Its rich soil produces much of Québec’s food. Tasty stops along our Countryman’s Tour (Circuit du paysan) prove it.

Montérégie is the only Québec region with a Cider Route (Route des cidres)—not surprising given our number of apple trees—and it’s the birthplace of ice cider. Crossed by the Rivière Richelieu, our territory boasts a valley of forts and two biosphere reserves that are part of UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

How to get there

Distance between main cities

Montréal
40km
Québec
253km
Gatineau
237km

Did you know?

The region is named for its hills—montérégiennes or royal mountains in Latin (mons regius).

To be discovered absolutely

A hot-air balloon ride, an old-fashioned sugar shack, a spa at the foot of a mountain: there are many ways to enjoy the Montérégie region.

Hot-air balloon ride

Viewed from the sky, the Montérégie landscape may resemble a patchwork of fields and hills, sewn together with braids of rivers and adorned with forts jutting up like buttons.

Since 1984, when two hot-air balloon enthusiasts created a festival, the event has evolved into an international competition that doubles as a huge family outing. Many balloonists give visitors a chance to fulfill their dream of floating in the air. “Liftoff” is at 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., weather permitting, of course.

Hot-air balloon rides are offered in the summer and also in the winter... just bundle up!

The International Balloon Festival has had quite an effect on the people living in the region. Many have become amateur hot-air balloonists and it’s now possible to soar in the sky with them at any time of the year.

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This sugar shack serves up a true taste of Québec’s sugaring-off tradition. You’ll receive a friendly welcome year-round at this heritage site, with its rustic decor enhanced by the warmth of a stone fireplace. The traditional feast and other dishes taste like a bit of heaven! In the spring, top it all off with some delicious taffy made on snow!

You can spend the night in the middle of the woods, in a traditional log cabin.

For groups of 40 people or more, musicians can get us tapping our feet and dancing to traditional music. Rides in a horse-drawn sleigh or wagon are also offered year-round.

Strom spa in Mont-Saint-Hilaire

This magnificent spa sits at the foothills of Mont Saint-Hilaire on a site of exceptional natural beauty. You’ll feel totally at one with nature and its silence. The panoramic view of the mountain, outdoor swimming pool, baths, saunas, treatments and relaxation rooms all make this a unique destination in the region. It’s time to let go!

The spa is built in the heart of the Gault Nature Reserve.

The Nord restaurant’s gastronomic and creative boreal-inspired cuisine highlights local products and savours of the Montérégie area. The menu changes with the seasons, letting us discover the variety of flavours that nature offers us.

Explore Montérégie and its rich heritage

Montérégie is a part of our history and its farm lands feed us.

Four days of water-based fun in the Montérégie

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Culture and the outdoors in Montérégie

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