This river was a key way of water transport for cross-border trade between Canada and the United States, until the arrival of the railways in the mid-nineteenth century.
Because of its strategic location, between New France and New England, several military fortifications were erected on the course of the river.
The main tributaries of the Richelieu rivers are Acadia, South Huron and Lacolle.
Nearly 340 000 people across eight regional county municipalities (MRC) and 65 municipalities, live in the Quebec portion of the watershed of the river.
The Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Research and Development Centre helps the Canadian horticultural sector to remain competitive and sustainable by developing original knowledge, tools and know-how, primarily in the fields of horticultural crop protection with an approach biovigilance and precision horticulture.
As for cyclists, they will gladly ride the 1000-km bicycle network.
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The Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Research and Development Centre was established in 1912 in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.
It is named after the hills that go up and down the region.
Its four divisions, Suroît, South Shore, Richelieu River and Montérégie-East, include hundreds of municipalities.