A favorite of tourists, La Malbaie’s calm, beauty and fresh air have drawn North America’s high society for more than 200 years. Pointe-au-Pic was the first resort area in Canada. The prestigious Manoir Richelieu built in the early 20th century when the great white ships docked in Charlevoix sitting high above the St. Lawrence and next to the Casino de Charlevoix (“Charlevoix Casino”) is a must see. The Musée de Charlevoix in picturesque Havre de Pointe-au-Pic is dedicated to folk art and is considered to be the leading museum of its kind in Québec.
La Malbaie merging with the nearby municipalities of Rivière-Malbaie (home to the Mont Grand Fonds ski centre), Sainte-Agnès, Cap-à-l’Aigle and Saint-Fidèle, has seen its population grow considerably. Cap-à-l’Aigle and Saint-Fidèle offer breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River. Sainte-Agnès and its surrounding area, gateway to Charlevoix’s backcountry, unfurl between hill and dale and boast an average altitude of 450 metres.