Culture and family
Les Palissades de Saint-Siméon
Les Palissades de Saint-Siméon adventure park is a dream site for climbing and hiking enthusiasts. Its huge trail system with over 150 courses for all levels features exceptional circuits to its aficionados and breathtaking views of the forest, the lac à Jean (a glacial lake) and the Noire river. And for the climbing beginners, Les Palissades de Saint-Siméon adventure park offers private or group training sessions. Something for everyone, in a paradise setting!
Ferme de l'Âne du St-Laurent
Located on an ancestral property in the beautiful village of Port-au-Persil, l'Âne du St-Laurent has been dedicated to donkey breeding for the last 12 years. Visitors become familiar with the raising of these cheerful animals as well as their milk production, which is the basis of a whole range of top quality cosmetics sold on site or at the various boutiques of the farm.
Le centre de l'Émeu de Charlevoix
Located in Saint-Urbain, le Centre de l'émeu de Charlevoix is the largest farm in Canada with its 400 emus. You will be captivated by these big ratite birds from the Australian plains and will learn more about their breeding through the guided tours offered. The boutique in Le Centre de l'émeu de Charlevoix also sells derived products among which you will find a complete range of cosmetics made of emu oil, whose skin benefits are undeniable.
Centre de plein air, Les Sources Joyeuses
Les Sources Joyeuses is a great outdoor centre for athletes of all levels as well as for nature lovers thanks to its magnificent setting and numerous winter activities : cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sliding, skating and walking. Located in the heart of the Charlevoix crater, it allows outdoor enthusiasts to practice their favorite sport while admiring nature at its best! Les Sources Joyeuses Centre also features a large chalet, a rest area and a waxing room. And from its 8m lookout, you can admire the inmensity of the Charlevoix crater, the mountains and the surrounding valleys, the majestic St. Lawrence River and the hinterland villages! A breathtaking view!
Domaine Forget : International Festival of Music and Dance
Located in St. Irenee in the magnificent Charlevoix region, the International Academy of Music and Dance of Domaine Forget is famous for the quality education provided to futur professionals who come during the summer to perfect their art in a breathtaking environment. In addition to its academic mission, Domaine Forget invites internationally renowned artists to offer exquisite dance and music evening performances as well as musical brunches which will appeal to both music and dance lovers as well as the general public. Summer at Domaine Forget is always an extremely popular season for the performing arts!
Located in Les Éboulements, the Alpagas Charlevoix farm has been raising these friendly camelids for the past eight years. Visitors can learn about these stunning animals from the Andes as well as buy their wool and other derived products at the farm boutique.