- For other places with the same name, see Saint-Siméon (disambiguation).
Saint-Siméon is a picturesque municipality in the administrative region of Capitale-Nationale, in Quebec, in Canada. It is located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, west of the Saguenay River.
The main tourist attractions in Saint-Siméon are vacationing, hiking in the forest, mountain climbing, visiting lighthouses and docks, observing marine mammals and smelt fishing.
Saint-Siméon is a village of approximately 1200 people. Besides the main village, this municipality has four hamlets: Port-au-Persil, Rivière-Noire, Baie-des-Rochers and Port-aux-Quilles. It includes the western terminus of a ferry from the Société des traversiers du Québec which crosses to Rivière-du-Loup at Bas-Saint-Laurent on the south shore of the Saint-Laurent river.
Saint-Siméon is registered among the Villages-relais du Québec. This municipality is on along Route 138 which runs along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River.
The village of Saint-Siméon is accessible by road, boat (via the St. Lawrence River), snowmobile and all-terrain vehicles.
- From Tadoussac (40 km (25 mi), 53 min), take the Tadoussac-Baie Sainte-Catherine ferry; take route (westbound) to the village of Saint-Siméon.
- From Quebec City (174 km (108 mi), 2 hours), take route eastbound up to village of Saint-Siméon.
- Intercar, Stops at 517, rue Saint-Laurent, ☏ +1-418-547-2167, toll-free: +1-800-806-2167, firstname.lastname@example.org. Operates bus routes within Quebec. Operates a daily route between Baie-Comeau and Montreal including stops in Forestville, Tadoussac, Baie-Sainte-Catherine, Saint-Siméon, La Malbaie, Clermont, Saint-Hilarion, Baie-Saint-Paul, Saint-Tite-des-Caps, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Boischatel, and Quebec City. Trips toward Baie-Comeau start from Quebec City and do not include a stop in Montreal.
- Traverse Rivière-du-Loup Saint-Siméon, 199, rue Hayward, Rivière-du-Loup, ☏ +1 418-862-5094. 100-car seasonal ferry, operating daily from Easter (March or April) to early January. The ferry crosses the St. Lawrence River between Rivière-du-Loup and Saint-Siméon (1 hour 5 minutes). The ferry has lunch counter, and during high season only has an on-board restaurant. Depending on the season, there are 2 to 4 round trips per day. $21/adult, $14.10/child (7-12), $19.10/senior (65+), free for children 6 and under, $49.90/vehicle (up to 6.4 m long).
Saint-Siméon is accessible seasonally by pleasure boats at the following quays:
- 1 Quai du village de Saint-Simon (Saint-Simon Village Quay), 747, route 138. Quay located in the heart of the village of Saint-Siméon.
- 2 Quai de Port-au-Persil (Port-au-Persil quay), chemin de Port au Persil (near the Port au Persil cove).
- 3 Quai du parc municipal de Baie-des-Rochers (Baie-des-Rochers municipal park wharf), rue de la Chapelle (in the Baie des Rochers.). The island of the Baie des Rochers protects this bay against large waves and strong winds.
- 1 Station service - Shell, 481, rue St-Laurent, ☏ +1 418-638-5338.
- 2 Station service - Pétro-Canada, 517, rue St-Laurent, ☏ +1 418-638-5373.
- 3 Electric vehicle terminal, 418, route 138, ☏ +1 800-686-9243.
- 4 BRCC Saint-Siméon - Municipal terminal for electric vehicles, route 138, ☏ +1 418-638-5373.
- 4 Phare de Cap-au-Saumon (Cap-au-Saumon Lighthouse), 340, rue Principale (accessible by a forest road from the Port au Persil path).
- 5 Pavillon d'accueil Vues sur Port-au-Persil (Reception pavilion Views of Port-au-Persil), 300, Mclaren (on the point facing the Port au Persil cove).
- 6 Quai promenade Port-au-Persil (Port-au-Persil promenade quay), chemin de Port au Persil (near the Port au Persil cove).
- 7 Halte municipale Port au Persil (Port au Persil municipal stop), 664, chemin de Port au Persil no. 492 (in the Port au Persil sector).
- 8 Plage du village de Saint-Simon (Beach of the village of Saint-Simon), route 138. Beach between the mouth of the Rivière Noire and the Motel and Chalets Bo-Fleuve Évangeline.
- 9 Quai de Saint-Simon (Quai de Saint-Simon), 747, route 138. Quay located in the heart of the village of Saint-Siméon.
- 10 Phare du Cap de la Tête au Chien (Lighthouse of Cap de la Tête au Chien), S (access from Route 138 (facing Lake Ennis) via a small forest road). Point of historical interest. Located on a rocky summit along the St. Lawrence River in the Port-aux-Quilles sector.
- 11 Parc municipal de Baie-des-Rochers (Baie-des-Rochers municipal park), rue de la Chapelle (access from the Baie-des-Rochers hamlet on route 138 via rue de la Chapelle (3.5 km trip)). This park is opposite the Baie des Rochers island.
- 1 Bosco Charlevoix, 1030, rue Principale, ☏ +1 581-777-2623. Bosco Charlevoix is an adventure organization that offers guided dog sledding and sea kayaking excursions.
- 2 Parc d'aventure en montagne les Palissades de Charlevoix, 1000, route 170, ☏ +1 418-647-4422, email@example.com. Mountain adventure park of international caliber for the practice of mountain adventure sports such as hiking, climbing, via ferrata, aerial at 60 m altitude, abseiling of 70 m and the double zipline of the lake (250 m). The site has a granite wall four kilometers wide by 400 m high.
- 3 Sentier Chute à ma Grand-Mère, rue de la Chapelle (Access from the Baie-des-Rochers hamlet on route 138 via rue de la Chapelle (2.8 km route), leading to Baie-des-Rochers municipal park.). Footpath in forest area.
- 4 Sentier de l'Orignac Est. Beginning trail near rue St-Laurent and rue Tremblay, in the heart of the village of Saint-Siméon.
- 1 Marché Tradition - Alimentation HJM inc, 481, rue St-Laurent, ☏ +1 418-638-5338. General grocery store.
- 2 Dépanneur Saint-Siméon, 517, rue St-Laurent, ☏ +1 418-638-5373.
- 3 La Ferme des Quatre-Temps Port-au-Persil, 800, chemin de Port au Persil, ☏ +1 418 362-3182, firstname.lastname@example.org. Agricultural project aimed at promoting ecological, diversified and sustainable agriculture. Culture inspired by principles of agroecology and an entrepreneurial approach to agriculture.
- 4 La Ferme de l'Âne du Saint-Laurent, 975, chemin de Port au Persil, ☏ +1 418 638-1264. Livestock farm. Offer of various cosmetics including donkey milk soap.
- 5 Les Jardins Boréals, 406, route 170, ☏ +1 418 633-0944. Charlevoix company specializing in the production of organic vegetable plants, herbs and edible flowers.
- 6 Poterie de Port-au-Persil, 1001, rue St-Laurent, ☏ +1 418 638-2349. Magasin de poterie.
- 7 Savonnerie Shamâme, 1065, rue St-Laurent, ☏ +1 418 638-1264. Artisanat.
- 1 Auberge sur Mer, 109, rue du Quai, ☏ +1 418-638-2674. Free Wi-Fi. Complex including restaurant, motel and cabins. View of the beach and the sea.
- 2 Chez Laurie, 127, rue du Festival, ☏ +1 418-638-1515. Meal served on site or to take away.
- 3 Restaurant Quévillon, 139, rue du Festival, ☏ +1 418-638-2203. Fast food. Meals on site. Take out orders.
- 4 Restaurant sur Mer, 103, rue du Quai. Restaurant overlooking the beach and the river.
- 5 Restaurant L'Horizon, 775, rue St-Laurent, ☏ +1 418-471-0606. Meals on site. Take out orders.
- 6 Casse Croute 2b Inc, 720, rue St-Laurent, ☏ +1 418-638-5375.
- 7 Bar laitier (Milk bar), 130, rue du Quai. Dairy bar located in the heart of the village of Saint-Siméon, opposite the ferry dock.
- 1 Bar-Terrasse-Billard de Siméon, 318, rue Saint-Laurent.
Inns, hotels and motelsEdit
- 1 Motel et Chalets Bo-Fleuve Evangeline, 245, rue St-Laurent (on the edge of the St. Lawrence River), ☏ +1 418 638-2421.
- 2 Motel La Gentilhommière, 275, rue St-Laurent (along the St. Lawrence River and the Black River), ☏ +1 418 638-2302.
- 3 Motel Cofotel, 385, rue St-Laurent (in the heart of the village of Saint-Siméon), ☏ +1 418 638-2227.
- 4 Motel Vue Belvédère, 130, rue du Quai (in the heart of the village of Saint-Siméon, 280 m from the ferry dock). Heated outdoor swimming pool. View of the river.
- 5 Motel Chalets Flots-Bleus, 101, rue du Festival (in the heart of the village of Saint-Siméon, 280 m from the ferry dock), ☏ +1 418 638-2227. View of the river.
- 6 Auberge sur Mer, 109, rue du Quai (in the heart of the village of Saint-Siméon), ☏ +1 418 638-2674. View of the river.
- 7 Motel l'Horizon inc, 777, rue St-Laurent (in the heart of the village of Saint-Siméon).
- 8 La Montagne des boies, 999, chemin de Port au Persil, ☏ +1 418 638-2421. Suburban hotel.
- 9 Gîte aux Tournesols, 571, rue St-Laurent, ☏ +1 418 955-9779. B&B.
- 10 Ranch La Licorne inc, 1640, route 138, ☏ +1 418 638-2716.
- 11 La maison Harvey, 1230, chemin de Port au Persil, ☏ +1 450-774-0515. Chalet rental. Ancestral piece-by-piece architecture dating from 1869. Location on a large lot with a view of the river. Capacity for up to eight people. Indoor spa and two-seater sauna.
- 12 Port-au-Persil.com, chemin des Plateaux. Vacation home.
- 13 Gîte Entre Mer Et Monts, 476, route 138, ☏ +1 418 237-4391. B&B.
- 14 Camping municipal de Saint-Siméon (Saint-Siméon Municipal Campground), 120, rue du Festival (along the St. Lawrence River, in the heart of the village of Saint-Siméon, next to the ferry dock).
- 15 Camping Levesque, 40, chemin de Port aux Quilles (route 138) (on the edge of the St. Lawrence River), ☏ +1 418 638-6220. This campsite has been a family business for 65 years. This campsite offers 36 sites, with community hall. Sandy beach, children's play area, pottery workshop every day (Porterie Port au Persil).
- 16 Camping Falaise sur Mer, 148, rue Saint-David (on the edge of the St. Lawrence River), ☏ +1 418 638-3838.
- 17 Camp Arthur Savard, 100, Côte de la Jetée, ☏ +1 418 520-9359. Wild camping, dog sledding, chalet, hiking, Fat bikes, cross-country skiing, snowshoes, and snowmobiling.
- 18 ZEC Buteux Bas-Saguenay, 31, chemin du Lac du Port aux Quilles (reception opposite Lake Elzéar, at the junction of Route 138 and Chemin du Lac de Port aux Quilles), ☏ +1 418 638-2788, email@example.com. Controlled exploitation zone (ZEC) offers hunting services (woodcock, white-tailed deer, pheasant, grouse, hare, moose, black bear, grouse), camping and other outdoor activities (access to a beach, canoe, canoe -camping, mushroom picking, berry picking, kakak, snowmobile, wading, fly fishing, ice fishing, hiking, mountain biking.
- 19 Pourvoirie Humanité, 324, rue Belley (administration) (Office located in the heart of the village of Saint-Siméon.), ☏ +1 418 638-5151, firstname.lastname@example.org. 4-star chalets that can accommodate from 2 to 12 people. Each chalet has its own dock and boats. Main activities: fishing, paddleboarding, jumping, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, excursions.
- 20 Pourvoirie Club Bataram, route 170, ☏ +1 418 439-1717. Hunting and fishing outfitter.
- 1 Bibliothèque Henri-Brassard (Henri-Brassard Library), 505, rue St-Laurent, ☏ +1 418-365-5143. Municipal library.
- 2 Jardin communautaire (Community garden), 505, rue St-Laurent, ☏ +1 418-365-5143.
|Routes through Saint-Siméon|
|Quebec City ← La Malbaie ←||W E||→ Tadoussac → Sept-Îles|
|Alma ← Chicoutimi ←||W E||→ ENDS|
- 1 La Malbaie A super-tourist municipality on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, offering many recreational and tourism activities, a developed reception infrastructure (resorts, accommodation, restaurants, shops, Charlevoix casino, Richelieu manor, golf, hiking, museums) and many attractions around the bay and the La Malbaie River.
- 2 Sagard (Quebec) An unorganized territory of the MRC de Charlevoix-Est. This territory is famous for recreational tourism activities in the wilderness, including vacationing, hunting, fishing, as well as the observation of landscapes, flora and fauna.
- 3 Mont-Élie An unorganized territory of the MRC de Charlevoix-Est. This territory is famous for recreational tourism activities in the wilderness, including vacationing, hunting, fishing, as well as the observation of landscapes, flora and fauna.
- 4 Baie-Sainte-Catherine A municipality on the west shore of the Saguenay River and the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. The Baie-Sainte-Catherine-Tadoussac ferry serves hundreds of thousands of passengers per year and road vehicles. The Pointe-Noire observation and interpretation center and the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Marine Park attract many visitors.
- 5 Saguenay–Saint-Laurent Marine Park A marine protected area of the St. Lawrence River and Saguenay rivers. Its mission is to protect all species including the beluga and the blue whale. Whale watching tours or cruises are offered to tourists.