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It Was Sunflower Season When We Took The Train

Charlevoix Train – Beauport to La Malbaie, Quebec

The scenic Charlevoix region has long been served by trains from Quebec City - but with hiccups along the way. Service has stopped, sometimes for years at a time. Today the Charlevoix Train is very much in existence offering seasonal train trips between Beauport and La Malbaie with numerous stops along the way. The Charlevoix Train follows the north shore of the St. Lawrence River for 125 km with views of the river, cliffsides and…

Blue Jay Hut - Everyone's Favourite

Charlevoix Traverse Hut to Hut Hike

A few years ago John and I included a winter visit to the scenic Charlevoix region located less than 100 km northeast of Quebec City. On that trip we enjoyed a stunning drive, albeit a hair-raising one along Highway 381, through a dramatic landscape of lumpy mountains and frozen rivers that included Parc national des Grands-Jardins with its sub-Arctic taiga-like terrain. At that time I knew there were backcountry huts in the area used by…

Blocks Of Local Stores In Baie St. Paul

Baie St Paul – A Gorgeous Quebec Town to Visit

Over the years I've read the odd Globe and Mail article about the Charlevoix region of Quebec and Baie St Paul in particular. I'd heard about the foodie scene. And knew that the former Hôtel La Ferme along with Le Massif Ski Resort was the brainchild of Cirque du Soleil co-founder Daniel Gauthier. Recently I'd seen a photo on Instagram of the area at sunrise so I had more than an inkling that the area…

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