La Malbaie is a city in the province of Quebec, Canada. It is located in the regional county of Charlevoix-Est and, in turn, in the administrative region of the Capitale-Nationale. It is part of the electoral districts of Charlevoix at the provincial level and of Charlevoix-Montmorency at the federal level.
The development of tourism in this area is said to date back to 1760, when the Scottish feudal lords John Nairne and Malcolm Fraser began receiving visitors to the region at their estates. The Manoir Richelieu (currently serving as a hotel) and Casino de Charlevoix are both located in the neighbourhood and former municipality of Pointe-au-Pic.
In June 2018, La Malbaie hosted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and world leaders at the 44th G7 summit.
La Malbaie is located in the Charlevoix Seismic Zone, which is the most active seismic zone in Eastern Canada. La Malbaie is notable for having an extremely high seismic risk, although a significant earthquake has not occurred in the region recently.blog comments powered by Disqus