Located 50 km (31 mi) southeast of Montreal on the shores of the Richelieu River, the current incarnation of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu was created in 2001 when the neighbouring municipalities of Saint-Luc, Iberville, Saint-Athanase, L'Acadie and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu were amalgamated into one city. Situated in an area rich with fertile soil, agrotourism is one of the region's biggest draws, boasting orchards and cider-houses, vineyards and wineries, maple sugar shacks and more.
Fort Saint-Jean Museum (Musée du Fort Saint-Jean), 15 rue Jacques-Cartier nord, ☎ +1 450 358-6500, . Mid May-early Sep: W-Su 10AM-5PM; rest of year only by appointment. $4 adults, $3 seniors 65+, $2 children 6-12, $10 families, free for children under 6.
You can look for a place to stay and other tourism information about Québec at the Government of Québec's official tourist site.
Relais Gouverneur Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, 725, boul. Séminaire Nord. Rates starting at $95 . This 3-star establishment offers 111 rooms and 11 multifunctional boardrooms, with the biggest of them alone, Richelieu room, accommodating 500 people.