Charlevoix

For other places with the same name, see Charlevoix (disambiguation).

Charlevoix is an touristical and historic region in Quebec, Canada.

Regions

Cities

Other destinations

Understand

Covering 6000 square kilometers in the Canadian shield, Charlevoix has a magnificiant mountain scenery caused by a 15-billion-pound meteor 350 million years ago. The earliest vacationers came to Charlevoix as early as 1760.

Get in

By car

Baie St-Paul and La Malbaie are the major cities of this region. You get by car using the 138 highway. It is about 4 to 5 hours from Montreal and 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes from Quebec City.

By ferry

Rivière-du-Loup—Saint-Siméon, duration: 65 minutes, +1 418 638-2856 or +1 418 862-5094.

Baie-Sainte-Catherine—Tadoussac, duration: 8 minutes, free, +1 418 235-4395.

Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive—Isle-aux-Coudres, duration: 15 minutes, free, +1 418 438-2743.

By bus

Intercar, +1-888-861-4592 (toll free), offers the service from Montreal (Central station, Metro Berri-UQAM) and Quebec City (Gare du Palais, 320, rue Abraham-Martin) to Baie St-Paul and various cities in Charlevoix along the St-Lawrence River. Departs from Montreal : 6 AM, 11 AM, 2 PM from Saturday to Thursday; 6 AM, 9 AM, 1 PM, 2 PM on Fridays. 20% off for students. Reservations are mandatory for some cities. Schedules and stops: http://www.intercar.qc.ca/fr/02-01-15.html

Get around

The best way to go around in Charlevoix is by car. However, you can get to many locations by bus with Intercar (see above).

See

National parks

There are two national parks in this region:

Do

Buy

Eat

Sleep

Go next

The two regions to see after visiting Charlevoix are Quebec Region and Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean.

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