Discover the flavours, culture and events of Saint-Hyacinthe

Destinations to explore, August 8, 2022 2022-08-08
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Saint-Hyacinthe and its surrounding area, in the Montérégie region, is a place that offers visitors a variety of gourmet stores, foods from local producers, activities for a special contact with nature and a downtown area with European flair for culture and entertainment. Discover the pleasure of tasting, smelling, admiring, celebrating and sharing with passionate tourism partners and welcoming people. To plan a getaway or to make sure you don't miss out on any of the activities going on, stop by the Saint-Hyacinthe Tourist Information Office. Did you know that there is a shop there with about 50 products from 13 regional producers?

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Local flavours

Meet the 42 producers and food processors in the region who open their doors to the public either through a visit, pick-your-own fruit or vegetable activity, or a kiosk or gourmet store. There is no shortage of choice (fruits, vegetables, meats, products, local beverages, beer and wine). Some must-sees: 1555 Marché Public; La Rabouillère farm; Station Agro-Biotech; Le Bilboquet microbrewery; Distillerie Noroi, for its Atypique line of non-alcoholic beverages; Le Cactus Fleuri, the largest cactus producer in Quebec; and La Fille du Roy farm.

Activities that celebrate nature

Plan a visit to the Jardin Daniel A. Séguin, a magnificent garden with an educational, cultural and tourist vocation, covering 4.5 hectares that has been open to the public for over 25 years. A teaching garden of the Institut de technologie agroalimentaire du Québec, it is recognized for having the largest collection of annuals in Quebec. You will be charmed by the maturity and great diversity of the 24 themed gardens as well as the themed events.

Chouette à voir! This is your opportunity to discover the fascinating world of owls and birds of prey by visiting the rehabilitation aviaries, walking the trails in the forest and attending the bird presentations.

Take a break at Parc Les Salines where you can walk or bike on the trails or enjoy the facilities (a cottage with services, water games and a playground and picnic area).

Get out your clubs and head for one of the three golf courses or get on your bike and discover La Maskoutaine: four road circuits crossing the 17 municipalities of the area, for a total of 403 km of shared and signposted bicycle paths. Take advantage of these routes to admire the vast expanses of crops, the valleys of the Yamaska River, the Montérégiennes hills and rich building heritage.

Events, culture and heritage

Participate in more than twenty festivals! ORANGE is back for a 7th edition under the theme "cultivating humility" (until September 11, 2022, simultaneously at Expression, the Centre d’exposition Saint-Hyacinthe and at the Jardin Daniel A. Séguin). Attend more than forty outdoor shows, including the Beaux Mardis de Casimir in downtown Saint-Hyacinthe (40th season, Tuesday nights until August 16). As a new feature, the Centre d'histoire de Saint-Hyacinthe offers two walking tours with commentary. These tours are led by a costumed guide and offered twice a week (until September 4).

Photo credit: Centre-ville de St-Hyacinthe

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