Charlevoix and the 2018 G7 Summit
Canada welcomed G7 Leaders to the beautiful Charlevoix region from June 8-9, 2018. Quebec’s Charlevoix region symbolizes some of the best that Canada has to offer, from its stunning natural beauty, energetic business environment, and the generous hospitality of its people.
History of Charlevoix
As early as the 1800s, La Malbaie’s inhabitants welcomed excursionists coming to enjoy the region’s hospitality, the sun and the river’s salted water.
One of the renowned excursionists, US President William Howard Taft (1909-1913) said that the air of La Malbaie’s Murray Bay was “intoxicating like champagne without the next day’s hangover”.
The G7 Summit is an opportunity to ensure that the historical presence of four Indigenous communities on the La Malbaie territory is respected. The Innu from the Innue Essipit First Nation (Essipit), the Pekuakamiulnuatsh First Nation (Mashteuiatsh) and the Pessamit Innue First Nation (Betsiamites), as well as the Huron from the Huron-Wendat Nation (Wendake), have lived on this territory for generations.
What to expect?
A long standing gastronomic creativity: producers, artisans and chefs work together to highlight the region’s wealth. On the Flavour Trail, taste the authenticity of these products, a true signature to the finest regional tables.
Experience the Charlevoix art scene: Charlevoix is highly regarded by artists from all disciplines. Painters were the first in the 20th century to pay tribute to these spectacular landscapes. Today, Baie-Saint-Paul is famous for having the most art galleries per capita in Canada.
Charlevoix’s rich history and spectacular natural setting energized the G7 Leaders’ discussions to build consensus on some of the most pressing global issues.
Holding the G7 Summit in Charlevoix creates a unique opportunity to showcase the Innu and Huron‑Wendat First Nations, which are located in Quebec and have very close ties with the region. Watch this video to learn more about the Huron‑Wendat Nation. In this video, you can also hear young Innu from the North Shore (in French only), sharing their opinions of the G7 Summit in their own language.