St. Aime-des-Lacs

Saint-Aime-des-Lacs is a small community of around 1000 inhabitants, located in Charlevoix, less than 10 miles from La Malbaie downtown via a secondary road.

The village is a walking paradise in the heart of a lush wilderness. It's an ideal getaway destination. The parish of St. Aime-des-Lacs separated from St. Aignés in 1942.

The population then consisted mainly of farmers and people working in the forestry.

The local used to work in the drave, that's using the tumultuous waters of the Malbaie River to transport logs. This inspired Monsignor Felix-Antoine Savard to set the central plot of his novel Menaud, maitre-draveur in this village, on a concession road humourously nicknamed Mainsal, or dirty hands.

The Nairn Lake municipal Beach is a nice place for water sports.

A few other lakes in the area may be accessed for fishing. Besides a road from here leads to the national park of Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, a spectacular park offering many outdoor activities including boat cruises through the park imposing sheer rock walls.

In the heart of a lush wilderness, Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs is the ideal getaway destination.

The Historical Society of Charlevoix (Societé d'histoire de Charlevoix) is a place to visit. On exhibit: dons and acquisitions from collections of the Society. Opportunity of consulting the society's records, one of the biggest repositories of its kind in the Charlevoix. As well, genealogical research, and research into the region's history.

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