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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Do you like to have red cheeks and breathe fresh air? Good!! Wrap your scarves, put-on your mittens and play outside!

Less than 15 minutes from the Domaine, at Mont Grand-Fonds you can go downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, skating, sliding, snowshoeing or skiing! With 4 relays heated on the various trails, hot chocolate or chicken broth will warm your body and heart. By the way, is not the best sandwich the one you heat on the woodstove? Pick up the tickets at the Domaine reception.

Always 15 minutes from home, Les Sources Joyeuses are waiting for you for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, winter walking, skating and sledding. It is an extraordinary family center with an observation tower from where you will contemplate the splendor and the magnitude of the crater of Charlevoix.

And, why not discover this majestic territory by dog ??sled! This traditional means of transport will unveil the links that bind humans to canines, in addition to exploring the backcountry with Descente Malbaie or the mountains of Les Éboulements with the Chenil du Sportif.

You like water! Never mind. Experiment the river in winter with Katabatik. As the temperature of the water oscillates between 0 and 6 degrees summer and winter, try sea kayaking in any season! You will be teased by the marine fauna!

Also, you can go horseback riding, skating on a frozen lake, ice fishing, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing at the front, a toboggan run of 7 km, do a snowman in front of the cottage ... We will guide you in the choices you make because we made them all. With all these winter activities, you have no excuse to go outside!

 

Activities without snow!

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The amount of attractions and events are not lacking in Charlevoix. During the day, we are outside and in the evening we are inside! With the St-Lawrence river and the mountains as a backdrop, what are you waiting for to try to:

  • Browse the roads of Charlevoix by bike. Different routes are possible and it is not because we are a mountainous region that there is no road without big climb. Do not have your bike? Vélo-Coudres will offer you rentals of up to 6 adults and 2 children on the quadricycle. Go around the Isle stopping at the bakery, the museum, the cider house, the bistro, on the banks of the river ... And why not do the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière Malbaie Park or the Baie-St-Paul valley starting with your bike by train! So no need to have big legs! And for mountain maniacs, cross the Traversée de Charlevoix or Génevrier trails. They will have something to satisfy you.
  • Raise the anchor and leave for the open sea. For saltwater sailors, Cruise AML will reveal the marine world in cruises or zodiacs in the heart of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. The schedule and tickets are available at the reception of Domaine Frais Air. You want to be closer to the water, try kitesurfing or paddle board with accredited instructors at Suroît Aventures. For freshwater sailors, why not go down the Gouffre River by kayaking with Katabatik or take the riverboat at the Upper Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie Park.
  • Fill his ears and his eyes with beautiful memories! For the ears, go to Le Festif of Baie-St-Paul, music festival, which takes place in July with a wide variety of artists. And what about the Domaine Forget International Festival with its Brunches-Musique on Sunday morning, its Concerts-Apéro, its Jazz evenings, its Danses and its big orchestras that are presented throughout the summer. For the eyes, browse the galleries presenting the vision of our artists here. Better yet, sit down or up the cliff of Domaine Frais Air, look at the St-Lawrence River. It's never the same.
  • Taste Charlevoix. In our rocky region, taste the products of the land that are second to none and that boils down to tasting happiness. Gourmet destination, Charlevoix is full of chefs and producers. Make the Route des Saveurs and enjoy it all on the gallery of your chalet!
  • Learn more about the history and traditions of here. The Circuit des 7 lieux will give you a cultural experience with its museums, economuseums and places of interpretation. You will be impregnated with know-how, historical heritage and artistic works of Charlevoix.

 

Do not limit yourself to these activities. Many more are possible, such as: golfer on the most beautiful golf course in North America, let the eyes glance at the tides, observe black bears and beavers, go fishing, look at the stars with a search -star near a fire, breathe through the nose, take the time to "chouenner" (speak for nothing) with others, ...

A heat package!

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Be in hot water!
 
From November 1 to December 20, with reservations of 3 nights or more at the Domaine Frais Air, get a free pass per person to soak in the heated pools at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu. Don't forget your swimsuit!
 
 
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Finally a House!

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Ideal to be with friends or family!

Located in St-Irénée, the Maison aux Lucarnes is ready to welcome you.

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