QC Trip Stats (7/07):
Town visited most:
Most impressive town:
Least impressive town:
Most scenic area:
Upper Richelieu River valley
Most scenic spot:
ON, NB, NL, ME,
I entered Québec from New York, crossing the busy border crossing at
I-87 near St-Bernard-de-Lacolle. We waited in line for quite
some time before being warmly wlcomed by a Canadian border agent
with a French accent. After getting information from the welcome
center and buying a sweater, we drove north toward Montréal with the
intent to camp somewhere in Québec. The city was very crowded and we
got stuck in a few traffic jams before I saw the real Québec along
the Richelieu River southeast of Montréal. The real Québec is made
up of rushing cold waters, cow pastures, small wheat farms
capitalized by silos, and beautiful Catholic churches surrounded by
The province is
divided into 86 administrative districts called Municipalités
Régonale de Comté (MRC).
These are collected into administrative units called "régionaux."
I will use these regions to organize the gazetteer and, in turn,
try to organize these by MRC.
Les Jardins-de-Napierville MRC:
Longueuil MRC: Brossard.
Roussilon MRC: La Prairie.
MRC: La Prairie.
MRC: Iberville. St-Athanase. Sabrevois. Henryville.
Pike River. Philipsburg.
MRC: Montréal. Coming soon!
The sun sets over the Missisquoi Bay of Lake
Champlain near Philipsburg. (2007)
A huge European-style building in Montreal.
The old town of St. Jean sur Richelieu
is capitalized by its church spire.
All photos (c) 2007 J. Bezold. All rights