Tourists can discover fields, forests and rivers, forts, historic sites and period homes in this countryside. This region is really overflowing with history! For example, you can visit the Chambly Canal, open to shipping since 1843, and where most of the locks still function manually, and the Fort Chambly National Historic Site of Canada, built in 1709, and site of various armed conflicts in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, dating back to the 1870s, is a popular pilgrimage site. Finally, to fully experience the culture of the Montérégie (where many great artists like Paul-Émile Borduas, Jordi Bonet and Ozias Leduc lived), a visit to the Musée d'art de Mont-Saint-Hilaire is a must!