Montmagny Travel Guide

  • Caravans on the high-way.
    Caravans on the high-way.
    by Regina1965
  • Caravans on the high-way.
    Caravans on the high-way.
    by Regina1965
  • Dancing in the rain.
    Dancing in the rain.
    by Regina1965

Montmagny Things to Do

  • Centre de Migraitons.

    There is a museum in Montmagny called Centre de Migraitons or the Migration centre. It is all about the migration of the snow goose in Canada. As I have said in another tip the snow goose is even in the Montmagny flag - it is so important in Montmagny - the symbol of Montmagny.The admission fee to the museum/centre is CAD 5. We visited the store at...

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  • Parc de la Mairie.

    There is a lovely park in the old part of town called Parc de la Mairie or Mary's park. It has got a beautiful fountain made by Jean-Julien Bourgault made in 1991 and is called "Danse de la pluie" or Dancing in the rain.It is opposite the Cathedral and a good place to rest after visting the old part of town.

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  • The Accordion festival.

    Every year there is a big accordion festival in Montmagny. People from all over the world come here to play and listen to the accordion for several days. The population of Montmagny multiplies during this long weekend in August.I visited Montmagny in 2012 during the 24th Accordion festival. The festival is called Carrefour Mondial de L'Accordéon...

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  • Beautiful murals in the old centre.

    There are so many beautiful murals in the old centre of Montmagny. When I saw them I thought they were just too beautiful not to be photographed and made into a VT tip :) I absolutely adore murals.Looking at them I think they must have been a part of a mural competition of some sort, there must be a reason for such big detailed murals in the very...

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  • The Accordion Museum - Musée...

    I didn´t visit the Accordion Museum until my 5th visit to Montmagny. Then I visited Montmagny during the Accordion festival and listened to some concerts outside the beautiful house where the museum is located. So I decided that it was time to pop in and get excited about accordions. The museum has got so many accordions on display, so beautiful,...

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  • The Information center.

    As always the first thing to do is to visit the Information center and get oneself a map and information on what there is to do in Montmagny. I was given 2 good maps and took half a day in just walking around Montmagny. At the Information center there is also a small shop with local art and jewellery for sale and I always buy a gift there. They...

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  • The Montmagny waterfalls.

    It is awesome visiting the Montmagny waterfalls/dam where Riviére du Sud cascades into Saint Laurence river. Last time I visited in May 2011 there had been so much rain that the fields in Quebec were flooded and the falls were very impressive (see my photos). The year before in May as well there was quite a different story.Sitting in the picknick...

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  • Canada's Snow Goose Capital.

    Montmagny is Canada's Snow Goose Capital and you can see Snow Geese everywhere around the town. Their flag has even got Snow Geese on it (see my photo). And walking around town you will see Snow geese all over, on the lampposts, in the gardens etc. It is like an official sign of Montmagny. The Snow Geese come to Montmagny in flocks so big that the...

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  • Le Voyageur museum.

    This museum is one of many museums in Montmagny. It is located in the railway station in the very end of town. It is called Le Voyageur - La Gare de Montmagny. The railway station in Montmagny was built in 1881 and enlarged in 1904.This museum depicts the story of the people of Montmagny. There is a wall at the museum which depicts musicians of...

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  • The very lovely old part of Montmagny.

    Montmagny has got a new center and an old center. The old part is centered around a main street called Saint-John-Baptiste-Est. The church is at the very end of the old part of Montmagny. For me it is like stepping into another world walking in this part. The new part of Montmagny is typical Canadian, but the old part is very French. There are...

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  • Église Saint-Thomas - St. Thomas Church.

    There are two churches in Montmagny, one modern one and St. Thomas Church which is the largest church in Montmagny. St. Thomas Church is huge, I was actually taken by surprise when visting it. I visited the church with friends who live in Montmagny and they call it a Cathedral. It was erected from 1949-1954. I add a website of two of the churches...

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  • Hibou Magique - Hommage á Riopelle.

    This artwork is very interesting as it depicts various animals - is it a hippo, 2 hippos, is it an elephant, 2 elephants, is it an owl, a fish?This artwork is by the ocean, next to the small waterfall/dam. It was erected in 2008 by Claude Tardiff, from an original idea of Alain Gilbert in 1992. I find it a lovely piece of art, amusing. There are...

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Montmagny Hotels

  • Hotel L'oiseliere

    105 Chemin des Poirier, Highway 20, Exit 376, Montmagny, G5V 3T4, Canada

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Manoir Des Erables

    220 BOULEVARD TACHE EST, Montmagny G5V1G5

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Manoir Des Erables Hotel

    220 Boulevard Tache Est Montmagny, Quebec, Montmag

Montmagny Shopping

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    by Regina1965 Updated May 28, 2011

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    I was utterly suprised when visiting this supermarket in Montmagny. It is very big and has got absolutely everything (food). I didn't expect to find such a fantastic selection of food in such a small town. It is a coop owned by the people of Montmagny. I would have loved to take photos of inside, but was reluctant as my French isn't that good that I could not have explained why I were taking photos ;) But it is so worth a visit and everything is so tastefully arranged.

    It is located in the new part of Montmagny and stands by a shopping street with a lot of shops and restaurants.

    What to buy: In this supermarket it would be food and drink.

    IGA supermarket - Coop. IGA supermarket - Coop.

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Montmagny Local Customs

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    by Regina1965 Updated Dec 28, 2012

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    I was flabbergasted looking at all the big RVs and caravans and private buses driving to Montmagny on the high-way with us as we were driving from Ottawa to Montmagny.

    It was the Accordeon Festival and a lot of visitors camp as all the hotels and guesthouses are full up, so the campsite in Montmagny gets filled up as well, not with tents, but this amazingly big RVs.

    It just seemed so over the top - when I go camping I bring my small tent, but to each his own. But here on the high-way was the only place where I have seen RVs towing cars and motorbikes. Then I was told that many people go touring for the longest time in the RVs, and some of them live in them and are always on the go. So when they park the RVs for a long time of course they need a car to drive around. I had just never seen this before. Here in Iceland a lot of people own smaller RVs, but they never bring their car with them as well.

    An RV with a jeep in tow. A big RV on the camp-site. A caravan with a car in tow. Caravans on the high-way. Caravans on the high-way.

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Montmagny Off The Beaten Path

  • Apple farmers.

    When my friend´s parents, who live in Montmagny, were taking us on a drive in the vicinity of Montmagny they stopped and bought apples at an apple farm. I, coming from Iceland, where apples are not grown, thought this was so much fun.While everybody but the person buying the apples, stayed in the car I went out to explore. I absolutely loved it,...

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  • Parque de trois beret - a wooden...

    While driving by the coast of Saint Lawrence river we came across this lovely wooden sculpture park. I have been here twice and every year there is a wooden sculpture contest and people from all over come and make wooden sculptures. I absolutely love this park and there are some great masterpieces here, so it is well worth a visit while in this...

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