Winter historical route

Winter historical route

Follow the steps of our region's history

The history of Vaudreuil-Soulanges goes back a long time. Already at the time of New France, several sites in the region were strategic places of passage for the first settlers. Discover our region from an exciting new angle, going back in time! Start your journey through time at the Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, located in the former Vaudreuil boys' school. Continue with a guided tour of the Maison Trestler, classified as a "historical monument" and an important witness to our region's development. Then, enjoy one of the many restaurants in the area to take a meal break before putting on your skates or snowshoes to end your day with a visit to the Parc historique de la Pointe-du-Moulin! Follow the ice trails to the windmill, one of only two still in working in Quebec, or follow the "Coureurs des bois" snowshoe trails to learn more on their unique profession.

From Vaudreuil-Dorion to Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrôt

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Time

1 day

# of stops

3 stops

Distance

18 km

Stops

  • 1 Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges
  • 2 Maison Trestler
  • 3 Parc historique de la Pointe-du-Moulin

Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges 1

431, Avenue Saint-Charles Vaudreuil-Dorion Québec J7V 2N3

450-455-2092

Built near 1847, this imposing structure began its life as Collège Saint-Michel, functioning as Vaudreuil Village’s boy’s school. In 1958, it became the home of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional Museum. Through its permanent and temporary ethnologiccal exhibitions, this museums acts as a witness to the evolution of this region’s way of life. The museum houses and protects over 9,000 magnificent objects of Quebec’s material heritage. Themed activities are offered for children during the city’s many cultural events, and adult workshops are planned throughout the year. The museum is especially active with heritage and artistic workshops during the Seigneuriales de Vaudreuil-Dorion.

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Maison Trestler 2

85, Chemin de la Commune Vaudreuil-Dorion Québec J7V 2C3

450-455-6290

A unique heritage property, Trestler House is a window back in time. Built in the late 1700s, the 16-room stone house is a shining example of Québec history, complete with period furniture, artifacts, even its own ghost! The summer season bustles with excitement: group tours, guided visits, exhibitions, and a legendary summer concert series that features talented local and international musicians. The house is available as an enchanting venue for weddings, business meetings, and other events, complete with rentals and catering services. Sheltered in a residential area of Vaudreuil-Dorion, Trestler House is one of the region’s cultural gems, easily accessible by car, train, bicycle, or on foot.

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Parc historique de la Pointe-du-Moulin 3

2500, Boulevard Don-Quichotte Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot Québec J7V 7P2

514-453-5936

This incomparable regional treasure will transport you over 300 years ago to the days of New France. Come and meet characters from the past who will make you discover the traditional life of the seigneurial regime or take a moment to enjoy the park's exceptional view of the Saint-Louis Lake and the Saint-Laurent River. Rich in history, the Parc historique de la Pointe-du-Moulin has one of the only two functioning windmills out of 18 in Quebec. Archery, paddle boats rental and picnicking are just some of the many outdoor activities to be enjoyed on this legendary site. In winter, an illuminated ice trail allows you to discover the site on skates. It is also possible to reserve the site for your receptions, wedding or other special events.

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