Known for its gourmet downtown venues,
cultural heritage and green spaces – not to mention its can’t-miss
poutine festival – Drummondville
is an ideal place to visit with family or friends. Here are a few
suggestions to make the most of your visit this summer!
Québécois d’Antan is a large open-air theatre offering unique
opportunities to travel back in time and get a glimpse of how
Quebec’s ancestors used to live. This summer, a great upheaval
awaits the villagers embodied by dozens of experienced actors.
You’ll have a front-row seat to the unveiling of new technologies
from the “big city” that will turn the daily lives of this small
picturesque village upside down. With over 10.5 million dollars
invested until 2025, the Village and its creative partner Moment
Factory will plunge you into an incredible adventure filled with
magic. Families looking for a fun activity and history buffs alike
will be delighted!
à parc waterfront circuit (website available in French only) is Drummondville’s hub for outdoor
activities along both banks of Saint-François River. This circuit
has no less than 14 interconnected parks covering over 20
kilometres. From the heart of the city to the countryside, you’ll
stumble upon municipal parks, a magnificent riverfront boardwalk,
nautical centres, forests and the majestic Parc régional de la Forêt
Drummond. Visitors can also enjoy many activities: picnics, play
modules, boat rides, hiking, swimming, water games, fishing, water
equipment rentals and even a beach! Whether by boat, by bike or
simply on foot, there’s no shortage of ways to see some of the
region’s most beautiful views and admire its wildlife.
Summer theatre is a long-standing seasonal
tradition in Quebec, and Drummondville is keeping up with it!
Throughout summer, the Maison des arts Desjardins Drummondville will
present a play called “Le
père Noël est une ordure” (show and website in French only),
directed by André Robitaille and starring a host of local stage
actors, at its summer theatre. The audience will be treated to a new
rendition of this classic piece of French comedy following the
misadventures of a group of volunteers on a Christmas night when
nothing goes quite right. Be quick to book your tickets, as last
summer’s play, Le dîner de cons, sold out well before