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Activities in the area

In addition to its breathtaking landscapes, Charlevoix is brimming with unique natural attractions. Historic gardens, a maritime museum, an ecological centre, an old-fashioned paper mill, historic windmills, galleries, handcraft and pottery workshops, artist’s studios, and so much more.

Activities in the area

In addition to its breathtaking landscapes, Charlevoix is brimming with unique natural attractions. Historic gardens, a maritime museum, an ecological centre, an old-fashioned paper mill, historic windmills, galleries, handcraft and pottery workshops, artist’s studios, and so much more.

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In earning the title of UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in November 1988, the Charlevoix region became the world's first inhabited region to be honoured with this status. The region abounds with unique natural wonders, including the highest cliffs east of the Canadian Rockies—much to the delight of rock-climbing enthusiasts—as well as one of the world's most awe-inspiring fjords, the Saguenay.

Don't miss the activities, festivals and many events taking place in the region. See the calendar of events on Tourisme Charlevoix's website.

Sports and Leisure

Golf

The Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu Golf Club offers golfers a world-class, 27-hole course. The region is also home to other golf courses.

Whale Watching

Whales inhabit all the oceans of the world, but only in the St. Lawrence you can see such a wide variety of these great creatures and other smaller marine mammals. Cruises up the Saguenay or whale-watching cruises departing from the dock at Baie-Sainte-Catherine and Tadoussac.

Skiing

The Mont Grand-Fonds Ski Centre is located only 15 km (9.3 mi) from the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu.

Le Massif de Petite-Rivière-Saint-François is located 80 km (49.7 mi) from the hotel.

Outdoor activities

  • Rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing and hunting
  • Hiking

View all the outdoor activities available in the Charlevoix region.

 

Arts and Culture

Observatoire astronomique de Charlevoix

The Observatoire astronomique de Charlevoix will make you discover the night sky through the eye of their telescope as well the only scale model of the solar system in Canada.

The Charlevoix Art & Culture Circuit

Come and admire the arts of the Charlevoix region by following the Charlevoix Art & Culture Circuit and visiting art galleries and painters' workshops.

Charlevoix Museum

Discover the Musée de Charlevoix's collections and exhibitions where pages of history are presented and works by local and other Québec artists are exhibited.

Musée maritime de Charlevoix

Formerly a naval shipyard, the Musée maritime de Charlevoix now recounts local maritime history and gives visitors an opportunity to admire two magnificent schooners that witnessed the captivating era of coastal shipbuilding.

Papeterie Saint-Gilles — économusée du papier

Papeterie St-Gilles is a traditional papermaking workshop where visitors can see craftspeople producing fine cotton paper inlaid with regional leaves and flowers. This workshop, paper museum and store make up the first economuseum of paper in Canada.

Domaine Forget

For over 20 years, Domaine Forget, a renowned music and dance academy, has welcomed students from around the world who come to perfect their skills.

Gastronomy

Restaurants

Charlevoix is considered to be Quebec's gourmet region par excellence. Its culinary chefs and agricultural producers have designed superb menus that will satisfy the most discriminating palate.

See list of restaurants.

The Flavour Trail

The Flavour Trail is an original and delicious itinerary that includes regional producers and restaurants who gladly welcome visitors and enable them to discover the most exquisite local delicacies.

Spa and Relaxation

Amerispa Health and Beauty Centre

Amerispa Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu offers you a vast selection of health and beauty services. To relax during an hour break or indulge yourself in a complete day of pampering.

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