06 – Québec / Charlevoix / Portneuf

General Information:

The Québec City / Charlevoix / Portneuf region is at the same time the north shore of the Saint-Lawrence River Valley and part of the Laurentians. Along the Saint-Lawrence, especially in the Charlevoix, there are remarkable views of the Saint-Lawrence. More to the north one can explore the vast Laurentians. The region also offers trails on Île d’Orléans and Île aux coudres in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence. Most of the trails go through mixed-growth forest.

Practical Information:

  • Regional network:
    11 clubs (1 857 Km of trails)
  • Main trails:
    3 at Saint-Marc-des-Carrières
    73 at Saint-Raymond-de-Portneuf & at Saint-Augustin (Saint-Lawrence river crossing from Charny)
    23 and 369 Laurentides wildlife Reserve
  • Accommodation accessible from the trail:
    2 000 rooms
  • Snow conditions:
    From mid-December to mid-March (sometimes a little earlier in Charlevoix)

Location:

Northwest of Montreal and surrounding the province’s capital, Quebec City, on the east and the west, on the North Shore of the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence. Served primarily by Highway 40 and Highway 138. Highways 20 and 73 (US 201) on the South Shore of the Saint-Lawrence bring you to Quebec City via the Pierre Laporte Bridge. The trail network can be accessed at many points close to these highways.

Principal cities: Québec – Beauport – Donnacona – Beaupré – Baie Saint-Paul – La Malbaie

Attractions:

  • Île d’Orléans (trail 300)
  • The Charlevoix Casino (trail 3)
  • Ile-aux-Coudres (trail 377)
  • The Quebec Carnival, beginning of February (trail 3)
  • Zec Batiscan (trail 73)
  • L’Étape (trails 23 and 369)

From the region:

  • Mauricie to the west (trails 3, 73, 318 and 353)
  • Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean to the Northeast (trails 83, 23 and 383)
  • Manicouagan to the East (trail 3)
  • Chaudière-Appalaches to the South (trail 75 to Charny after the ferry from Saint-Augustin)

Links:

399, rue Saint-Joseph Est
Québec (Qc) G1K 8E2
Phone : 418 641-6654
Fax : 418 641-6578

495, boulevard de Comporté,
La Malbaie (Qc) G5A 3G3
Phone : 418 665-4454 ou 1 800 667-2276
Fax : 418 665-3811

Secure hotels

FAIRMONT LE MANOIR RICHELIEU, La Malbaie

418 665-3703

HÔTEL BAIE ST-PAUL, Baie Saint-Paul

1 800 650-3683
418 435-3683

HOTEL QUÉBEC INN, Québec

1 800 567-5276
418 872-9831

HÔTEL ROQUEMONT, Saint-Raymond

1 877 337-6734
418 337-6734

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON QUEBEC RESORT, Québec

1 866 627-8008
418 627-8008

MANOIR DU LAC SEPT-ILES, Saint-Raymond

1 866 337-8893
418 337-8893

MOTEL HORIZON, Saint-Siméon

418 638-2448