The Route du Richelieu is the first official cross-border tourist route between Quebec and the state of New York. Come discover the major historical facts that have marked the Richelieu River, as you encounter country landscapes, shorelines and urban settings.
Fort Chambly National Historic Site

Fort Chambly National Historic Site

When the men of the Carignan-Salière Regiment built the very first fort here 350 years ago, bread, pumpkin, peas, chocolate and beer were part of their diet.
Chambly Canal National Historic Site

Chambly Canal National Historic Site

The Chambly Canal, which opened to commercial navigation in 1843, is today used by recreational boaters. It played a leading role in exporting Canadian forest products to the United States.
Canadian National Railway Station - Tourist Information Office

Canadian National Railway Station – Tourist Information Office

Canada’s first railway line was inaugurated on July 21, 1836, between La Prairie and Saint-Jean. The Canadian National railway station is located at the same place as the first railway station from the time was.
Fort Saint-Jean Museum

Fort Saint-Jean Museum

The Fort Saint-Jean Museum presents nearly 350 years of military history on the Royal Military College Saint-Jean site. It is, along with Quebec City, the only place in Canada where a military occupation remains since the French regime. Open to the public in the summer and upon reservation the rest...
Fort Lennox National Historic Site

Fort Lennox National Historic Site

Located on Île aux Noix, in the middle of the Richelieu River, Fort Lennox is one of the most authentic British fortifications in North America. At the fort, you can discover how officers, soldiers and their families stationed there lived during the 1830s. The site, accessible by ferry, will astonish...
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Fryer Island

Fryer Island

The trail at the Chambly Canal National Historic Site crosses Fryer Island in Carignan; stop there to stretch your legs on one of the many unmarked trails at the heart of lush vegetation. 1 888 773-8888  |   parcscanada.gc.ca/canalchambly
Historic Monument at Parc McCallum

Historic Monument at Parc McCallum

In 1971, to honour the memory of the first Loyalist colonists from Noyan, the Historic Monuments Commission of Quebec erected a monument in Parc McCallum across from the Anglican church (on the corner of Route 202 and Chemin de la Petite-France). 1274, chemin de la Petite‑France, Noyan (Québec)  J0J 1B0 450 291-4504| ville.noyan.qc.ca 450 542‑9090|...
Henryville's Peaceful Landscapes

Henryville’s Peaceful Landscapes

The route offers peaceful landscapes among protected wetlands and country panoramas. 165, rue de l’Église, Henryville (Québec) J0J 1E0 450 346-4106 | regiondesaint-jean-sur-richelieu.com Enlarge map
Musée Honoré-Mercier

Musée Honoré-Mercier

The birthplace of Honoré Mercier, born on October 15, 1840, who was Quebec’s prime minister from 1887 to 1891. The museum opened its doors in 1962 and the former home of Honoré Mercier was purchased and designated a historic site. 927, route 133, Sainte‑Anne‑de‑Sabrevois (Québec) J0J 2G0 450 347‑0066
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Iberville sector)

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Iberville sector)

Iberville grew and developed around heritage buildings, many of which can still be seen today: the Saint-Athanase church, Manoir Christie and the Trinity church. 1re Rue, Saint‑Jean‑sur‑Richelieu (secteur Iberville)  Québec J2X 3B2 450 542‑9090 | 1 888 781‑9999 | regiondesaint-jean-sur-richelieu.com Enlarge map
Richelieu Rest Area — Tourist Information Office

Richelieu Rest Area — Tourist Information Office

Stop at the rest area to see the remains of a hydroelectric station dating back to the 19th century. This magnificent site has a picnic area alongside the river, right next to the concrete arches where water flowed at the time. Exhibition hall on site. 2365, chemin des Patriotes, Richelieu (Québec) J3L 6M6 450 460‑0202,...
Parc Marcel-Fortier

Parc Marcel-Fortier

    Located on the waterfront, Parc Marcel-Fortier offers a superb view of the Chambly Basin and illustrates part of the city’s past with remains of the Richelieu-Chambly hydroelectric station. This natural site and its picnic area are also known to fishers as the Pierre-Étienne-Fortin wildlife refuge. 1re Rue, Richelieu (Québec) ville.richelieu.qc.ca Enlarge map
Saint‑Mathias Church and Cemetery Wall

Saint‑Mathias Church and Cemetery Wall

Heritage circuit of the village centre departing from the church and churchyard, a unique cultural property that has been protected since 1957. The walk will take you to Parc des Voiles to enjoy the view of the river and Chambly Basin. 280, chemin des Patriotes, Saint‑Mathias‑sur‑Richelieu  (Québec)  J3L 6A3 450 658‑2841, ext. 208 | st‑mathias.org 450...
Maison nationale des Patriotes

Maison nationale des Patriotes

A true heritage jewel, the Maison nationale des Patriotes is one of the few museum institutions entirely dedicated to the dissemination of the history of the Patriots in Lower Canada. Inside the inn of Patriot Jean-Baptiste Mâsse, built in 1809, an exhibition features displays that will take you to the very heart of the Rebellions....
Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu Village Centre

Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu Village Centre

One of Quebec’s 35 most beautiful villages, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu features bucolic settings. There is a circuit through the village’s streets highlighting 275 years of history during which you can also discover many local attractions. 599, chemin des Patriotes, Saint‑Denis‑sur‑Richelieu (Québec) J0H 1K0 450 787‑2244 |  stdenissurrichelieu.com Enlarge map
Saint‑Ours Village Centre

Saint‑Ours Village Centre

Saint‑Ours is known for its built heritage and dynamic culture. Located right at the heart of the fertile Richelieu Valley, the Saint-Ours municipality came from the seigniory of the same name, conceded to Pierre de Saint-Ours in 1672. Its architecture illustrates 340 years of history. 2540, rue de l’Immaculée‑Conception, Saint‑Ours (Québec) J0G 1P0 450 785‑2203...
Sainte-Victoire-de-Sorel

Sainte-Victoire-de-Sorel

Two parishes competed for the construction of the church; the municipality is named after the winner! Several old farmhouses built along the river testify to the municipality’s agricultural past. Town hall – 517, rang Sud, Sainte-Victoire-de-Sorel (Québec) J0G 1T0 450 782‑3111 |  saintevictoiredesorel.qc.ca