Information - Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie - National Parks - Sépaq

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Parc national des Hautes‑Gorges-

Preventive measures against COVID‑19

Certain health and safety measures to combat COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been put in place to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers.

Consult the list of activities and services offered

IMPORTANT! Only those who purchased their daily access rights in advance online or who hold an annual card can access the park. Please note, however, that access to a sector, a trail or an activity could unfortunately be refused if a parking lot is full, or if the maximum capacity established in order to respect social distancing is reached. Arrive early!

Vaccination Passport

The COVID‑19 vaccination passport is mandatory to access certain Sépaq locations and participate in certain activities. The passport is required for everyone aged 13 or over. See all details.

Establishment in "green" zone

This establishment is located in one of the regions designated as "green". Please refer to the additional public health regulations now in place.


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




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 Visitor Centre.

Additional information

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

Félix-Antoine-Savard Discovery and Visitors Centre


  • April 1 to May 20, 2021
    • closed
  • May 21 to September 6, 2021
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • September 7 to October 11, 2021
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • October 12 to 31, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • November 1 to 28, 2021
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • November 29, 2021, to March 31, 2022
    • closed

Le 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 smoked trout pasta, 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 closed until May 20, 2021, and from October 12, 2021 to May 20, 2022. During this period, various frozen meals are available, along with perfect food to put in your backpack.

Convenience store


  • April 1 to May 21, 2021
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • May 22 to July 2, 2021
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • July 3 to August 22, 2021
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • August 23 to October 11, 2021
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 12 to December 3, 2021
    • closed
  • December 4, 2021, to March 27, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Food service


  • May 22 to June 18, 2021
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 19 to August 29, 2021
    • every day, from 8:15 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • August 30 to October 11, 2021
    • Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • October 12, 2021, to May 20, 2022
    • closed

Universal Access

The following buildings offer access to the mobility-impaired:

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


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 Le Draveur Visitors Centre.

Equipment Rental

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

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

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


  • May 21 to September 10, 2021: every day
  • September 11 to October 11, 2021: Saturdays and Sundays only (except for bicyle - not offered)

Le Draveur Visitors Centre

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


  • December 4, 2021, to March 27, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 Du 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 Le 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 Le 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 Le Draveur Visitors Centre for the lenght of their stay, at the location identified L'Équerre.

    From Le 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 in cash, 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 Le 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

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



    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


    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


    Discovery Guide Careful by nature


    Day Fishing Plan 2021 (in French only) Fishing Results, 2020 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2019 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2018 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2017 Season (in French only)

    Map Library

    Summer Activities

    Winter Activities

    Camping and accommodations

    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.

    2021 season

    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 QuébecOriginal Camping Québec Katabatik La Traversée de Charlevoix Réserve de la Biosphère de Charlevoix

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