Water sports enthusiasts fall in love with the Richelieu River and Lake Champlain. Nature lovers delight in the many parks and outdoor activities including our extensive cycling paths. Gourmets discover our new gourmet tours and taste our local products. You’ll be charmed by our cultural vitality and events and the heritage of our region. Don’t miss the International de montgolfières (hot air balloon festival) in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and many other fun events! In 2016, the Haut-Richelieu Experience includes Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu’s 350th anniversary celebrations. Our city and 13 municipalities have what it takes to host conferences, sporting events and business meetings. Dare to discover the Haut-Richelieu through all four seasons—you’ll be captivated!