Where to watch the sunset near Montréal

In collaboration with Tourisme Montérégie.

This article was updated on June 10, 2022.

Admiring nature’s wonders is a priceless gift! Enjoy the experience while picnicking or savouring a good craft beer, with loved ones or on your own. Whatever the context, this list is sure to help you discover the best places to view the most mesmerizing sunsets in Montérégie.

Venise-en-Québec

Get away from it all and recharge your batteries thanks to the ambience of Venise-en-Québec, a municipality located on the shores of Lake Champlain less than an hour away from Montréal. Enjoy the sights from the many terraces and canteens open during the summer, from a kayak or a boat tour from Aventures Lac Champlain or while treating yourself at Noah spa.

Parc Regard-sur-le-Fleuve, Sorel-Tracy

This Sorel-Tracy park offers a first-class view of the St. Lawrence River and its sunsets. It is the perfect place for a picnic, a bike ride or to enjoy the many restaurants by the water, such as the terrace of the Les Années Folles cabaret. Perks include free admission to the park, and dogs are allowed.

Fort Chambly National Historic Site

Located on the edge of the Richelieu River, Fort-Chambly is simply the perfect place to combine sunsets and history with its monument built and restored from 1665 to 1711. Take an educational tour to discover how French soldiers lived in the era of New France or enjoy a take-out meal from Garde-manger de François.

Île Saint-Bernard, Châteauguay

Île Saint-Bernard located just 30 minutes from Montréal is one of Montérégie’s hidden treasures. In addition to visiting the island’s windmill, built in 1686, you can enjoy the Marguerite-D’Youville wildlife refuge, the Manoir D’Youville, the Bistro La Traite and the Pavillon de l’île and its café. It is the perfect place for short or long stays and to relish in breathtaking views.

Parc Delpha-Sauvé, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

Enjoy the sunset from Parc Delpha-Sauvé, in the heart of downtown Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, then continue your evening along the old Beauharnois Canal where there is a good selection of bars and restaurants. The street comes alive on beautiful warm summer days.

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