Welcome to the Montérégie! Just a bridge away from Montreal, stretching south to the U.S. border, the Monteregie is an original and captivating region. Punctuated by hills, crisscrossed by the gentle flowing Rivière Richelieu and outlined by the banks of the St. Lawrence River, this strongly agricultural region offers a vast assortment of delicacies. Apple growers, vegetable farmers, chocolate makers, farmers and grape producers welcome tourists to come and sample their specialties. The Montérégie is the perfect place for relaxation and escape, with plenty of golf courses, five long intertwining cycling trails (500 km/800 mi.), hiking and cross-country ski trails, parks, theatres and antique shops. This region is really overflowing with history! For example, you can visit the Chambly Canal open to shipping since 1843, and where most of the locks still function manually. Fort Chambly, now a National Historic Site, was built in 1709 and was the site of various armed conflicts in the 17th and 18th centuries. Take an enchanting stroll through the Montérégie countryside! Designated by Unesco as a world biosphere reserve, the Centre de la Nature du Mont-Saint-Hilaire is home to 185 species of birds as well as many mammals and amphibians.
Founded in 1668, BOUCHERVILLE is one of the ten oldest cities in Quebec. Old Boucherville with its narrow streets, its patrimonial houses and its classified church is regarded as a jewel of Quebec's architectural heritage. Cycling buffs will find Boucherville's cycling network along the St.Lawrence and on the island absolutely irresistible. Located in the Montérégie region, near Montréal, SAINT-HYACINTHE and the surrounding area invite you to discover a perfect blend of town and country. Boasting all the infrastructures and all the services associated with the modern community, the city of Saint-Hyacinthe is a true living environment for everyone.
Discover the magic in Monteregie!