A pine silhouetted against a dramatic sky just outside Pointe Fortune
    The Monteregie region wraps around the island of Montreal in the west and the south. (Map of Monteregie) Following the banks of the Ottawa River and the south shore of the Saint Lawrence, the region is a stones throw from this great city. A fertile area of the Saint-Lawrence lowlands, it's broken up by the presence of several obtrusive mountains that rise up out of nowhere from the valley's floor. Standing like sentinels they add a unique visual dimension to the region.

You can find splendid restaurants and country Inns throughout the area. The Willows Inn, in Hudson or the Auberge Aux P'tits Oignon outside Acton Vale are excellent examples.

 
The Sucrerie du la Montagne on Rigaud Mountain with its rustic charm and old world atmosphere has become a world class attraction which shouldn't be missed.

The regions apple orchards have been an agricultural mainstay for years. One of the important end products of course being cider.

 
A horse drawn wagon greets visitors arriving at the Sucrerie du la Montagne on Rigaud Mountain
 
A canoe sits poised and waiting on the Richelieu River
  The appearance in recent years of several vineries has added yet another reason to visit the region. Tours are available from both the cider producers and wineries, with the requisite tasting usually included in the package.

Monteregie has one of the best networks of bike paths you'll find anywhere. With over 550 kilometers you'll be hard pressed to cover every route. Several of the paths follow historically significant trails such as the tow path for the Chambly Canal.

 
Cross Country Skiing is well represented in the region, which also has several snow boarding hills. Hiking is another popular activity and the recently opened L'Escapade trail on Riguad Mountain serves as a hiking/equestrian trial in summer and an excellent nordic ski path in the winter. Mont Rigaud is also used by the climbing community, particularly for instruction, since the mountains single pitch can easily be top roped.

Mountain Biking can find some good single track in Ile Perrot on the power line trail and some great climbs and descents in the Hertford area. Mont Rigauds snow mobile trails provide another good opportunity for bikers in the summer.

If your looking to do some sea kayaking an excellent choice is the National Wildlife Area on Lake St. Francois particularly in the spring and fall when the bird migrations are under way. Another nice option is the area surrounding the beach at Saint-Zotique on the north shore of the St. Lawrence just east of the Ontario border. The I'lle de Boucherville Provincial Park, easily accessible from the La Fontaine Tunnel, will let you try out some "urban" kayaking in a pleasant natural setting.

Backcountry Activities:

  Canoeing
Cross Country Skiing
Cycling
Dog Sledding
Hiking
  Mountain Biking
Outdoor Stuff
Quebec Outdoor Links
Ski Hills
Snow Shoeing
 
Dog Sledding can be found at Les Forestier in Les Cedres. This center also has great cross country skiing and allows mountain bikes on some trails.

Neighboring Regions

Eastern Townships
Montreal & Laval
Laurentians

 

Visiting from outside Quebec: Quebecers have a unique place in Canada as one of the founding peoples. The interaction of the two cultures, while not always seamless, has contributed to a rich diversity and unique style found no where else in North America. Quebec's natural heritage, is only now being fully appreciate by the rest of the world. The Charlevoix, a world heritage site, the Gaspesie with the spectacular Chic Chocs, the Torngates of the North are just a few of the natural wonders of the province.
We have put together pointers to help make your visit to this unique province even more enjoyable.
 
Language /Culture
Festivals / Events
Restaurants
  Tipping / Gratuities
Accommodations
Sales Tax
 
Visiting from outside Canada: Depending on your country of origin you may have little to understand or adapt to when you visit Canada. On the other hand many of Canada's customs, its commerce and cultural may be vary new to some visitors. We have put together a list of helpful information to assist you in your planning and when you have reached your destination.
 
 

 
   
 
   
  Camping in Quebec
 
 
 
Ile de Boucherville Park - Cyclong and paddling the St. Lawrence Islands
   
 
 
Pointe Fortune The historic village of Pointe Fortune has a lot to offer nature lovers
   
 
 
Montreal & Laval
The city of festivals is surrounded by a broad outdoor playground.
   
 
 
The Eastern Townships - Montreal's outdoor playground and cottage country south.
   
 
 
The Laurentians Region Montreal's four season playground to the north
   
 
   
  Visiting Canada
  Visiting Quebec
   
  Accommodations
  Airports
  Buses
  Cities & Towns
  Driving Distances
  Ferries
  Maps
  Motorhomes
  Restaurants
  Road Conditions
  Road work
  RVs & Campers
  Weather
   
  Map of Monteregie
   
   
 
  Accommodations
  Attractions
  Bars & Nightlife
  Beaches
  Campgrounds
  Chamber of Com.
  Cider Houses
  Cities & Towns
  Culture
  Events
  Festivals
  Food
  Gastronomy
  Historic Sites
  Maps
  Marinas
  Regions
  Restaurants
  Spas & Gyms
  Sugar Shacks
  Weather
  Wineries
  Yacht Clubs
 
   
 
   
  Lakes
  Mountains
  Nature
  Parks
  Rivers
  Wildlife Areas
   
   
 
  Clubs
  Outdoor Centers
  Retailers
  RV Camping 
   
   
 
  Canoeing
  Cross Country Skiing
  Cycling
  Dog Sledding
  Hiking
  Mountain Biking
  Outdoor Stuff
  Quebec Outdoor Links
  Ski Hills
  Snow Shoeing
   
~All web site contents copyright 1995-2004 by White Cat Media
~

 

Click on the logo if you have arrived at this page directly from a search engine
and/or you don't see the black navigation bar on the left