The Charlevoix region is a popular destination for motorcyclists in eastern Canada
Motorcyclists mean money and members of the international program (PMI) of Charlevoix Tourism understand this. Participating restaurants, hotels, and places of interest in the Charlevoix region have a wooden sign with a motorcycle logo hanging in front of their property to be easily identified as being "motorcyclist friendly".
Unique in Canada, this new Moto-Tourism Program was initiated by avid motorcyclist Francois Gariepy. It requires business owners to sign a written contract agreeing to, among other things, providing secure parting for bikes with kickstand plates, having a basic tool kit available, a list of all emergency services on hand, and to provide cleaning rags when needed. Hotels are required to provide a washing area for bikes.
The Charlevoix region is a popular destination for motorcyclists in eastern Canada. Restaurants and hotels already welcome motorcyclists, but this new Moto-Tourism Program has increased the awareness of special requirements desired by two-wheel travelers and taken "motorcycle-friendly" to a new level of service.
The Charlevoix region is located an hour ride east of Quebec City along the St. Lawrence River via Rt. 138.
Development and marketing of motorcycle-tourism destinations. Currently developing motorcycle tourism for eastern Quebec.