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Saint-Tite-des-Caps is a municipality of the La Côte-de-Beaupré Regional County Municipality, in Charlevoix, in Quebec. This article also covers Sault-au-Cochon.

Being located between two internationally renowned ski resorts (Mont-Saint-Anne and the Massif de Charlevoix), Saint-Tite-des-Caps is an essential stopover for visiting Charlevoix and the North Shore of the St. Lawrence River. The famous Sentiers des Caps attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. The local economy is mainly based on forestry, agriculture, recreational tourism activities (resorts, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, etc.). The natural attractions of the forest, mountains and viewpoints overlooking the river give a unique cachet to this picturesque locality.



In addition to the main village, this locality includes the hamlets of Lombrette, Domaine Crépault, Les Chenaux and Saint-Léon (along the Sainte-Anne River). The vast majority of residents live in the main village or along Route 138, which runs along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River.

The Sault-au-Cochon unorganized territory offers recreational tourism activities (hiking, snowshoeing, observation of nature, flora and fauna). The Sentier des Caps is a must. The Sault-au-Cochon air tragedy on September 9, 1949, killed 23 people. A Canadian Pacific Airlines DC-3 plane (flying Montreal-Baie-Comeau) exploded in midair 104.6 km (65.0 mi) east of downtown Quebec City and crashed on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River at Sault-au-Cochon. This air tragedy is the result of the first attack to occur against civil aviation in North America. A bomb had been concealed in a package which was placed on board the plane before its departure. In 2019, the debris was still there, 70 years later; they lie on the mountainside 150 m above the level of the St. Lawrence River.

Get in

Map of Saint-Tite-des-Caps

By car

  • From Tadoussac (163 km, time: 2 hr 24 min), take the Tadoussac-Baie Sainte-Catherine ferry; take route 138 (westbound), to the village of Saint-Tite-des-Caps.
  • From Quebec (52 km, time: 0 hr 39 min), take Route 138 (eastbound) to the village of Saint-Tite-des-Caps.

By bus


Get around


Route 138 crosses the municipal territory from southwest to northeast. In addition, Route 360, which runs inland away from the river, through the town of Beaupré and Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges enters Saint-Tite-des-Caps by crossing the Sainte-Anne river near the hamlet of Saint-Léon; this road ends at the junction of road 138. The main secondary roads are: rang St-Elzéar, avenue de la Montagne and avenue Royale; these roads are more or less parallel to Highway 138.

  • 1 Station-Service Esso, 300, route 138, +1 418-823-2315. With Dépanneur Voisin.
  • 1 Nature museum (Musée de la nature), 341, avenue Royale, +1 418 571-6745. Museum presenting on 7000 square feet, thousands of naturalized animal species, with explanatory panels. This museum pursues an ecological mission, inspired by respect for nature. Among the species in the museum: shells, insects, butterflies, birds, mammals, crustaceans, sea urchins, snails, fish, etc.
  • 2 Rest area (Halte routière), 184, route 138. Rest area in agricultural area with information panels.
  • 3 Presbytery and Saint-Tite-des-Caps church (Presbytère et église Saint-Tite-des-Caps), 271, avenue Royale, +1 418 823-2642.
  • 1 Caps de Charlevoix trail (Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix), Corporation du Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix inc: 2, rue Leclerc, +1 418 823-1117, . daily 08:30-16:00. The Sentier des Caps includes 51 km (or 49 km in winter) of hiking (or snowshoeing) between Cap Tourmente and the village of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François. This trail presents splendid nature and sublime views of the grandeur of the St. Lawrence River. This trail is made up of two sectors: the Saint-Tite-des-Caps sector (with 6 refuges) and the Massif sector (with 3 refuges); each sector has its own reception desk. Hikers can obtain their right of access online; just go to the reception of Saint-Tite-des-Caps to validate the access. Snowshoe rental is available at the main reception in Saint-Tite-des-Caps.
  • 2 Québec Paintball, 335, route 138, +1 518-998-6746. Paintball center for lovers of intense activities.
  • 3 Swimming at Lac Saint-Tite (Baignade au Lac Saint-Tite) (from Route 138, take Chemin du Curé (east), then Rue du Lac Ceinture along Lac Saint-Tite; take a 2.7-km walk in the forest area). Swimming at the beach of Lac Saint-Tite (461 m long), located near the large cliff of Cap-Brûlé.


  • 2 Bio Ferme des Caps, 25, avenue de la Montagne, +1 418-901-0502, . Organic type farm, established since 2007 and cultivating small fruit plantations, shrubs and trees on an 87-hectare territory located in the mountains on the Côte-de-Beaupré, between Quebec and Charlevoix. This farm specializes since January 2013 in the production of varieties of kombuchuas which is an ancient drink. This farm also offers local products: elderberry, sea buckthorn, Saskatoon berry, agastache, mint, dandelion and others.
  • 3 Ferme Fernand Boivin, 217, avenue Royale, +1 418-823-2117.
  • 4 Ferme Québec-Oies, 484, avenue Royale, +1 418-808-2426, . Farm founded in 2004 and specialized in the production of goose foie gras. Shop offering goose products (processed and unprocessed products) and gastronomy (various cooked meals).
  • 1 Resto Entre Deux Monts, 334, route 138 (in the city centre), +1 418-823-2179. Restaurant.










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  • 2 Bibliothèque Emma-Duclos (Gabrielle-Roy municipal library), 232, avenue Royale, +1 418-823-2054, . The operation of the municipal library is ensured by a team of volunteers. Free.
  • Aréna Côte-de-Beaupré (Intermunicipal), 10 991, boulevard des Montagnards, Beaupré, +1 418 827-4501.
  • The Youth Center - Sainte-Ferréol-les-Neiges & Saint-Tite-des-Caps (La Maison des Jeunes - Sainte-Ferréol-les-Neiges & Saint-Tite-des-Caps).
  • Municipal Ecocentre (Écocentre municipal).

Go next

  • 1 Réserve faunique des Laurentides Wildlife reserve straddling the administrative regions of Quebec Region, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Mauricie.
  • 2 Sault-au-Cochon This territory is exploited for recreational tourism activities and the passage of the Charlevoix train at the foot of the cliff. The Sentier des caps de Charlevoix and its sub-trails are entirely developed in Sault-au-Cochon.
  • 3 Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Reserve This reserve is made up of marshes, plains and forests. Its mission is to protect an American bulrush marsh which is the main habitat of the greater snow goose during its migration. It has several hiking trails allowing the ascent via Cap Tourmente. This reserve is home to more than 180 species of birds, 30 species of mammals, 22 types of forest stands and 700 species of plants.
  • 4 Saint-Urbain (Quebec) A rural, forest and mountainous community, Saint-Urbain has a lot to offer in terms of recreational tourism (vacation, snowmobiling, ATV, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, hiking trails, picking wild fruits, observation of panoramas, flora and fauna). Nestled in the magnificent valley of the Rivière du Gouffre, tucked into the Laurentians, Saint-Urbain is the gateway to the Grands-Jardins national park and the Charlevoix hinterland.
  • 5 Baie-Saint-Paul Baie-Saint-Paul is a crossroads of the arts (contemporary art museum (MAC), Paul-Médéric cultural crossroads, several art work shops). Baie-Saint-Paul is an important stopover on the Côte-Nord route.
  • 6 Lac-Jacques-Cartier (unorganized territory)   Unorganized territory of the MRC La Côte-de-Beaupré, located entirely in a forest and mountainous area. The most important body of water in the territory is Lac Jacques-Cartier in the centre of the territory.
  • 7 Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges Tourist resort in a mountainous area whose village overlooks the canyon of the Sainte-Anne River. Crossed by Route 360, this municipality is endowed with natural attractions, a cross-country ski center, golf course, mountain bike trails, and recreational tourism activities (hiking, canyoning).
  • 8 Beaupré Located along the St. Lawrence River, facing Île d'Orléans, the town of Beaupré is overlooked by the legendary Mont Sainte-Anne and its famous ski resort.
  • 9 Saint-Joachim Coastal municipality with a residential and tourist vocation, centered on recreational tourism activities. The main attractions are the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Reserve and the Canyon of the Sainte-Anne River. Visitors can do many recreational and tourist activities there: hiking trails, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, andcnautical activities on the river.

Routes through Saint-Tite-des-Caps
Quebec CitySainte-Anne-de-Beaupré  W   E  Baie-Saint-PaulSept-Îles
Québec CitySainte-Anne-de-Beaupré  W   E  Saint-Ferréol-les-NeigesSaint-Tite-des-Caps

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