Charlevoix is a region in Quebec.
Breathtaking views at every turn 
With its majestic "seascapes" and "mountainscapes," Charlevoix will leave you spellbound. Feast your eyes upon the region's splendours: steep cliffs, exceptional parks, charming villages nestled against mountain slopes and the stately manoir. This enchanting spot has long inspired painters, poets, writers and musicians. Imagine the joy of heading out under an endless sky that extends from the waters of the St. Lawrence to discover the gastronomic delights to be found along the Route des saveurs (flavour trail). Enjoy a whale-watching excursion, take in a game of golf overlooking the river, visit art galleries, ski in stunning surroundings or try your luck at the casino! This magical region, home to Canada's earliest holiday resorts, is renowned for its hospitality and its numerous friendly inns.
Covering 6000 square kilometers in the Canadian shield, Charlevoix has a magnificiant mountain scenery caused by a 15-billion-pound meteor 350 million years ago. The earliest vacation visitors who came in Charlevoix are as far as 1760.
Baie St-Paul and La Malbaie are the major cities of this region. You get by car using the 138 highway. It is about 4 to 5 hours from Montreal and 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes from Quebec City.
Rivière-du-Loup—Saint-Siméon, duration: 65 minutes, (418) 638-2856 or (418) 862-5094.
Baie-Sainte-Catherine—Tadoussac, duration: 8 minutes, free, (418) 235-4395.
Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive—Isle-aux-Coudres, duration: 15 minutes, free, (418) 438-2743.
Intercar, 1-888-861-4592 (toll free), offers the service from Montreal (Central station, Metro Berri-UQAM) and Quebec City (Gare du Palais, 320, rue Abraham-Martin) to Baie St-Paul and various cities in Charlevoix along the St-Lawrence River. Departs from Montreal : 6 AM, 11 AM, 2 PM from Saturday to Thursday; 6 AM, 9 AM, 1 PM, 2 PM on Fridays. 20% off for students. Reservations are mandatory for some cities. Schedules and stops: http://www.intercar.qc.ca/fr/02-01-15.html
The best way to go around in Charlevoix is by car. However, you can get to many locations by bus with Intercar (see above).
There are two national parks in this region: