Observatoire de l'Astroblème de Charlevoix


Quite an unusual attraction for adults and kids alike is this observatory, which, through multimedia exhibits, looks at how meteors created the valleys on which Charlevoix sits. Another activity involves stargazing, weather permitting (three hours; available by reservation only in May, June, September and October). A third activity is a geological excursion in the area (three hours).

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