Montebello is a town located 140 kilometres from Montreal and about 90 kilometres from Ottawa, in the La Petite Nation County of the Outaouais region. Montebello was founded in 1831 as part of the parish Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours.
In 1878, the town of Montebello is incorporated. Today, more than 1100 people live in Montebello. Montebello offers enchantment for the visitor both in winter, with its cross-country skiing, dog-sledding and snowmobiling, and in other seasons, while the fresh mountain air provides a good chance to cycle, ride, walk and kayak around the scenic landscapes. Don’t forget to plan a stop at the Montebello train station which serves as a tourist information bureau (the parking is located near by). You can find out everything about attractions of La Petite Nation region.
The station is located in the vicinity of the Manoir Papineau. It was built in 1931.
A short distance from the station you can find Fairmont Le Château Montebello hotel, one of the most interesting architectural treasures of the Outaouais region. At Montebello, Fairmont Kenauk, one of North America's largest private wildlife reserves, is located. It occupies the area of 65,000 acres of protected wildlife habitat. This reserve is adjacent to the famous Le Château Montebello hotel. The Omega Park which preserves native animals who live in their natural environment, and designed to be visited by car, is located just 3 kilometres from the down-town of Montebello. It’s open year-round and you can take a drive through 1500 acres full of free-roaming wildlife including bison, elk, and black bear. Located on Highway 323, the park is ten minutes away from Fairmont Le Château Montebello hotel.
Whitefish Lake, one of the largest lakes on Fairmont Kenauk with more than 160 acres of clean, clear water, has over two miles of wooded shoreline and is easily accessed by canoe via the Kinonge River. It is a short drive by bus or car from Fairmont Le Château Montebello hotel.
Adjacent to the picnic area is Fairmont Kenauk's private trout hatchery, where guests can find three different species of trout. Staff from Fairmont Le Château Montebello hotel will be happy to prepare any fresh trout for a barbecue.
From Montebello, visitors can continue on Saint-Andre-Avellin, where tourists can learn about the everyday life of the first settlers in the valley, visiting the Museum of Pioneers and 12 kilometres west, a Plaisance Heritage Interpretation Centre is located, surrounded by the Plaisance National Park which offers a wide range of outdoor activities.
To join Montebello, take Road 148 West from Montreal or Road 148 East from Ottawa.
To contact the city hall of Montebello by phone:
819 423 5123
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