Why visit Parc National Des Hautes-gorges-de-la-rivière-malbaie
- The Acropole des draveurs crosses the Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park, which makes it accessible from the village of Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs, in the Charlevoix tourist region. You have to take road 138 towards this village, and let yourself be guided by the indications and the numerous signs of the park.
- Once in the park, and due to the COVID 19 pandemic, no shuttle service will be available.
Therefore, you will be told where to go when you arrive. If you are staying during a less busy period, you can certainly go immediately in front of the Pin-Blanc campground, which is the trailhead. Alternatively, it is quite possible that you will be parked further away from the trail, in which case you will need to allow for a slightly longer distance from the outset for your journey. To stay informed about these potential contingencies, the High Gorges National Park website can provide more details.
Things not to be missed
Thanks to the presence of the Malbaie River through the park, various water activities available, such as kayaking, canoeing, or rabaska! What a great way to go on an adventure in an aquatic environment this time!
- In winter, many other more adapted activities are also available.
Among them is ice climbing, for experienced climbers who want to get to know the park's walls better, such as the Pomme d'Or, which is one of the most perilous. It is also possible to skate on the lake, which is then frozen, right on the Malbaie River!
Where to sleep?
The territory being protected, the camping sites are well defined. This does not
does not mean that your experience will be reduced! Yes, there are many options available to you in terms of lodging and camping. There are more than 20 ready-to-camp sites, as well as several lodges and inns.
You will find a dozen chalets in the Cran des Erables sector,
accessible at all times and very immersive. The windows are large and these cottages have been designed to allow a good view for visitors.
Otherwise, three campgrounds are available: Cran, Pin Blanc, and Equerre.
the Equerre. Each of them has different characteristics, from the most rustic to the best equipped. It's up to you to see what dimension you want to bring to your stay!
The Inn Relais des Hautes Gorges
Located in Saint-Aimé-des-lacs, the Relais des Hautes Gorges Inn is built on a vast domain with ponds. Right between the mountains and the forests of the park, the location of this inn promises you a rustic accommodation. You can count on the Relais des Hautes Gorges Inn if you are looking for something classic, comfortable, and quiet.
330 rue Principale, Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs, Charlevoix
Camping du Pin Blanc
Not far from the Acropole des draveurs trail, the Pin Blanc campground offers 21 individual sites, 5 ready-to-camp sites, as well as a group site on the banks of the Malbaie River. This is an ideal option for more immersion in the park and all that it contains.
Chalets du Plateau des Hautes-Gorges
We highly recommend the Chalets du Plateau des Hautes-Gorges for a quality experience. Available in different sizes, accommodating from 4 to 8 people, the chalets are in the middle of nature. They are therefore intimate, and it is in this way that they provide a feeling of freedom.
295 Main Street Saint-Aimé-des-lacs
Where to eat?
- Fourchette et Vinaigrette : 5 rue Principale, Saint Aimé Des Lacs, 418-617-9262
- La Maison du Bootlegger : 110 Rang du Ruisseau des Frenes La Malbaie, 418-439-3711