Nestled between sea and mountains, Carleton-sur-Mer offers a diversity of experiences in a town that has long been known as a resort area. Already in mid-19th century, city dwellers and pilgrims appreciated the unique landscapes and authentic people found here. Over the years, this trend has gained ground, and today, this town is one of the region’s foremost tourist destinations.
A gourmet paradise
Eating well is a tradition here. French, Italian, Japanese and Moroccan cuisine all have pride of place, making Carleton-sur-Mer one of the most cosmopolitan small towns in Québec when it comes to fine dining. Enjoy savouring locally made microbrews, fine chocolates, fresh bread, coffee and more!
Make your way to the top of this mountain on foot, by bicycle or by car to admire a breathtaking panorama of sea and mountains. You can also visit the Notre-Dame oratory, a Breton-style chapel built in 1935 that features remarkable mosaics and stained-glass windows.
A network of interconnected and safely laid out trails featuring several look-outs gives you the opportunity to hike or cycle to the tops of the Mont Saint-Joseph (555 metres) and Mont Carleton (613 metres).
Quai des arts
This beautiful cultural centre houses a show venue, theatre, art space and a library, all under a single roof.
Beachside boardwalk along the beach in Parc des Horizons
Located in the tourist area, Parc des Horizons offers cultural activities throughout the summer. A boardwalk runs along the municipal beach to Rue du Quai. Stroll along the water and rest for a moment as you admire views of the sea.
Located at the end of Avenue du Phare, this point is an ideal spot to admire the lighthouse and beautiful sunsets. In the summer, this is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic or listen to a tale told by a storyteller or a nature talk.
Ideally located on a point that justs out into the sea, the municipal campground offers a breathtaking view of the mountains and Chaleur Bay. Take advantage of a significant discount during the low season to enjoy the legendary tranquility of this area.
A 6-km network of bike paths runs along the Carleton Barachois from Pointe Tracadigash to Route du Quai and the municipal beach.
What better way to spend your vacation than by enjoying a good round of golf? Nestled between the sea to the south and a mountain to the north, this 18-hole golf course is a dream come true for novice and experienced golfers alike.
Since 2020, the end of the wharf has been developed for sports fishing and relaxation. This exceptional place is animated by storytellers, musicians and artists as well as by the locals. To access the wharf, follow Rue du Quai.
Tourist information: in summer 418-364-3544, off-season (418) 364-7073.
- Population: 4141
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- rCross-country skiing
- dMountain biking