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Rediscover the MRC de Beauharnois-Salaberry

The MRC de Beauharnois-Salaberry kicked off the summer with a colourful event held at the Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka community hall on June 6.

Under the Escapade Beauharnois-Salaberry banner, the MRC launched its tourism season in the presence of over 100 entrepreneurs, elected officials, and tourism industry players from across the region.

 

The MRC de Beauharnois Salaberry prefect Miguel Lemieux addressed the crowd while riding a bicycle during the official tourism launch on June 6 PHOTO Sarah Rennie

 

The MRC presented its new tourism magazine, which combines practical information, activities, maps, and numerous photos in a new format aimed at encouraging both visitors and locals to rediscover the region and all it has to offer – from boating and water sports, to cycling, agrotourism, and cultural destinations.

“We have long been a well-kept secret, but this is becoming less and less the case,” said MRC prefect and Salaberry-de-Valleyfield’s mayor, Miguel Lemieux. When asked what his favourite attraction was in the region, the mayor responded that he had a soft spot for the regional park and its 72 kilometres of paved bike paths. “It is what unites us all,” he says of the vast cycling network that features several rest stops as well as observation and interpretation areas.

 

The MRC de Beauharnois Salaberry launched its tourism season on June 6 in Saint Stanislas de Kostka with an emphasis on the agrotourism producers in the region PHOTO Sarah Rennie

 

The MRC also presented the third edition of the Escapades propulsées program by Desjardins. Véronique Lalande, from Desjardins, and Tourisme Montérégie’s Mario Leblanc introduced the improved formula, which encourages participants to buy local while exploring different adventures. This year, the program will be tied to the regional Explore ta Montérégie campaign, which was launched on June 10.

For more information on local tourism opportunities, visit the Escapade Beauharnois-Salaberry website at www.escapadebhs.ca.

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