Planning a trip to the Montérégie region
this summer? The Haut-Richelieu
region is sure to surprise you and offer a change of scenery.
While boating and water sports enthusiasts take advantage of the
attractions around the Richelieu river and lake Champlain, nature,
outdoor and bicycle enthusiasts have a great time in the numerous
parks and bike paths. The Haut-Richelieu is also a place of culture,
events, heritage, vitality and rich discoveries. And to satisfy your
appetite, there’s nothing like the gourmet tours that make the
Haut-Richelieu an absolutely exquisite place.
The Haut-Richelieu is a great place for
boating, and you will definitely want to paddle on the Richelieu
River, take an electric boat or even sleep on the water... yes,
that’s right! Aloberge
and Flotel both offer one-of-a-kind floating accommodations! And if
you’re aching to go to the beach, head for Missisquoi Bay and Lake
Champlain in Venise-en-Québec for a refreshing day, or take a cruise!
Plenty of events
are happening in the Vieux-Saint-Jean area, from July 4 to August
28. There will be about fifty outdoor comedy, music, dance and even
improv shows. And don’t miss the return of the International
Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, the must-see hot
air balloon festival, from August 12 to 21, with performances from
Charlotte Cardin, Hubert Lenoir, Loud and many other artists.
The Haut-Richelieu charms foodies with
Routes, which allow you to discover delicious homegrown
products from vineyards, cheese factories, delicatessens and more.
Cycling enthusiasts will adore the region as well, thanks to cycling
routes that invite everyone from families to experienced
cyclists to explore at their own pace.
Visiting the Haut-Richelieu is also an
opportunity to reconnect with your inner child at Uplå,
a new Arbraska park with amazing trampolines at the foot of Mont
Saint-Grégoire. Another favourite of big and little kids everywhere
Safari. Climb aboard a new electric bush truck and head out on
a safari with an experienced guide: you'll learn everything there is
to know about the animals you'll see along the way!