Chalet Charlevoix Quebec is centrally located in the village of Petite-Rivière-St-François, just 10 km east of Le Massif de Charlevoix ski resort and 50 km east of Mont Sainte-Anne ski resort. Just 10 minutes east is the internationally renowned artisan town of picturesque Baie-St-Paul and the Casino Charlevoix is also close by, just 70 km east in La Malbaie.
Town of Baie-Saint-Paul a ready showcase for regional artistic or culinary talent. Menus in restaurants feature local products but it's the art galleries that stand out along the main street. You can also enjoy an outside museum of famous Quebec artists sculptures. Enjoy concerts at Hotel La Ferme or try the scenic train ride on the shore of the St-Laurence River between Baie-Saint-Paul and Quebec city.
Go hike the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, the scene is incredible, it's among the highest rock faces East of the Rockies. Sign-up for whale watching at Saint-Simeon, 25 minutes from La Malbaie or rent a bicycle for a ride around the bucolic Coudres Island.
Le Massif de Charlevoix is a ski mountain located in Petite-Rivière-Saint François, Charlevoix, Québec, CANADA, a 70 km (44 mile) drive east from Quebec City. Overlooking the St. Lawrence river, it has the highest vertical (2,527 ft) east of the Canadian Rockies.
Apart from a big vertical drop and lots of snow, Le Massif de Charlevoix is unique in that the area is accessible both from the top and from the base. The skiing season usually lasts from early December to late April. There are three peaks, two of which are currently developed. Le Massif has 53 total runs, supported by a high-speed gondola and 3 detachable quads, which provides an overall lift capacity of 11,200 skiers per hour. Since 2005, Jean-Luc Brassard, the 1994 Olympic Champion in freestyle mogul skiing, became a spokesman for Le Massif. Jean-Luc is regularly spotted cordially engaging skiers at Le Massif on the snow conditions and best trails of the day.
Le Massif de Charlevoix gets a lot of snow, and keeps it, as the region gets little rain for an eastern North American ski area. The natural snowpack (in the trails) can exceed eight feet at the summit during a typical winter. However, since the base is at sea level, it can lose its snow quickly during the spring thaw.
Top 15 Preferred Activities of Chalet Charlevoix Quebec, Depending on the Season
1- Ski the trail La Fénomène at le Massif du Charlevoix and admire the spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River. Then go on an sledding adventure in the Mount Liguori section of the mountain, and remember the thrill of gliding like when you were 10 years old.
2- Walk or snowshoe the Gabrielle-Roy trail, just 5 minutes from the cottage, a perfect opportunity to get some exercise in the morning while enjoying the beautiful landscape.
3- Hike the challenging trail L’acropole du Draveur at Parc des Hautes Gorges and admire the spectacular view at the summit. At dusk, take a boating excursion on the river with a guided tour by the park warden.
4- Explore the art galleries of Baie St-Paul by taking a nice walk in the streets of the town. Be sure to visit at the Museum of Contemporary Art to admire all the genres of art in all its purity.
5- Tour Île-aux-Coudres on bicycle. Make sure you stop at Pedneault Orchards for a tasting of their famous ice cider. Finish the day with an evening of culture at the Weeping Rock theatre.
6- Book a whale watching cruise in search of the most majestic mammals of the St. Lawrence River.
7- Snap away while on a photo safari with Adventure Zoom and take your best shots of the vistas provided by the Charlevoix landscape.
8- Stroll on the beach of Petite-Rivière-St-François at sunset and admire the beautiful colors reflected on the river.
9- Dine and enjoy local produce on the table d’hôte menu at the restaurant Le Mouton Noir, with your host chef Thierry Ferré.
10- Embark on an unforgettable excursion, a day-trip on the Train of Le Massif du Charlevoix, and admire the scenery while hugging the St. Lawrence River.
11- Enjoy pulling traditional maple taffy at a local maple syrup sugar shack in the village of Petite-Rivière-St-François with Mr. Tremblay. Admire an amazing view to the river.
12- Rent snowmobiles for the day and explore Charlevoix from a different vantage point. The region is extremely popular with snowmobile enthusiasts.
13- Skate with the children on the outdoor rink in the village of Petite-Rivière-St-François, and get some nice fresh air.
14- Discover the public market at Hotel La Ferme and procure local products to enjoy at the chalet.
15- Bring the kids for a visit to the Alpaca farm in Les Éboulements, via Route 362. Route 362 is one of the most scenic drives in North America.