Montebello is located in the Papineau Regional County Municipality of Western Quebec in the Outaouais region. It’s about 45 minutes north-east of Ottawa. I had the pleasure of visiting this picturesque city with my family this summer and would like to share my 5 favourite tourist attractions in Montebello.
Tourist Attractions In Montebello
The tourist attractions will certainly please your family heading out to an outing in Montebello.
ChocoMotive is an artisanal chocolate store that offers a traditional array of pralines, and an assortment of organic and fair-trade chocolates all made with local products. Learn how the company uses authentic techniques and provide a unique interpretation of the chocolate-maker trade. As you shop through the store, you can peek through a window and see how they make their mouth-watering chocolates!
2. Fromagerie Montebello
Fromagerie Montebello produces fresh and delicious cheese in three formats: curds, block, and twists. Three fine cheeses are also produced, two with cow’s milk: the “Tête à Papineau” and the “Rebellion 1837”. They also make a sheep’s cheese called “Manchebello”. They also sell a selection of cheeses from across Quebec and homemade fresh breads. “Rebellion 1837” was recently crowned the winner for the category of « veined Blue cheese » at the 16 edition of Selection Caseus and this only after 3 years of opening their cheese factory.
3. Parc Omega
Parc Omega is an adventure in the heart of nature, a place to re-energize yourself, and to see the wildlife at its best! You can observe the wild animals on the 15 kilometre marked road in your vehicle. They have over 21 km of trails that can be traveled by foot, karts, or tractor rides offering each their own beautiful surroundings and wildlife animals including the White Tail Deer, the First Nations Trail, and the Bear and Timber Wolves Boardwalk. It’s open all year-long and don’t forget to bring some carrots. You can read our review for additional information.
4. Manoir Papineau National Historic Site
The Manoir Papineau was home to the Papineau family from 1850 to 1929. The house along with outbuildings, landscaped gardens and grounds are now open to the public and managed by Parks Canada. It was designed primarily to commemorate Louis-Joseph Papineau, the man who was to, the grand estate of Louis-Joseph Papineau, the man who was to become a leading figure in Canadian politics.
Fairmont Le Château Montebello Lobby Bar
Fairmont Le Château Montebello Lobby Bar is located in the main lobby of the resort beside the six-sided fireplace. The view is majestic and the seating is fantastic on 2 mezzanine floors. You can also walk around the lobby and view many paintings and display cases. The bar offers specialty cocktails and coffees. If you are staying in Montebello for a few hours and would like to wind down, or for a relaxing night on the town with friends, I recommend stopping by the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello Lobby Bar. For a full review of Le Château Montebello, please read this article.
Hope you liked these tourist attractions in Montebello to visit with your family and that you will support these local businesses in the Outaouais! For more information on Montebello, you can visit Bureau D’information Touristique De Montebello.