Magnificently located on the plains of the St.
is a place that charms and amazes
onlookers. Proud to be home to the UNESCO Lake Saint-Pierre
Biosphere Reserve, this area boasts beautiful scenery, rich nature
and warm-hearted people. Grab your bike and let the roads guide
you to fantastic hidden treasures.
Nicolet-Yamaska has four main country roads for
cycling that total 70 km (43 mi.) and splendid rivers, making it
ideal for cyclists wanting to admire the landscapes. The region
provides useful amenities for cyclists, a river shuttle and a
dozen parking lots where cyclists can leave their cars during
one-day trips. Make the most of your stay by booking at Hotel
Montfort Nicolet; after a day on the road there’s nothing better
than retreating to a comfortable room or treating yourself to
ultimate relaxation at the freshly renovated Les Centciels urban
spa. A bit of pampering after a long bike ride should be just what
At the heart
Anyone who loves the outdoors and
as-far-as-the-eye-can-see nature will be thrilled to explore the
Anse-du-Port ecological park. It’s a great place to view the
sunset on Lake Saint-Pierre and excellent for wildlife-watching.
Be sure to bring binoculars; there are many beautiful species of
water birds that call this park home. You’ll also find many parks
and wooded areas perfect for a forest hike, not to mention several
lakes, bridges and footbridges at the heart of wonderful natural
Nicolet-Yamaska is full of surprises. Places to
eat, museums to see, festivals and historical sites to discover
all come together for a getaway of flavours and culture. For a
taste of local flavour, try out the new microbrewery: la Flûte à
Bec. Homemade beers and gourmet bistro fare will tempt your taste
buds after your tour of this fabulous region.