Musée Maritime de Charlevoix


Before boarding the ferry on the mainland in St-Joseph-de-la-Rive, drop into Musée Maritime. It details the schooner-building history of a region where it was common to see 20 different types of commercial boat on the St Lawrence. Visitors can climb aboard some beauties in the shipyard. There's also a display on the area's famous meteorite crater.

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1. Cidrerie et Vergers Pedneault


This cider-maker produces several varieties of still and sparkling cider as well as apple spirits and a tasty apple ice wine, all made from island-grown…

2. Les Moulins

5.99 MILES

Économusée Les Moulins has two restored 19th-century mills and exhibits showing how wheat and buckwheat were once ground using grindstones.

3. Boise du Quai

6.34 MILES

If you want a walk in the woods without leaving town, consider the Boise du Quai, a small, forested, riverside park that's perfect for a quiet stroll. The…

5. Carrefour Culturel Paul Médéric

6.79 MILES

In this art centre, named after a local priest and writer who founded a youth movement here, several galleries show works by artists from around the…

6. Omerto

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Tomato wine? Yes, really. This family run winery in the hills above Baie St Paul produces a dry aperitif wine, an almost cognac-like wine aged in acacia…

7. Emu Charlevoix

10.47 MILES

You might think you'd have to travel to Australia to spot emus, but this farm raises the tall flightless birds here in Charlevoix, partly for their meat,…