The Capitale-Nationale region, which includes Charlevoix, is known worldwide for its activities and its tourist, cultural and historical attractions. It features a full complement of museums, monuments and historical sites. Québec’s Battlefields Park is definitely a place to visit given the events that happened there. This site, unique in the world due to its size, location, historical role and beauty, includes the Plains of Abraham and Des Braves Park.
The Capitale-Nationale region is also teeming with religious sites included in many places of worship or with a religious vocation. City tours and guided tours are another colourful way to discover the Capitale-Nationale region, either on foot or by bus.
A number of festivals and events enliven the region, during both the summer and winter months, including the Festival d’été de Québec (summer music festival), the Québec Winter Carnival, the Carrefour international de théâtre (international theatre festival), the Tournoi international de hockey pee-wee de Québec (youth hockey tournament) and the Domaine Forget International Festival.
Meanwhile, the beautiful Charlevoix tourist region offers landscapes that wed mountains and the sea and it attracts nature lovers and outdoors enthusiasts every season of the year.
Moreover, culture is an important economic pillar of the Capitale-Nationale region, particularly of Québec. The constantly renewed dynamism of artists, artisans and cultural workers and the omnipresent heritage in the region make it an important place of artistic creation in a number of areas. It should be noted that Québec has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1985.