Map of Cornwall city area. Detailed map of the highway and roads of Cornwall (Seaway Valley and the Suroit)

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Map of Cornwall city area. Detailed map of the highway and roads of Cornwall (Seaway Valley and the Suroit)

Seaway Valley and the Suroit

Shaped by a Scottish pioneer influence, the Seaway valley surrounding Cornwall provides visitors with a veritable feast for the eyes, ears, and palate: lush, rolling countryside, raging rivers, quaint shops, heritage homes, galleries, and museums, plus a myriad of festivals and special events. The Suroit (French for a southwesterly wind) region encompasses the southwest part of Quebec's Monteregie region and has something for every interest. Cyclists can ride signposted trails along the Beauharnois Canal or the Soulanges Canal. The numerous vineyards, mead factories, and sugar shacks in the region are an open invitation to connoisseurs to savor delicious produce to their heart's content. Finally, the SuroTt's churches, mansions, historical sites, and museums beckon history devotees to discover a fascinating past where First Nation, French, and Scottish roots are intimately entwined.

Alexandria [B2]

Founded in 1806, Alexandria boasts a rich blend of Scottish and French cultures. The impressive St. Finnan's Cathedral on the corner of St. Paul and Bishop streets celebrated its first mass on Christmas Day 1832. Lively special events maintain the joie de vivre of the town's French legacy.

Cornwall [E2] One of Canada's oldest permanent settlements (1784) with a loyalist heritage preserved in museums such as Cornwall's Historical Archives, a must-see for genealogists. Walking and cycling enthusiasts will delight in the 45 km of recreational pathways along the shores of the St. Lawrence River.

Coteau-du-Lac [B5]

At first a portage for nomadic Native Peoples, Coteau-du-Lac was the site of the first lock canal built in North America, constructed by the British in 1779-80. At the Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site, you can explore the remains of ancient boats and a replica of the octagonal blockhouse that once stood on Coteau-du-Lac's shores.

Maxville [B1]

Home of the g largest  Highland Games in North America, Maxville draws thousands of spectators from around the world every August to its Glengarry Highland Games and the North American Pipe Championships. Wander the village shops for attractive Scottish imports, jewelry, and accessories year-round.

Rigaud [A5] Called Quebec's Capital of Ornithology, Rigaud offers several bird-watehing circuits on and around Mont Rigaud. While there, visit the famous Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Sanctuary, where people have meditated for over 125 years, and take in the breathtaking view.

Saint-Timothee [B6]

Saint-Timothee's beautiful islands stretch for more than 15 km along the St. Lawrence River. Its regional park, known as "Quebec's Southern Islands," offers sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and hiking trails.

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield [C6]

Steeped in history and culture, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield features the neo-Gothic Sainte-Cecile Basilica and the old Beauharnois Canal. At Hubert Sauve Farm, the entire family can have fun picking various berries and fruit.

WlLLIAMSTOWN [D3]

The "Home of the oldest fair in Ontario" is also the site of many other attractions, such as the distinctive Bethune Thompson House, an early settler's residence (c. 1780) that was home to Rev. John Bethune, first Presbyterian minister in Upper Canada, and the Manor House (c. 1792), one of the oldest Georgian-style log homes in Ontario.

ATTRACTIONS

ALEXANDRIA

St. Finnan's Cathedral The Priest's Mill

CORNWALL

Historical Archives Cornwall Regional

Art Gallery Giroux Flea Market Community Museum (The Wood House)

CORNWALL ISLAND

Native North American Travelling College Museum

MAXVILLE

Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame

RIGAUD

Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes

Sanctuary Sucrerie de la Montagne (sugar shack) Autumn Festival

SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD

Beauharnois Canal Sainte-Cecile Basilica Delpha-Sauve Park La Petite Grange Chocolate Et Pastry

Shoppe Hubert Sauve Farm

WlLLIAMSTOWN

The Manor House Bethune Thompson House Nor'westers and Loyalists Museum

 

Map of Cornwall city area. Detailed map of the highway and roads of Cornwall (Seaway Valley and the Suroit)