Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
Between 1840 and 1850, Saint-Joachim residents were mostly Irish and French Canadian settlers who came to clear and live off the land. The two communities were at odds over the construction of a second Catholic church in the village. Through an eventual agreement, the parish was founded in 1858 and the municipality incorporated in 1884. It took the name Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford, indicating the township to which it belongs. You’ll find it on the scenic route, which leads north to Acton Vale. It provides many spectacular views, including large numbers of white-tailed deer in spring.