Do you enjoy having red cheeks and breathing fresh air? Well! Roll up your scarves, put on your mittens and come play outside!

Less than 15 minutes from Domaine Frais Air you will find the ski hill of Mont Grand-Fonds. The hill offers various activities including, downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, skate skiing and snowshoeing. Four heated relays welcome you on the different cross-country trails, with hot chocolate and broth to warm up body, heart and soul. Isn’t the best sandwich the one you heat on the wood stove? You can get discounted lift and trail access when buying tickets directly at the Domaine.

Les Sources Joyeuses is an outdoor activity center located 15 minutes from the Domaine. The center has an amazing network of cross-country ski trails and offers snowshoeing, winter walking, skating and sledding. It is an extraordinary family center with a heated tipi and an observation tower from where you can contemplate the splendor and scale of the Charlevoix crater. Fun for the whole family!

Why not discover the majestic Charlevoix region by dogsled? This traditional means of transportation reveals the relationship between humans and canines and allows you to explore the vast territory of the backcountry with André Heller, at Descente Malbaie.

Love water? Experience winter navigation on the St. Lawrence River with Katabatik. Since the water temperature varies from 4 and 10 degrees Celsius in summer and winter, sea kayaking can be done in any season!

In Charlevoix, we are fortunate to have two national parks located in the mountainous section of the region. In winter, the Parc national des Grands-Jardins offers ice fishing, snowshoeing, skiing, hiking and wildlife watching. Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie allows you to practice snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, skating, ice climbing, ski shoeing and fatbiking. You are invited to discover La Vallée des Glaces any way you want, from Le Draveur Visitors Centre to the Équerre sector, and return aboard the shuttle.

If you want to try an original way of discovering the splendour and immensity of the region by snowmobile, ask our friend Pierre at Top Location Charlevoix. “Favorite” mention for  the “Le trappeur” package!

To enjoy the pleasures of ice fishing, trust the experts at Domaine Le Pic-Bois in Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs.

Love animals? For a horseback or sleigh ride, contact Les Écuries entre Monts et Marées located in Saint-Irénée.

Crédit photo: Les Écuries Entre Monts et Marées

Love swimming? Perfect! We sell tickets at a discounted rate for the indoor and outdoor pools at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu.

Need ideas? Consult the Charlevoix’s trail guide or come see us at the office for more details and/or ideas!

Crédit photo: Steve Deschênes