A proud member of the Most Beautiful Villages of Québec association, Tadoussac is known around the world as a prime whale-watching location. The best way to visit this charming village is to stroll along its network of paths, admiring the scenery and the occasional whale feeding only a few metres off shore. The surrounding dunes are home to over 80 species of birds and constitute one of the best birdwatching sites in North America. History buffs will get a thrill from the replica of the first New France fur trading post and the oldest wooden chapel in Canada. Tadoussac hosts a number of events every year: the Song Festival, the Happening de peinture (painting event) and the Migratory Bird Festival. And there's more: shows, street performers, crafts, shopping, beaches, a marina, sea kayaking, a golf course that's over 100 years old and the first beach library in Québec.