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The Charlevoix region, located in Quebecmarker, includes parts of the north shore of the Saint Lawrence Rivermarker and the Laurentian Mountainsmarker region of the Canadian Shield. This dramatic landscape includes rolling terrain, fjords, headlands and bays. For much of its history, Charlevoix was home to a thriving summer colony of wealthy Americans, including President William Howard Taft. The community of La Malbaiemarker was known as the first vacation spot in Canada. Scottish landowners Malcolm Fraser and John Nairn hosted visitors at their manors as early as 1760.

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Landscape just outside of Tadoussac

The topography of this region was dramatically altered by a meteorite impact that occurred 350 million years ago creating the Charlevoix cratermarker.
"The impact created the forty-mile-wide crater that is the heart of Quebec's Charlevoix region, ranging from just west of Baie-Saint-Paul to just east of La Malbaie.
Today, the area inside the crater is home to 90 percent of Charlevoix residents and is a very pastoral setting by comparison to what it could have been."

This area was subsequently reshaped by glaciation.

The Charlevoix region was designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1988.

There have been several major earthquakes in the region:

There were 8 earthquakes between magnitude 4 and 5 on the Richter scale between 1977 and 1997 in Charlevoix, with minimal damages

The region was named after Pierre François-Xavier de Charlevoix, a Frenchmarker Jesuit explorer and historian who travelled through this region in the 18th century.

The Charlevoix region includes the regional county municipalities of Charlevoix-Estmarker and Charlevoixmarker.

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