If you follow us on social media, you probably saw a few pictures of our (very) short trip to Charlevoix and Tadoussac. My partner and I had two days off at the same, which rarely happens. We decided to make the best of it! We left Montreal on a Saturday around 5:30pm, right after I was done with work. Our destination: the camping Falaise-sur-mer in Charlevoix!
We finally arrived at the camping around 10:15pm and we set up our tent. We had told them before we booked that we’d arrive late and they were so great! They gave us a camp site that was far from anyone else so that we could set it up without annoying the other campers. We initially wanted a site with a view of the St. Lawrence, which would have been too complicated to set up in the dark. Those sites are secluded and you can’t bring your car. They agreed to reserve one for us for the next night and so the next day we moved to the new site.
On Sunday morning, we hit the road to go to Tadoussac. There is a ferry to get there (it’s free), so even if it doesn’t look like it’s very far on a map, you need to add 10-15 minutes because of the ferry. Once we parked, we were able to get out of the car and enjoy the view!
There are many different trails to hike in Tadoussac. We did Pointe de l’Islet (0.8 km) and La Plage (2 km). Dogs must be on leash. The trails are pretty easy and your dog will be able to cool down in the St. Lawrence. Don’t forget a long leash if you want your dog to go for a swim!
After that, we went for lunch at Bistro de la Baie. They accept dogs on their terrasse! YAY 😀
Next stop, the camping to move all of our gear to the new camp site.
We didn’t have time to do many activities so here’s a list of things to do around there. Enzo and I went last year so all of those things are Enzo approved!
- Mont du Dôme near St-Urbain
- Anse de sable in Baie-des-Rochers
- The beach in Saint-Irénée : Dogs are allowed as long as they are on leash.
- Port-au-Persil: Dogs are allowed on the trails, including the trail that leads to the chapel. It’s the perfect place to take pictures during the golden hour.
- Le Parc les berges du Pélican in La Malbaie: The park entrance is not well indicated but the park is beautiful and follows the St. Lawrence River. The two times I went there, the park was almost empty. Here’s where the entrance is located:
For the complete photo album click here —> Chien Nomade
Have a fun trip! 🙂
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Audrée and Enzo xx