Welcome to Charlevoix


Unesco classified the entire area a World Biosphere Reserve, which resulted in worthwhile restrictions on the types of permitted developments, and a sense of pride among residents. There's also a lot to be proud of in the lovely towns such as Baie St Paul, with ateliers (artists' studios), galleries and boutiques lining its narrow streets.

While Charlevoix totals 6000 sq km, it's home to just 30,000 people.


Top experiences in Charlevoix

Charlevoix activities

$118.66 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Whale Watching Excursion with Transportation from Quebec City

Get an adrenaline rush in the waters of the St. Lawrence Estuary on a full-day whale watching tour from Quebec City. Visit the whale kingdom of Charlevoix, driving along one of the most beautiful roads in the province, passing enchanting villages, such as Baie-St-Paul and Pointe-au-Pic, and the wilderness landscape of the Laurentian mountains. On our way to Baie-Sainte-Catherine we will stop at Économusée Laiterie Charlevoix in Baie-St-Paul for you to buy a lunch. Every spring, up to 6 different whale species can be seen frolicking in their feeding grounds off the Charlevoix coast, and this tour provides the option to see them on board a specially designed cruise ship. A naturalist guide will introduce you to the environment and describe the habits of the different species found in the St. Lawrence Estuary. Some of the marine mammals, great whales, and cetaceans you can expect to see in the krill-rich waters are belugas, minkes, and the mighty blue. Schedule of the day: 9:00 am: Departure from Place d'Armes by bus 10:30 am: Stop at Economusée Laiterie Charlevoix 1:30 pm: Whale Watching cruise 4:45 pm: Departure from Baie-Sainte Catherine to Quebec city 8:00 pm: Arrival at Place d'Armes

$53.46 Tours & Sightseeing

Photo tour and workshop on Ile d'Orleans

Only 15min from Quebec City, Ile d'Orleans is waiting for you with romantic landscapes and its unique peaceful atmosphere. Meet your guide, a professional photographer, living on the island, at the Motel Ile d'Orleans, close to the island's bridge. Before you head out in the fascinating surroundings, get a short introduction and set up your private equipment together with the photographer.   Now it's time to follow your guide around Ile d'Orleans. In your car, go from spot to spot and catch the best perspectives! From the majestic Saint-Lawrence-River's shores to the calm mountains of Charlevoix and the peaceful architecture from the beginning of French colonization, the island offers everything a passionate photographer is looking for! Discover this unique environment beside your guide, who lives on Ile d'Orleans for many years and take advantige of his professionnal knowledge to widen your own photographer skills.  

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