Tourisme Charlevoix

Observatoire astronomique de Charlevoix

About

The only astronomical observatory open to the general public in the region offers activities every evening of the summer. Discovery of astronomy takes place inside at a fixed hour, followed by observations of the starry sky with a telescope if the sky permits.

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Description

Observatoire astronomique de Charlevoix

  • About the establishment

    • Access for mobility challenged people
    • Welcom cyclists
  • Services & equipments

    • Air conditioned (shared areas)
    • Belvedere
    • View on the river
    • Souvenir shop
    • Nearby parking
    • Free outdoor parking
    • Bus parking

Activities

  • Located in an exceptional heritage building with a spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River, it is the region’s only astronomy observatory open to the public. Activities are organized by le Centre d’études collégiales en Charlevoix (Cégep), in partnership with the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu and Le Casino de Charlevoix. The observatory hosts an interactive introductory presentation on astronomy with superb photographs, in the multimedia room. When skies are clear, we help you discover the moment’s most beautiful celestial objects with your own eyes. All day long, the observatory also offers observation of the Sun through an adapted telescope.

  • Located in an exceptional heritage building with a spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River, it is the region’s only astronomy observatory open to the public. Activities are organized by le Centre d’études collégiales en Charlevoix (Cégep), in partnership with the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu and Le Casino de Charlevoix. The observatory hosts an interactive introductory presentation on astronomy with superb photographs, in the multimedia room. When skies are clear, we help you discover the moment’s most beautiful celestial objects with your own eyes. All day long, the observatory also offers observation of the Sun through an adapted telescope.

Description

  • Features

    • Picnic area
    • Animation
    • Souvenir shop
    • Restrooms

Business

Special programs offered to corporate groups. Please contact us for planning your group!

  • Affiliated with a chain Fairmont hotels
  • Type of location Activities and attractions
  • Distance from the airport 11 km
  • Accessible via Train, Taxi, Car, Helicopter
  • Destinations close by Charlevoix, Québec
  • Customers served Group , Corporate
  • Jean-Michel Gastonguay (418) 633-2277

Services & equipments

  • About the establishment

    • Access for mobility challenged people
    • Welcom cyclists
  • Services & equipments

    • Air conditioned (shared areas)
    • Belvedere
    • View on the river
    • Souvenir shop
    • Nearby parking
    • Free outdoor parking
    • Bus parking

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Prizes & awards

Price
Grands prix du tourisme québécois 2012
Prix "L'innovateur" au gala de la Chambre de commerce de Charlevoix 2016

Reviews from visitors

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  • j ai vue 2 sortes de baleine

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2018-08-28
    Danie D, Vercheres, Canada

    i saw 2 differents kind of whales from this point of vue. the view is wonderful. we also did the whales boat it was great

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  • Saturn is the "star" of the show.

    4 on 5 stars Notice written on 2018-07-22
    M7882EVjamesh, Montreal, Canada

    As Mars was passing very close to earth we decided to head to this observatory in the early evening an sat through a one hour presentation with a small group of people. By the time it was over it...

    Read more in the opinion of Saturn is the "star" of the show.
  • A must see..

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2016-07-25
    640christenal, Centreville

    It was so delightful to stop and overlook a breathtaking view; easy walking ; nice place to have a picnic; great for young and old next to golf course and not far from the Fairmont... great...

    Read more in the opinion of A must see..

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Contact informations

595, Côte Bellevue
Pointe-au-Pic (QC)  G5A 3B2

  418 324-4522
  info@astronomiecharlevoix.org

Schedule

Ouvert en saison

First half of summer

From 23 June to 31 July

  • 18:30 to 00:00 - Monday
  • 18:30 to 00:00 - Tuesday
  • 18:30 to 00:00 - Wednesday
  • 18:30 to 00:00 - Thursday
  • 18:30 to 00:00 - Friday
  • 18:30 to 00:00 - Saturday
  • 18:30 to 00:00 - Sunday

Second half of summer

From 1 August to 4 September

  • 17:30 to 23:00 - Monday
  • 17:30 to 23:00 - Tuesday
  • 17:30 to 23:00 - Wednesday
  • 17:30 to 23:00 - Thursday
  • 17:30 to 23:00 - Friday
  • 17:30 to 23:00 - Saturday
  • 17:30 to 23:00 - Sunday

Payment

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  • Cash
  • Debit card

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