Tourisme Charlevoix

Observatoire de l’Astroblème de Charlevoix

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The Observatoire de l'Astroblème de Charlevoix is the only interpretation center dedicated to the famous meteoritic origin of the region. A scientific animator will guide you through an interactive experience, dotted with several spectacular samples of impactites from Charlevoix, with a superb 3D scale model of the region. We also own some meteorites that you will even take in your hands! A must for understanding the genesis of Charlevoix.
We also offer you the opportunity to go and discover some geological attractions of the area with a guide, or using your smartphone. Download the "Parcours géologique de Charlevoix" app turn the location service on and we wish you to have great discoveries !

Activities

  • The Observatoire de l'Astroblème de Charlevoix is the only inerpretation centre of the region's famous meteorite origin. An expert guide wil take you trough an interactive visit strewn with spectacular samples of Charlevoix impactites. On display also meteorites that you will be able to take into your hands! A must-live experience to better understand Charlevoix's genesis.

  • 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.

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Business

Not all congresses are held in an ancient meteorite impact crater ! We will be happy to offer you an activity adapted to your needs, and allow your group to realise the cataclysm that gave birth to our region!

  • Type of location Activities and attractions
  • Accessible via Train, Bus, Taxi, Car, Helicopter
  • Destinations close by Charlevoix, Québec
  • Customers served Group , Corporate

Activities

  • The Observatoire de l'Astroblème de Charlevoix is the only inerpretation centre of the region's famous meteorite origin. An expert guide wil take you trough an interactive visit strewn with spectacular samples of Charlevoix impactites. On display also meteorites that you will be able to take into your hands! A must-live experience to better understand Charlevoix's genesis.

  • 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.

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  • 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..
  • Fantastic learning experience!

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2015-08-01
    fdwboucher, Quebec, Canada

    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit there. We were treated to an excellent conference on exoplanets, given by a smart young woman, passionate for astronomy. We then went out to observe the skies through...

    Read more in the opinion of Fantastic learning experience!
  • An Excellent Experience

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2013-08-28
    Trail_B-ers, Kingston, Canada

    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here and would highly recommend a visit if you're interested in learning anything about earth and space. The nearby Fairmont had suggested this experience and noted...

    Read more in the opinion of An Excellent Experience

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Contact informations

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

  418 324-4522
  info@astroblemecharlevoix.org

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Schedule

From 24 June to 4 September

  • 10:00 to 17:00 - Monday
  • 10:00 to 17:00 - Tuesday
  • 10:00 to 17:00 - Wednesday
  • 10:00 to 17:00 - Thursday
  • 10:00 to 17:00 - Friday
  • 10:00 to 17:00 - Saturday
  • 10:00 to 17:00 - Sunday

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