Located in southwestern Québec, bordering Montréal and the Eastern Townships, the Montérégie has a population of over 1.5 million inhabitants. It is named after the hills that go up and down the region. Its four divisions, Suroît, South Shore, Richelieu River and Montérégie-East, include hundreds of municipalities. Longueuil, the most densely populated city, is connected to the metropolis by the metro service.
The flat terrain of the Montérégie is scattered with about 10 rivers and 15 lakes, making it an ideal location for apple growing. Indeed, agritourism drives the economy of the region. The cheese factories of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Mercier along with the chocolate shops of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and Otterburn Park will satisfy the appetite of gourmets and food lovers. Connoisseurs will experience more than wine tasting with the Chambly craft beer, the Hemmingford, Mont-Saint-Grégoire and Rougemont ciders, the Saint-Amable and Saint-Hyacinthe wines, and the Beauharnois honey wine.Show more