With its two hundred year tradition of hospitality and its proximity to Quebec City, the Charlevoix region combines the majesty of mountainous landscapes with the splendor of the St. Lawrence as it changes from a freshwater river to a saltwater estuary.
Charlevoix is synonymous with fresh air and wide open spaces, making it a choice destination for outdoor activities. Its three national parks and marine mammal observation area ‘one of the most beautiful in the world’ bear witness to the stunning diversity of its natural sites.
For centuries, artisans, photographers, writers, and painters have been inspired by the regions scenic beauty. Its workshops, boutiques, studios, and galleries will satisfy the most demanding art enthusiasts, and its distinguished restaurants will delight the most discriminating palates.
Be sure to visit the Charlevoix World Biosphere Reserve near Pointe-au-Pic and take the chance to see the Beluga whales in the St Lawrence at Malbaie.