September 28, 2020

A Region to Discover: Chaudière-Appalaches

The Chaudière-Appalaches region is located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence river. It covers an area of 15,074 km2 and had a population of 428,618 residents in 2019.

Source : Institut de la statistique du Québec[AD1] 

The region is particularly dynamic and the economy is doing well. Moreover, the job market is very favourable with an employment rate of 64.8 per cent, which is higher than that of Quebec as a whole. 

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Overview of the region

The Chaudière-Appalaches region owes its name to the Chaudière River, which runs through the region, and to the Appalachian Mountains that dot the region’s landscape to the south.

This region has undeniable assets that could easily entice you. Its geographic location is certainly a key factor, allowing you to be close to Estrie, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Centre-du-Québec and Capitale-Nationale, in addition to the state of Maine.

Tourist attractions in the region

The Chaudière-Appalaches region is criss-crossed by magnificent valleys over the 200 kilometers along the St. Lawrence River, all of which are divided into long agricultural zones. In addition to offering dazzling views of Quebec City and the Château Frontenac, this region is full of activities and attractions, all of which change with the seasons, as does its majestic scenery.

Miller Zoo

Featured on the French-language reality TV show "Un zoo pas comme les autres", the Miller Zoo is more than a zoo because of its educational vocation and its wildlife rehabilitation site. As visitors walk along its hiking trails, they can admire the 150 residents, from 60 different species, in their natural habitat. It is even possible to feed them. Patof the raccoon, Shanghai the lion and Alfred the moose, to name but a few, are sure to charm young and old visitors alike!


History buffs and novices alike will be won over by Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site. Located in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, this island was the gateway for millions of immigrants to Canada who had to stop at its quarantine station before achieving their dream of a better future. Visitors can explore the wealth of Irish heritage on the island. Moving stories and magnificent landscapes await visitors, who will not soon forget this moving experience.

Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière

For an escape to nature and the great outdoors, Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière is the place to go. Its immense park/garden, made up of century-old trees, dazzling flowers, gardens and a beach where you can collect treasures from the St. Lawrence River, make this historic site a haven of peace and tranquility. The manor house also hosts permanent exhibitions where you can learn more about the seigneurial Joly-De Lotbinière family.

Musée maritime du Québec – Capitaine J. E. Bernier

Located in the municipality of L’Islet, the Musée maritime du Québec allows visitors to discover and experience the daily life of sailors. This natural site on the shores of the St. Lawrence River gives visitors the opportunity to admire the three impressive museum ships, the permanent exhibits, the room with more than 200 scale models of boats that have marked history, and one of the richest collections of artifacts and ancient documents related to the maritime heritage of Quebec and Canada. The varied program of activities will appeal to both young and old.

The real estate market in the Chaudière-Appalaches region

Statistics for August 2020

The residential real estate market in the Chaudière-Appalaches region registered a significant increase in sales in August, jumping by 38 per cent compared to August of 2019.The median price of single-family homes increased compared to August of last year, rising by 10 per cent to reach $208,300. Finally, the number of active listings fell by 27 per cent and new listings by 1 per cent compared to August of 2019.

Zooming in on Lévis

With 159 transactions, the city of Lévis registered the largest increase in residential sales in August, as transactions jumped by 39 per cent compared to August of last year. The median price of single-family homes stood at $250,000 in August, an increase of 2 per cent compared to the same month last year. In terms of supply, the number of active residential listings fell by 31 per cent in August.                                    

Residential real estate market statistics for the Chaudière-Appalachesregion based on data from the real estate brokers’ Centris provincial database.

Statistics for the second quarter of 2020

In the second quarter of 2020, residential sales in the Chaudière-Appalaches region decreased by 7 per cent. This slowdown can be attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, which put the resale market on hold. The number of new properties for sale fell sharply by 44 per cent (1,148 properties), while active listings dropped by 19 per cent.In terms of prices, the median price of single-family homes stood at $187,500, a 7 per cent increase compared to the second quarter of 2019. For more second-quarter real estate statistics for the Chaudière-Appalaches region, click here.

Are you thinking of buying or selling a property in the Chaudière-Appalaches region? See the properties for sale and contact a real estate broker.

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