Berthier and its Islands
Experience a mesmerizing archipelago
A sight to behold with so much blue all around. Summer is a wonderful time to roam around the Berthier Islands, slowly discovering its beauty. Lost in the middle of the majestic St. Lawrence River, the islands are accessible from almost any direction. Hop on your bike and in no time at all you’ll be riding through captivating landscapes, crossing over bridges and causeways. A ride on the scenic Sorel-Tracy ferry is a must. Or make your way around the islands in a sea kayak. Whatever you do, don’t forget your camera—you’re in bird paradise!
Forty kilometres long, Lac Saint-Pierre is included in UNESCO’s world network of biosphere reserves. It’s one of the bodies of water most densely populated with fish in Quebec.
By bike, motorbike or car on the King's Road
Explore the surroundings by bike
A riverfront, islands to cross, a low altitude, charming landscapes... the perfect conditions for a cycling expedition! Three circuits allow you to admire the singularity of this sector, whether you cycle along the St. Lawrence River via the Chemin du Roy or through cities and countryside. The Berthier Islands Circuit is a must for all cyclists, while a ferry boat allows you to pass from one island to another. So many possibilities to enjoy unique views on the richness of the flora and fauna!
Explore an area rich in wildlife
Gilles-Villeneuve museum: discover famous race car drivers
Passing through Berthier, be sure to stop by this museum showcasing the incredible story of racing legend Gilles Villeneuve, who lost his life 40 years ago. From snowmobile events to F1 racing, you’ll find an impressive collection of cars, trophies, a film, a simulator and a mini race car track. The museum traces the history of the Villeneuve family and presents other Quebec racing greats.
The Chapelle des Cuthbert
Come and discover this charming chapel. Built in 1786, it’s the oldest former Protestant church in Quebec.
Discover a rich wildlife environment
Birdwatching opportunities of over 225 species , interpretation trails and footbridges in a fascinating environment made up of bogs and swamps.
Enjoy the waterfront scenery of this fast connection between the regions of Montérégie and Lanaudière aboard the Sorel-Tracy–Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola ferry.
Introduction to sailing
The only sailing school in the region, Voilévolution offers to discover, train and perfect your sailing skills.
Statera - L'archipel fabuleux
Discover the 103 islands of Sorel through an interactive indoor tour, a guided cruise and 360-degree films projected in a dome along the St. Lawrence River.
Pourvoirie Roger Gladu
Enjoy fishing for walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, perch and sturgeon? Then you’re sure to love this natural fishery.
Pourvoirie du Lac Saint-Pierre
A canoeing, kayaking and fishing paradise! Come enjoy a memorable time with family or friends in an enchanting natural setting.
Délices d’Antan bakery
Home of Berthier’s famous potato donuts! If you’ve never tried them, be sure to drop by this charming bakery for a taste and to discover many other delicious products.
Pépinière de Berthierville
Quebec’s first forest nursery (established 1908) opens its doors to the public. Come see the wonderful landscaping and architecture through a guided tour. It’s well worth a visit!
Organic livestock is a passion at our farm. We specialize in raising cattle, veal, geese, guinea fowl and other livestock. Come buy some meat on site or online.
A microbrewery on the St. Lawrence
Already known for its brews, Microbrasserie Locomotiv has opened its doors and is fast becoming a favourite watering hole. Beers will still be crafted on-site, but now you’ll be able to sample and enjoy them on the beautiful patio.
Need help planning your trip to the region? Whether it’s to stay overnight, eat or choose activities, you’ll find a selection of must-see locations below.
Not to be missed this summer
Events not to be missed to enjoy the cultural life of the village centers, without forgetting the encounters with the local flavors during the public markets.
- Fromagerie Domaine Féodal - 12 cheeses made on site. | 1303, rang Bayonne sud, Berthierville
- Folle Farine - Organic flour produced and ground on a stone wheel directly on the farm. | 327, Grande Côte Est, Lanoraie
- Fruiterie des îles - fruits, vegetables and local products | 136, chemin de la Traverse, Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola
- Vignoble Carone - Vineyard. | 75, rue Roy, Lanoraie
Activities and attractions
- Les Bricoleuses - Coffee and refreshments with art and craft shop. Gifts, decoration and local products. | 480, rue Frontenac, Berthierville
- Parc Gérard-Lavallée - Rest area with walk along the St. Lawrence river. Quay, landing stage and sports facilities. | 122, rue Saint-Antoine Sud, Lavaltrie
- Berthier Golf Club | 1480 Grande Côte, Berthierville
- L'Escale-du-Roy - municipal rest area with historical model and exhibitions, including one on the Tourbières-de-Lanoraie | 14 Louis-Joseph-Doucet Street, Lanoraie
- Promenades sur le fleuve - rest and picnic area with sculpture exhibition and panoramic trail | 12, rue Louis-Joseph Doucet, Lanoraie+
- Galerie Le Berthelet - store and art gallery | 24, place du Marché, Berthierville
- Casse-croûte Chez Cocotte - Fast food in a food truck along the St. Lawrence River. Having a poutine here is a must! | 532, Grande Côte Est, Lanoraie
- Le Décante - Resto-lounge with varied menu and privately imported wines. | 999, rue Notre-Dame, Lavaltrie
- Crèmerie Avalanche - Ice cream and sweet treats. | 810, rue Notre-Dame et 11, chemin Lavaltrie, Lavaltrie