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Patrimoine Mrc Haut Saint Laurent

  • The Heritage of the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent

    As part of recent revisions made to the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent Cultural Policy, a comprehensive inventory is being developed. This will constitute a directory of all historical or heritage features located within the Haut-Saint-Laurent.

    As a result, the heritage section of the website will be updated when the inventory has been completed.

  • Pont Percy Cld Haut Saint Laurent

Notre patrimoine en mouvement - A film about the culture and heritage of the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent

A film by Alain Boisvert featuring the beauty of the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent's heritage and the richness of its history.

Sharing Through the Generations - A cross-cultural exchange through art mediums

The purpose of the “Sharing Through Our Generations” project was for an artist from Akwesasne and an artist from the regional county municipality of Haut-Saint-Laurent to establish a cross-cultural exchange through art mediums. Natasha Smoke-Santiago, the artist selected from Akwesasne, learned about the unique culture, picturesque landscaping and the proud heritage of Haut-Saint-Laurent. John Ryan, the artist selected from Quebec, discovered how welcoming, rich in history and vibrant the Mohawks of Akwesasne are. Each artist became immersed into the other’s unique and diverse culture by attending events and activities that highlighted important and significant cultural elements. The artists shared knowledge, embraced the diversity and celebrated the cultural richness of each community. During this entire process, Alain Boisvert, a videographer from Haut-Saint-Laurent, captured the artist’s journey which he will transform into a documentary.

Religious Heritage

The MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent is characterized by a rich religious heritage. A total of 32 places of worship can be found within its territory, and this does not include those which no longer belong to a religious denomination. Of the 32 places of worship, a total of 30 were notably built before 1945.

In comparison with other rural areas of Quebec, the majority of churches located within the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent are not Roman Catholic. In fact, 66% of the places of worship in the region are Protestant or Anglican. These places of worship are mainly found at scenic locations that make up a cultural tourism network, which features three tours of Protestant Churches.

The following directory lists places of worship in the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent by religious denomination. By clicking on the name of the place of worship, you will be able to access an inventory sheet produced by the Religious Heritage Foundation of Quebec, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Communications.



Independent Church

United Church


Official Designations

Quebec Cultural Heritage Registry

Municipality of Huntingdon

Municipalities of Elgin and Hinchinbrooke

Municipality of Très-Saint-Sacrement

Municipality of Saint-Anicet

Federal Heritage Designations

Municipality of Très-Saint-Sacrement

Municipalités d'Hinchinbrooke

Municipality of Havelock

Municipalities of Elgin and Hinchinbrooke

Municipality of Godmanchester

Municipality of Saint-Anicet

Historical Archives

Cataloging project

The cataloging project of the historical society archives of the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent, namely the Saint-Anicet Historical Society and the Chateauguay Valley Historical Society, was initiated with the backing of the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent Cultural Committee to support the two cultural organizations in creating an inventory of the documents they possess and in the sharing of knowledge related to the management of such collections.

The project was undertaken by Hélène Bissonnette and Kelly Ryan, in collaboration with members of the two historical societies and the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent Cultural Committee, with funding provided by the Conférence Regional de Élus (CRÉ) Vallée-du-Haut-Saint-Laurent. The funding, a total of $20,000, was awarded to the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent Cultural Committee following a call for projects to foster the development of culture and communications in the region (2007).

Two documents were created: