Snowshoe Treck - L'Accalmie - 4km


A discovery of the frozen coastline and the Boisé du quai


Explore Baie-Saint-Paul's bucolic and diversified countryside and the mouth of the Gouffre river on snowshoes, in company of an interpretive guide. Cross the snow-covered fields to the beached schooner, the Accalmie.

Adapted for all ages, this adventure starts at Le Germain Charlevoix Hotel and will lead you into the heart of the frozen Boisé du quai pine stand and to the frozen banks of the St Lawrence. Enjoy this Charlevoix area where time stands still during the White Season. Finally, you will take a healthy break before returning.


  • Le boisé du quai in Baie-Saint-Paul
  • The schooner l'Accalmie / M.P. Émilie
  • The frozen banks of the bay

The environment you will be visiting:

In winter, Baie-Saint-Paul is a magnificent place, even more peaceful than in summer. The Boisé du quai pine stand is a city park that constitutes an exceptional part of the coastline, with a beach, birdwatching trails, a birdwatching platform overlooking adjacent swampland, all basking in the peaceful St Lawrence environment.

Along the way, visit the Accalmie, a retired schooner, and its secrets. The vessel, measuring over 100 feet in length, was active in transport by inland waterway between 1957 and 1974 under the name M.P. Émilie and navigated all over the St Lawrence, until the era of the schooners came to an end.

Information and price

Opening period

10:00am, decembre 27th to March 19 2018


Le Germain Charlevoix, 50, rue de la ferme, Baie Saint-Paul, QC, G3Z 0G2

Price for each participant

Age Rates Groups 8 and+
18 and + 35 $ 32 $
10-17 25 $ 23 $
Taxes are not include.


The package includes…

  • Snowshoe trek in le Boisé de quai
  • The services of an accompanying guide
  • Snowshoe rental
  • Return transportation (if necessary)
  • Hot beverages

The package excludes…

  • Personal winter clothing
  • Packsack, drinking water
  • Taxes (14,975%)


Included equipment

  • Snowshoes

Required equipment

  • Winter boots
  • Snow coat and trousers
  • Warm undergarments (ex: polar, wool sweater)
  • Long underwear
  • Tuque, gloves, mitts and scarf
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Packsack (optional)
  • Sufficient drinking water for the duration of the activity

Route and length

Le Germain Charlevoix Hotel/Train Station to le Boisé du quai - return


Charlevoix Train Station for reception.

Approximatively 4,25 km,

Difficulty level
Easy route. Excursion is accessible to everybody.


  • 3hrs total
  • preparation : 15 minutes
  • snowshoe excursion : 2h à 2h30
  • pause 30 minutes

Departure hours

10:00am - Saturdays & Sundays - February 18 to March 19 2017.


Booking is currently closed for this activity.


Reception for the Snowshoe Trek - L'Accalmie:

Le Germain Charlevoix Hotel
50, rue de la Ferme
Baie-St-Paul, QC
G3Z 0G2