Québec City to Charlevoix: Exploring the Saint Lawrence River
A scenic train ride along the Saint Lawrence River takes you from Québec City and its European charm and history to the pastoral paradise of Charlevoix where culinary arts are king.
Program No. 21845RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

From the European charm of Québec City to the natural wonders of Charlevoix, UNESCO has recognized both of these unique destinations for their historical and natural significance. Journey from one to the other by train along the majestic St. Lawrence River. Along the way, learn about Québec City’s Old Town, admire the cascades of Montgomery Falls and explore Charlevoix, a biosphere reserve and a center for culinary arts. Come aboard for a special opportunity to experience one of the most special corners of North America.
Activity Level
Walking up to two miles on uneven terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience the unique European charm of Québec City with visits to historic sites and museums.
  • Observe the great Saint Lawrence River by boat and learn about its importance, riches and challenges from a renowned biologist.
  • Explore the Charlevoix region with its fine art, music, cuisine and spectacular scenery and discover St-Jean-Port-Jolie, a town dedicated to fine sculpture.
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Andrée Girard
Andrée Girard has been an active figure on the arts scene in Québec and in Canada for over 25 years. She worked as a broadcaster for CBC radio and television before becoming programming director for CBC French radio’s Chaîne culturelle for several years. She was also a founding member and director of the Conseil québécois de la musique. Over the course of her career, she has been associated with the creation of the Opus Prize, as well as the development of the Canadian Conference of the Arts.
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