Map of Monteregie. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Monteregie with cities and towns

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Map of Monteregie. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Monteregie with cities and towns

The Monteregie

Just west of the Eastern Townships and south of Montreal, the Monteregie is renowned for its cultural distinctiveness and rich heritage. In fact, an historical tour of this region-starting with the lives of the Native Peoples and ending with the industrial era-covers some of the more pivotal events that helped create Canadian history. The region has more summer theaters, golf courses, and cycling networks than anywhere else in Quebec, plus many major festivals and the popular Pare Safari. The area is celebrated for its people's warmth and its outgoing character. Gourmet chefs, beekeepers, cider-makers, innkeepers, and craftspeople are just some of the friendly locals who will go out of their way to make your visit to the Monteregie memorable.

Chambly [A3-4] Nestled by the banks of the Richelieu River, Chambly provides a lovely setting for a leisurely stroll, with plenty of attractions for history buffs. Its past is intimately tied to its fort, built in 1665 by the French and occupied by British troops some 100 years later. Opened in 1843, its canal has nine locks, eight of which are still operated manually.

Dunham [D7] Remnants of the first township in Lower Canada are still visible in Dunham's pretty fieldstone homes. While you're sampling the vineyards and chatting with the local farmers, listen for the church bells: they peal for the grape harvest and pressing, and also signal the arrival of the apple harvest.

Granby [A7] Named after John Manners, the Marquis of Granby, who was granted a tract of land by King George III, Granby has much to explore: parks,sculptured fountains, town gardens, unique architecture, cycling trails, a world-class zoo, and enough festivals to keep visitors busy year-round.

Hemmingford [El-2]

Hemmingford is renowned for its many vineyards, cider factories, and Pare Safari, a zoological park that provides fun for the entire family. You can pet goats and fawns along the deer trail or feed all kinds of wild animals during the Serengeti car tour.

Lachine [A1] An early outpost in the fur trade, Lachine's strategic location along the St. Lawrence made it one of the economic engines of Montreal. Its famous canal, built in 1825 to bypass the Lachine Rapids and closed in 1959, is now a national historic site. The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site is just one of many museums in this vibrant city prized by cyclists for its tranquil paths along the canal.

Saint-Constant [A2] In the early 19th century, a rail bridge connected this town to Montreal. At Saint-Constant's Canadian Railway Museum, you can take a train or streetcar ride of days gone by.

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu [B4] Once a major port of commerce, Saint-Jean's old port is enriched by its beautiful Victorian architecture. A colorful hot-air balloon festival in August brings balloonists from around the world.

Saint-Paul-de-l'Ile-aux-Noix [D4] This island's name has an unusual story behind it: the annuity that Pierre Jourdanet, the first settler, had to pay to his seigneur, Pierre-Jacques Payan of Noyan, consisted of a bag of walnuts! The island's most popular attraction, Fort Lennox, is a fascinating glimpse of life in a 19th-century British garrison.

Sutton [D8] Sutton has a special European flair, with its elegant shops, charming country inns, Loyalist architecture, excellent restaurants, and magnificent Sutton Mountains in the background. Sutton's artisans, chefs, and craftspeople invite you to sample the wares from their shops, gardens, and kitchens.

ATTRACTIONS

CHAMBLY

Fort Chambly National Historic Site Historical Canal Chambly Cruises Fourquet Fourchette Brewery Et Interpretation

Centre St. Stephen's Anglican

Church (1820) Thomas-Whitehead Mansion (1815)

DUNHAM

Dunham Vineyards The Missisquoi Museum Les jardins a fleur d'eau (floral gardens)

GRANBY

Lac Boivin Nature Interpretation Centre

Estriade and Monteregiade Cycling Trails Haute-Yamaska Regional Park Fish-in-Town Park The Palace Theatre Town Gardens

HEMMINGFORD

Pare Safari La face cachee de la pomme (cider house) La cidrerie du Minot (cider house)

LACHINE

Lachine Canal Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site Bicycle Path Lachine Outdoor Sculpture Museum

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU

Haut-Richelieu Museum Richelieu Cruises Erabliere au Pain de sucre (sugar shack) Desourdy Art Gallery Hot-Air Balloon Festival (August)

SAINT-PAUL-DE-L'ILE-AUX-NOIX

Fort Lennox Lacolle River Blockhouse Et Interpretation Centre

 

Map of Monteregie. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Monteregie with cities and towns