Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Saint-Hilaire (disambiguation).
Skyline of Mont-Saint-Hilaire
Location within La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM.
Location within La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM.
Mont-Saint-Hilaire is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°34′N 73°12′W / 45.567°N 73.200°W / 45.567; -73.200Coordinates: 45°34′N 73°12′W / 45.567°N 73.200°W / 45.567; -73.200[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM La Vallée-du-Richelieu
Constituted March 12, 1966
 • Mayor Yves Corriveau
 • Federal riding Beloeil—Chambly
 • Prov. riding Borduas
 • Total 45.50 km2 (17.57 sq mi)
 • Land 44.29 km2 (17.10 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 18,200
 • Density 410.9/km2 (1,064/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 15.8%
 • Dwellings 7,406
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J3H
Area code(s) 450 and 579
A-20 (TCH)

Route 116

Mont-Saint-Hilaire is an off-island suburb of Montreal in southeastern Quebec, Canada, on the Richelieu River in the Regional County Municipality of La Vallée-du-Richelieu. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 18,200. The city is named after the Mont Saint-Hilaire.

A significant deposit of the semi-precious mineral sodalite is located near Mont-Saint-Hilaire.



Mont-Saint-Hilaire is served by the Mont-Saint-Hilaire commuter rail station on the Agence métropolitaine de transport's Mont-Saint-Hilaire Line. Local bus service is provided by the CIT de la Vallée du Richelieu.

In 1864, Canada's worst rail disaster occurred here when a passenger train passed a red signal and fell off an open swing bridge into the Richelieu River, killing around 99 people.


  • The Gault Nature Reserve on Mont Saint-Hilaire includes over a thousand hectares of primeval fores. Owned by McGill University, the nature reserve is used for research and recreation.
  • Le Musée des beaux-arts de Mont-Saint-Hilaire is the major art museum on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River. It was founded in 1993 to promote the work of regional artists Jordi Bonet, Paul-Émile Borduas and Ozias Leduc.[7] Exhibitions also feature art from the area, such as Saint-Hilaire et les Automatistes in 1997, and Leduc, Borduas et le paysage de Saint-Hilaire in 2008, as well as other Quebec artists such as Jean-Paul Lemieux and Nancy Petry.[8]
  • Art Station
  • Art center Ozias Leduc
  • Manoir Rouville-Campbell
  • Saint-Hilaire church


The South Shore Protestant Regional School Board previously served the municipality.[9]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]