Must-See Attractions in St. Jerome:
Home of the Montreal Canadiens, the Bell Centre is also the venue of choice for the greatest shows and concert tours, from rock concerts and classical symphonies to family entertainment extravaganzas. From Céline Dion and Luciano Pavarotti to Disney on Ice - from Montreal Canadiens' games to graceful figure skating - the Bell Centre is host to the best sports and entertainment events in Montreal.
Running perpendicular to Sainte-Catherine Street in the heart of downtown, Crescent Street’s specialty and high-end boutiques attract Montrealers and visitors alike. North of de Maisonneuve Boulevard, the Street’s sumptuous Victorian architecture housing luxury boutiques, haute couture showrooms and art galleries has been carefully showcased, giving the Street a distinctive touch of elegance. To the south, nightclubs, restaurants, bars, outdoor cafés and pubs add frivolity and excitement. Montréal’s “joie de vivre” inevitably spills over onto south Crescent Street.
Downtown is both the heart of Montréal and one of the most vibrant, cosmopolitan areas of the city. Nestled at the feet of postmodern towers, well matched with the surrounding gracious Victorian architecture, a number of the city’s most splendid buildings and churches call out to be explored. Countless art and theme museums and charming green spaces dot the area. Fabulous shopping is only footsteps away in the Museum Quarter and aficionados of electrifying nightlife will find their hearts’ desire on Crescent Street. Throughout the year, and particularly in summertime, downtown resonates with captivating festivals that draw out the spontaneity of Montrealers and visitors alike.
This former Expo '67 American pavilion is Canada’s first Ecowatch Centre and remains a Montréal’s architectural masterpiece. The only museum about water in North America, the Biosphère is particularly dedicated to the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, along with an emphasis on better understanding and protection of these vital resources. Thematic exhibition halls, multimedia presentations, interactive activities, modern museography and an experienced team of interpretive guides make the Biosphère an educative and entertaining place for the entire family.
Things to do in St. Jerome:
Parc linéaire Le P'tit Train du Nord
Located on a former railway line, Le P'tit Train du Nord Linear Park, between Saint-Jérôme and Val-David, provides a 40-kilometre cross-country ski trail catering for both classic and skating styles, all mechanically groomed and accessible to beginners. All along the trail, the former stations have been renovated and several of them converted into delightful cafés or restaurants, with other services including ski repairs and rentals and in one case, even a small museum.
Centre D'Observation du Saumon Atlantique
Atlantic salmon follow a long route-from Greenland's shores, up the St. Lawrence River, to the mouth of the Matane River-with the sole purpose of reaching their spawning ground. Watch this anadromous fish through two windows during its stay in the migratory pass.
Réserve faunique de Matane
Recognized above all for its exceptionally rich wildlife, Matane Wildlife Reserve offers visitors a stunning panorama of mountains and deep valleys furrowed by majestic rivers. It was established in 1962 when the government purchased part of the current territory from a forestry company. With its sweeping landscapes, the reserve is a favorite with nature photographers and admirers of picturesque natural settings.
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