A little about Drummondville...
Drummondville is a city in the Centre-du-Québec region of Quebec, located east of Montreal, on the Saint-François River. Drummondville is the seat of Drummond Regional County Municipality. As of 2001, the population was 46,599. The mayor of Drummondville is Francine Ruest-Jutras.
Since 1982, the team of the Mondial des Cultures de Drummondville has been sculpting an exceptional and unique event. Every year, around fifteen countries send talented folklore troupes as ambassadors to showcasetheir traditions, the richness of their dances, and music. In addition, renown Canadian artists give spectacular shows allowing the world a look into our unique culture. Around 1000 artists showcase their culture in a warm and friendly environment. During the 11 days of the festival, the Mondial des Cultures de Drummondville offers indoor and outdoor venues for the entire family.
In the Centre-du-Québec region lies a historical village where the past and its way of life lives in the present day, a place to "reminisce". The Village Québécois d’Antan brings the 1810-1910 years back to life again, for the 29th year. All summer long, artisans dressed in period costumes take up the trades necessary to survive in an 19th century agricultural community while using antique tools (wool spinning, leather/metal work, candle and soap making, etc.)
In season : sugar shack meals offered at the Relais. Open during the week for groups and on the weekends for all. Sleigh ride, taffy-on-the-snow.
Schedule: Open 7 days a week in June, July and August, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The ticket office closes at 4 p.m. Open in December and January for the Illuminated Village.
Bicycle enthusiasts cannot stop praising the quality of the cycling paths in the Drummondville area. The Circuit des traditions is the major cycling circuit in the area developed by the Réseaux Plein Air Drummond. The 55-km marked section "Route Verte #4" between Wickham, St-Nicéphore, Drummondville, St-Majorique, St-Bonaventure, and St-Pie-de-Guire represents the main element of the circuit.