Visiting the Haut-Richelieu is certainly a way to explore the great outdoors and find out more about the life on the south sore of Montreal. It is located near the Canada-U.S. border and goes all the way up to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. The Haut-Richelieu covers thirteen municipalities and one city that have a lot to offer with their unique communities and places to visit. (Website available in French only)

Hot summer days at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

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Mostly known for its hot air balloon festival, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is the place to be during a hot summer day, the river will provide fresh air and give you summer vibes. With its charming local shops and restaurants, the old Saint-Jean district is a must. The architecture will make you feel like you are in an Instagram feed. You can also walk along the Richelieu River or catch the beginner-friendly cycling route on the other side (Iberville) called La Montérégiade, which offers an authentic view on the countryside. Have a nice trip! (Website available in French only)

The refreshing river

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The Richelieu River is a paradise where you can relax by the river or discover water sports. Starting with the fact that you may try electric surfing with Ecosurf Canada, swim among the fishes while scuba diving or sunbathe at different locations like the Centre-de-plein-air-Ronald-Beauregard or the Centre de plein air l’Estacade. Also, O SUP SHOP lets you rent kayaks, paddle boards or canoes to use on the river. If you want to stay longer, there are many campsites or waterfront locations available! (Website available in French only)

Family first!

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For a perfect family day, the mont Saint-Grégoire is full of fun activities. For the little ones, Uplå by Arbraska is ideal to burn their energy! It’s a trampoline path between trees that is kid-approved! If you are in for an adventure, there is also Arbraska with their ziplines! Next door, CIME Haut-Richelieu awaits hikers of all levels. The view on top is incredible: you’ll see Montreal and its surroundings. If you are an animal lover, you’ll get to meet alpacas at La Casa d’Alpagas and L’Arche de Zoé. (Website available in French only)

Vacation time!

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Lake Champlain is THE place that will make you feel like you are on vacation. To admire the lake, the waterfront terrace of the restaurant La Tropézienne is a nice spot for a brunch and turns into a festive place in the evening. For a taste of local products, the outdoor market is open mostly on the weekends from June to October. To relax and catch up with your friends, you can also spend the day at the beach, which is accessible from different campsites. (Website available in French only)

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