La Malbaie Things to Do
Part of the prestigious Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Le Manoir Richelieu is a beautiful but pretty pricey resort overlooking the magnificient St. Lawrence River. Even if you can't afford to stay at the Manoir, you are still free to walk around the grounds and the main floor of the resort, sit in front of the fireplace, and enjoy the view! You can...more
The Acropole des Draveurs is often described as the most beautiful hiking trail in the province of Quebec, which is why I thought it deserved its own tip. Part of the Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, this trail is not exactly long (10.4 km roundtrip) but it's all up hill so you should plan at least 4 hours to make it to the...more
In this beautiful provincial park, the Malbaie River winds its way between the highest rock faces east of the Canadian Rockies to create a spectacular valley scenery that visitors can discover by going up the river in canoes and kayaks or by hiking. The trail that goes to the top of the "Acropole des Draveurs", the highest point in the park (1,048...more
La Malbaie Hotels
181 rue Richelieu, La Malbaie, Quebec, G5A 1X7, Canada
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187 rue Saint Raphael, La Malbaie, G5A 2N6, Canada
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La Malbaie Restaurants
With a couple of really high end restaurants in town, one doesn't always want to eat 5-star, so we headed into the Restaurant Grillade La Bohème.Don't let the name fool you; the place has a rustic, country like setting and decor. Most of the food is cooked on the grill that you can see from some parts of the dining room. Decent food fot a decent...more
Probably the second best restaurant in La Malbaie, just behind the renowned Manoir Richeleu, at a much better price. The Table d'hote is a very good deal; while not inexpensive (5-course meal starting at $64 Cdn); the food was excellent, as was the ambience.You can see the kitchen, if you want and the chef specializes in smoked salmon (he does...more
After having had dinner at La Flacatoune, we thought we'd be hard to impress but we still wanted to give Cafe Saint-Laurent a try. This little restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, but as soon as we stepped in we were met with cool jazz music and fabulous smells coming from the kitchen so we knew we were in for another treat! It was...more
La Malbaie Shopping
This pottery gallery was founded almost 30 years ago by master potter Pierre Legault and it currently displays the works of about 50 ceramic artists from Quebec. Visitors can stroll through the workshop and choose from a great selection of original pieces that make for unique souvenirs from the Charlevoix region.
What to buy: Last time I was there I bought a beautiful oil lamp!
What to pay: Depends if you're looking for something big or small, but most pieces are reasonably priced.Related to:
- Arts and Culture
La Malbaie Tourist Traps
First I have to admit I'm not a casino person but as the Charlevoix Casino is supposed to be a pretty big attraction, I decided to check it out. It was pretty pathetic! Loooooots of elderly people on organized tours who sit around for hours at a time with a cup of quarters, ugh! There are so many things to do in the Charlevoix region, don't waste your time (and money) at the Casino!
Unique Suggestions: Sit at the bar, get something to drink and take a sip everytime someone with white hair walks in!
Fun Alternatives: The Manoir Richelieu is just a few steps away, enjoy an evening at the port room instead!Related to:
- Casino and Gambling
La Malbaie Off The Beaten Path
About halfway between La Malbaie and Tadoussac, there is a little village called Baie-des-Rochers. If you take the road that heads down to the river, you will discover a beautiful trail that goes around the bay. The view is amazing! And it's also a good spot for kayaking.Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
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