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

Parc national des Hautes‑Gorges-


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

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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 or online.

Félix-Antoine-Savard Discovery and Visitors Centre


  • October 11 to 31, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • November 1 to December 1, 2022
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • December 2, 2022 to May 18, 2023
    • 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 from October 11, 2022 to May 19, 2023.

Convenience store


  • October 11 to December 1, 2022
    • closed
  • December 2, 2022 to March 26, 2023
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Food service


  • October 11, 2022 to May 19, 2023
    • 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*)
  • 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: June 10 to October 10, 2022

Le Draveur Visitors Centre

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

Period: May 21 to October 10, 2022

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 Winter trail guide (in French only) Careful by nature


    Day Fishing Plan 2022 (in French only) Fishing Results, 2021 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2020 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2019 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.

    2022 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 Bonjour Québec Camping Québec Katabatik La Traversée de Charlevoix Réserve de la Biosphère de Charlevoix

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