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Land your kayak with water, take the sails out of your kitesurf or walk on the beach of Petite-Rivière and you will be dazzled by the immensity of the river. Go back and you will be able to observe as a bonus the wall of mountains which stands in front of you. You will have chills guaranteed by inhaling the sea air or by contemplating this majestic decoration. Take care, however, because the weather here takes another dimension and you could forget it and make you understand by the tide!



The beach which is near the dock, offers the opportunity for sun lovers and small families to come to relax on the banks of the river. In the summer season, a snack allows you to satisfy your craving. A playground for children, a fountain to cool off, all in a seaside setting. In addition, our beach also offers natural access for kayakers and kite surfers.

A kayaker's paradise in Charlevoix

A favorite spot for kayaking and kiteboarding, the beach at Petite-Rivière-Saint-François provides access to the river for spectacular views of fauna, flora and geological formations. Charlevoix's St. Lawrence River shoreline is also renowned for sea kayaking in a variety of conditions, from calm to rough, offering something for every level of kayaker. Go ahead, give free rein to your passion!


For the love of
fishing in Charlevoix

With its cold, salty waters, the St. Lawrence estuary paves the way for fishing in Charlevoix for eel, sea trout, plaice, thorny skate, smelt and striped bass. As for freshwater species, the Rivière du Gouffre, which rises at an altitude of 823 metres on Lac des Cœurs in the Parc national des Grands-Jardins, offers more than 100 salmon pools in spring, some 60 of which are set up for recreational fishing.

Birdwatching: unique to Charlevoix

Thanks to its prime location near the river, the municipality of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François boasts an area of Spartina marsh, home to an impressive array of bird species. You'll spot waterfowl (ducks, geese, grebes, gulls) and shorebirds (sandpipers, plovers, etc.). Our forests are also home to woodpeckers, diurnal birds of prey, including a few pairs of bald eagles, partridges and small birds. Don't forget your binoculars!

Image de Ben Pattinson


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