Winter experiences in the Haut-Richelieu!

This winter, the tourism team decided to visit the Haut-Richelieu region to share our personal experiences and thus give you the taste to discover its tourist attractions.


First stop, the Regional Park St-Bernard! It was a day not too cold or too windy, a perfect day to do an outdoor activity with children. Once there, we discovered several choices of activities such as skating, sliding, hiking and skiing. All at reasonable rates! Since we had already planned to go slipping, we spent a beautiful morning in the slides and it was hours of fun. We will definitely return there to do other activities!



The following weekend, we decided to introduce ourselves to the ice fishing of Venise-en-Québec with some friends. We had booked our cabin about 2 weeks before to be sure of having a location. Personally, I did not dare to touch the fish so I took the opportunity to walk on the site and go skating on the lake. Since we had been suggested to bring our portable BBQ, we were able to cook our catch on the spot and enjoy our meal in our cabin!

As our friends came from outside, we shared them this link to find where to sleep in the area :


After two busy weeks, I had the taste to find tranquility without staying at home. So I decided to enjoy a day off, alone with myself to go for a walk at the CIME of Mont-Saint-Grégoire. Not being so equipped for hiking, I was able to rent a crampons and go through the snowy trails that brought me to the summit, giving me an incredible view



I also take this opportunity to give you other ideas of activities. I did not had time to try them all, certainly next time!

Parc Sentier de la nature de Venise-en-Québec

Patinoires extérieures ville de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Les circuits Quad (pour les membres seulement)

Hockey d’antan de Venise-en-Québec

The region is also full of events during the month of January.

January 26 : La fête du flambeau de Venise-en-Québec

January 27 : Fest Hiver St-Tropez, Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu

January 26-27 and February 2-3 : Carnaval Iber-Neige de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu


Hoping to have given you the taste to come have fun in our beautiful region this winter! I’ll be back in February to share other experiences.




posted by Mireille Labranche