A vast, bucolic and hilly terrain liberally sprinkled with orchards, maple groves and vineyards, Montérégie is an invitation to pleasurable pursuits and tasty discoveries. Various tourist routes pay tribute to local products, as do the restaurants whose renown extends far beyond the region’s bounds. Pedal along the impressive 600-km network of bike paths or enjoy golfing, hiking, cross-country skiing and more… not to mention any number of delightful B&Bs.
Location and access
Bordered by the St. Lawrence and bisected by the Rivière Richelieu, the region can be accessed from Ontario via highways 401 and 417 and from New York State via the 87.
The Montérégie region is so named for its five hills, known as montérégiennes (a word derived from “Mont Royal”), all of which are volcanic in origin: Saint-Bruno, Saint-Hilaire, Rougemont, Yamaska and Saint-Grégoire.