Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard Heritage Circuit

Discover Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, a municipality comprising 85 lakes surrounded by forests and mountains. The 12 points of interest of this guided tour are located mainly in the part of the village, along Le Chemin du Village. Go back in time to the era of colonization of this beautiful region!


The interactive map offered on BaladoDiscovery show the must‑see places to discover and gives you access to exclusive audio clips for each point of interest.


Live an authentic experience beyond anecdotes. This circuit offers a route guided by GPS which locates you in real time among the points of interest to discover.

Use of the BaladoDiscovery mobile App is suggested. The App allows you to access all the content of the tour on your device while being offline (Preload option in the application). Wearing headphones is also suggested.


Founded in1883, Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard began as a Catholic mission, became a village and grew into a municipality. The town hall, a church, a post office, stores, an art gallery, cafés and heritage homes line this northbound street that connects to secondary roads les Montées and the Tour du lac. Despite rugged mountains, a harsh climate and infertile soil, hardy pioneers endeavoured to clear and settle on this land. Lots were granted as of 1875.

What is behind the name of Saint-Adolphe d’Howard? “Adolphe” was the first name of Curé Jodoin, founder of the area’s first Catholic mission from which sprang the settlement. “Howard” is in honour of Sir Frederick Howard, Commissioner of the British Colonies in North America sent from England in 1778 to visit the colonies and found “Howard Township”, a Crown territory. 

Today, our municipality is home to 3,663 permanent residents and approximately 8,000 tourists who come to enjoy the natural beauty of our surroundings.

In this booklet, the twelve houses selected from among the oldest on the street are listed in order of the walking circuit.

Nature and Culture Await!



The production of this BaladoDécouverte circuit was made possible thanks to financial support as provided for in the cultural development agreement concluded between the MRC des Pays-d’en-Haut and the Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications.

This heritage circuit was produced by Arts et Culture Saint-Adolphe in collaboration with the Pays-d’en-Haut Historical and Genealogical Society, the municipality of Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard and the MRC des Pays-d’en-Haut.

Odette Pinard and Francine Lavoie

Dawn Bessey-Gans

Jean-Guy Gratton

Bernard Duplessis

This project was supported by:
 - Arts et Culture Saint-Adolphe
 - The Municipality of Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard;
 - The MRC des Pays-d’en-Haut;
 - The Société d’Histoire et de généalogie des Pays-d’en-Haut.

Research and development:  
Odette Pinard and Francine Lavoie
Source: Jean-Guy Gratton
Current photographs: Bernard Duplessis
Graphic design: Catherine Lamarche
Printing: Photocopies Illico Sainte-Adèle


Launched by a dozen culturally-active Saint-Adolphe residents, Arts et culture Saint-Adolphe is a non-profit organization who aims to promote the development of arts, culture and heritage in Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard.

In accordance with the municipal cultural policy, the organization’s mission is to bring together players from the cultural and heritage sectors to develop and promote the reputation of Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard as a distinct cultural destination.

Taking into account the community values of accessibility, consultation, creativity, partnership and heritage protection, Arts et culture Saint-Adolphe strives to offer you a rich cultural experience.

For other information, please contact:

Atelier culturel d’Arts et culture Saint-Adolphe
1920 Chemin du Village à Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard., QC, J0T 2B0
Courriel :

Service des loisirs Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard au:
110 Rue du Collège, Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC J0T 2B0,
Téléphone : 819 327-2626