Founded by Pierre Boucher in 1667, the beautiful city of Boucherville rests along the shores of Saint Lawrence River 20 kilometers north of Montreal. A rich French heritage is showcased at food and wine festivals, while nearby national parks offer outdoor adventures.
Things to do in Boucherville
Explore the five beautiful Boucherville Islands at Îles-de-Boucherville National Park in the center of Saint Lawrence River. Hikers, riders and skiers can follow over 21 kilometers of trails, while those keen to navigate the wetlands can kayak or stand-up paddleboard along marked water trails.
Arrive in time for La Grande Gourmandise Festival to get a taste of Quebec’s world-class culinary scene. Meet like-minded sommeliers while sampling vintage wines and tasting the labor of local farms. See cooking demonstrations from renowned chefs and tuck into a lobster guédille or salmon tartare from the gourmet food trucks.
Step back in time at Maison dite Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine, an 18th-century French cottage and childhood home of Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine, the former Prime Minister of Lower Canada. Explore the permanent exhibit showcasing 250-year-old artifacts and take a guided tour of the surrounding De Las Broquerie Park.
Admire the grand and imposing Saint Lawrence River Shrines on the guided walking tour. See history come to life in the Co-Cathedral of Saint Antoine De Padoue, which features Gothic-Revival architecture and a Neo-Byzantine dome. Afterward, lose yourself in the beauty of Sainte-Famille Church, a Baroque masterpiece with antique chandeliers and sculptured alters.
Getting around Boucherville
Boucherville is 15 minutes’ drive from Montreal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport. Boucherville is easily explored on foot or by bicycle, while local buses, ferries, boats and taxis are available for exploring Quebec City.