Parc linéaire de la Rivière-Saint-Charles

Gardens and Nature Walk

Explore a beautiful 32-km (19.2-mile) walking trail that runs along the entire length of the St. Charles River, stretching from St. Charles Lake to the Old Port. Many species of birds and plants can be seen along this trail, which leads to a number of parks and historical sites. It may be used year-round by pedestrians, while inline skaters and cyclists can travel along the 4-km (2.5-mile) paved segment from early May to late October. This same portion of the trail is groomed for walking and cross-country skiing in the winter. It was at the mouth of the river where Jacques Cartier spent the first winter on Canadian soil in 1535–36, and it was also there that the Aboriginal village of Stadaconé once stood. Those strolling along the river will encounter the Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site of Canada, as well as picturesque waterfalls and a canyon near the Wendake reservation.

Schedule:
All Days: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Good to Know:
Visitors are recommended to leave the site before nightfall.

Parking:
Free Outdoor on Site

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor 4.5 (Based on 39 reviews)

Read all reviews

Trip Advisor

Parc linéaire de la Rivière-Saint-Charles

You'll Also Like

  • Onhwa' Lumina
    Immersive and Multimedia Experiences in the Québec City Area
    Read
  • People walk in the evening on rue du Petit-Champlain, covered with snow and decorated with many illuminated trees.
    6 Magical Spots to Enjoy Québec City’s Holiday Sparkle
    Read
  • A Native American dancer performs a traditional dance inside the longhouse in Wendake, near Québec City.
    The Best Experiences to Discover the Indigenous Culture
    Read
  • A young girl looks through a display case in an exhibition at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.
    Québec City’s Must-See Museums and Interpretation Centres
    Read
  • Aerial view of the Hôtel de Glace site in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, near Québec.
    5 Reasons to Visit the Hôtel de Glace in Québec City
    Read
  • Two girls relax near a canoe on the beach at Baie de Beauport.
    Activities Cool Enough for Teenagers
    Read
  • Capitole et fortifications le soir
    Things to Do at Night in Québec City
    Read