High summer moment!


Summer is well and truly upon us, and there's plenty of opportunity to make the most of it by discovering all the activities on offer!The Haut-Richelieu region is the ideal place to enjoy a great summer.

Richelieu River and Lake Champlain

Between the St. Lawrence River and Lake Champlain, the Richelieu River flows calmly through the Haut-Richelieu region. The ideal place for a summer high! 

Both on the river and on its banks, you can enjoy a multitude of activities, from relaxation to fun. You can go for a ride on an electric boat, try your hand at ecosurfing or try out water sports such as kayaking and paddleboarding.

Why not immerse yourself in the water and make the most of it with a stay in one of our floating accommodations, right on the water?

During the summer season, the Richelieu River is truly the destination not to be missed! Be inspired and come boating!

Agrotourism road trip

What's more, as the whole of the Haut-Richelieu is a predominantly agricultural region, it's the perfect place for road-trip picnics of local produce.

Cheesemakers, charcutiers, chocolatiers, brewers and winemakers are all producers offering you new flavours from here. It's the ideal destination this summer to discover new landscapes along the Richelieu River or Lake Champlain.

Finally, gourmet picnic tours are available throughout the region. It's up to you to choose where the road takes you for another summer highlight. The gourmet tours are all available on the Ondago app, so check out our must-see agritourism stops.


Bicycle routes are also a cyclist's dream, whether at the edge of a wood, on the edge of a field or simply along a stretch of water.

So whether you're an amateur or an experienced rider, level doesn't matter. Everyone will be charmed by the beauty of the landscape, which inspires you to take the time to enjoy a cycling outing.

What's more, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is the starting point for all the region's bike paths. With more than 300 km of space dedicated to cyclists, you can't miss it this summer!

What's more, the multi-purpose trail at the Canal-de-Chambly NHS and the Montérégiade are ideal spots for family cycling.

To plan your getaway


There's also the Été Show program in Old Saint-Jean. Come and see some fifty outdoor shows throughout July and August! With comedy, music, dance and even improvisation, it's sure to be a lively summer.

Secondly, from August 13 to 21, 2022, the International Balloon Festival returns to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, with a renewed formula and shows for all tastes: Charlotte Cardin, Hubert Lenoir, Loud and many other artists will take to the stage.

And last but not least, don't forget to mark your calendars for La Boom de l'été, a gourmet family gathering. Here's the calendar of events for Haut-Richelieu !

Haut-Richelieu Tourism