Plessisville, Quebec on the Trans-Canada Highway



Plessisville, just northeast of Victoriaville, was started as a village in 1885 and became a town a century later. It is named for Mgr Joseph Octave Plessis who lived 1763-1825 and was the 11th bishop of Quebec, and its first archbishiop in 1818. The parish municiaplity of Plessiville was established in 1946 when the township municipalities of Somerset-Sud and Somerset-Nord merged. The town is in the middle of Quebec's maple sugar forests, and calls islef the "Maple Sugar Capital of the World".

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Attractions

Musée de l'Érable (Maple Museum)
1280, avenue Trudelle
Plessisville (Québec), G6L 3k4
(819) 362-9292, Fax: (819) 362-8155, Toll free: 1 800 ERABLE Z (372-2530),
Plessisville, just northeast of Victoriaville, was started as a village in 1885 and became a town a century later. It is named for Mgr Joseph Octave Plessis who lived 1763-1825 and was the 11th bishop of Quebec, and its first archbishiop in 1818. The parish municipality of Plessisville was established in 1946 when the township municipalities of Somerset-Sud and Somerset-Nord merged. The town is in the middle of Quebec's maple sugar forests, and calls iself the "Maple Sugar Capital of the World".

Open: June 24 to September 1, daily, 10 am to 5 pm.; September 2 to June 23, daily, 9 am to 5 pm. Off season: reservations required for groups of 10 or more for visits on Saturdays or Sundays.

Citadelle
2100, avenue Saint-Laurent
Plessisville (Québec),
G6L 2Y8 Tel.: (819) 362-3241,
Fax: (819) 362-2830
Citadelle is a province-wide cooperative representing more than 2400 maple syrup producers/members. Its pure maple products are sold in more than 35 countries worldwide. A complete range of products and original packaging is available. Serve a little something for the sweet tooth all year long! Open: Year round, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Festival de l'érable de Plessisville (Maple Festival)<
Plessisville Area : Centre-du-Québec
(819) 621-5285, Fax: (819) 362-1749
Runs annually at the beginning of May. A rich program of cultural and recreational activities, centred around the annual Spring harvest of maple sap to make maple syrup and maple sugar.


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