Covering 6000 square kilometers in the Canadian shield, Charlevoix has a magnificiant mountain scenary caused by a 15-billion metor 350 million years ago. The earliest vacation visitors who came in Charlevoix are as far as 1760.
Baie St-Paul is the major city of this region. You get by car using the 138 highway. It is about 4 to 5 hours from Montreal and 2 hours from Quebec City.
Rivière-du-Loup—Saint-Siméon, duration: 65 minutes, (418) 638-2856 or (418) 862-5094.
Intercar, 1-888-861-4592 (toll free), offers the service from Montreal (Central station, Metro Berri-UQAM) and Quebec City (Gare du Palais, 320, rue Abraham-Martin) to Baie St-Paul and various cities in Charlevoix along the St-Lawrence River. Departs from Montreal : 6 AM, 11 AM, 2 PM from Saturday to Thursday; 6 AM, 9 AM, 1 PM, 2 PM on Fridays. 20% off for students. Reservations are mandatory for some cities. Schedules and stops: http://www.intercar.qc.ca/fr/02-01-15.html
The best way to go around in Charlevoix is by car. However, you can get to many locations by bus with Intercar (see above).
Alpine Ski: Massif de la Petite Rivière Sant-Francois
Hiking: Parc National des Grands Jardins, Parc National des Hautes-Gorges de La Malbaie
Les Saveurs Oubliées, Les Eboulements, 350, Rang Godefroy, (418) 635-9888. Exquisite country and Charlevoix regional cuisine. Famous for their lamb meals. Bring your wine. Reservation must be made well in advance. Around 40$ per person. http://www.agneausaveurscharlevoix.com/english.html