The village of Baie-Sainte-Catherine is where the Saguenay Fjord’s freshwater meets up with the St. Lawrence River’s saltwater. Set out on your own adventure on a hike up to see Notre-Dame de l’Espace Chapel or on three other trails, go whale-watching, relax on our lovely sandy beach or visit the Pointe Noire Observation Centre... Both tall and small are sure to have fun here at the crossroads of Quebec’s top three visitor regions: Charlevoix, Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean and Côte-Nord!
Under an hour east of the City of Québec, between mountains and sea, the Charlevoix region is a dream destination for enjoying outdoor activities. In 1989, it was declared a UNESCO® World Biosphere Reserve. With no fewer than three national parks including one of the world’s top marine mammal observation sites, its flora and fauna are simply stunning.
That’s what makes it a truly unique visitor destination.
Since time immemorial, artists, musicians, writers and painters have all drawn inspiration from the beauty of Charlevoix’s landscapes. The highly acclaimed Group of Seven were among those who every year, spent time in Baie-St-Paul, a municipality renowned for its charm and romance, tucked away in a verdant valley.
Whether you’re in La Malbaie Sector, the St. Lawrence River Sector or the Mountain Sector, you’re sure to be charmed by the region’s lovely string of villages and long-standing tradition for hospitality.
The village of Baie-Sainte-Catherine marks the area where the Saguenay Fjord throws itself into the St. Lawrence River ? where freshwater meets saltwater. Choose a hiking trail, go whale watching, head to the beach, visit the Pointe Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre or revel in the music at Tadoussac’s Festival de la Chanson! Guaranteed fun is what you’ll discover here, at the crossroads of Québec’s top three visitor regions: Charlevoix, Saguenay?Lac-St-Jean and Côte-Nord.