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Quality of life


Peaceful and safe, the Sorel-Tracy region is 45 minutes from downtown Montreal. It offers vibrant economic and cultural life, with many attractive features. Thanks to its modern and competitive work environment and its privileged geographic location, Sorel-Tracy offers a unique quality of life. With its waterways (the St. Lawrence, Richelieu, and Yamaska rivers) and Lac Saint-Pierre, the omnipresence of water and breathtaking landscapes make for unparalleled beauty. Moreover, UNESCO has designated the Lac-Saint-Pierre region and the hundreds of islands in its archipelago as a world biosphere reserve.

Main Services for the Sorel-Tracy Population

  • Eleven public health care institutions including a hospital.

  • Twenty educational institutions administered by the school board, including two secondary schools, and two vocational training centres.

  • A primary educational institution for the English-speaking population and transportation to nearby English secondary schools.

  • A CEGEP (college) whose mission is the development of the region's workforce and economic growth.

  • Coach shuttle to Montreal.

  • Local co-op transportation.

  • Direct access to the North Shore by ferry.



Main Downtown Recreational Infrastructures

  • Two libraries
  • Cultural centre
  • Indoor pool and several outdoor pools
  • Curling club
  • Three golf courses
  • Five marinas
  • Many parks and a bike path
  • Movie theatre
  • Boulodrome (indoor pétanque)
  • Arena
  • Theatres
  • Art galleries
  • Music schools
  • Covered skating rinks
  • Snowmobile trails
  • Cross-country ski trails
  • Riding centres
  • Etc.


The rural surroundings also add to an exceptional quality of life characterized by a quiet countryside and excellent services. For more information on the territory's 12 municipalities, consult the Web site of the MRC de Pierre-De Saurel .