Between the majestic Saint Lawrence River and the craggy Laurentian Mountains lies the region of Charlevoix, Quebec. The region is dramatic. It’s part of the Canadian Shield, which is among the oldest rock formations on earth, moved around by volcanic action over millennia. It left the area with fertile soil, peaky hills, flooded basins, craters, rivers, lakes, the aforementioned Laurentian mountains, and much more. These days it’s also dotted with small farms, cottages, rolling hills, and artist hideaways. Best of all, it’s a 90-minute drive from Quebec City. See why I fell in love so fast.
All photos are the author’s.
Note: Jesse was a guest of Tourism Quebec.