St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Travel Guide
Welcome to St-Jean-sur-Richelieu!Located 50 km (31 mi) southeast of Montreal on the shores of the Richelieu River, the current incarnation of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu was created in 2001 when the neighbouring municipalities of Saint-Luc, Iberville, Saint-Athanase, L'Acadie and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu were amalgamated into one city. Situated in an area rich with fertile soil, agrotourism is one of the region's biggest draws, boasting orchards and cider-houses, vineyards and wineries, maple sugar shacks and more. Visit the Colours of the Countryside Museum to learn more about the local agricultural history or try the Canadian Institute of Conservation to view artifacts, photos and exhibits on the region's First Nations, military and domestic heritage. Kids will love getting lost in Le Labyrinthe, a massive 100,000 sq m (1,076,400 sq ft) cornfield maze, while the entire family can join thousands of locals and visitors to marvel at the spectacle created when hundreds of colourful hot air balloons take flight during the International des MontgolfiÃ¨res festival. Golfers will be delighted with the city's many golf courses including the Club de Golf de la VallÃ©e des Forts.