La Malbaie must-dos

Soak up nature this summer with GUEPE!

Whether you are a resident or a visitor to Charlevoix, enjoy the activities organized by GUEPE to discover Charlevoix under a natural lens! Lunchtime talks, whale watching, night excursions, and biodiversity kiosks are just a few of the 130 activities planned between Baie-Saint-Paul, La Malbaie, Saint-Siméon, Les Éboulements and Saint-Irénée from July to August. You are sure to find something you’ll like no matter if you are by yourself, with a significant other, family or friends! Discover the entire program here at GUEPE Charlevoix | GUEPE

Travel sustainably with Vélo GUEPE bikes!

Enjoy the ride and scenery with Vélo GUEPE bikes available between Pointe-au-pic and downtown La Malbaie, and immerse yourself in the brethtaking view from the bike path along the river! Half-day or full-day rates, from $5 to $25.
All information here Vélo GUEPE | GUEPE

Musée de Charlevoix
Histoire & Art Populaire

With its exhibition “Le Jardin de Germaine” more than fifteen works of folk art in iron, by the artist Roland Joncas, adorn the grounds and the terrace of the museum. Go up to the terrace to take a picture of the Bay of La Malbaie.

La Malbaie train station and the Charlevoix Museum is less than one kilometer away.

June to Mid-October / Everyday 9 a.m. to 5p.m.

  • Adults : 8 $
  • Children (6 years and under) : free
  • Family rate: $ 20 (2 adults & 2 students)
  • On the way, take the stairs to access the St. Lawrence River. Keep your eyes peeled, beluga whales are regularly seen having fun!

And the local restaurants

A few steps from the station

  • Casse-Croûte Chez Chantal (Closed from September 7)
  • Le Resto-pub du quai
  • Resto Tandem (open from 6 p.m.)

Up the hill ….

  • Les Délices du Petit Manoir du Casino

On Richelieu Street, 500 meters from the Museum

  • Allegro with its terrace overlooking the river!
  • La Bohème de La Malbaie (open from 3 p.m. on Thursdays, open for lunch from Friday to Sunday)
  • Bistro-Café / Les pinsons des rives
  • Café Chez-nous
  • Chez Truchon (open from 5.30 p.m) *Did you know that, during the G7 in 2018, Chez Truchon had the honor of receiving the wives of heads of state.
  • Le Mirage

Attractions, shops and galleries

At the end of Richelieu Street or retracing your steps, visit the shops and galleries also on Du Quai Street.

  • Galerie d’Art le P’tit Bonheur, Since 1986, Au P’tit Bonheur has pledged to offer visitors a select figurative art collection in a friendly atmosphere. Thirty or so painters and sculptors among Québec and Canada’s finest – are on year-round display.
  • Murray Bay Protestant Church
  • Galerie Guylaine Fournier
  • Laurent Lafleur, artiste peintre
  • Indigène, Art et culture
  • Joaillerie l’Amulette
  • Martin Desbiens, artiste peintre

Take the stairs at the end of rue du Quai to reach the site:

  • Casino de Charlevoix (reservation only)
  • A walking path with different distances and difficulties, including the famous Ballade à la vitesse de la lumière, representing the solar system.

Climb the Taft Hill, it is named there in honor of US President William Howard Taft (1857-1930): the most famous vacationer of La Malbaie.

Need a ride?

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If you would like to see a bit of the great territory of La Malbaie, take a taxi excursion!

Also get the La Malbaie map available at the train station, it will give you an overview of La Malbaie and discover all the must-sees.