Frequently asked questions

How do I get to the greater Saint-Hyacinthe area?

Our region is conveniently located only 58 km from Montréal, 199 km from Québec City and 270 km from Ottawa. Conference-goers, visitors and exhibitors can quickly and easily reach the Saint-Hyacinthe area via the Jean-Lesage highway (Highway 20).

For more information, see the Tools section.

Where is the tourist information office located?

Plan your getaway by calling our destination advisors or drop by the ici ST-H tourist information office. In doing so, you’ll be sure not to miss any of the activities, shows or events underway.

For more information, see the Contact us section.

Do some of the accommodations accept pets?

Most of the accommodations accept pets. Some will require a deposit or charge an extra fee. To help you find the accommodations you need, click on the “Pets allowed” tab in the Where to sleep section.

What are the region's main economic activities?

In addition to being known as a welcoming host and major business centre, the greater Saint-Hyacinthe is also internationally recognized for its innovative agri-food industry. The first certified technopole in Canada, Saint-Hyacinthe is the City of Agri-Food, Veterinary and Agri-Environmental Biotechnology and was named the world’s “Best Emerging Research/Science Park.” It is also a renowned university and teaching city thanks to its Quartier des études supérieures (district of higher learning). Learn more about the greater Saint-Hyacinthe area in the Discover section.

Are there public markets that sell buy local products?

The greater Saint-Hyacinthe area is known for its delicious food! Its fertile soil and the variety of foods grown here make Saint-Hyacinthe a unique place, with pick-your-own fruits and vegetables, farm stands, food shops, farm tours, public markets, and thematic events. See the Local flavors section for all that the area has to offer.

What family-friendly activities are there in the greater Saint-Hyacinthe area?

Visiting as a family? The greater Saint-Hyacinthe area has something for every interest and age! For more information, see the What to do section.

What are the can’t-miss events?

Our area holds a variety of thematic events (agri-food, music, arts, and culture) you won’t want to miss. See the complete schedule of shows, festivals, and events in the Events section.

What is there to do on rainy days?

There are many activities to enjoy on rainy days! For more information, see the What to do section.