Montérégie, derived from the Latin form of the name Mont-Royal (mons regius) is named after the five hills that form the range between the island of Montreal and the Appalachian Mountains. This 11,000 km2 territory has been a focal point of historical events that have shaped today’s Quebec. Discover the wealth of the four different areas of the region: Suroît, South Shore, the Richelieu River, and Montérégie-East.
The Suroît is a rural and peaceful region whos geography is marked by the omnipresence water. This territory is sure to appeal to nature lovers, who are seduced by the many outdoor activities offered.
Bordered by the St. Lawrence River, with Longueuil as its major metropolis, the South Shore invites you to discover its rich heritage and the historic districts of its small towns. Outdoor enthusiasts will be seduced by the Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville and Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno, and by the beauty of Île Saint-Bernard. If you are looking for an out-of-the-ordinary shopping experience, the South Shore is the place to be with its numerous shopping centres and specialized boutiques, as appealing as they are varied.
The Richelieu River region stretches from Lake. Champlain to the mouth of the St. Lawrence River and is known for its history and the animals and plants unique to the area. Be sure to travel the Route du Richelieu, rich in natural treasures, culture and heritage.
A real mosaic of urban and rural, the Montérégie-East area is a dynamic, attractive, open and welcoming region. It knows how to showcase its natural beauty and its agricultural land to provide exceptional agro-touristic products.