Top places to visit in Terrebonne | Mascouche
Whether it’s summer or winter, Terrebonne | Mascouche is the host of a great number of activities, attractions and events. And that is why we pride ourself in saying that our region showcases one heritage and a thousand activities! However, you might ask yourself where to begin, thus, here is a list of our top places to visit in Terrebonne and Mascouche.
350 years of history and endless historic charm
Come explore our charming old neighbourhoods rich in history. Architectural jewels, exhibits and restaurants bring to life the 18th and 19th century seigneuries of Old Terrebonne and Îles-des-Moulins, on the shores of the Mille Îles river.
With its five restored buildings, two permanent exhibitions, several guided tours and pontoon tours, Île-des-Moulins offers various activities during summer. New this year, visit Frette ou tablette – 400 ans de bière au Québec, an expo highlighting 400 years of evolution in the beer industry in the province of Quebec.
Terrebonne’s historic society (SHRT) and Maison d’histoire open their doors on Une histoire de Terrebonne en photos, a photo expo on the history of Terrebonne. You can also assist to various historical conferences, guided tours, events and historical reenactements.
Arts and culture
Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne (TVT) is a well-known auditorium presenting a wide range of shows. For more than 30 years, TVT has been offering high quality artistic programs, showcasing renowned and trending artists through plays, comedy, music and other categories. TVT is also an important actor for summer theater, this year, TVT presents Pierre, Jean, Jacques, a French adaptation of Tom, Dick and Harry, written by Ray and Michael Cooney
Built in 1759, Maison Bélisle is one of Old Terrebonne’s oldest preserved house. Open year round, this historical building holds a permanent exhibit on the history of Terrebonne, as well as five other temporary expos during the year.
More than 75 events throughout the year
Terrebonne and Mascouche are the hosts of several events during the year. Here are some of the most popular ones:
Symposium en arts visuels de l’AAAVT – June 16 and 17, 2018
Les Marchés Desjardins Moulinois – July 7 through September 16, 2018
Festival vins et histoire de Terrebonne – August 10 to 12, 2018
Festival de Peinture à Mascouche – September 1 to 3, 2018
Exposition de voitures anciennes – June 16, 2018 (Mascouche) – September 9, 2018 (Terrebonne)
Discover the full calendar here.
Sports and the great outdoors
Parc de la Rivière de Terrebonne offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for the entire family: canoe, kayak, rabaska, archery, disk golf and stand-up paddle. Rental services available on site.
Explore the area’s most beautiful natural and heritage attractions by bike on the Véloroute Terrebonne | Mascouche. More than 120 km of bike paths available including TransTerrebonne, a multipurpose path lying outside of the road network.
Discover hiking trails and bike paths in a beautiful setting at Parc du Grand-Coteau. You will also find a water play park, play structures, an ice cream parlor and picnic areas. For those who would like to bring their canine friends, you will find a dog park right across from Parc du Grand-Coteau at Parc de l’Arabesque.
Agrotourism and horticultural visits
Nested in Mascouche, Hacienda Alpaga is a farm where you can discover alpacas and other snall farm animals. You can also visit their boutique and shop various products made from the alpaca’s natural fibre. Tours by appointment.
If you have a passion for gardens and horticulture, be sure to visit Jardin Moore, an eco design garden with sustainable horticultural practices. A peaceful site that includes observation areas. Let yourself be charmed! The garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday during summer and offers guided tours.
Restaurants & terraces
Looking for a restaurant? Terrebonne and Mascouche have lots to offer, whether you are looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner options. With gourmet, bistro, Italian, French, Asian and other cuisine types to choose from, you are sure to find a table to your likings. Browse through our complete restaurant directory here.
Plus, with its unique ambiance, numerous terraces and pubs, the Old Terrebonne sector will most likely charm you. Click here for the list of restaurants in Old Terrebonne.