Val-Racine

Sector Megantic Region Population: 205

An area that has been inhabited since the end of the 19th century, the municipality adopted the name of Val-Racine in 1957 to pay homage to Sherbrooke’s first bishop, Mgr. Antoine Racine. In 1883, during their first land clearing, the settlers built a sanctuary on the peak of Mount Saint-Joseph, at an altitude of 1065 m, to ask for protection against the harsh climate that prevailed in the region, and gave it the same name as the mountain. A popular place for pilgrimages, meditation, and hiking, it is still accessible today via a paved road in the Parc National du Mont-Mégantic provincial park. The chapel, overlooking the Appalachian Mountains, provides a panoramic view of the mountains along the Canada-U.S. border and of Lake Mégantic. The small village of Val-Racine has a good number of tourist accommodations due to its proximity to the lake and the Parc National du Mont-Mégantic provincial park.

 

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