Brimming with military, patriotic and Amerindian anecdotes, this route also makes room for art and nature.

Close to Montréal, this route is an utter delight. Rich in heritage, the Montérégie region also appeals to outdoor enthusiasts. The Richelieu River crosses the area, which boasts forts and museums, and is home to two UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves.

230 km

The Richelieu Route can be travelled by car, motorcycle or bike. The region’s Richelieu River, landscapes and heritage tell the story of Québec’s history.

Days
4
Destination
1
Activities
9

Regions

Montérégie
Day 1

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Military history at Fort Saint-Jean Museum

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Nestled next to the Richelieu River, the Fort Saint-Jean Museum presents 350 years of military history through maps, models, uniforms, weapons and artifacts. Make the most of your visit with a guide or audioguide.

Day 2

Life of soldiers and Indigenous culture

La Maison amérindienne

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La Maison amérindienne is the perfect spot to learn about First Nations people through a variety of exhibitions and activities. The De l’eau... à la bouche exhibition highlights maple products. Care for a taste?

Day 3

On the Patriots' route

Le Musée des beaux-arts de Mont-Saint-Hilaire

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Spend a cultural morning at the Musée des beaux-arts de Mont-Saint-Hilaire and discover the creative talent of artists from the region, elsewhere in Québec and abroad. The Montérégie region boasts the highest concentration of artists in the province.

La Maison nationale des Patriotes

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In the afternoon, visit Maison nationale des Patriotes and jump to the 1800s, to the heart of the patriot movement. Costumed guides explain the social, economic and political context of the events of 1837-1838.

Statera – L’archipel fabuleux

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Cap off the day by diving into the immersive world of Statera – L’archipel fabuleux, a three-part, multimedia experience: a cruise, an interactive pathway and 360° projections. A fun and bright adventure. Magical!

Day 4

Sorel and its magnificent islands

This museum is dedicated to the Lac-Saint-Pierre Biosphere Reserve. It bears witness to the region’s human, social and cultural activities. Make the most of your visit by taking a boat excursion and visiting the various exhibitions.

Tour of Sorel islands with Randonnée nature

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The Richelieu Route ends with a tour of the Sorel islands, in the Lac-Saint-Pierre Biosphere Reserve, aboard the Randonnée nature cruise boat. The wildlife in this area is truly impressive.

Plan your getaway

Customize your trip

Whether you're travelling with family, friends, as a couple or by yourself with your pet, we have a few suggestions for you.

Where to sleep

Find the perfect accommodation for you, whether in town or in nature. A classification program indicates the level of comfort, service and safety.

Festivals and events

We enjoy a good time. Whether it's large cultural or sports events, city celebrations or charming village gatherings, we're always ready to have fun!