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La Malbaie

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La Malbaie (pop 8860) is a small city in Charlevoix, on the north shore of Quebec's St. Lawrence River.

Understand[edit]

In 1608, Samuel de Champlain denounced this location as Malle Baye (the bad bay) upon finding no suitable anchorage for his ships. It didn't help that the bay was dry at low tide. The region where the Malbaie River meets the St. Lawrence has been a travel destination since 1760, an era when Scottish feudal lords John Nairne and Malcolm Fraser owned much of the area's land. In summer 2018, La Malbaie is scheduled to host Prime Minister Trudeau and world leaders at the G7 Summit.

Get in[edit]

La Malbaie is 150km downriver (east) of Québec City on Route 138, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River.

Get around[edit]

Map of La Malbaie

See[edit]

  • 1 Forge-menuiserie Cauchon, 323, chemin de la Vallée, +1 418-665-2160. 10AM-5PM daily (Jun-Oct). Working forge with guided tours, picnic area on Malbaie River, manufactured pieces from the forge for sale. $6, $4/kids (10-18).
  • 2 Musée de Charlevoix, 10 chemin du Havre, +1 418-665-4411, fax: +1 418-665-4560. Folk art, regional history and culture. $7.

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Sleep[edit]

  • Chez Truchon, 1065, rue Richelieu, +1 418-665-4622, toll-free: +1-888-662-4622, fax: +1 418-665-7833. 1901 inn and French-style bistro $135-170 rooms (high season), $20 Sunday brunch, $60 table d'hôte.
  • Manoir Charlevoix, 1030, ch du Golf, +1 418-665-4413, toll-free: +1-855-363-4413, fax: +1 418-665-7188. Eight room 19th-century inn, breakfast and wi-fi included. Restaurant Le Graal bistro and dining room. $150.
  • 1 Manoir Richelieu, 181, rue Richelieu (Pointe-au-Pic), +1 418-665-3703, toll-free: +1-866-540-4464, fax: +1 418-665-7736. A grand old hotel built 1929 to replace an 1899 hotel destroyed by fire. Moments Spa, restaurants, sports centre, 27-hole golf course, direct access to snowmobile trails. Horse-drawn carriage tours ($7-15, depending on length) run here on weekends. A $20/day resort fee covers mini-golf, badminton, tennis, beach volleyball, cycling, fishing and skating. In 2018, this hotel will host the 44th G7 summit. Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu on Wikipedia Manoir Richelieu (Q3286125) on Wikidata
  • Petit Manoir du Casino, 525, Chemin des Falaises, +1 418-665-0000, toll-free: +1-800-618-2112. Hotel with 67 rooms, 2 spas, restaurant. Pavilions (78 studios overlooking the St. Lawrence on Pointe-au-Pic cliff at 75, rue des Villas) with electric fireplace, kitchenette, therapeutic bath, A/C, wi-fi, balcony. $140.

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St-Joseph-de-la-Rive[edit]

Between Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie on Route 362, near Les Éboulements. Approximately 35km upriver from La Malbaie.

Go next[edit]

Routes through La Malbaie
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