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Marguerite-D'Youville Regional County Municipality

RCM in Montérégie

Pierre-De Saurel is a regional county municipality (RCM) of Montérégie, Quebec, Canada. Its head office is in Sorel-Tracy.

The main attractions of the territory of the MRC Pierre-De Saurel are:

  • the Lac-Saint-Pierre Biosphere Reserve: this 90% natural reserve has terrestrial or coastal ecosystems recognized by UNESCO since 2000. In this reserve, there is a development of the territory well harmonized between the human activities and the environment. This territory offers hunting, fishing, wildlife development, vacationing, pleasure boating, merchant shipping, trade and light industry. This reserve includes one of the largest known heronries in North America and is home to 288 observed bird species, 116 of which are considered breeding;
  • the Lac Saint-Pierre archipelago and its 103 islands: these islands offer a wild bucolic environment. They are cut by marshes, bays and channels. The heron is the emblem of the region. Excursions in pleasure craft (boat, kayaks, canoes, paddle board) provide access to wonderful observation sites for flora and fauna (particularly birds);
  • the majestic St. Lawrence River: this river offers a landscape that changes every hour with a lively life (passage of merchant boats, pleasure boating, nautical activities, fishing, hunting) and an evolving natural environment (fog, waves created by wind or large boats, storms);
  • the Downtown Sorel-Tracy: this industrial and institutional city has a great prehistory of 12,000 years and a great history for four centuries to know. This city is equipped with sports infrastructures (colosseum, swimming pools, sports fields, ice rinks...) and recreational infrastructures (Grèves regional park, Les Dunes golf club, nautical park, marinas, boat ramps, etc.). water, bike paths, municipal parks, Carré Royal...;
  • the Richelieu River: its peaceful course hides its great history that we discover by stopping at each village. This waterway is a major recreational navigation route with its canal and locks; boaters benefit from numerous waterfront attractions and services;
  • the great history of this territory: since the first expedition of Samuel de Champlain and his men, this valley has been a strategic theater for the protection of New France and the passage of military expeditions;
  • the agrotourism: in the heart of the St. Lawrence plain, this territory offers numerous agritourism service points: rural lodges, local products (many agricultural stands along the road), rural landscapes;
  • the catering services: visitors have access to a variety of dishes in the various restaurants/dining rooms on the territory. Restaurants have shown resilience by offering dine-in, take-out or delivery service; in addition, they have modernized their websites, as much for the offer of menus, orders, delivery, their product counter, the history of the site, etc.


This MRC places particular emphasis on promoting infrastructures and activities for recreation, particularly in terms of water sports, the outdoors, cycling, attractions and activities, events and making people discover the entire territory.

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Routes through Pierre-De Saurel
Salaberry-de-ValleyfieldBrossard  W  E  Sorel-TracyLévis
Sorel-Tracy  N  S  Saint-Jean-sur-RichelieuLacolle
FINSaint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu  N  S  Saint-Jean-sur-RichelieuLacolle
Fin  W  E  Mont-Saint-HilaireRougemont
END (route 133)Saint-Guillaume  N  S  Saint-Eugène-de-GranthamSaint-Germain-de-Grantham
Vaudreuil-DorionBrossard  W  E  ContrecoeurSorel-Tracy

  • 13 Lac-Saint-Pierre World Biosphere Reserve Nature reserve of which 90% of the territory has preserved its wild state at the entrance of Lac Saint-Pierre, in the middle of the St Lawrence river. This reserve has 288 species of resident and migratory birds. This reserve serves as a stopover for migrating birds.
  • 14 La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality Straddling the Richelieu River, this regional territory has a lot to offer: a great history (notably that of the Patriots and various wars), a picturesque built heritage, an important pleasure boating route with the Chambly Canal and the locks (as well as related services for boaters), an intense cultural life (exhibitions of artists and craftsmen), public events, nature or leisure parks, varied and high-quality restaurants, the magnificent Parc du Mont-Saint-Hilaire, agrotourism, etc.
  • 15 Marguerite-D'Youville Regional County Municipality An MRC on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River offering a great history of more than 400 years, a lively resort life, rural, river and riverside landscapes, a picturesque and modern built heritage, local products, a cultural life lively, tourist circuits, varied catering services, campsites, summer camps, leisure and sports centers...
  • 16 Les Maskoutains Regional County Municipality An MRC on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River (without joining the river), in the heart of the St. Lawrence plain, straddling Highway 20 around Saint-Hyacinthe. Recreational tourism activities focus on camping, agritourism, agricultural activities (exhibitions, auctions, offering local products), cycling, hiking...
  • 17 Nicolet-Yamaska Regional County Municipality Nicolet-Yamaska Regional County Municipality on Wikipedia RCM bordering Lake Saint-Pierre on South shore.
  • 18 Drummond Regional County Municipality
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