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La Malbaie is a municipality in the Charlevoix-Est Regional County Municipalitymarker in the province of Quebecmarker, Canadamarker, situated on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence Rivermarker, at the mouth of the Malbaie River.

The name La Malbaie, from the French for "bad bay", was given to this region by Champlain, when low tide left his ships high and dry in the bay. For a time, the village was named Murray Bay, after Britishmarker governor James Murray. The development of tourism in this area is said to date back to 1760, when the Scottishmarker seigneurs (John Nairne and Malcolm Fraser) began receiving visitors to the region at their manor.
The Fairmont Manoir Richelieu
The Manoir Richelieu hotel and Casino de Charlevoixmarker are both located in the city, in the former municipality of Pointe-au-Pic.

According to the Canada 2006 Census:
  • Population: 8,959
  • % Change (2001-2006): -2.0
  • Dwellings: 4,182
  • Area (km²): 459.34 km²
  • Density (persons per km²): 19.5


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