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All Aboard The Charlevoix Rail Cruise

Photo Credits : Morelli DesignerEarlier this week, the new pulled away from the platform at the base of the Montmorency Falls, just outside Quebec City. The train is part of a massive project in the Charlevoix spearheaded by Cirque du Soleil co-founder, Daniel Gauthier. Gauthier has been investing in the region since buying the Le Massif ski resort in 2002.

The train brings tourists the 140km distance from Quebec City to LaMalbaie along the St Lawrence River. There's lunch and dinner served aboard, prepared by the chefs at The Fairmont Manoir Richelieu.

Rachelle Solomon from CBC Radio's Breakaway in Quebec City spent the day aboard the new tourist train. And the first of her travelling partners was Frederic Gonzalo, a Vice President with Le Massif`s executive team. At their table, an interactive map on an iPad tracked the journey and highlighted different points of interest and historical facts about the region.

Let's join Rachelle's ride, already in progress!

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