Known as the “Garden of Québec,” the Montérégie region encompasses a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, with cottage rentals nestled on amongst hills, vineyards, lakes, and rivers.
Located on the southern shores of the St Lawrence, the region lends itself perfectly to outdoor sporting recreations. At the National Parks of Iles-de-Boucherville and Mont-Saint-Bruno, and the Gault Nature Reserve, hiking and cycling are popular activities in the summer, and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are favourites come winter. With its lakes, rivers, and streams, the Montérégie is also a preferred destination of anglers and water sport enthusiasts, who enjoy the waterways via canoes, kayaks, rabaskas, and on skates. Golfers will be well served at the area’s courses. Mont-Saint-Bruno and Mont Rigaud provide opportunities for alpine skiing and boarding.
Dotted with maple groves, apple orchards, and vineyards, the Montérégie is noted for its burgeoning food and wine scene, and has become a gourmet getaway destination. Tour a maple farm and sample their products, and experience other regional fare on the Circuit du Paysan (Countryman’s Tour), the Route des Vins (Wine Route), and the Route des Cidres (Cider Route). The area also hosts an array of annual events and festivals, including the Expo de Saint-Hyacinthe and the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
Located just outside of Montréal, Montérégie is a popular place to rent a cottage in Quebec.+ More