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Just 30 minutes from downtown Montréal, St-Hyacinthe sits on the Yamaska River in the heart of Québec’s Montérégie region. Surrounded by rich farmland, many of the city’s attractions and activities are related to agriculture and the environment. There is a large agri-food science park, and it is home to the University of Montréal’s veterinary school. A substantial, handsome community dating back to the early 1800s, St-Hyacinthe has an impressive selection of lovely old churches and other public buildings, while its lively art scene is anchored by the Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde. Part of the local Institute of Technology, Jardin Daniel ...

Just 30 minutes from downtown Montréal, St-Hyacinthe sits on the Yamaska River in the heart of Québec’s Montérégie region. Surrounded by rich farmland, many of the city’s attractions and activities are related to agriculture and the environment. There is a large agri-food science park, and it is home to the University of Montréal’s veterinary school. A substantial, handsome community dating back to the early 1800s, St-Hyacinthe has an impressive selection of lovely old churches and other public buildings, while its lively art scene is anchored by the Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde. Part of the local Institute of Technology, Jardin Daniel A. Séguin is a large floral park with 20 themed gardens that delight visitors and provide excellent learning opportunities for students of ornamental horticulture. Offering easy access to Montréal, the Eastern Townships and historic Québec City, an abundance of outdoor adventures and some very fine dining, St-Hyacinthe is a convenient base to explore a wide, fascinating territory.

Joanna Ebbutt
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Joanna Ebbutt is the author or editor of three Insight Guides to Toronto and Canada, and coauthor of Off the Beaten Track: Western Canada. She has been writing about travel for three decades, including chasing the aurora borealis in Northern Ontario.

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Facts at a Glance

  • Location: East of Montreal
  • Language: French and English
  • Currency: Canadian Dollar
  • Research: Wikipedia
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