Parc national des Hautes‑Gorges-
de-la-Rivière‑Malbaie

Modification of the catch and keep limit (brook trout) and mandatory catch-and-release (arctic char) Details

Seasonal closure of the Acropole-des-Draveurs trail

Please note that the Acropole-des-Draveurs trail is currently closed. This trail will normally be accessible again between the second Friday of June and the Monday of Thanksgiving weekend (subject to change depending on trail conditions). Several other trails are accessible year-round. Thank you for your understanding.

Location

Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie is in the Charlevoix tourism region. You can get there on Route 138 via the village of Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs.

Area: 224.9 km2

 

Montréal

Québec

La Malbaie

Baie Saint-Paul

Félix-Antoine-Savard Discovery and Visitors Centre

414 km

162 km

48 km

75 km

 

Access and Operating Period

Get directions

Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie is situated on the north shore, 170 km from Québec in Charlevoix's countryside. One can reach the park along Route 138 by driving through the village of St-Aimé-des-Lacs, via rue Principale. It takes about half an hour (27 km) to arrive at Félix-Antoine-Savard Discovery and Visitors Centre.

Public charging stations for electric vehicles

Three level 2 charging station are available at the parking lot, near the Félix-Antoine-Savard Discovery and Visitors Centre and the Écho cabins. Details

Tranport Service

A transportation service is offered by Navette Nature from Quebec.

Additional information

The park is open year-round. The park entry fee must be paid at the self-registration posts or online.

Félix-Antoine-Savard Discovery and Visitors Centre

Periods: 

  • December 2, 2023 to May 16, 2024
    • closed
  • May 17 to September 2, 2024
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • September 3 to October 14, 2024
    • Monday to Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday to Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • October 15 to 27, 2024
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • October 28 to November 29, 2024
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • November 30, 2024 to May 15, 2025
    • closed

Draveur Visitors Centre

A comprehensive food service offers local Charlevoix products. Why not treat yourself to a delicious smoked salmon panini, a smoked pork sandwich, or a plate of Charlevoix tourtière, topped off by a beer from the Charlevoix microbrewery? We’re looking forward to your visit! Other services: convenience store, dining room, outdoor terrace, Boutique Nature and locker rental. The food service is open from May 18 to October 14, 2024.

Important: The days and hours of operation of the Draveur Visitors Centre may vary without notice due to a lack of staff.

Convenience store

Periods: 

  • April 1 to May 17, 2024
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • May 18 to June 28, 2024
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 29 to August 18, 2024
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • August 19 to October 14, 2024
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 15 to November 29, 2024
    • closed
  • November 30, 2024 to March 30, 2025
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Food service

Periods: 

  • May 18 to June 21, 2024
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 22 to August 25, 2024
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • August 26 to 30, 2024
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • August 31 to September 2, 2024
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • September 3 to October 14, 2024
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 15, 2024 to May 16, 2025
    • closed

Universal Access

The following buildings offer access to the mobility-impaired:

  • Félix-Antoine-Savard Discovery and Visitors Centre
  • Draveur Visitors Centre

Services

Boutique Nature

A vast array of souvenirs, clothing for adults and children, discovery products, and outdoor articles is offered at the Boutique Nature stores, located at the Félix-Antoine-Savard Discovery and Visitors Centre and the Draveur Visitors Centre.

Equipment Rental

The equipment rental centre is located 160 metres behind Draveur Visitors Centre.

  • Canoe
  • Bicycle (adult and child*)
  • Child trailer for bicyle*
  • Baggage trailer for bicycle
  • Boat (Day fishing)
  • Motor
  • Stand Up Paddle

* Subject to availability, equipment for children may be borrowed free of charge (one day rental maximum).

Period: May 17 to October 14, 2024

Draveur Visitors Centre

  • Dining room
  • Outdoor terrace (open year-round)
  • Boutique Nature
  • Locker rental
  • Convenience store

Period: May 18 to October 14, 2024

Food service

Charlevoix is renowned for the quality and diversity of its products: smoked salmon, deli meats, duck, cheese, beer, and more. After a sustained climb, come and taste a selection of these products at Draveur Visitors Centre, a favorite place to take a break and relax. A breathtaking view, the sound of the river, and the exquisite taste of an enticing selection of Charlevoix local products… absolute bliss for one and all!

Circulation in the Park

    To preserve the integrity of this magnificent territory by limiting automobile traffic, Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie has set up a shuttle service between the Félix-Antoine-Savard Discovery and Visitor Centre and the Draveur Visitors Centre during summer. No dogs allowed in the shuttle. 

    Shuttle (free service) - Summer

    The shuttle runs continuously between the Félix-Antoine-Savard Discovery and Visitors Centre and the Draveur Visitors Centre, an 8 km trip, one way. During the trip, the shuttle makes stops at all the hiking trailheads and at the entrance to Le Cran and Pin-Blanc campgrounds. When the shuttle is in operation, all customers (day visitors and campers) must use it to travel within the park.

    Dogs are not allowed in the shuttle. To find out what options are available to you, please contact us by phone at 418-439-1227 or ask for more information when you arrive at the park.

    Exceptions: Campers at L’Équerre campground, campers attending evening discovery activities, visitors who are mobility impaired, and visitors with special access permission may travel with their vehicles.


    Additional Information

    Campers staying in the Cran and Pin-Blanc campgrounds 

    Campers staying in the Cran and Pin-Blanc campgrounds can use this section of the road to go to their campsites. From there, visitors can get around in the park by cycling, walking or taking the shuttle.

    Campers at L'Équerre campground

    L'Équerre campers must park their car at the Draveur Visitors Centre for the lenght of their stay, at the location identified L'Équerre.

    From the Draveurs Visitors Centre, they can get to L’Équerre by bicycle, on foot or by canoe.


    Methods of payment

    You can pay for your purchases and make payments by credit or debit card at the Discovery and Visitors Centres, as well as at the equipment rental centre.

    Telephone and Wi-Fi

    The park is not serviced by any telephone (no land line or cell phone access). A cellular amplifier is located on the wall of the electric shed next to the wood shed in the cabins sector and on the wood shed at the Cran campground. Wi-Fi network available at the Félix-Antoine-Savard Discovery and Visitors Centre, as well as at the Draveur Visitors Centre.

    Services for families

    To better plan your activities, please consult our family services.


    Nearby Services

    Accommodations and Restaurants

    In the village of Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs, about 28 km from the park, you'll find:

    • A small inn
    • Bed and breakfasts
    • Snack bar
    • Campgrounds
    • Gas stations
    • Convenience stores

    Contact Information

    Administrative Office:
    25 Boulevard Notre-Dame
    Clermont (Québec)  G4A 1C2

    Telephone : 418 439-1227

    Fax : 418 439-1228

    parc.hautes-gorges@sepaq.com

    Geographic coordinates of the Félix-Antoine-Savard Discovery and Visitors Centre:
    47° 51' 15'' N 70° 25' 47'' W

    Tourist accommodation
    Cabins: registration number 317625
    Campgrounds: registration number 202602

    Important

    Regulations

    Regulations are in effect in Québec national parks. Before going to a national park, check the main rules and recommendations to better plan your visit. Details

    Pets

    Since May 17, 2019, dogs are allowed. However, they are only allowed in certain areas. Check out the applicable rules and authorized sites.

    Guide dogs and service dogs are allowed everywhere. Other pets are still prohibited in national parks.

    Companion Leisure Card (CAL)

    Companion Leisure Card (CAL) holders may be accompanied free of charge by one person during a visit in a Québec national park. Find out more

    Documentation

    Discovery Guide Camping guide (in French only) Winter trail guide (in French only) Careful by nature List of activities offered (in French only)

    Fishing

    Day Fishing Plan 2024 (in French only) Fishing Results, 2023 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2022 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2021 Season (in French only)

    Map Library

    Summer Activities

    Winter Activities

    Maps of the lakes

    (in French only)

    According to the available data, the lakes maps may present various information such as bathymetry or sites favorable to fishing.

    Complementary tool: Avenza Maps

    The mobile app allows you to geotag your location on our territory maps. To read one of our maps using Avenza Maps, download the maps from the Avenza Maps mapstore.

    Several other maps of Sépaq (including lake maps) are accessible via the mapstore of Avenza Maps. You can access the maps directly in the application or via their website.

    External Links

    Association touristique régionale Charlevoix Bonjour Québec Camping Québec Katabatik La Traversée de Charlevoix Réserve de la Biosphère de Charlevoix

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