5 Ways to Get Reacquainted With Côte-de-Beaupré This Summer

Annie Lafrance
Annie Lafrance
Published on July 4, 2022
Domaine Sainte-Anne - Events
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Côte-de-Beaupré is a garden of historic attractions, local products, and outdoor adventures to explore between Québec City and Charlevoix. Here are 5 ways to get (re)acquainted with it this summer.

  • 1

    Take the River Shuttle

    Leave your car on the shore and take the river instead. Something new to try this summer, on foot or by bike. The river shuttle is more than just a new way to get there, it’s your ticket to a dazzling view of Côte-de-Beaupré with 3 departures daily.

    There are so many options: a one-day roundtrip from Old Québec to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine, Canyon Sainte-Anne—or even go for a hike. You can also leave from Côte-de-Beaupré for a day in Québec City, or bring your bike and pedal back on the bike route.

  • 2

    Explore Around the New Dock in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

    The fully revamped quay will be hopping all summer long—your gateway to the St. Lawrence for fishing, sea-kayaking, zodiac boating, and more. Nearby, you can check out the Galerie Ni Vu Ni Cornu, take a break at Café Apollo or go for a picnic at Domaine Sainte-Anne with its vintage roller-skating track and fabulous summer programming. Don’t forget to visit the amazing shrine that inspires visitors from around the world.

  • 3

    Sample Local Flavours

    The area’s plethora of farms, food producers, and market gardens are second to none. Where to go? Visit one gourmet shop after another, pick your own berries and vegetables, stop by a craft brewery, go for a tasting at a vineyard, and try a kombucha made from local ingredients. 

  • 4

    Hit the Road on Canada’s Oldest Route

    Discover the treasures of Côte-de-Beaupré with the New France Route. The route covers 4 centuries of history, running through a magical landscape of heritage sites, cultural attractions, and great places to eat.

    If you’re doing it by bike, it’s the Marie-Hélène Prémont Véloroute bike route. From Montmorency Falls to Cap-Tourmente National Wildlife Reserve, this bike route features loads of spectacular scenery and not a lot of motor vehicles. And it’s pretty much flat all the way!

  • 5

    Take a Hike

    Côte-de-Beaupré is also your gateway to the mountains, with hikes of all levels of difficulty. Feeling adventurous? Backpack the Sentier des Caps (“peaks trail”) with its overnight shelter or tackle the daunting Mestachibo trail. The Mont-Sainte-Anne climb is more accessible, with fabulous options including the panoramic summit trail with the option of taking the gondola back down.

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Annie Lafrance
Annie Lafrance

A keen observer of consumer and design trends, journalist and columnist Annie Lafrance has specialized in fashion and lifestyle coverage for over 15 years. Its mission: to promote local creations, artisans and merchants in Québec City.

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