Activities

Charlevoix is full of activities to meet your expectations all year-round. Access from all directions is facilitated since we are located in the center of the county. Charlevoix is a land of culture and nature. You will discover here an exceptional natural beauty in every nook and cranny of the county where each road, each trail, each track lead to a scenery always renewed and dazzling. It is partly through the multitudes of activities that local little businesses have to offer that you will discover this beautiful nature.

Winter activities

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In Charlevoix, several activities are available in the winter time at a less than 15 minutes drive from the Domaine Frais Air. Mont Grand Fond ski resort offers downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, sliding and snow shoeing in perfect quietude. The outdoors sports centre, Les sources Joyeuses, is located on the way to the airport. There you can enjoy cross country skiing, sliding, snowshoeing, hiking and a skating ring. A visit at the cross-country center La Randonnée, located in Saint-Agnès, will give you the opportunity to explore a different scenery imprinted with more intimacy.

For dog-sleighing, contact le Chenil du Sportif, Les Randonnées Boréales ou Descente Malbaie.

 

Summer activities

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For outdoors sports, thinkKatabatik and Air du large. They offer sea kayaking all year-round, canoeing and river rafting. A visit at the adventure park Les Palissades de Charlevoix is worth it for its hiking trails, via ferrata, rappelling and the zip line. Horseback riding can be found all over the county, by the River shores or in the forest, and in summer time as well as in winter time with Randonnées entre monts et marées at St-Irénée; the Centre équestre nature at La Malbaie (Ste-Agnès).

Provincial parks Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie and Les Grands Jardins have various activities available as well as natural habitats with unique features.

Golf lovers will find their share in Charlevoix with the club de Golf Murray Bay, which is among the eldest of the entire province as well as the club de Golf Fairmont Manoir Richelieu and the club de Golf de Baie St-Paul.

Many cycling routes are offered to road cyclists and this sport keeps growing year after year. The Île-aux-Coudres island, Baie St-Paul, the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie park, Clermont area, La Malbaie area as well as the traversée de Charlevoix offer different routes to please all biking lovers.

If you wish to see the whales, we can reserve you a whale watching cruise with Croisières AML, in the Baie Ste-Catherine/Tadoussac sector.

Vacations equal relaxation and changes in your rhythm of life. The Casino de Charlevoix, located less than 10 minutes from the Domaine Frais Air, offers a variety of games as well as restaurants and bars where you can also enjoy live music shows.

 

Culture is omnipresent in Charlevoix’s every day life and it its accessible to you at the many arts galleries as well as museums and “Économusées” of the county. The Musée de Charlevoix gave itself the duty of celebrating culture and its famous exposition series « Le temps d’une paix » is not to be missed. Artists and artisans dispersed all over the county are waiting for you to appreciate their talent and passion for their art, would it be painting, jewelry, pottery, mill-threading,  sculpture, boat modeling, embroidery, forge artworks, etc.

A few years ago, the town of Cap-à-l’Aigle earned the surname of “Village des lilas” (Lilac’s village). To underline this value, a special garden counting 800 varieties of lilacs- “Le jardin des lilas”, was created in 2003. Every year, the festival des lilas occurs in June.

Summer theatre is becoming more and more present in the county of Charlevoix with “La cité d’Art” in La Malbaie (Cap-à-l’Aigle sector), the théâtre d’été de la roche pleureuse and the théâtre de L'Isle-aux-Coudres island.

In order to make your stay in Charlevoix more memorable, several members of the tourist industry offer music concerts and variety shows. Le Domaine Forget puts together a well renown international festival. As well, its programs for the “Saisons du Domaine” offers a variety of music concerts. The Chanteau-fête organization similarly offers a variety of productions sure to please.

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