paul (8 km)

For Active Outdoor Nature Enthusiasts

Charlevoix is one of the most picturesque regions to experience the beauty of the Quebec mountain landscape.  Numerous accessible hiking trails exist within the magnificent nearby National Parks, where you can also do some climbing, via ferrata, canoeing, kayaking, etc…

National Park Les Grands Jardins
Acropole des Draveurs

Recreational Trails of MRC de Charlevoix

Sentier des Caps (the Summit du Massif)

Close to the chalet (less that 3 km away), you can access the hiking trail Gabrielle-Roy East from Chemin de la Martine or at the intersection of route 138 and rue Principale of Petite-Riviere-St-Francois.  Below is a link to the trail map:

Gabrielle-Roy East

The National Parks

Parc De La Chute Montmorency  (Québec – 76 km)

Parc National des Grands Jardins  (Saint-Urbain – 67 km)

Parc Des Hautes-Gorges-De-La-Rivière-Malbaie  (Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs – 144 km)

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